Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Specialist

Salary: $23.80 - $34.25 per hour (DOQ)
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (Subject to Recall)
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Employment Application

Supplemental Questionnaire

EEO Survey

Waiver and Release

Inclusion Statement


Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Five years of heavy duty truck experience including diesel engine diagnostic and repair of hydraulic, electrical and brake systems. Three years of maintenance and repair of fire apparatus and one year of supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

License and Certifications: Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record. Must obtain an Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License Class B within six (6) months of employment. Must obtain an Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s license, Class A within twelve (12) months of employment. Ability to obtain Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) Certification under section 609 of the Clean Air Act within six (6) months of employment. Ability to obtain Master Mechanic and Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Level I and II certifications within 24 months of employment. Master ASE Heavy Truck “T” Certifications required or the ability to obtain within 12 months of employment. Ability to maintain required ASE certifications to keep up with advancing and heavy truck technology.

Knowledge: Knowledge of emergency vehicle and fire apparatus operation and repair principles, methodologies and techniques. Tools, equipment, materials used in diagnosis, repair, maintenance and inspection of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus, and equipment. Knowledge of heavy truck operation and repair principles, methodologies, and techniques. Emissions and inspection standards. Occupational hazards and safety practices and regulations. Basic knowledge of computers and data entry. Supervisory methods and techniques to include metrics for measuring performance. 

Skills: Operation and use of equipment and tools used in the operation, repairs and maintenance of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus, and equipment. Planning work, laying out schedules, and supervising skilled personnel to obtain effective results and meet established time frames. Providing employees with verbal instructions and physical demonstration of diagnosis, repairs, maintenance and inspection of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus, and equipment, and other heavy equipment. General computer skills. Maintaining accurate records. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively lead subordinates, resolve minor complaints, and deal with day to day occurrences.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, supervises skilled Heavy Truck and EVT maintenance and repair technicians; instructs employees in correct methods and procedures; trains employees in safe operation of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus and equipment; other heavy equipment and EVT service truck; monitors and inspects work in progress to ensure safety, quality, and timely completion of work; reviews and evaluates employee performance. Participates in the maintenance and repair of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus and equipment and other heavy equipment. Oversees the proper use, cleanliness and storage of tools and specialty equipment; ensures equipment and vehicles are in proper working order and are maintained on a periodic basis; notifies supervisor of major equipment and work problems. Ensures workers maintain awareness of others within the work area, maintain a clean and safe work area, follow safety rules and safe work practices, and use safety equipment where required. Maintains appropriate maintenance and repair records, inventory of parts, log of work completed and time, parts and materials used, injury reports, and related reports including required regulatory reports. Responds to operator complaints; investigates nature of complaints and takes necessary action. Operates a variety of heavy equipment in the performance of duties.  Schedules and approves maintenance repairs of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hydraulic equipment and other specialized heavy equipment. Approves or denies parts request from operators and mechanics. Oversees, directs and trains a staff of one skilled mechanic with proper procedures and techniques of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus and equipment. Manages and assigns vehicle repair orders. May attend meetings and seminars to upgrade knowledge in area of specialization. May order supplies and equipment up to a predetermined amount; makes telephone calls to get price quote and purchases best quality for lowest price. Operates wrecker to tow in disabled vehicle. May serve as Supervisor in his/her absence. Performs other related duties as required.

Working Conditions: Frequent exposure inside and outside to dirt, dust, extremes of temperature, weather, noise and noxious odors. Frequent exposure to fumes and gases (i.e., carbon monoxide). May require wearing self- contained breathing apparatus. Subject to working on and around slippery surfaces; working from ladders, platforms, or other equipment over 100 feet above floor or ground level; working in cramped or confined spaces and assuming awkward or strained positions when making equipment repairs; working near Police and Fire scenes; working near moving machinery and power tools. Exposed to intermittent or continued loud and incessant noises caused by machinery, equipment, etc. Subject to working with hot equipment, tools, etc.; working with electrical components; working after hours including emergency call out for breakdowns and may be required to work on-call duty, holidays, and/or overtime. Subject to recall for major emergency events. Subject to frequent local travel.

Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Analytical ability to plan work schedules, evaluate work performances, facility maintenance, truck and equipment malfunctions, and determine necessary repairs. Ability to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgement. Ability to effectively convey technical information to co-workers and other City employees.  Ability to lift, push, pull and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) materials, supplies, and equipment frequently.  Ability to lift heavy (50-75 lb.) materials, supplies, and equipment occasionally.  Flexibility enough to bend, twist, and reach when performing job-related tasks. Mobility enough to continuously move one’s self from place to place during the workday. Arm-hand steadiness and manual dexterity enough to use hand and power tools to maintain and repair parts and equipment. Near vision enough to read manuals, schematics, labels, etc. and to work with small parts and wires; visual color discrimination enough to accurately match color-coded wires, etc.  Hearing enough to determine the location of sounds from equipment or parts such as engine blocks, transmissions, carburetors, pump assemblies, PTO drives, etc.; hearing enough to distinguish between environmental sounds such as vehicles in motion, tappets pinging in an automobile engine, etc.  Ability to climb ground and aerial ladders to heights in excess of 100 feet.

Additional Information: A tool box, complete master tool set, specialty tools and uniforms are provided. Selected applicant must have telephone or message number where applicant may be reached and pass a background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.

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