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Posted on: May 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Automotive Technician – Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Fleet Services Garage


Automotive Technician – Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Fleet Services Garage (See the Full Job Posting at under the title Automotive Technician (Civil Service).

These positions do not open very often so take this opportunity to apply.  CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Job Title: Automotive Technician (Civil Service)

Opening Date/Time: Wed. 04/25/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/25/18 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $18.45 - $24.89 Hourly
$3,197.90 - $4,315.10 Monthly
$38,374.80 - $51,781.20 Annually

Job Type: Regular

Location: Public Safety Building 1100 W Mallon Spokane, Washington

Department: Sheriff

Minimum Requirements:

A citizen of the United States, who can read and write the English language and a high school graduate or equivalent. Must have a degree from an accredited college in automotive repair or related field and have at least three (3) years of professional experience in repair service of maintenance of automobiles, light trucks and equipment; OR have completed a recognized mechanics apprenticeship program and have at least three years professional experience in repair service and maintenance of automobiles, light trucks and equipment; OR ten (10) years of experience with automobiles, light trucks and equipment. Must furnish own basic mechanic's hand tools.  Physical strength and agility necessary to perform duties.


Valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Selection Factors:

Prefer possession of a valid Class A, CDL with an air brake and tanker endorsement at the time of appointment and through-out employment.


Knowledge and skilled in:

  • the proper use and care of mechanical, machinist, and welding specialized tools and equipment.
  • the occupational hazards of the mechanical and welding/machinist profession.
  • the diagnosis and/or repair of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.
  • proficient and safe use of all tools and equipment in making repairs

Knowledge of:

  • gasoline and/or diesel engine parts and function
  • the principles of electrical conduction and insulation.
  • electrical, mechanical, and welding/machinist principles, procedures and techniques.
  • the safety rules governing the use of vehicles, tools, and equipment.
  • the characteristics of ferrous and non-ferrous metals under welding and heat treatment conditions.

Ability to:

  • diagnose correctly, problems with vehicles, equipment and/or machinery and safely and skillfully successfully perform repairs.
  • perform heavy lifting and sustained physical labor.
  • read and interpret service charts, repair manuals, and   drawings and sketches of mechanical and/or electrical systems.
  • weld and braze utilizing various shop equipment and perform moderate machinist duties.
  • work independently with limited supervision.
  • operate a variety of tools.
  • operate vehicles and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
  • establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, inmates, and supervisors.
  • effectively handle multiple projects.
  • use sound judgment and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing.
  • effectively propose solutions to problems.
  • lead, train and effectively evaluate and/or manage the work of staff and/or inmates.

Skilled in:

  • the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • basic mechanical, electrical and instrumentation skills.
  • basic fundamentals of writing and record keeping techniques.
  • handling basic accounting procedures and functions quickly and accurately.
  • the operation of various specialty and heavy equipment and tools.

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