Yuba County

Heavy Equipment Mechanic (20049437)

Northern California Inland
10/29/2020 at 5pm
$3,828.00-$4,211.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


915 8th Street Suite 123 Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Heavy Equipment Mechanic in the Public Works Department within the Community Development & Services Agency. Under general supervision, incumbent to this position will independently perform the full range of maintenance and repair duties on a wide variety of vehicles and equipment, including automobiles, heavy and light duty trucks, off-road equipment, and small engine powered equipment; operate a variety of hand, power and shop tools and perform related work as assigned. This classification requires specialized knowledge, skills and experience in equipment maintenance. This is the heavy equipment specialized journey level in the mechanic series.

About CDSA:

The Community Development and Services Agency (CDSA) strives to improve the overall quality of life for our residents and fiscal health of our businesses by coordinating the orderly growth and development of the County. We accomplish this by providing proper implementation of related regulations, providing community services, and by providing operation, maintenance, and expansion of Public Works infrastructure.

Example of Duties:

- Diagnose problems and perform all level of repairs, from minor to major, on both gasoline and diesel engines, including electrical, fuel, and cooling systems, and power-trains.

- Diagnose, repair and maintain air and hydraulic brake systems, equipment hydraulic systems, steering systems, and associated power take-off equipment.

- Perform preventative maintenance work on off-road equipment, heavy trucks, automobiles, and other small equipment.

- Read and interpret manuals, drawings, and specifications related to equipment and automotive repair; estimate labor, material and equipment repair needs and specific parts required to complete assignments.

- Make oral and written reports of work performed; complete forms and maintain accurate maintenance records.

- Perform minor fabrication of metal work, including the ability to cut, grind and use welding equipment to fabricate and repair parts and equipment.

- Comply with all County equipment and safety policies and procedures, and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CalOSHA) rules and regulations.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel-powered automobiles, trucks and construction equipment; basic operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines, standard and automatic transmissions, hydraulic systems, cooling systems, and electrical systems; safe and skillful operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment used in the work. Skilled in reading and interpreting manuals, specifications, drawings, and the preparation of reports of work performed; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work. Must be able, on a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum: Graduation from high school and two years of journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and/or heavy construction equipment.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum, possess a California Class A or B driver’s license or certification of technical school training in automotive, heavy duty truck or off-road equipment mechanics, and three additional years of journey-level experience as indicated above. .

Special Requirements:  Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. DMV printout prior to hire. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government  Code 3100-3109.

Work Environment: Typical heavy equipment garage and onsite repairs. Work with exposure to potentially hazardous fuels, oils, solvents and nearby moving mechanical parts. Work under adverse conditions, such as heavy rain, wind, heat and smoke.

Licenses and Certification: Possess a valid California Class C driver’s license; maintain throughout employment.




Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years


Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55

Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62

(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)

VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs

HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays

SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year

HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).

LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.  Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.0% with a maximum of $1,229.09 on wages up to $122,909(per calendar year) for 2020. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).

MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%

DEFERRED COMP: Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.

MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Master Labor Agreement by visiting: 


UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association

Special Instructions

Final Filing Deadline: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM


An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ON-LINE APPLICATION:  Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire.


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.


Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (OnLine or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire (included in the CalOpps application profile)
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of Applicable Certifications
  • Copy of Driver’s License


The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.


The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Exams
  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).


A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Please include; 1) Places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to the questions. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.


Applicants who have successfully met the position qualifications and completed any screening processes may be required to successfully complete the CPSHR Entry Level Automotive Mechanic Exam with a passing score to continue to the next phase of the recruitment process. This exam may be administered in a written format or online using County computers.


If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.


All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.


When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.


An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.


The Public Works department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.  


Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee's FORM I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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