Emergency Vechicle Technician Trainee/Tech I/Tech II: Grade 12/16/20

Montgomery County Government - Rockville, MD (30+ days ago)4.0


There are two (2) vacancies which may be filled at any of following levels:

Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technician Trainee, Grade 12 (Salary: $35,621 - $57,203)

Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technician I, Grade 16 (Salary: $41,963 - $68,893)

Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technician II, Grade 20 (Salary: $50,299 - $83,100)

The Department of Fire and Rescue Service's Fleet Section is responsible for the purchase, maintenance and repair of all Fire & Rescue vehicles, including: (1) Ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations as it pertains to licensing, emissions, insurance, inspections and safe vehicle operation; (2) Specification and purchasing of fire department vehicles and ancillary component systems; (3) Purchasing and management of fuel/fluids for fire department vehicles and station generators; (4) Purchasing and maintenance of tools and equipment; and (5) Management of the EZ-Pass program.

The Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technicians will be responsible for performing inspections, testing, maintenance, and repairs of a variety of specialized medium- and heavy-duty fire and emergency medical services apparatus. These vehicles include heavy rescue squads, pumpers, tankers, aerial ladders, ambulances, and specialized evacuation and mass casualty apparatus.

Examples of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performing inspections, lubrications, fluid changes and component adjustments and other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles related to Preventive Maintenance (PM) processes;
Utilizing diagnostic tools (both manual and electronic) to assess and evaluate required service/repairs;
Provide diagnostic assessments of repair needs based on experience;
Troubleshooting service/repair needs and performing necessary/required work in a timely fashion;
Documenting/recording findings, measurements, diagnoses and needed repairs discovered during PM inspections;
Utilize Material Safety Data Sheets to ensure use of proper personal protective equipment and to identify and handle hazardous waste properly
Performing baseline repairs to equipment;
Road testing vehicles during and occasionally upon completion of maintenance/repair work;
Handling hazardous waste properly; maintaining the work area in a clean and orderly manner; and performing various "shop-keeping" tasks;
Once properly licensed, road testing vehicles during and occasionally upon completion of maintenance/repair work;
Operating most machine shop tools and testing equipment; and
Performing other job-related duties as assigned.

Successful candidates will have the following Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Ability to listen and understand information and ideas that in speaking others will understand
Ability to lift and move objects that weigh up to 100 lbs., and occasionally objects that weigh in excel of 100 lbs., obtaining assistance or using mechanical advantage, as appropriate
Ability to safely operate all fire/rescue apparatus and their respective components
Ability and willingness to provide emergency repair service on fire/rescue/EMS apparatus and equipment outside the regular shop location
Skill in working as a team member to provide excellent customer service
Skill in problem solving to select, organize and logically process relevant information

The individuals selected for this position will be considered an "Essential Employee." Essential employees must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave. Please note, if hired, it is the employee's responsibility to provide their own tools which are required on the first day of employment. In addition, the employee is responsible for the expense of obtaining the "Class A" driver's permit and license.

The position is located at a warehouse-type facility located in Rockville, MD. The work is performed in all seasons, regardless of weather, indoors and outdoors, with exposure to environmental factors found in a warehouse and automotive shop. In addition, employees must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds and occasionally in excess of 100 pounds. Strict adherence to safety precautions and procedures, and the use of appropriate protective devices will be required at all times. Selected employees will be required to work outside of normal business hours, either during the traditional second shift, (i.e. later afternoon/evening and/or on-call during nights and weekends).

Employees must obtain and maintain the certifications which are required for the position. A list of the various certifications will be provided at the time of the interview.

Additional Employment Information
OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to special.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

If filled at the Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technician Level II - Grade 20 :

Experience : Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to four (4) years of verifiable, progressively responsible experience in problem diagnosis, repair, maintenance and inspection of automobiles, light-medium-heavy duty diesel or gasoline trucks, construction equipment, and/or fire/rescue/EMS vehicles, apparatus and equipment.

Within thirty-six (36) months from Date of Appointment:
Employees must obtain and maintain EVT Level II certification.

If filled at the Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technician Level I - Grade 16 :

Experience : Two (2) years of verifiable, progressively responsible experience in the automotive-truck maintenance and repair trade, which included problem diagnosis.

Within eighteen (18) months from Date of Appointment:
Employees must obtain and maintain EVT Level I certification.

If filled at the Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Trainee Level - Grade 12 :

Experience : One (1) year of verifiable automotive or other type of mechanical and repair experience. An employee is assigned to this class with minimal automotive maintenance and repair experience in order to build knowledge and skills to perform maintenance and repair tasks on a wide variety of light, medium and heavy-duty FRS vehicles, apparatus and equipment as well as portable firefighter and rescue equipment.

FOR ALL LEVELS:
Education : Completion of high school or a High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.

Equivalency : An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

License : At Time of Employment Application : Possession of a valid, current Class "C" or equivalent motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence.

Upon completion of probation, employee must:
Possess a Class "A" CDL license issued by the employee's state of resident
Possess US Environmental Protection Agency - approved certification (for refrigerant recovery appropriate to the equipment serviced/inspected
Possess a Maryland State Forklift Operator License

Preferred Criteria
Preferred Criteria

The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas.

Experience diagnosing, maintaining and repairing medium-heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
Experience applying vehicle maintenance standards.
Experience utilizing shop management systems or diagnostic equipment.
Experience using computer diagnostic and/or fleet maintenance systems.
Experience with planning and organizing work responsibilities.
Oral communications skills.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 10 or fewer minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and Hiring Managers will be required to interview a minimum of five candidates. For "seniority" jobs (as shown in Article 8), resumes will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.

Minimum Salary 50299 Maximum Salary 83100 Currency USD