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Date: Sep 5, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 333942 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008426 

Salary:  $30,000.00 to $37,500.00 

Posting Closing Date: 11/01/2021 

POSITION TITLE:  Automotive Equipment Mechanic II (BUS MECHANIC)


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Transportation


FSDB SALARY RANGE - 260 Days: : $30,000 to $37,500 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


REQUIREMENTS:  Two years of experience in automotive repair work.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides inspection, repair, servicing, and maintenance of FSDB vehicles.  Demonstrate, model, and reinforce the Agency’ fundamental values of fairness, cooperation, respect, commitment, excellence, honesty and teamwork.  Demonstrate these values in interactions with co-workers, supervisor, students, parents and other departments; in personal contributions to work assignments and when representing the Agency or the State.  Maintains effective and positive performance by demonstrating flexibility with scheduling, work assignments and interactions with students and staff.  Responsible for the school bus preventive maintenance inspection program and servicing fleet of buses, station wagons, sedans, trucks, vans and scooters.  Responsible for accurate record keeping and assisting supervisor in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the vehicle maintenance section of the Transportation Department.  May be assigned to the Emergency Disaster Recovery Team.  May be assigned to transport students in an emergency situation. Evaluate and schedule repairs of mechanical malfunctions on a variety of equipment through vendors and shop.  Determine parts and materials necessary for vehicle and school operations by initiating work orders and requisitions for purchase.  Maintain accurate file for state vehicles.  Complete warranty claims on state vehicles.  Responsible for responding to any service call.  Report to supervisor any safety-related deficiencies found. Complies with all internal and departmental FSDB policies and procedures along with all Federal laws and regulations. Complete the thirty (30) day School Bus Inspection of FSDB school buses following the State of Florida Bus Safety Inspection Manual, within the schedule time.  Follows prescribed programs generated through the computer database system.  Develop a record keeping system that is current and complete verifying that all school buses were inspected monthly in accordance with statutes.  Responsible for safety, order, and overall cleanliness of work area and the transportation facility.  Maintain an orderly tool and parts area.  Responsible for transporting vehicles to outside vendors and repair shops.  Instruct drivers in specific area of operation.  Responsible for attending scheduled Automotive Equipment Mechanic meetings, scheduled training, and generally staff meetings. Responsible for other related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to be physically capable of operating the vehicle as determined by physical examination Form ESE 479, prescribed by the Commissioner and given by a physician designated by the school board and as determined by a dexterity test administered by the school district; Knowledge, skill and ability to meet the standard for the Florida Department of Education 40-hour School Bus Driver Training Certification; Knowledge, skill and ability to operate all motor vehicles utilized by FSDB; Knowledge of school bus rule, regulations and all laws pertaining to school buses; Knowledge of basic computer skills to use e-mail; Ability to communicate by use of a cellular telephone; Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, staff and co-workers; Ability to communicate with students, staff and  co-workers; Ability to provide CPR/First Aid to others;  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; Ability to prepare written reports and keep required records; Ability to maintain a valid Class B CDL License with Passenger Endorsement, Air Brake Endorsement and School Bus Endorsement; Ability to maintain a school Bus Inspector’s License for the Florida Department of Education; Ability to maintain a Florida Department of Education Certification of Training; Ability to implement the skills taught during CPI training; Ability to Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of work constantly to move objects; Ability to Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms, Bodily agility is emphasized; Ability to Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; Ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at waist; Ability to bend legs at knee to come to rest on knee or knees; Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; Ability to stand for sustained period of time; Ability to move about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances; Ability to use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward; Ability to use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion; Ability to raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position; Ability to lift 50 pounds of equipment, supplies and/or parts; Ability to reach shelves within 7 feet above head using a step stool; Ability to pick, pinch, type or work, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling; Ability to apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm; Ability to perceived the nature of sounds with or without correction; Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts; Ability to make substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers; Visual requirement equal that of a minimum standard based on the criteria of accuracy and neatness of work which deals largely with preparing or analyzing data and figures; Worker is subject to outside environmental conditions.

Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR. 


Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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