Transit Systems 2019-09-10 2019-09-23

Fleet Assistant Manager

Company: Pierce Transit View more listings
Location: Lakewood, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 116129

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 09/23/19 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $2,936.50 - $4,257.92 Biweekly
$6,362.42 - $9,225.50 Monthly
$76,349.00 - $110,706.00 Annually

Department: Maintenance

Pierce Transit is an independent municipal organization dedicated to fulfilling the mission of improving people's quality of life by providing safe, reliable, innovative and useful transportation services that are locally based and regionally connected.

We are currently seeking a Fleet Assistant Manager who will provide supervision over work groups performing maintenance and repair of Agency vehicles.

The ideal candidate will come with proven skills as a trusted leader and hands-on experience in fleet maintenance. The person in this role will be relied upon to:

  • Plan, direct, and monitor the Agency fleet maintenance and repair program and supervise staff in the day-to-day implementation of this program;

  • Coach, mentor, inspire and retain an engaged and productive team to include optimizing the resources dedicated to maintaining and repairing vehicles.

  • Use excellent communication skills while interacting with employees throughout the Agency as well as with outside contractors and the public;

  • Assist and support change management activities as the Maintenance Division integrates process improvement initiatives, new investments, and innovative approaches to Fleet Maintenance;

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency as necessary to assist employees in performing their work assignments.

The following functions are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Plans, directs, and monitors the daily operations, functions and activities of the fleet maintenance department.

  • Oversees and ensures the timely maintenance and availability of fleet vehicles; assists in the selection and procurement of vehicles and equipment.

  • Oversees maintenance and repair of communication equipment and transit control systems.

  • Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff is trained, ensuring staff follows policies and procedures, maintains a safe and healthy working environment, and makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

  • Develops, implements, and monitors warranty program determining how repairs should be accomplished.

  • Develops and implements retrofitting and special vehicle maintenance programs

  • Serves as a liaison and participates in the exchange of information within the organization, with external agencies, and with the public.

  • Provides representation at a variety of meetings, events, training sessions and/or on committees; ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations and policies.

  • Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; makes recommendations and presentations based on findings.

  • Monitors and maintains department inventory, supplies, materials, and equipment to ensure efficient operations.

  • Develops and/or assists in the development and administration of the department budget; approves expenditures within established guidelines.

  • Demonstrates regular and reliable attendance.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of and skill in applying:
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;

  • Leadership principles;

  • Methods, materials, equipment, quality control, and safety practices related to maintenance of vehicles, parts, systems and equipment;

  • Principles of training and supervision;

  • Principles of diesel, gasoline and natural gas engine maintenance and repair;

  • Report and document writing techniques;

  • Public relations principles;

  • Budgeting methods;

  • Customer service;

  • Modern office equipment.

Skill in and ability to:
  • Interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations;

  • Supervise and/or provide leadership;

  • Analyze and interpret fiscal, statistical, operational data and/or other related information and develops and implements recommendations based on findings;

  • Conduct research and/or investigations; prepare reports, presentations, training materials, promotional materials and/or other related documentation and correspondence;

  • Provide daily operational guidance and supervision;

  • Manage and administer projects, programs and operational activities;

  • Monitor and administer budgets, contracts and/or related operational measures;

  • Ensure regulatory compliance;

  • Plan and forecast;

  • Provide customer service and client support;

  • Utilize a computer and relevant software applications;

  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interacting with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Required: Bachelor's Degree and four (4) years experience related to area of assignment including two (2) years progressively responsible leadership experience related to area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Desired: Supervisory experience for a public agency in a unionized environment.

Special Requirement:
  • Valid Washington State driver's license at the time of hire.

  • Must be willing to work any shift. Assignment to the graveyard shift is highly likely

Application Instructions
To be considered for this vacancy, you must apply online via

The online application must include a chronological work and/or education history covering a ten-year period.

A cover letter and resume should be included with your application; however, the resume will not substitute for completing the work history section of the application.

At least 3 professional references should be included with names, professional titles, and current phone numbers and/or email addresses.

For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Talent Management at 253-581-8095 or

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or email

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Pierce Transit has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

Pierce Transit's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

Transit Job Listing - Fleet Assistant Manager