Fleet Manager #2443
City of Cape Coral, FL - City of Cape Coral, FL

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Under the general supervision of the Public Works Director, performs responsible and complex duties in managing the Fleet Division. Manages and supervises a broad range of fleet-related functions and activities including, but not limited to, maintenance and repair shop operations, fleet fueling systems, vehicle and equipment acquisition, disposal, utilization, service and maintenance, division budgeting, and the administration of service and maintenance contracts. Coordinates Fleet Operations activities with department managers and staff, other City managers and employees, outside vendors, contractors, agencies and the general public as required. Requires considerable initiative and independent judgment in developing and meeting fleet objectives. Assures division compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, and codes; and provides professional and technical staff assistance to the Public Works Director.


Plans, directs, coordinates, and administers all activities and personnel in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; to include DOT, EPA, and other fleet-related oversight agencies.

Oversees personnel actions related to discipline, training, performance evaluation and assignment.

Prepares and administers the Fleet Division budget in conjunction with the Fleet Superintendent; develops annual fleet rates utilizing activity based costing analysis; determines replacement/maintenance of fleet vehicles and equipment.

Administers the development, implementation and monitoring of cost effective methods for parts procurement, materials, tools, equipment, fuel and maintaining parts inventory control via in-house or contracted services.

Develops, in accordance with Department needs, vehicle specifications; and works with other City Departments in procurement of vehicles and equipment, to include evaluating bids and recommending bid awards.

Serves on various fleet-related committees in order to continually improve the efficient and effective use of the fleet, stay abreast of industry trends, and evaluate preventative maintenance provisions or solutions.

Develops formal written policies and procedures related to fleet management operations.

Develops and implements division mission and goals in alignment with department goals and organizational priorities.

Develops performance measures for the division that can be applied to division goals and developed as workforce performance metrics.

Oversees assurance that sufficient and safe shop space is available with sufficient specialized tools, equipment, and vehicles.

Oversees the acquisition, distribution and usage of all fuel; and that accurate data is being processed in the fuel and fleet management systems.

Performs all other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field required; eight (8) years experience in a related field required with experience in supervision of a similar sized or larger fleet operation (a similar size would include supervising a staff of 20, maintenance/repair of over 800 cars and an annual budget of $2.5 million). CAFM or CPFM certification preferred, required within one (1) year of hire or promotion.

Must possess a valid state driver’s license and obtain a valid Florida drivers license within 30 days.


Has thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of fleet repair and operations.

Has thorough knowledge of the characteristics and maintenance needs of a wide variety of automotive and related equipment.

Has considerable knowledge in accounting and statistics.

Has knowledge of computerized Management Control Systems.

Is skilled in personnel management.

Has knowledge of inventory control.

Has the ability to effectively supervise employees, funds, and materials.

Has considerable knowledge of a wide variety of human behavior, and psychology as applied to varied groups participating in municipal programs.

Has considerable knowledge of the principles and methods employed in moderate- to long-range planning.

Has considerable knowledge of effective supervisory principles and techniques.

Has considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of financial and analytical report preparation and record maintenance.

Has considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions related to automotive and machine shop practices.

Is skilled in oral communications for effective expression of concepts and clarity in task assignment.

Is able to utilize various modern computer applications, i.e., word processors, and spreadsheet programs.

Is able to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisor, and the general public.

Is able to organize and review work for efficient results and accuracy.


Physical Requirements: Tasks involves the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces, and some unassisted lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects up to 50 pounds. Tasks may require prolonged visual concentration and prolonged standing.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of equipment, facilities, and programs.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of materials relevant to government, legal, and city administration operations. Requires the ability to comprehend and utilize various professional terminologies, i.e., engineering, legal, accounting, and personnel.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to utilize short and long range planning principles and methods. Requires the ability to prepare and manage complex budgetary allocations. Requires the ability to draw valid conclusions in task analyzing, processing and prioritization. Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems, influence, and synthesis functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Must communicate efficiently and effectively in Standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence, and voice control.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; compute discount, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; interpret graphs.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various types of information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in handling, sorting, and filing documents.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of modern office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors or shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people from a variety of departments in both giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to perform under stress of frequent deadlines.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

Environmental Requirements: Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions, e.g., dirt, cold, rain, and fumes. Tasks may require infrequent exposure to chemicals, heat, humidity, wetness, dust, and noise.