Vehicle and Equipment Supervisor

$53,104.27 - $88,507.12 Annually
Jan 07, 2019
Jan 21, 2019
Full Time

This announcement may be used to fill future full-time Vehicle and Equipment Supervisor positions at other Department of Vehicle Services (DVS) locations. Supervises and provides technical supervision for a segment of the county's vehicle fleet/equipment repair and maintenance program. Plans, directs and coordinates the maintenance and repair of automotive, bus, fire, construction and industrial vehicles and equipment; or plans, coordinates and implements the quality control inspection of vehicles and equipment for the department, to include all DVS facility locations. Plans and schedules workload and assigns work to staff. Reviews work in progress to ensure acceptable repair and maintenance procedures are being used. Provides technical guidance and assistance to diagnose, repair and replace parts. Ensures required parts, materials, tools, and equipment are provided. Provides training opportunities for subordinates and evaluates their performance and abilities. Monitors and enforces preventive maintenance, emission inspection and safety inspection schedules.

Note: This position is classified as essential personnel. The appointee is required to report to work during times of inclement weather or other emergencies.

Shifts: Day Shifts: 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. OR 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Evening Shifts: 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Locations: Alban, Jermantown, Newington or West Ox depending on the needs of the hiring department.

Illustrative Duties

Plans, directs and coordinates the maintenance and repair of automotive, construction and industrial equipment;
Assigns and inspects work in progress and upon completion;
Provides technical guidance and assistance in diagnosing malfunctions, repairing and replacing parts and assemblies, selecting parts and materials, and operating tools and equipment;
Instructs mechanics in difficult repair work and may test-drive;
Assists in the selection and placement of personnel;
Evaluates the work performance of subordinates;
Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies;
Determines schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel;
Inspects and monitors work areas, examines tools and equipment, and provides employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules;
Compute and prepare estimates and review actual costs for materials, labor, or outside contractors;
Orders parts, tools, supplies and equipment;
Inspects new vehicles and equipment for conformance to procurement specifications.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the tools, equipment and methods used in the mechanical repair of a wide variety of automotive, construction and industrial equipment;
Skill in performing difficult mechanical repairs;
Ability to plan, organize and supervise a work program of equipment maintenance and repair;
Ability to establish and maintain a parts inventory system;
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions;
Ability to read and comprehend relevant documents.

Employment Standards

High school diploma or GED issued by a state department of education; plus two years of experience in an equipment maintenance/repair shop.


  • Must hold a Class B commercial driver's license in the state of residence or be able to obtain same at the time of license expiration.
  • The appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, driving record check, and commercial driver license screening to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment.
  • A Virginia State Inspection License or a Virginia Emission Inspection License may be required of the employee prior to the end of their probationary period.
  • May be required to provide copies of driving record periodically for verification of driving status.
  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and therefore will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency situation (weather, transportation, or other emergency/disaster)


  • Experienced as a supervisor, team lead, or backup foreman.
  • A minimum of four Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications in a specific series such as School Bus, Automotive & Light Truck, Medium- Heavy Truck Certifications.
  • Ability to maintain effective public and employee relationships.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to bend, stoop, twist and reach. Ability to climb and use creeper (or get on hands and knees). All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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