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Equipment Technician II – Filing Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020; 4:00 P.M.

EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN II

Non-Exempt

Safety-Sensitive 

$21.08 – $28.25 with benefits

Filing Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020; 4:00 P.M.

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, performs skilled maintenance repairs on El Dorado Transit vehicles; drives buses on road tests, identifies and corrects unsafe conditions; diagnoses, rebuilds and overhauls buses, vans, automobiles and other equipment operated by El Dorado Transit; performs installations and repairs of accessories, such as heaters, mirrors, wheelchair lifts, and safety devices; and performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from management or supervisory staff.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the fully qualified journey-level classification in the Equipment Technician series responsible for performing the full range of motorized equipment maintenance and repair duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

This class is distinguished from Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor in that the latter serves as the first level supervisor and assigns, directs and reviews the work of assigned staff, and performs the most difficult troubleshooting and repair work.

Positions in the Equipment Technician class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the II-level are normally filled by advancement from the I-level; progression to the Equipment Mechanic II level is dependent on (i) satisfactory work performance; (ii) the incumbent meeting the minimum qualifications for the classification; (iii) management affirmation that the position is performing the full range of duties assigned to the classification, and (iv) management approval for progression to the II level.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Performs skilled maintenance and repair of transit vehicles such as buses, vans, and automobiles; diagnoses, repairs and overhauls gas, diesel and alternative fuel vehicle engines.
  • Diagnoses and repairs hydraulic brake systems and air brake systems; re-line, re-bush and re-build S-cam drum brake systems and related air brake system components.
  • Performs major and minor repairs of front and rear suspension, bushing replacement of kingpins, sway bars, strut rods, and trailing arms.
  • Adjusts and replaces air bags leveling valves and alignments as needed.
  • Repairs and replaces drive lines, U-joints and brake retarder components, overhauls rear ends, automatic transmissions, and related components.
  • Rebuilds and replaces wheelchair lifts, hydraulic pumps, cylinders, control valves, motors and related components.
  • Diagnoses and repairs power steering systems, electrical systems, starters, alternators and related systems, components and parts.
  • Diagnoses, repairs, cleans, adjusts and installs, fuel injection, ignition, electrical and cooling systems.
  • Conducts safety checks and operational tests on transit vehicles and related equipment in accordance with Highway Patrol guidelines.
  • Road tests transit vehicles; drives buses, vans and automobiles as required; inspects and repairs vehicles in shop and in field.
  • Reads and interprets manuals, drawings and specifications;
  • Estimates labor, material and equipment.
  • Orders parts required to complete assignments.
  • Makes oral and written reports of work performed; completes forms and keeps accurate maintenance records.
  • Modifies and fabricates new parts for transit vehicle and equipment.
  • Uses and maintains a full set of hand, power and shop tools and test equipment related to the work.
  • Observes safe work methods and utilizes safety equipment related to the work; safely handles and disposes of hazardous waste materials.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, techniques, parts, tools, materials and equipment used in the overhaul, repair and maintenance of diesel and gasoline-powered transit vehicles and equipment.
  • Operational characteristics of a diverse range of transit vehicles and equipment.
  • A variety of diagnostic methods and techniques for troubleshooting equipment malfunctions.
  • Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment common to the field, including electric and gas welding equipment.
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
  • Business mathematics.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and El Dorado Transit
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Ability to:

  • Perform a diverse range of skilled maintenance tasks in support of a comprehensive vehicle maintenance program,
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair a wide variety of transit vehicles and equipment.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment used in the work.
  • Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments.
  • Exercise independent judgment and initiative without close supervision.
  • Read and interpret manuals, specifications and drawings.
  • Understand and following oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
  • Make accurate arithmetic calculations.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by specialized training in vehicle and equipment maintenance.

Experience:

Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the skilled maintenance and repair of vehicles such as buses, vans and automobiles, or two (2) years of experience at a level equivalent to El Dorado Transit’s Equipment Technician I classification.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Ability to obtain a California Class B Driver’s License within 180 days of appointment to the classification, and to maintain a safe driving record throughout employment
  • Air brake certification desired and to be maintained throughout employment or ability to obtain within eighteen months of employment
  • EPA Class II Air Conditioning License desired and to be maintained throughout employment or ability to obtain within eighteen months of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in and around a standard workshop setting, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on highways, county roads, and surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools, equipment, and machinery; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect vehicles and equipment. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 60 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Work is primarily performed in a vehicle workshop environment, and occasionally in the field; incumbents are exposed to loud noise levels, vibration, chemicals, dust, paint fumes, mechanical and electrical hazards, grease, oils, solvents, machinery with extremely hot surfaces and moving parts, moving objects or other vehicles, as well as cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and road hazards.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

APPLICATION SELECTION PROCEDURES

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure delivery of the completed application to the El Dorado County Transit Authority office at 6565 Commerce Way, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 by the deadline.  Postmarks are not acceptable.  El Dorado County Transit Authority applications must be used. A current Department of Motor Vehicle official K-4 printout of your driving record must accompany your application, run no more than 60 days prior to the date of your application is received by Human Resources.  Resumes may be attached but may not be substituted for any portion of the application.  All complete applications will be reviewed and the most suitable, qualified applicants, based on the information provided on their application, will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Depending on the number of qualified candidates the examination process may include application screening and/or oral interview.

