Fire Department Mechanic II

  • Alameda County
  • Dublin, California
  • Apr 19, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $42.58 - $51.77/hour; $88,572.00 - $107,688.00/year USD

Job Description

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.
Supplemental Questionnaire : A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be acceptedon-line.


THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT (ACFD) provides all-risk emergency services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County (excluding Fairview), the cities of San Leandro, Dublin, Newark, Union City and Emeryville, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. With 28 fire stations and 34 companies serving a population of 394,000, the ACFD serves densely populated urban areas, waterways, industrialized centers, extensive urban interface, agricultural and wildland regions. Over 400 personnel and 100 Reserve Firefighters provide a wide variety of services to an ever expanding, dynamic and diverse community of roughly 508 square miles. These services include:

• Advanced Life Support
• Fire Suppression
• Hazardous Materials Response
• Urban Search & Rescue
• Water Rescue
• Community Outreach & Education
• Disaster Preparedness
• Fire Prevention and Code Compliance
• Regional Dispatch

The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) was formed on July 1, 1993 as a dependent special district with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors as its governing body. This consolidation brought together into a single jurisdiction the Castro Valley Fire Department, Eden Consolidated Fire Protection District and County Fire Patrol.

Subsequently, the following communities have contracted with the ACFD:

July 1, 1995 City of San Leandro
July 1, 1997 City of Dublin
August 1, 2002 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
October 1, 2007 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
May 1, 2010 City of Newark
July 1, 2010 City of Union City
July 1, 2012 City of Emeryville

On January 20, 2008, the ACFD became responsible for the administration and operation of the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ACRECC). The dispatch center provides dispatch and regional communication center services for the ACFD, the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Camp Parks Combat Support Training Center, and the cities of Alameda, Fremont, Livermore and Pleasanton. ACRECC is also the Dispatch/System Status Management Center for Falck ambulance service.

Under the supervision of the Fire Department General Services Manager and the Fire Department Fleet Services Manager, the Fire Department Mechanic II performs journey-level mechanical work in the maintenance and repair shop, which includes inspecting, maintaining, and repairing Fire Department apparatus and equipment.

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Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California),


The equivalent of three years of experience as a journey-level mechanic, including the maintenance of gasoline or diesel engines and heavy trucks or fire apparatus.


Completion of an Auto, Diesel, or Industrial Program from an Automotive Trade School.


The equivalent of two years of experience as a journey-level mechanic, including the maintenance of gasoline or diesel engines and heavy trucks or fire apparatus.


A valid California driver's license with a minimum of class "C"

Special Requirement:

Must obtain class "B" endorsement within the probationary period (6 months). Class "A" license is highly preferred.

Must possess own hand tools suitable for work performed.

Possession of a State Fire Mechanic certificate, level I and II is desirable, but not required.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies:
Knowledge of:
  • Current methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance of automobiles, medium and heavy trucks, and fire apparatus.
  • Principles of gasoline and diesel engines, brakes (both air and hydraulic), transmissions (automatic and manual), drive train components, supervision and steering, diagnostic equipment and hydraulics.
  • Mechanics of fire apparatus and equipment.
  • Machine shop use, body repair, automotive painting, welding, and fabrication techniques using steel, aluminum, and stainless.
  • Basic OSHA safety rules and procedures.
Ability to:
  • Make accurate estimates of repair time.
  • Work independently and understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Perform moderate to heavy physical labor for extended periods.
  • Respond promptly to call-backs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Perform basic record keeping.

The examination will consist of the following steps:
  1. Review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A review of the Supplemental Questionnaire to further verify knowledge, skill and ability.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.
Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.
Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.
To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the "What You Need To Know" section of our website:

Selection Plan
Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable noticein advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

Deadline for Filing: 5:00PM, Monday May 11, 2020
Review of Minimum Qualifications: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Review of Supplemental Questionnaire: TBD Oral Interviews: TBD
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The Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Alameda County Resolution No. R-83-773. To request an accommodation due to a disability during this or other phases of the selection process, please contact the Human Resource Services Department at (510) 272-6472 before the final filing deadline. Alameda County Human Resource Services will require documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a permanent disability pursuant to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's statute of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, as amended, and/or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Act.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,

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Debra Robinson-Harris, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6437
Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment. Closing Date/Time: 5/11/2020 5:00:00 PM

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Dublin, California United States View Map