Company Description

The Fleet Management Department provides fleet services to over 70 City departments with a combined municipal fleet total of approximately 8,000 units and is responsible for asset management, maintenance and repairs, vehicle leasing, motor pools, fueling services, vehicle acquisitions and disposals, equipment specification writing, alternative fuel program, etc. The department operates six maintenance and repair facilities and maintains and repairs various types of vehicles and fleet equipment used for all types of work done by City employees.

Job Type: Temporary Provisional. This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

Application Opening: Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Application Deadline – Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as this job announcement will close at any time, but not earlier than Friday, September 27, 2024.

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs skilled machinist work in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and power-driven equipment, such as diesel trucks and buses, firefighting vehicles, compressors, generators, graders, backhoes, tractors, small engines (lawn mowers, etc.) and electric motors (on carts, etc.) and performs related duties as required.


The Automotive Machinist is the journey level class of the series. This class is distinguished from the 7315 Automotive Machinist Assistant Supervisor in that the latter exercises work direction over a group of subordinate Automotive Machinists.


According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Maintains, repairs, overhauls, and services heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and power-driven equipment using hand tools, power tools and machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, grinders, boring bars, valves refining tools and other machine tools.

2. Designs, fabricates and welds parts.

3. Maintains records of equipment mileage, service/repair logs, materials and parts logs, and equipment and parts orders.

4. Responds to incoming emergency calls and may go to the site of the breakdown; may tow vehicles.

5. Inspects, tests, and reviews vehicles and equipment as part of the preventive maintenance program.

6. Diagnoses malfunctions using test equipment, manufacturers' specifications and repair manuals, and observation both in the shop and in the field in order to determine needed repairs.

7. Orders supplies, parts and materials necessary for the maintenance, repair and servicing of equipment and vehicles.

8. Drives city vehicles and operates equipment to diagnose malfunctions and to conduct final inspection of work completed.

8. Other duties as assigned



High school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination)


A combination of journey-level experience and/or apprenticeship training as an automotive machinist or heavy-duty mechanic totaling six (6) years in which the major duties were disassembling, repairing, overhauling and installing mechanical, electrical and hydraulic assemblies in heavy duty and off-road vehicles and power-driven equipment. To be considered qualifying, this experience must include the use of machine tools such as valve re-facers, hydraulic and drill presses, lathes and grinders.

License and Certification:

Possession of at least a Class C (or III) driver license at the time of application; ability to obtain a Class B (or II) driver license and Medical Certificate at the time of appointment.

This position requires that the candidate must be able to obtain a Class A (or I) driver license with Medical Certificate within six months of the time of appointment. Failure to maintain the required license may be cause for termination.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class code.


Completion of a CA Division of Apprenticeship Standards recognized Automotive Machinist apprenticeship program as evidenced by issuance of a Certificate of Completion of the apprenticeship program under the appropriate authority will substitute for the six (6) years combined work experience.

Nature of work: involves some physical effort and considerable dexterity in the use of the fingers, limbs and body; continuous exposure to physical and working conditions where minor injuries may occur. May be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays.

Additional Information

NOTE: Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedure: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluation qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Terms of Announcement: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

  • Information About The Hiring Process
  • Conviction History
  • Employee Benefits Overview 
  • Equal Employment Opportunity 
  • Disaster Service Worker
  • ADA Accommodation
  • Veterans Preference
  • Right to Work
  • Copies of Application Documents
  • Diversity Statement

How to Apply: Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Senior Human Resources Analyst, Lawlun Leung at

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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