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Southwest Florida Water Management District

fleet technician (0247)

Posted: Nov/5/2021

Tampa, FL

Job Type: full time

Clearly Rewarded.


Work for Our Water Resources.

Dive in, explore your potential, and commit to a cause that matters—for today and generations to come. Be part of a customer service focused team that is committed to supporting those who work hard to preserve one of our most vital resources. Build a career that can become your life’s work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).

Join our General Services Bureau

Now is your chance to join and support our Fleet Services Section within our General Services Bureau. You will have the opportunity to provide customer service and attention to detail through the repair and maintenance of District assets including District vehicles and equipment. The Fleet Technician is responsible for performing preventative and routine maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of agricultural tractors, bulldozers, forestry equipment, hydraulic repairs, and heavy trucks. Conducts safety inspections and training on equipment. This opportunity offers an ability to make an impact on the organization and provides flexibility and a true work-life balance. You’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of teams in this promising position, each of which plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve our most valuable natural resources.

For helping to maintain our valuable water resources, we offer:

  • Work-life balance
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Prescription drug coverage & mail order program
  • Health savings & flexible spending accounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Legal and identity theft protection
  • Wellness program
  • Florida retirement system/retirement benefits
  • Deferred compensation
  • Public service loan forgiveness qualified employer
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • State adoption benefit program qualified employer
  • Training and development resources
  • Innovative projects
  • Advanced technologies


Fleet Technician 1: $15.20 - $17.35
Fleet Technician 2: 
$17.24 - $19.67 

The starting hourly ranges are included for the Fleet Technician profile which reflects the minimum to 30% of the respective pay grades. The starting salary will be based on the education and experience of the successful candidate. The District conducts annual performance evaluations that may award applicable pay increases based on positive employee performance. 

Essential Functions

  • Performs scheduled preventive and routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment. Checks oil and other lubricants, batteries, belts, filters, bearings, coolant, spark plugs, brake pads, tires, exhaust systems, and other systems and components. Repairs, adjusts, and/or replaces parts as necessary. Inspects and repairs exterior components, and trailers as needed. Performs quality control inspections on all repairs.

  • Inspects, diagnoses, analyzes, detects, and corrects or repairs malfunctions and/or arranges for outside repair of gasoline/hybrid and diesel/hybrid powered vehicles and equipment, including automobiles and light trucks, heavy equipment and trucks, small engines, ATVs, airboats, etc.

  • Reviews, correlates, and processes daily work orders. Enters completed P-Card purchases and vehicle/equipment work orders into the computerized fleet maintenance system.

  • Maintains and controls shop supplies, used spare parts, and accessories. Requisitions and receives replacement and any other parts necessary to perform vehicle and equipment repair and service. Maintains an inventory of tools and shop equipment and keeps them clean and in working order.

  • Inspects the shop area and surroundings to ensure compliance with safety standards and rules pertaining to accident prevention. Provides input to the Fleet Services Manager concerning equipment requirements and related costs estimates and on other topics as needed.

  • The District plays a critical, emergency management role before, during, and after major storm events and/or in conjunction with the overall emergency management strategy, operations, and recovery for the State of Florida. The employee therefore may be required to perform duties as assigned before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies.

Required Credentials for Fleet Technician Opportunities

Fleet Technician 1

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years automotive or equipment repair related work experience
  • Two (2) ASE certifications
  • Required to obtain a Class A CDL within one (1) year of hire 
  • Must live within a 20 mile radius of the Tampa Service Office (7601 US Highway 301 Tampa, FL 33637)
  • Valid driver’s license

Fleet Technician 2

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Three (3) years automotive or equipment repair related work experience
  • Six (6) ASE certifications
  • Valid Class A CDL 
  • Must live within a 20 mile radius of the Tampa Service Office (7601 US Highway 301 Tampa, FL 33637) 
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Credentials for Fleet Technician Opportunities

  • Field repair experience on heavy equipment

Application Process

The District will determine eligibility for employment solely from the information provided on a District employment application. All applicants are required to complete, in full, a District employment application. Any application that is not complete will not receive consideration for the position. A resume will not be considered as a substitute for the information requested on the application for purposes of qualification.

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