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9/27/2019
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County of Sonoma | Larkfield, California
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Job Description

 

Sonoma Water is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time Automotive Mechanic position.


Automotive Mechanics overhaul, repair, tune, and perform safety and diagnostic tests on passenger vehicles, vans, pick-up trucks, and small motorized equipment.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Diagnosing/locating mechanical and safety problems or failures and determining the appropriate corrective action
  • Testing electrical instruments and machines
  • Working with computerized vehicle maintenance software
  • Interpreting manufacturer's specifications
  • Repairing, replacing, installing, and overhauling: brakes, gasoline engines, carburetors/fuel injection systems, electrical systems, transmission/clutches, and accessory and safety components

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package*, including:

  • An annual Tool Allowance/Staff Development and Wellness Benefit: up to $550 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

ABOUT SONOMA WATER

Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of five
divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources and Public Affairs, Water/Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs.

Please note: Employees of Sonoma Water are employees of a special district and are not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma.

This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.


APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education & Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include the ability to read and write English and perform basic arithmetic calculations at a level sufficient to perform the duties of the position, and either completion of an automotive mechanical training program, or one year of automotive mechanical experience which relates to the knowledge and abilities listed.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Certifications and Licenses: Possession of a current Smog Check Technician license(s) as required by the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair to test and repair emission control systems is desirable.

Special Requirement: Possession of small and large hand tools necessary to perform all assigned work is required.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

Knowledge of: the fundamentals of automotive technology, care, and operation of internal combustion engines and other major vehicle components, current repair methods, tools, diagnostic equipment, and parts used in the maintenance, overhaul, and repair of vehicles;  safety practices; the principles of organizing and prioritizing work.

Ability to: learn to perform and perform routine and less complex diagnosis and repair od vehicle mechanical, electronic, and safety problems; learn to determine appropriate maintenance and repairs; learn to effectively use hand tools and automotive diagnostic equipment; learn to interpret manufacturers' specifications; learn to research and identify appropriate replacement parts; follow oral and written instructions; use computer system to access and maintain accurate records, including updates to inventory records, parts orders, time, and billing records, effectively deal with customers and vendors; perform basic arithmetic calculations, and occasionally work evenings and weekends.

 

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

 

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

 
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
 
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.

Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


 
The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

 


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