EL DORADO COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY IF AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Employment Application

Download Job Description PDF

Current Postings

Equipment Technician II – Filing Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020; 4:00 P.M.

Transit Dispatcher, Part Time (Weekends) Recruit – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Part-Time Custodian – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Transit Dispatcher, Part Time (Weekends) Recruit – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

TRANSIT DISPATCHER

Hourly Rate:  $16.06 – $21.53 with benefit package
Participation in the California Public Employees’
Retirement System (CalPERS)

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, dispatches and schedules transit vehicles in accordance with established policies and procedures; provides direction and information to drivers regarding the timely routing of transit service; schedules and coordinates passenger trips including paratransit services; updates passenger locations/schedules and routes using computer aided software; and performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff.  

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the fully qualified journey-level classification responsible for performing the full range of transit dispatch duties in all assigned areas.  Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative within established guidelines.  Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

This class is distinguished from Operations Supervisor/Transit in that the latter serves as the first level supervisor and assigns, directs and reviews the work of operations staff.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Dispatches and schedules transit vehicles in accordance with established policies and procedures; operates a two-way radio system and/or phone system to dispatch transit vehicles and drivers.
  • Performs preparatory work at the beginning of each shift; assigns vehicles to drivers; distributes keys and tablet computers; coordinates repair work and vehicle substitution to maintain service levels; monitors and reports driver tardiness, attendance and situational occurrences to supervisors.
  • Directs drivers regarding the timely and efficient routing of transit services; troubleshoots navigation system issues and resolves operating problems.
  • Schedules and coordinates passenger trips, including Americans with Disability Act (ADA) complementary paratransit service; updates passenger locations/schedules and routes; may coordinate schedules and prepare recommended routes.
  • Uses a variety of automated systems in the course of work including computer aided software, and navigation and radio systems.
  • Receives and screens visitors and telephone calls, including customer inquiries or complaints regarding service; provides factual information which requires the interpretation of policies and procedures; maintains log of incoming customer calls, radio transmissions and other data; resolves problems or refers to higher level staff.
  • Advises staff and other concerned agencies of emergency situations, weather conditions, road closures and other matters.
  • Performs operations related administrative tasks; receives and verifies billing summaries and drivers’ paperwork to ensure accuracy and confirm that monies received are consistent with drivers’ paperwork; compiles statistical information, including ridership information, for funding purposes.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment including computers and specialized software relevant to work performed; may prepare and type a variety of schedules, reports, driver trip sheets, memoranda and correspondence.
  • Maintains a variety of office files, logs and records.
  • Assists in the driver route bid process through the preparation of route segments into runs and the description of these runs in a formalized regular process.
  • As operations necessitate, may serve as a Transit Operator and perform all duties assigned to that classification.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Public agency transit operations and services.
  • Methods and techniques of transit dispatching and scheduling.
  • Methods and techniques of day-to-day transit operations problem solving.
  • Geographic locations within El Dorado Transit’s service areas.
  • Operational characteristics of specialized transit communication systems and devices.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Transit related State and Federal mandates.
  • Emergency response procedures.
  • Safety regulations including Vehicle Code and CHP regulations.
  • Seasonal weather and road conditions affecting transit service routing.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and El Dorado Transit
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination including computers and software relevant to work performed.

Ability to:

  • Perform transit dispatch and scheduling duties in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Present a positive image of the transit system.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Respond decisively and effectively in resolving problems and emergency situations.
  • Support drivers and passengers regarding day-to-day operational situations.
  • Operate a diverse range of communications equipment and devices.
  • Maintain accurate documentation in logs, records and files.
  • Use initiative and sound judgment within established guidelines.
  • Compile operational information and input data into a computer.
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade and two (2) years of experience performing dispatch duties, preferably in a transit environment.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of appointment to the classification, a valid Class B driver’s license with a passenger endorsement and no air brake restrictions, and maintenance of a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within 90 days of appointment to the classification, a Verification Transit Training (VTT) certification with passenger endorsement.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment; ability to operate a motor vehicle and visit various service area sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required; incumbents may be required to sit for long periods of time.   Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

When assigned as a Transit Operator, must be able to meet the physical demands of that classification.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees occasionally work in the field and may be exposed to traffic conditions, loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff or public and private representatives while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

When assigned as a Transit Operator, must be able to work within the environmental conditions of that classification.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Must be willing to work early morning, evening, weekend, and holidays as required

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure delivery of the completed application to the El Dorado County Transit Authority office at 6565 Commerce Way, Diamond Springs, CA 95619.  El Dorado County Transit Authority applications must be used.  A current original ten (10) year Department of Motor Vehicle printout of your driving record must accompany your application, run no more than 60 days prior to the date your application is received by Human Resources.  Resumes may be attached but may not be substituted for any portion of the application.  All completed applications will be reviewed and the most suitable qualified applicant, based upon the information provided on their application, will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Depending on the number of qualified candidates the examination process may include application screening, skills testing, and/or oral interviews.

