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BUILD THE VEHICLES THAT POWER THE CHP

Transforming the factory vehicles we receive into the well-equipped, advanced vehicles our officers use in the field is the task you’ll undertake most. You’ll also work to maintain vehicles in the fleet. There are four different levels you’ll be able to ascend beginning as an Automotive Technician Trainee.

AUTO TECHNICIAN JOB ROLES

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN AUTO TECH I

In this second level, you’ll assemble, install, repair and remove special enforcement and emergency equipment.

You’ll need to be able to crawl underneath a vehicle, down under the dashboard and into the trunk, as well as lift and carry tires up to 60 pounds in weight under sometimes extreme temperatures. You may also need to act as leadpersons to review or oversee others’ work.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN AUTO TECH II In this advanced level, you may act as leadpersons to oversee the work of two or more people in maintaining a large fleet of vehicles. You’ll also need to perform preventative maintenance, schedule and verify maintenance and repair and make mechanical and electrical repairs and adjustments. May coordinate vehicle repairs at body repair shops and mechanical repair vendors including franchised dealerships. Will keep track of maintenance schedules and document vehicle repair history in computerized tracking software.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN AUTO TECH III This is the highest level supervisor on the Autotech path. You will work under general direction in charge of various shop operations connected with the installation, removal, and renovation of enforcement and emergency equipment on motor vehicles. You will supervise through the Automotive Technicians II level.

AUTO TECHNICIAN JOB ROLES

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN AUTO TECH I

In this second level, you’ll assemble, install, repair and remove special enforcement and emergency equipment.

You’ll need to be able to crawl underneath a vehicle, down under the dashboard and into the trunk, as well as lift and carry tires up to 60 pounds in weight under sometimes extreme temperatures. You may also need to act as leadpersons to review or oversee others’ work.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN AUTO TECH II In this advanced level, you may act as leadpersons to oversee the work of two or more people in maintaining a large fleet of vehicles. You’ll also need to perform preventative maintenance, schedule and verify maintenance and repair and make mechanical and electrical repairs and adjustments. May coordinate vehicle repairs at body repair shops and mechanical repair vendors including franchised dealerships. Will keep track of maintenance schedules and document vehicle repair history in computerized tracking software.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN AUTO TECH III This is the highest level supervisor on the Autotech path. You will work under general direction in charge of various shop operations connected with the installation, removal, and renovation of enforcement and emergency equipment on motor vehicles. You will supervise through the Automotive Technicians II level.

Minimum Qualifications / Knowledge & Abilities

Mininimum Qualifications / Knowledge and Abilities – AUTOTECH

Minimum Qualifications

1) In the California state service, one year of experience performing duties in automotive service or repair at a level not less than an Automotive Technician Trainee.

Note: Applicants who have completed six months of the required experience will be admitted to the examination, but must satisfactorily complete the required experience before they can be considered eligible for appointment.

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2) Two years of experience in servicing and repairing motor vehicles in a garage, motor vehicle agency, or other major vehicle repair facility. College or trade school education in automotive mechanics or automotive engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Note: Applicants who are substituting education for experience and are within 15 semester units or 22 1/2 quarter units of completing the education requirement will be admitted to the examination, but must satisfactorily complete the required education before they can be considered eligible for appointment.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge: You must know all that an Automotive Technician Trainee does including components of a vehicle, how they work and their interrelationships, and where they are located. You also must know the safe use of a large variety of electric and air-powered tools and their accessories, such as electric drill motors, air-powered impact wrenches and various small hand tools. You must know the proper size and type of wiring terminal or connector when making electrical connections, and the proper hardware needed to mount various pieces and specialty equipment as well.

Abilities: You will need to be able to do all that an Automotive Technician Trainee can do and work under stress in an assembly line environment.

Minimum Qualifications

1) In the California state service, one year of experience performing the duties of an Automotive Technician I.

Note: Promotional candidates who are within six months of satisfying the experience requirement of this class will be admitted to the examination, but they must fully meet the experience requirement before being eligible for appointment.

OR

2) Three years of experience in maintenance of motor vehicles either in a major vehicle repair facility, an automobile agency or a garage. Experience shall have included at least one year scheduling the servicing of vehicles, or experience in the installation, adjustment or repair of specialized automotive electrical accessories or equipment.

Note: College or trade school education in automotive mechanics or automotive engineering may be substituted for the required general experience on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge: You will need to know all that the previous levels know including tools, equipment and methods used in testing and repairing automotive equipment and automotive accessories. You will also need to know about vehicle component warranties, their limitations and requirements, and safety equipment and procedures for hazardous materials.

Abilities: You will need to be able to do all that the previous levels can do and diagnose automotive equipment malfunctions and make or order necessary repairs. You will also need to be able to read automotive repair manuals, charts, invoices, and other related materials. Even more importantly, you will need to be able to analyze situations accurately and take effective action, as well as project and evaluate cost effectiveness of maintenance and repair work.

In this role you must effectively be able to work independently, follow directions, and communicate verbally and in writing. You will need to be able to operate tools and equipment used to diagnose and properly maintain a fleet of vehicles, and locate and secure repair-maintenance services of outside agencies that can perform the work which exceed the capabilities of your shop or are more efficient.

Minimum Qualifications

1) In the California state service, one year of experience performing the duties of an Automotive Technician II.

OR

2) Four years of experience in automotive equipment repair, at least two years of which shall have included supervisory responsibility for the installation, adjustment, or repair of specialized automotive electrical accessories or equipment.

Note: College or trade school education in automotive mechanics or automotive engineering may be substituted for the required general experience on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge: You will need to know all the that previous level know as well as principles of supervision and the department's Equal Employment Opportunity policy.

Abilities: You will need to be able to do all that the precious levels do and supervise and evaluate the work of others, as well as effectively contribute to the department's Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

You must possess a GED or high school diploma and pass a drug screening test. You must also possess a willingness to perform all requested tasks and travel throughout the state as necessary.

Paid Vacation Time Increases Over Time

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits For You and Your Family

Pension Time Secure Your Future Now

Paid Vacation Time Increases Over Time

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits For You and Your Family

Pension Time Secure Your Future Now

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