Assistant Public Works Superintendent - Fleet Services Manager

County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works



Salary: $81,952 – 109,449 Annually

Open and Promotional

THE JOB: Under direction of the Director of Administrative Services of Public Works, the Fleet Services Manager plans, administers and supervises the Department of Public Works Fleet Services Division activities and software programs. This includes determining work priorities, staff assignments and evaluations, developing contract specifications for equipment and services, preparing cost estimates of labor and equipment, assisting in the preparation and administration of the operating budget, working with State, Federal and local agencies, monitoring and updating preventative maintenance programs and respective software programs associated with fleet equipment, and directing the repair and maintenance of road construction, sanitation, and landfill heavy and light equipment. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies in this subject area during the life of the eligible list.

Additional tasks performed by Fleet Services assignment: Assist the Director of Administrative Services of Public Works in the direct operation of fleet personnel or repairs to equipment; handle emergency road calls and other problems which may result due to equipment failures; monitor and update preventive maintenance program on fleet equipment to be current with rules and regulations set by Federal, State, and County laws; evaluate repair and service work orders by personnel and verify work completed on time and efficiently.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be:

  • Four years of experience in one or more of the following: road repair, road construction, operation and maintenance of water and sewage treatment plants, maintenance of transmission facilities, collection system maintenance, operation and maintenance of refuse transfer stations or refuse landfill facilities or fleet services operations.
  • At least two years of the qualifying experience must have included supervisory responsibilities.

Special Requirements, Conditions:

Driver License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, and for Fleet Assignment within six months, possession of a valid Class A Driver License.

Availability to work irregular hours, including responding to twenty-four hour emergency call.

Alcohol and drug tests: Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring Class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandate by Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; heights; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; and the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury, exposure to non-ionizing radiation, and contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at or mail/bring an application and supplemental questionnaire to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD# 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. For application materials, contact County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works Personnel Division, (831) 454-2607. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.


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