Emergency Vehicle Technician

  • 008212

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs a variety of tasks in the repair and maintenance of emergency response vehicles and equipment; removes and reinstalls vehicle interior components; installs, removes and terminates various types of wiring; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Properly removes and reinstalls (without damage) vehicle interior components, including but not limited to seats, carpet, door and trim panels, headliner, dashboard and console.
  • Properly spec, installs, removes, and terminates various types of wiring including, but not limited to 12V and 120V electrical systems, Ethernet, USB, and wireless/radio antenna wiring.
  • Inputs detailed information into computer based work order and tracking system and provide documentation and reports.
  • Maintains and orderly and safe work environment.
  • Troubleshoots electrical problems in general.
  • Removes, installs, repairs and maintains light bars, sirens, light /siren controllers, power inverters, laptop stands, and gun racks.
  • Preinstalls and removes two way in car radios, mobile DVR, and bait-car equipment.
  • Installs prisoner cages.
  • Organizes, tests, and maintains and inventory of electrical components, sirens, light, and related parts.
  • Performs related duties as required and as directed.
  • Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of emergency response vehicles.
  • Knowledge of electronic and computerized automotive diagnostic equipment used to maintain and repair vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health policies and procedures related to vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of maintaining automotive and equipment stock parts and inventory.
  • Skill in safely repairing and testing vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in utilizing computer databases to maintain and update records, files, and inventory.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Excellent customer service skills including strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Proficient in the use of power tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. Work in remote areas and conditions in remote semi-wilderness areas of the City. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (greater than 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes and maintains a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment and random drug testing for certain employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED, and five (5) years of experience in installing, upgrading, modifying, troubleshooting, maintaining, and remove aftermarket technologies for public safety equipment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Three (3) years as a Certified Emergency Vehicle Technician and possession of the certificate as Emergency Vehicle Technician provided by the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission, Inc. (EVT), required. A valid State of Florida driver’s license, required. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.

Last revision date: March 2013