Fleet Manager
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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The County of Sonoma General Services Department is seeking an experienced Fleet Manager for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity!
Recognized as one of the top fleets in America, and having received several certifications and National, State and regional awards, the General Services Department's Fleet Operations Division has the responsibility for managing and maintaining the County’s fleet asset of over 1,300 on and off-road vehicles, equipment, and stationary generators. In addition, the Division’s shared services initiative provides in-depth fleet maintenance, reporting, and cost information to several outside agencies including the Sonoma County Office of Education, Town of Windsor Police and Public Works, City of Sonoma Police, City of Rohnert Park, and the California Highway Patrol.
The Fleet Operations Division has three maintenance facilities: Light Duty Vehicles, including sedans, light trucks, and vans; Heavy Duty Vehicles; and Landfill Equipment Maintenance; and staff allocations of twenty-one (21) full time equivalent (FTE) positions. The Division's 2012/13 operating budget is $7.1 million and the 2012/13 vehicle replacement budget is $3.7 million.

The Fleet Manager is the senior manager in the Division and is responsible for meeting division performance measures, management of fleet administration, maintenance and fueling operations, meeting County fleet emission reduction goals and ensuring compliance with all County, State, and Federal laws and programs pertaining to fleet vehicles and equipment. In addition, the Fleet Manager is responsible for several special initiatives including planning for a new fleet facility, consolidation of operations, addressing and maintaining fleet requirements under the County Climate Protection Plan, and management of the County’s alternative fuel vehicle program. The Fleet Manager reports to the Deputy Director of General Services.
The General Services Department is seeking a seasoned professional who possess the following experience and competencies: Forward thinking with the ability to effectively lead teams. Experience directing and managing workloads for multiple units. Strong administrative, organizational development and fiscal experience. Strong analytical skills, seasoned judgment, a common sense approach and positive attitude. High level of integrity and strong sense of ethics. Ability and flexibility in addressing multiple issues and assignments. Strong and articulate communication skills.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) full-time Fleet Manager vacancy in the General Services Department. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list.
The mission of the General Services Department is to efficiently provide quality facilities, equipment, and procurement services to support Sonoma County departments and agencies in the accomplishment of their goal.
The General Services Department is an internal support and services department. In the past several years the Department has expanded its role and is now engaged in several external community based initiatives centered around energy and sustainability and the development of a “share service delivery” environment with other public entities. Internally the Department provides strategic support services to other County departments that in turn provide services directly to the public. Within the community, the department is engaged and leading a growing and varied number of initiatives with an external customer base and focus.
Sonoma County offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic characteristics – including over 200 award-winning wineries, inspiring coastline and beaches, the Russian River, and majestic redwoods. The County encompasses over one million acres of land and water, rich with agriculture, parks, campsites, lakes, and open space. Sonoma County is also home to a wide variety of art and music festivals, farmer’s markets, and concert venues. Local schools continually rank high on California’s Academic Performance Index. Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University offer higher education opportunities.
Sonoma is a general law county, governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. The Board is fully committed to a mission and vision that value the highest quality customer service, strong leadership, engaged citizen participation, courteous and prompt assistance, providing valuable and complete information, and creating and preserving efficient and cost effective government. The County Administrator leads a team of dedicated department heads who work collaboratively to address and strategically prepare for County initiatives and challenges.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Any combination of training and education which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in automotive or equipment maintenance, engineering, public administration, business administration, and related courses, would provide such an opportunity.
Experience: Experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, five years of increasingly responsible experience in the acquisition, utilization, maintenance, repair and replacement of a vehicle and equipment fleet, including two years of supervisory or management experience would provide such an opportunity.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of: general principles and practices of fleet management, vehicle maintenance, inventory control, fuel inventory and dispensing operations.
Considerable knowledge of: tools, lubricants and procedures in the repair of a variety of automotive and heavy equipment; the business practices applicable to fleet management, including a variety of charge back systems; public personnel and budget administration.
Considerable knowledge and ability to: observe and maintain proper safety precautions and procedures.
Working knowledge of: the general and specific provisions of the Vehicle Code and related legal requirements pertaining to vehicles in California; the economic practices in the acquisition and disposal of vehicles and equipment; automotive and heavy equipment specifications and maintenance standards; the principles and practices of supervision and training.
Ability to: plan, organize, coordinate and direct the operation and maintenance of a large fleet of automotive vehicles and other types of equipment; plan, supervise, coordinate and direct the training and work of skilled and semi-skilled personnel; establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel, contractors, vendors, and the general public; develop and maintain effective working relationships with County managers, officials, employees and staff of other agencies; prepare and implement a comprehensive departmental budget to include accumulated capital outlay fund; effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; prepare, analyze and interpret reports, analyze situations and take effective action.

Selection Procedure:
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1464 and review the Hiring Process Overview.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination(s):
1. An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities, which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualification for this position.
2. If a significant number of qualified applications is received, an Oral Interview Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted. Only the most suitably qualified applicants from the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal will be invited to an Oral Interview Examination. Candidate’s related knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated in the Oral Interview Examination. APPLICANTS MUST PASS THE ORAL INTERVIEW EXAMINATION WITH A SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER, AS ESTABLISHED BY THE PASS POINT, TO BE PLACED ON THE EMPLOYMENT LIST.

A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.
Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at: http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1304
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