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Class Code: 3210
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Performs journey-level mechanical work in repair, service, maintenance and specialized installations of automobiles, motorcycles and/or related equipment. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Performs vehicle buildups by installing special police equipment (e.g., wiring harness, deck lights, speakers, wig-wag lights, brake lights, decals, radio, siren, strobe lights, etc.) in order to modify vehicle to meet Departmental specifications.

2. Adjusts, repairs, rebuilds or replaces worn, damaged or malfunctioning vehicle parts in order to ensure reliable, efficient and safe operation of vehicle.

3. Performs scheduled vehicle preventative maintenance (e.g., change fluids and filters, lubricate vehicle, rotate tires, repack wheel bearings, replace belts and hoses, etc.) to ensure vehicle is in a safe and operational condition.

4. Builds special components (e.g., brackets for radio equipment, etc.) to accommodate the installation of necessary equipment in vehicles.

5. Maintains records, such as vehicle work orders and service requests, to document the maintenance of serviced vehicles.

6. Responds to questions and/or fields complaints from service users regarding vehicle repairs in order to update user on work performed or resolve repair problems.

7. Maintains and inspects parts and supplies inventory in assigned work area in order to ensure adequate stock to perform required vehicle repairs and to verify quality.

8. Prepares and/or interprets service orders in order to identify work to be performed on vehicles by noting special codes and instructions prior to beginning equipment repair or installation.

9. Maintains currency of technical skills in order to perform work as efficiently and accurately as possible by reading technical publications, attending training classes and actively participating in day-to-day job activities.

10. Instructs agency and non-agency personnel in the proper operation of vehicles and special equipment to ensure safe and reliable performance.

11. Road tests repaired vehicle to ensure reliable, efficient and safe operation by driving vehicle and checking performance through direct observation.

12. Moves, loads and unloads repair parts, equipment and disabled vehicles using a forklift, car trailer, tow truck or roll back truck.

13. Calculates quantities, times, distances, measurements, weights and standard-to-metric conversions in order to perform vehicle repairs or modifications.

14. Inspects vehicle parts and systems (e.g., electrical, air conditioning, cooling, braking, steering, transmission, trans-axle, front end, suspension, engine, emissions, fluid levels, belts, hoses, lamps, tires, etc.) in order to schedule needed maintenance, diagnose problems and plan repairs, using hydraulic lift, jack, direct observation, testing equipment (e.g., volts/amps tester, battery/alternator test, pressure gauges, leak detectors, thermometers, etc.), hand and power tools, shop manuals and work orders. Provides testimony and prepares written reports for courts in conjunction with accident reconstruction.

15. Schedules repairs in order to return vehicles to service as soon as possible.

16. Installs and monitors manufacturers' test parts and equipment in order to test durability and safety.

17. Trains non-DPS personnel to perform DPS-specific job functions and performs quality control checks of their work.

18. May perform supervisory functions, such as assigning control numbers, in the absence of the supervisor.

19. Receives, evaluates and processes seized vehicles which will be used within the Department or auctioned off.

20. Transports vehicles to appropriate contract vendors for repair.

21. Performs routine shop maintenance, such as painting and equipment repairs.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. the principles and operation of fuel systems, brakes, engines, transmissions, trans-axles, differentials, and electronic, electrical, air conditioning, ignition and emission control systems to evaluate, maintain and repair motorized vehicles.

2. state and federal environmental laws pertaining to the handling of hazardous materials routinely used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles.

3. OSHA regulations pertaining to the safe performance of vehicle maintenance and repair duties.

4. state and federal laws concerning vehicle emission testing and repair.

Skill in:

1. the safe use of auto shop equipment (e.g., vehicle lift, brake lathe, tire changer, balancer, hydraulic jack, bumper jack, etc.).

2. servicing a vehicle by disassembling, repairing, rebuilding or replacing parts and components.

3. handling hazardous materials (e.g., freon, Windex, brake cleaner, gasoline, oil, grease, lubricants, vulcanizing glue, tire cleaner fluid, brake dust, paints, thinners, oxygen, acetylene, etc.) in a safe and appropriate manner.

4. the operation of various vehicles (e.g., automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes, etc.) to perform road tests and for transport.

5. identifying and using proper hand and power tools in a safe manner.

Ability to:

1. operate and interpret results from testing equipment and measuring tools (e.g., volt/amp meter, AC manifold gauge, front end alignment machine, engine analyzer, exhaust analyzer, infrared detection device, timing light, battery/alternator tester, block leakage tester, power steering pressure test gauge, inside and outside micrometers, thickness gauges, dial indicators, etc.).

2. use sight, hearing, smell and touch to determine a vehicle's condition or level of performance.

3. perform engine tune-ups to maximize vehicle performance.

4. calculate arithmetic functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) on a calculator to determine weights, measurements, time, quantities and metric conversion in vehicle repair and modification.

5. tactfully communicate on a one-to-one basis with service users to exchange information on the performance, repairs, modifications and operation of vehicles, and to explain technical information in everyday language.

6. write vehicle service orders using special codes (e.g., installation, repair, equipment identification numbers, etc.).

7. maintain sensitive testing and measurement equipment (e.g., precision meters, infrared detection devices, etc.) to meet certification standards.

8. follow detailed oral and written instructions to inspect, repair, modify and operate vehicles.

9. accurately record and proofread detailed information, including parts and catalogue numbers, on service orders.

10. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

11. repair specialty equipment (e.g., small engines, generators, light plants, snow cats, etc.) when shop manuals and troubleshooting guides do not exist.

12. read and interpret dials, gauges, meters, graphs and wiring schematics pertaining to vehicle diagnostics, maintenance and repair.

13. read and comprehend technical shop manuals, troubleshooting guides, manufacturers' specifications, warranties, parts catalogues and service orders.

14. operate a forklift to move parts and equipment around the work site.

15. learn to use personal computer to monitor inventories, order parts and supplies, and write reports.

16. acquire additional skills to maintain technical competencies.

17. effectively communicate orally and in writing.


May be required to move items up to 50 pounds for distances of up to 10 feet.

May be required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel and squat for extended periods of time.

May be exposed to fumes or dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts and moderate to loud noise levels.


May be required to travel to perform certain work functions.

May be required to be on-call for emergencies.

May be required to testify in legal hearings

Must supply and maintain personal tool inventory, as required to perform job functions.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.
Some positions may also require a motorcycle operator license.

Must successfully pass the following ASE certification tests within three years of the date of hire; Brakes (A5), Suspension (A4), Electrical/electronic systems (A6), and Heating and Air Conditioning (A7).

Must successfully pass the following ASE certification tests within six years of the date of hire; Brakes (A5) Suspension and Steering (A4), Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6), Heating and Air Conditioning (A7), Engine Repair (A1), Engine Performance (A8), Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3), and Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2).

Minimum Qualifications: Requires three (3) years of journey-level experience in the maintenance, repair and service of gas and/or diesel motorized equipment.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

NOTE: Experience may be required specifically on automobiles or motorcycles, depending upon the needs of the Department.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


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Current as of: 7/25/2014 11:16:05 AM