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Title: Skilled Trades Supervisor - Transportation/Bus Maintenance
Company: Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Transportation Department
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 146323
Salary: $28.40 - $45.32 Hourly

Closing Date: Open until a sufficient number of applications have been received.


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners Transportation Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Skilled Trades Supervisor in the Bus Maintenance Section.

The Skilled Trades Supervisor in the Bus Maintenance Section assigns and coordinates the work of bus maintenance staff performing a variety of journey-level diesel and related transit vehicle maintenance and repair work.

General Description:
The purpose of this class within the organization is to oversee the construction, renovation and maintenance of a skilled tradesman crew.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires four (4) years of journey level experience in diesel or heavy equipment maintenance and repair including one (1) year of lead work/supervisory experience.

Necessary Requirements:
  • Ability to work shift work in a 24/7 operation as assigned (days, afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays).
  • Ability to report to multiple work locations as needed.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
Must obtain a Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake and Passenger Transport Endorsement within ninety (90) days of employment based on area of assignment.

  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift Compliance)
  • 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F (608) Federal License for Handling Refrigerants
  • 2 or more ASE Certifications (e.g. A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8)
  • EPA Section 609 Certification - Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC)
  • Broward County Transportation Leadership Program (TLP) Graduate
  • 1 or more years Maintenance Management Software experience (Asset Works or comparable)
  • 1 or more years Transit Bus - Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • 1 or more years Electrical/Electronic Systems; Transit Bus - Diesel Engines
  • 1 or more years Time & Attendance Software experience (Kronos or comparable)
  • 1 or more years experience in a union environment/union negotiation
  • Automotive Technology Certification
  • Associate Degree or higher in a field of study related to area of assignment

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
  • Prioritizes staff assignments, plans and implement work projects and methods; determines application procedure and oversees the purchasing of all materials, submits requisition forms and specifications for supplies and materials; determines what new equipment should be purchased as well as what equipment is needed for various projects; performs and oversees equipment maintenance and planning for support of heavy equipment as needed.

  • Determines if safety hazards exist and implements necessary corrections; inspects buildings and grounds for various needed repairs and maintenance.

  • Plans, assigns and supervises tradesmen, equipment operators and maintenance personnel engaged in carpentry, masonry, painting, lawn cutting, and natural area maintenance and preventive maintenance of vehicles, etc.; inspects jobs in progress as well as completed jobs and assignments.

  • Oversees requisition of parts and supplies, checks and orders stock and repair parts; manages heavy equipment fleet; repairs, replaces, diagnoses, and troubleshoots plant equipment and machinery.

  • Consults and assists other districts/divisions within Broward County.

  • Assumes the duties of superior when needed; handles personnel issues regarding attendance, leave requests, paperwork, filing, staff meetings, purchase tracking and recording approvals of requests as needed.

  • Inputs data and work logs into computer; communicates with peers and upper management on any maintenance issues.

  • Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to electrical shocks; heights.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, traffic and moving machinery.


County Core Competencies
All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


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