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City of Gilroy
  • Position Number: 5264611
  • Location: Gilroy, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Fleet Division - Administrative Services Department
$25.52 to $31.26 per hour
Monday- Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm

The City of Gilroy is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Join our team!

The City of Gilroy is seeking a dedicated part-time Assistant Fleet Technician to join our esteemed Fleet Division within the Administrative Services Department. As a member of our team, you will play a vital role in ensuring the high-quality repair and maintenance of all city-owned vehicles, heavy trucks, and equipment.
Under the guidance of our Senior Equipment Mechanic and Facilities & Fleet Superintendent, the Assistant Fleet Technician position offers an exciting opportunity for entry-level candidates to gain hands-on experience in fleet maintenance. You will perform basic maintenance tasks and provide support to our skilled mechanics, learning the diverse operations involved in working with public safety vehicles, emergency lighting and sirens, sub-electrical panels, computer hardware, and other specialized equipment.
Join us at the City of Gilroy and kickstart your career in mechanics as an Assistant Fleet Technician. Take the first step towards a rewarding career by applying now.

The Fleet Division at the City of Gilroy is dedicated to delivering high-quality repair and maintenance services for all city-owned vehicles, heavy trucks, and equipment. Our mission is to ensure the safe and efficient operation of these essential assets, contributing to the seamless delivery of municipal services to our community. Our team of skilled mechanics and technicians strives to uphold the highest standards of maintenance practices. We provide reliable support to our city departments, including public safety agencies, and facilitating the smooth functioning of daily operations.


  • Have excellent customer service skills and a desire to assist internal customers.

  • Be familiar with services and repairs required by mileage or time, out of service criteria and procedures, and parts acquisition process.

  • Be a team player, able to get along with others, and maintain a positive attitude.

  • Have an excellent attendance record and be an employee the Fleet team can rely on.

  • Have an excellent and safe driving record and trusted to drop off and pick up vehicles from various locations.

  • Proficient in basic auto maintenance tasks and using shop equipment.

  • Learn and grow in the position as new tasks are taught and experienced.

  • Be familiar with basic tools used for vehicle repairs.

  • Have experience with basic fleet tasks such as oil changes, fueling vehicles, changing tires, and washing/cleaning vehicles.

  • Enjoy assisting the mechanics with larger jobs as needed.

  • Be willing to attend training classes related to the position.

  • Be able to make a commitment to an ongoing part-time position.


  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

  • Completion of at least two (2) semester (or three (3) quarter) courses in the Automotive or Equipment Mechanics field.

  • Work experience in the automotive repair/service field of at least 300 hours (equivalency to be determined at the sole discretion of the City of Gilroy).

  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle (s) at the time of hire.

  • Possess and maintain a personal collection of appropriate basic tools, sufficient to perform the required tasks.

  • Work varied shifts and/or days as assigned.

  • Pass an employment background check, including a Department of Justice criminal record check.

  • Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.

  • Prefer non-tobacco user.

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please attach and submit the following required items with your NEOGOV application:

  • A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental responses.

  • Copies of ASE or comparable certifications as described in job requirements section.

  • A cover letter expressing your specific interest in this position with the City of Gilroy is preferred.

  • Detailed resume focusing on relevant work experience and education.

City Application Form - Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Apply Online: Go to You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. After viewing the Job Description, click the 'Apply' tab. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your personal information. This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.

Recruitment Schedule - Key Dates*

  • Application Closing Date: June 6, 2024

  • Interview: July 10, 2024

  • Finalist Interview: TBD

(*Note: The examination process/schedule may be changed as needed by the City.)

Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City's expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.


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