Civil Service Testing-Public Property-Vehicle Maintenance

The City of Ottawa Civil Service Commission is accepting applications to establish an eligibility register for future positions in Public Works-Vehicle Maintenance Division.

Knowledge of ASE certification data is recommended, but not required for this examination.

Job Description: Under limited supervision, plans and performs skilled diagnostic and mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered automotive, construction, and other City vehicles. Maintains a fleet data management system to update and maintain records of inventoried parts, vehicle use, and maintenance performed, and repair costs. Performs other duties as assigned. Work schedule is normally 40 hours Monday thru Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Ability to work in adverse weather and be subject to extended after-hours, weekend and holiday work.
Perform service and repairs to vehicles, trucks and associated power equipment and systems using technical manuals, hand, power and diagnostic tools.
Operate skid steer loader, backhoe, wheel loader, street sweeper, vactor, turf mowers and power equipment during diagnostic and maintenance activity.
Occasionally be assigned to perform minor welding, leaf collection, material loading/unloading, snow removal and salt application.
Ability to obtain advancing ASE certifications in auto, truck, emergency vehicle and component system technologies.

Residency within five (5) miles of the corporate limits of the City of Ottawa must be established and maintained within fifteen (15) months of employment.
Future employment is subject to satisfactorily passing a criminal background check, a physical agility test and a medical examination which includes a test to screen for the use of drugs and/or narcotics.