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Superintendent, Fleet Maintenance

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Aug. 3, 2018

End Date: Aug. 31, 2018


Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to manage operations and staff involved in performing maintenance and repair services on County-owned vehicles and equipment in an assigned department or area.  

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.

Plans maintenance and repair of fleet equipment; reviews a variety of operational reports; determines whether repairs should be done in-house or by outside vendors or if they are covered by warranty; reviews quotes and analysis of workforce and skills available; dispatches technicians as needed; reviews and approves special order part requests; oversees the installation of GPS monitoring and idling systems on heavy trucks; and assists user departments in use of GPS system website.

Manages parts inventory; audits inventory to ensure the accuracy of inventory reports; approves the introduction of new items; and removes items no longer needed for repairs.

Ensures operational safety and agency compliance; ensures compliance with Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Division, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards; inspects for and enforces County policies, rules, and regulations; guides technicians in using best service practices; and inspects shop areas for safety and cleanliness.

Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding vehicle purchases; conducts vendor evaluations and vendor visits; conducts pre-delivery inspections; assists in creating vehicle specifications; evaluates bids; and makes purchase recommendations.

Assists in developing and implementing department budget; assists with projecting expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment needs; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and prepares and submits budget documentation and reports as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate Degree in Automotive Management, Fleet Management or a related field required; five years of experience in supervising fleet maintenance and repair; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.