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Public Works Fleet Supervisor

$28.79 – $35.99 hourly

City of Leawood, Kansas

Last Updated: 10/08/21

Job Description


The Public Works Fleet Supervisor participates in the planning, organizing and directing of the fleet maintenance on City owned vehicles and equipment to ensure the safe and reliability operation. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, managing, and supervising the activities of the Fleet Technicians in the performance of fleet maintenance for the Public Works Department. Responds to citizens and other public entities inquiries, complaints and requests. Coordinates fleet maintenance activities with contractors.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities

  • Oversees the Fleet Maintenance division. Responsibilities include but are not limited to planning, organizing, directing, managing, and supervising the activities of the Fleet Technicians.
  • Oversees the replacement schedule of the City’s owned vehicles and equipment.
  • Assists the Public Works and Parks Maintenance department on the purchase and maintenance of City-owned vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Coordinates with the Police and Fire department on the purchase and maintenance of City-owned vehicles including police patrol cars and fire trucks. Responsible for the installation and equipment maintenance of installed computer based equipment on City-owned vehicles.
  • Coordinates the City’s public auction of equipment and vehicles including construction, police patrol cars and fire trucks. Responsibilities include acting as main point of contact with public auction company, assess vehicles and equipment selected for auction, coordinating transportation to auction location and maintain internal and external marketing communications.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the City’s underground storage tanks and fuel system.
  • Conducts employee performance appraisals, provides development opportunities and performance improvement needs, and handles disciplinary actions.
  • Trains assigned personnel in safety, proper equipment use, and general work procedures. Assesses skills and training needs to aid in their development.
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and development of fleet maintenance personnel.
  • Assists the Public Works Superintendent in the financial operations of the fleet maintenance and purchasing of materials and supplies.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policy and procedures and the formulation of short – term and long-term development and improvement programs.
  • Assists with specifications and contract design of fleet maintenance activities, automotive and mechanical maintenance projects, and fleet equipment purchase. Coordinates activities with contractor. Oversees and inspects contractor projects and activities to ensure work is on schedule and according to specifications.
  • Provides support, information, and direction to employees and other departments on the City’s fleet projects.
  • Ensures all division equipment including vehicles is in safe proper operating condition prior to use.
  • Adheres to all safety rules, practices, and policies and ensures that all employees follow applicable safety precautions and that all work is performed to meet or exceed the automotive/mechanical codes and industrial trade codes.
  • Operates various electronic and computer based software applications including but not limited to preventative maintenance software, fuel master software, and access control programs.
  • Keeps abreast of current research on techniques and fleet maintenance procedures through professional associations, publications, workshops and trainings.
  • Employee may be asked by the supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job.

Minimum Qualifications / Requirements

  • Ability to comprehend written material (i.e. technical manuals, blueprints, schematics, charts, diagrams); ability to comprehend directives.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with the public.
  • Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to make decisions in the best interest of both the resident and the city.
  • Ability to use safe work practices while on the job, including following proper and stablished procedures in the use of equipment, and wearing the appropriate and/or required safety and personal protective gear.
  • Ability to demonstrate the proficient use of equipment required of the position.
  • Ability to understand the City’s preventative maintenance software.
  • Ability to understand and operate the city’s vehicle location and fuel master software.
  • Standard office procedures, systems and practices including the use of a computer.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Must be knowledgeable of accepted fleet maintenance practices, codes, tools and machinery.
  • Must be knowledgeable of local supply chain of parts and supplies needed to support fleet services.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to noise from equipment, machines, and vehicles.
  • Must have adequate environmental tolerance, including the ability to work in variable and sometimes extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, storms, heat, cold and any other weather indigenous to the area.

Education, Training, and Certification Requirements

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in automotive/mechanical repair and maintenance with two (2) years of supervisory or lead experience OR An Associate’s degree in Automotive Technology or related field with six (6) years of experience with one (1) year of supervisory or lead experience.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory or lead experience, preferred.
  • Supervisory or lead experience includes completing performance appraisals, directing employee's daily work assignments, or evaluating the crew assignments.
  • Must have and maintain Master Automobile & Light Truck Certification, Master Truck Equipment Certification, Master Medium Heavy-Truck Certification and Auto Maintenance Light Repair Certification through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Institution.
  • Must have an EPA air-conditioning certification.
  • Must have a Class A Commercial Drivers License with air brake and tanker endorsements, or acquire within sixty (60) days of hire.
  • Must complete NIMS requirement within one year of hire.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.

Company Details

Leawood, Kansas, United States
Leawood, Kansas, a suburban community in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, is located in Johnson County, approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, MO. It covers 14.7 square miles and resembles an elongated rectangle running north/south. Interstate-435 crosses through the City and is just north of the center of the community. The City is bordered on three sides by the cities of Ove...