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Organization:  City of Napa
Job Category:  Fleet Services
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Napa
Post Code:  94559
Salary and Benefits:  $87,417-$105,587/year + excellent benefits

The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted online at www.cityofnapajobs.org beginning August 21, 2014 through September 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm PDT.

The City of Napa is looking for a fleet management professional to become its next Fleet Manager. As the Division Manager responsible for providing leadership in daily activities and planning for the future, the successful candidate will be a key player in the acquisition and maintenance of a diverse fleet of 370 vehicles, including fire trucks and engines, police patrol vehicles, and construction and water distribution equipment. In addition to ensuring the provision of excellent customer service, the person selected will champion the integration of new automotive technologies, including hybrid, electric and alternative fuel vehicles, into the City’s fleet.

The Fleet Management Division of the Public Works Department supports the vehicle and mobile equipment needs of all City departments and divisions. The maintenance operations runs a full service shop with four mechanics and an annual budget of $2.3 million. Additionally, this position manages a $1 million vehicle replacement budget. The goal of the division is to provide operating departments with safe, available, properly designed and maintained vehicles and mobile equipment at the lowest commensurate cost.

A typical way to obtain the requisite knowledge and abilities would be:

EXPERIENCE: Four years of progressively responsible experience in equipment or fleet management activities which included some supervisory experience.

EDUCATION: College coursework in public or business administration and which demonstrates possession of a competency in requisite knowledge and abilities. A college degree in business or public administration or related field is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE OF: Professional and technical aspects of the operation and maintenance of a large fleet; trends and technological developments pertaining to efficient automotive service, fueling and maintenance techniques; fleet procurement, charge back systems, utilization and operational management. Considerable knowledge of public administration, including budgeting, program planning evaluation, supervision and training. Working knowledge of safety procedures and California Vehicle Code.

ABILITY TO: Plan, organize and perform fleet management services; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing fleet management operations; develop and implement operational and administrative procedures; identify and analyze administrative problems and implement operational changes; make decisions and independent judgments; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain teamwork and cooperative working relationships; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; demonstrate tact and diplomacy; collect and analyze data to establish/identify needs and evaluate program effectiveness; draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; develop goals and objectives; prepare budgets, funding proposals, narrative and statistical reports; supervise the work of others engaged in fleet maintenance activity; formulate, promote and implement a variety of fleet maintenance programs; understand and analyze expenditure reports, maintain accurate records and document actions taken; interview people to determine and evaluate acquisition of services offered; organize and prioritize work assignments; make routine arithmetical calculations; use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation; determine and evaluate levels of achievement and performance; interpret political and administrative direction and incorporate it into operational policy and procedure; recognize and respect limit of authority and responsibility; effectively delegate responsibility and authority to others.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License is required. Independent travel is required. Incumbent may be required to work outside normal business hours. Incumbent must be able to perform basically sedentary work which may include near vision.

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