Automotive Mechanic is a single class with two salary levels, Range A and Range B. The Automotive Mechanic Range B is reserved exclusively for those positions designated by the appointing authority as the crew leader of a small unit of mechanics who maintain, repair, and service gasoline and alternatively fueled automobiles and light trucks.
Automotive Mechanic Range A is the journey level classification; incumbents diagnose and repair gasoline and alternatively fueled automobiles and light trucks.
Examples of Knowledge and AbilitiesKnowledge of
Any combination of education, training, and experience likely to provide the required Knowledge and Abilities for these classes as described above. Typical ways include:
Either: 1. Three years of full-time experience as an Automotive Service Worker in Sacramento County service.
Or: 2. Four years of full-time experience diagnosing malfunctions and repairing and maintaining engines, automatic transmissions, clutch and brake systems, and other components of automobiles and light trucks.
Successful completion of vocational education or training courses in automotive technology or automotive mechanics may be substituted for up to one (1) year of required experience based on the following: three (3) semester units or four and one-half (4.5) quarter units equal one (1) month of experience. The course of training must be recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Or: 3. Completion of an Automotive Trades Apprenticeship Program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the California Department of Industrial Relations;
One year of full-time experience diagnosing malfunctions and repairing and maintaining engines, automatic transmissions, clutch and brake systems, and other components of gasoline and alternatively fueled automobiles and light trucks.
Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.
Note: To compute full-time equivalency of part time experience:
173.6 hours = 21.7 days = 1 work month.
Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here (Download PDF reader) or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.
All positions in the series are required to possess a valid Class C California Driver License at the time of appointment. Some positions in the series are required to possess a valid Class B California Driver License within 90 days of appointment.
Note: Failure to maintain the appropriate valid California Driver License(s) constitutes cause for termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rules.
Positions in the class of Automotive Mechanic require the ability to lift automotive wheels weighing up to forty (40) pounds; ability to trace electrical wiring by color coding and touch; ability to repair equipment located in cramped areas; ability to work in awkward positions; ability to recognize mechanical problems by sight and sound; ability to visually detect conditions that will affect the safe operation of automotive equipment.
Hours of Work:
Employees in these classes must be able to work day, swing or graveyard shift.
Employees in the class of Automotive Mechanic are responsible for providing their own basic set of tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, ratchets, pliers and sockets.
Some positions in this series must pass an employment history/access investigation and a criminal history records check prior to appointment.
Some positions in this series must acquire and maintain a security clearance allowing access to secure County locations.
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.