EL DORADO COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Employment Application

Download Job Description in PDF

Current Postings

Equipment Technician II – Filing Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020; 4:00 P.M.

Transit Dispatcher, Part Time (Weekends) Recruit – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Part-Time Custodian – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Part-Time Custodian – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

PART-TIME CUSTODIAN

Hourly Rate:  $13.18 – $17.67 with benefit package
Participation in the California Public Employees’
Retirement System (CalPERS)

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, washes the exterior of El Dorado Transit vehicles and cleans, disinfects and maintains the interior; operates the automatic vehicle washing equipment; performs routine maintenance and cleaning duties of El Dorado Transit offices, facilities and vehicles; uses a variety of custodial tools, equipment and supplies; and performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from management and supervisory staff.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is a fully qualified journey-level classification responsible for performing the full range of vehicle washing/cleaning and custodial duties for El Dorado Transit offices and sites, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative.  Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Using a variety of materials and equipment, cleans and sanitizes the exterior and interior of El Dorado Transit vehicles; operates automatic vehicle washing equipment; ensures interior seats and flooring are properly maintained in a tidy condition; cleans and maintains automatic bus washing equipment.
  • Performs a diverse range of custodial duties in El Dorado Transit facilities and sites; cleans offices, facilities, bus shelters and bus stops; monitors conditions of facilities and reports the need for maintenance and repair.
  • Sweeps, mops and scrubs floors; removes trash; cleans windows; wipes down and dusts ceilings, walls, and doors; dusts furniture and equipment.
  • Maintains bus stop locations by performing tasks such as cleaning, installing and repairing bus stop signs, benches and shelters; removes graffiti; replenishes and stocks bus schedules and public notices.
  • Follows label instructions to mix and dilute cleaners, disinfectants and stripping agents for proper use.
  • Uses a variety of custodial tools, equipment and supplies, maintains equipment and supplies in proper condition.
  • Closes windows, and locks doors to secure facilities and vehicles.
  • Keeps basic records of work performed.
  • Performs landscape maintenance at various sites; mows lawns; trims bushes and removes weeds; ensures that walkways and paths are clear of debris.
  • Operates all transit vehicles.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Proper cleaning methods, and the use of cleaning materials, and disinfectants.
  • Proper use of automatic vehicle washing equipment.
  • Use and minor maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in custodial work.
  • Safety practices when working with tools, equipment and cleaning materials.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public and El Dorado Transit
  • Basic record keeping practices.

Ability to:

  • Wash vehicles and maintain interiors in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Perform general custodial tasks within an office and maintenance/shop environment.
  • Properly use personal protective equipment and handle hazardous chemicals
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Present a positive public image of the transit system.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to completion of the eighth (8th) grade and six (6) months of custodial work experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid California Driver’s License and a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of appointment to the classification, a Class B Driver’s License with a passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction; and maintain a safe driving record throughout employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in an outdoor/indoor setting; operate cleaning equipment and tools; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person.  Standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required, specifically climbing in/out of buses.  Finger dexterity is needed to operate tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach to perform assigned duties.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 40 pounds with the use of proper equipment such as backpack sanitizing fog sprayers and steam cleaner.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Employees occasionally works indoors in an office or other indoor facility environment, and typically during non-standard hours with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, hazardous substances, and human or animal bodily fluids; predominately works outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and to work weekends, evening shifts, and overtime as necessary.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure delivery of the completed application to the El Dorado County Transit Authority office at 6565 Commerce Way, Diamond Springs, CA 95619.  El Dorado County Transit Authority applications must be used.  A current original ten (10) year Department of Motor Vehicle printout of your driving record must accompany your application, run no more than 60 days prior to the date your application is received by Human Resources.  Resumes may be attached but may not be substituted for any portion of the application.  All completed applications will be reviewed and the most suitable qualified applicant, based upon the information provided on their application, will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Depending on the number of qualified candidates the examination process may include application screening, skills testing, and/or oral interviews.

EL DORADO COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Employment Application

Download Job Description in PDF

 

Current Postings

Equipment Technician II – Filing Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020; 4:00 P.M.

Transit Dispatcher, Part Time (Weekends) Recruit – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Part-Time Custodian – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled