Automotive Service Worker II (Open)
County of San Mateo - San Mateo County, CA

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Automotive Service Workers are assigned to the Vehicle and Equipment Services Section of the Department of Public Works. The Vehicle and Equipment Services Section maintains, inspects, services and repairs County motor vehicles including school and other buses, trucks, equipment, Sheriff's vehicles and motor pool vehicles. Service and repair stations are located in Redwood City and San Mateo.

An Automotive Service Worker II performs a variety of semi-skilled automotive maintenance tasks which include the full range of lubrication and minor repair services, as well as performing routine service related duties such as pumping gas, changing oil, etc.


Licensure/Certification: Possession of a Class C or Class B California driver license or equivalent is required. Successful candidates who do not possess a Class B license upon date of hire must obtain a Class B California driver license within six months of appointment.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is one year of experience performing automotive service work.

Knowledge of: Methods, tools, materials and equipment used in servicing motor vehicles; common automotive equipment cleaning methods; common automotive parts and supplies; and proper condition of various auto parts, and procedures for ensuring proper condition and operation.

Skill/Ability to: Perform general service work on vehicles; use common automotive service tools and equipment including air wrenches, lifting jacks, brake bleeder, cooling system testers, and volt-ohm meters; use chassis lubrication equipment; change tires; check proper condition of tires, belts, hoses, wiper blades and batteries; follow oral and written instructions; follow safety rules and procedures; perform simple arithmetic; work courteously and effectively with the public and co-workers; direct the work of others; stand and walk for extended periods of time; and lift and carry equipment and supplies used in the course of work.


Anyone may apply. Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials.

Based solely on the information provided in the application materials, applicants whose background and experience appear to best meet the needs of the position will be invited to the examination. The examination will consist of a written test (30%) and a performance test (weight: 70%). Applicants must pass the written test in order to move forward to the performance test. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2013
Written Test (tentative): April 27, 2013
Performance Test (tentative): May 28-29, 2013

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Myra Yapching (032913) (Automotive Service Worker II - W040)

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