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Fleet Mechanic







$3,735 – $4,767 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $21.55 – $27.50 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit


Shasta County offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere.  With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

The Public Works Department is responsible for construction and maintenance of County roads and airports and for supervising several permanent road divisions that maintain private roads on behalf of the citizens in those districts. The department employs architects and engineers who prepare construction plans as well as supervise construction of these facilities. The department also acts as the County’s surveyor and processes subdivision and survey maps. It administers the County’s solid waste management functions. The department also manages the County water agency.

Fleet Management is responsible for maintaining and repairing a fleet of more than 375 County vehicles. Additionally, Fleet Management works closely with the Purchasing Unit within the Department of Support Services on buying new and replacement vehicles for the fleet. The County has a vehicle replacement program designed to keep our fleet modern and in safe working condition.


Under general supervision, to perform preventive maintenance and make mechanical repairs to automotive and related County equipment; to install special equipment which may include communications and other electronics devices; and to perform related work as required.


Under supervision, installs and removes electronic communications equipment, computer and telephone cables, and related equipment in county vehicles. Mounts control heads, speakers, sirens, microphones, switches, antennas, light bars, strobe lights, and spotlights in above-named equipment by cutting and drilling holes and bolting equipment in place. Tests and repairs microphones, speakers and related equipment by replacing cords, soldering connections, cleaning points, and replacing cartridges, capacitors, resistors, and transistors. Must be experienced in servicing vehicles to one ton. Inspects County automotive equipment to determine corrective action needed; services vehicles by lubricating, changing oil, filling brake master cylinders and replacing brake pads and shoes, turning brake drums and rotors, checking transmissions; inspects, diagnosis, and locates mechanical difficulties on automotive equipment; determines extent of necessary repairs; adjusts and tunes engines, checks and repairs differentials, clutches, wheel and axle bearings, replaces ignition parts, cleans and repairs carburetors and fuel injection systems; replaces or repairs faulty parts including, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and maintains special equipment on certain vehicles; writes repair orders, and maintains work, time and materials records.

Uses equipment such as an AMMCO brake rotor and drum lathe, drill press, bench grinder, L-head grinder, Cut-off saw, Sawzall, volt/ohm meter, scan tools and electric and air drills. Fabricates brackets, covers and containers to fit various vehicles; is familiar with a Lincoln stick arc welder, Lincoln wire feed M.I.G. welder, Lincoln M.I.G. aluminum wire spool gun, oxy./acetylene welder and cutting torch. Must be proficient with the above welders making butt, fillet, and vertical welds.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Must be knowledgeable in vehicle electronics, diagnosis, the use of scan tools and general automotive repair. Knowledge of safety techniques involved in mounting and wiring equipment. Ability to work without direct supervision in awkward and confined spaces. Ability to design and fabricate mounting brackets and measure sheet metal surfaces. Ability to remove a motor vehicle head liner, dash, interior trim, door panels, kick panels, carpeting and reinstall without damaging or disfiguring fixtures. Familiar with the operating principals of gasoline engines and repair of vehicles and equipment; record keeping and reporting procedures; safe work practices.

Ability to: Inspect automotive equipment to locate difficulties and estimate cost and time of repairs; perform a variety of repairs on automotive equipment; use a variety of tools and equipment with skill; maintain a variety of shop and repair records; understand and carry out oral and written directions; maintain cooperative relationships with others. These standards are typically attained with one year of journey-level experience as an automotive Mechanic.

These standards are typically attained with one year of journey level experiences as an Automotive Mechanic A.S.E. certification is desirable.


  • Possession of a valid California driver license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Must possess and use own tools as specified by County (list available).


This position will be responsible for building emergency vehicles for Shasta County. Typical duties: take stock vehicles and build them into functional emergency vehicles, includes installation of all required wiring and equipment. Equipment will include light bars, prisoner partitions, computers, radios, gun racks, push bumpers etc. The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Focus on the detail and accuracy of their work.
  • Have a working knowledge on how to build, install and repair 12-volt electrical systems.
  • Be proficient in fabricating or modifying metal tabs, brackets, and mounts.
  • Learn and use software to program emergency lighting and siren modules.
  • Learn the required equipment and techniques to proficiently build an emergency vehicle.

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

1. Do you have 6 months experience working with 12-volt electrical systems? If yes, please provide a detailed explanation. If no, please write N/A.
2. Do you have experience with installation of aftermarket vehicle equipment? If yes, please provide examples of work. If no, please write N/A.
3. Do you have experience using a digital multi-meter to diagnose electrical problem?? If yes, provide examples. If no, write N/A.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and the risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent
to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
• Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
• Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General.
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on September 19, 2021. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof. Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Automotive Mechanic A.S.E. certification is desirable, Must possess and use own tools as specified by County (list available).

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $21.55
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $27.50
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes