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The County of Del Norte, Community Development Department is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the position of Equipment Mechanic I/II. This position is classified as permanent full-time. A standard application is required. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from consideration. Candidates who meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral interview. This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be
used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1) year.

1. Carefully read recruitment flyer.
2. Download and fill out a standard Del Norte County application on our County Site.
3. Submit application by 11:59pm on March 10, 2021. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
4. Applications are required to be submitted by email to, by fax (707) 465-1470 or by mail Attention: Human Resources, 981 H Street, Suite 250, Crescent City CA 95531.
5. Candidates will be notified via phone or mail about their status within two weeks of the closing date as the recruitment proceeds.

Equipment Mechanic: performs maintenance and repair of the County’s mechanical equipment including automobiles, trucks, tractors, graders, caterpillars, gas and diesel engines, and/or other related equipment.
Inspects mechanical equipment routinely and performs maintenance such as lubrication, replacement of worn parts and tune-up adjustments of points, spark plugs and timing. Performs refabrication and reconstruction
including frames, fenders, etc. using welding and soldering techniques. Maintains organization, including the cataloging and distribution records of parts, tools and equipment in the Road Shop security room. Assists in
performance of major work on mechanical equipment such as overhauling transmissions, electrical systems, cooling system, valves, pistons, hydraulic lifts, carburetors and/or other mechanical parts. Operates equipment for
the purpose of safety checks including the relocation and/or transportation of light and/or heavy equipment to various service locations. Constructs and reconstructs mechanical equipment and parts. Maintains daily records of
work performed, parts used and equipment repaired. Effects the minor repair of equipment in the field as necessary. Performs road maintenance, construction and operation of equipment on a substitute basis. Obtains
parts and supplies from community sources as directed. Performs related duties as required.

For a full detailed description of the job requirements visit our Job  Descriptions Page.

Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Equipment Mechanic I:
Possession of a valid California Class A Commercial Driver’s License upon completion of probationary period.
The license must meet the following requirements:

  • Tank vehicles endorsement
  • Interstate commerce status unless under 21 years old.

Must not have any restrictions that would preclude driving a manual transmission, driving any Class A vehicle with a fifth wheel connection or demonstrate failure to pass the Air Brakes Knowledge Test.

Equipment Mechanic II: In addition to the above:
Possession Two (2) years’ experience as an Equipment Mechanic I or equivalent position.

This work consists of routine to complex technical and skilled duties.

A generous package of benefits is provided, including: health and dental care benefits, life insurance, and a retirement plan. Paid leave: Vacation: 1-5 years of continuous service: 10 working days per year. Sick Leave: 1 day of sick leave with pay for each month of service from the date of employment. Holidays: 13 working days each year. Floating Holidays: 3 working days each fiscal year. Retirement: The County is a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) integrated with Social Security. Group Insurance: The County pays a portion of the employee’s group health, dental, and life insurance premiums with dependent health and dental care benefits available at group rates.

Note: The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as an employment contract.

The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices. All applications will be reviewed and those individuals with backgrounds most closely meeting the needs of the county will be selected for further review. In the event of a large number of qualifying applicants, a written examination may be given to determine which applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the oral interviews. Expenses (i.e. travel, food, lodging) incurred in connection with the  interview shall be the burden of the applicant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, Del Norte County is required to verify, within three days of employment of any person, that he/she is: 1) a citizen or national of the United States; 2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the United States.

Del Norte County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants. Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Human Resources Department prior to the filing deadline. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or authorization to work in the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process. Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination. This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein
may be modified or revised without notice.

981 H Street, Suite 250
Crescent City CA 95531
Call: (707) 464-7213
Fax: (707) 465-1470

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: Beginning biweekly salary: $1,341.82- $1,537.56