Walton County Sheriff's Office - Fleet Service Technician II

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleFleet Service Technician II
Salary$43,555 - $70,055 annually (based on experience)
Deadline Oct 31, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Job Announcement

*Position is Open Until Filled*

General Statement of Job

The Fleet Service Technician assists in all aspects of general maintenance and administration of the agency's automotive fleet within the Fleet Section of the Walton County Sheriff's Office. The Fleet Service Technician/Emergency Vehicle Technician oversees and monitors fuel sites, maintains vehicles and vehicle maintenance records; administers the allocation of new or reassigned vehicles; and ensures procurement of necessary fleet supplies.




  • Vocational/technical degree with training emphasis in automotive repair and maintenance
  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years previous experience in commercial vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Advanced diagnostics skills and mechanical knowledge are required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • ASE Certification Required
  • EVT Certification Required
  • A vocational or technical degree in vehicle maintenance is preferred.
  • 5+ years of automotive and diesel repair employment experience or combination of education & experience; Previous experience repairing and maintaining emergency vehicle (fire apparatus, law enforcement & ambulance equipment) strongly preferred.


Essential Job Functions

  • This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  • Must have appropriate mechanic’s toolset.
  • Inspects vehicles for possible damage and proper equipment; issues vehicle(s); assists with the allocation of new or reassigned vehicles to requesting departments/bureaus/divisions.
  • Oversees the decommissioning of dead lined vehicles from fleet inventory; prepares vehicles for sale at auction including all associated paperwork.
  • Perform highly skilled mechanical duties involving the repair and maintenance of Emergency Fire Apparatus vehicles and equipment; Law Enforcement Vehicles, specialized equipment and technical task related to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports; manage annual maintenance logs in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
  • Diagnose, maintain and repair electrical systems components, ignition systems, computers, alternators, high voltage power generators, starter and batteries; diagnose, maintain hydraulic systems.
  • Diagnose and repair front and rear drive axles, drive train components, belts, gears, chain drives and propeller shafts; repair faulty parts on equipment and vehicle fleet.
  • Repair, adjust or replace engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches and hydraulic and air brake systems; tune up engines and propane fuel systems.
  • Fabricate and assemble parts for automotive and heavy equipment; modify and repair body panels and chassis parts.
  • Operate various mechanical equipment and ensure the adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
  • Perform vehicle and equipment safety inspections; provide detailed records of maintenance services performed; assist in the general maintenance and cleaning of shop area.
  • Inspect, diagnose and locate mechanical difficulties on a variety of heavy-duty fire equipment and Law Enforcement vehicles; recommend solutions; perform preventative maintenance and repair equipment.
  • Determines probability of resale value for parts salvage and/or recycling. Removes parts from dead line vehicles, inventories and stores.
  • Inventories, stocks, and shelves emergency unit materials and supplies, e.g., flares, fire extinguishers, cages, fuel conditioner, batteries.
  • Maintains and administers pool loaner car vehicles.
  • Performs special projects as directed by the Fleet Service Writer Supervisor.
  • Prepares purchase requests for shop and office materials needed; maintains records of all materials used in order to monitor inventory levels.
  • Maintains logs and reports of activities for all work in progress.
  • Maintains and updates assigned vendor and vehicle maintenance records.
  • May respond to callouts as required.
  • May operate an agency vehicle


Required Skills

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work assigned shift.
  • Physical Requirements: Tasks involve intermittent lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavier objects (100+ pounds). Some tasks are performed in an equipment/engine repair shop environment, where heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accidents.


Hiring Process –
Applicants will be required to successfully complete:
• Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal history, driving history, credit check, previous employment verification. The background waiver MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED.
• Assessment test
• Polygraph Examination
• Panel Interview
• Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)




The Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. 

Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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