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Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 502581 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: FLEET ASSISTANT - 48008426

Position Number: 48008426 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2022 

Job Advertisement

Automotive Equipment Mechanic I (Fleet Assistant) - Position Number 48008426

Department – Transportation

Position Type – Career Service


About Our Organization and Mission

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow 

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida’s Historic Coast

Visit Florida–St. Augustine

First Coast Relocation Guide

Historic Coast Culture

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities.  It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax.  Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

FSDB is a state of Florida agency and a major employer in St. Johns County. Working for the state of Florida is more than a paycheck. The state’s total compensation package for our SES and Career Service employees features a highly competitive set of benefits that may include but are not limited to:

Annual and sick leave

Holiday leave–nine days per year

Personal holiday–one day per year

State group insurance–health, dental, vision, life, and supplemental coverage options

Retirement plan options–including employer contributions (for specifics, visit

Flexible spending accounts

Tuition waivers

And more!

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12-month position: $27,040.00



Monday – Friday (Shifts vary)


Your Specific Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position assists with vehicle maintenance, repairs, servicing, detailing and preventative maintenance of FSDB vehicles. Responsible for overseeing, scheduling, and completing assignments for the vehicle maintenance program and detail services of buses, trucks, vans, and golf carts. Assists supervisor in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the vehicle maintenance section of the Transportation Department.  Maintain accurate file for state vehicles. Responsible for assisting Fleet Manager with administrative duties including, but not limited to, fuel reporting, parts inventory, vehicle work orders, monitoring repair orders and invoices, data entry for preventative maintenance services, fees associated with the purchase of parts and outside services, and vehicle mileage logs. Responsible for assisting Automotive Equipment Mechanic II's with preventative maintenance, repairs and servicing of buses, trucks, vans, and golf carts.  Provides periodic inspections to all vehicles, as directed, and reports to supervisor any safety-related deficiencies found. Responsible for keeping accurate records and ordering parts, as needed. Performs road calls as needed. 

Provides transportation support of students to and from assigned locations using specified routes, including field trips and SHOW Program.  May be assigned to transport students in an emergency situation. Responsible for safety, order, and overall cleanliness of work area and the transportation facility. Responsible for transporting vehicles to outside vendors and repair shops. Responsible for attending scheduled Automotive Equipment Mechanic meetings, scheduled training, and staff meetings. Complies with all policies and procedures along with all Federal laws and regulations. Other related duties, as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to follow oral and written instruction; Ability to assist in daily fueling of vehicles; Assist in cleaning shop and work area; Ability to delegate and monitor assignments when cleaning/detailing of transportation vehicles; Knowledge and ability to diagnosis, replace or repair defective automotive, school bus, and golf cart components; Ability to provide safety inspections on all FSDB vehicles; Ability to perform repairs and preventative maintenance on vehicles as specified on work orders; Maintain tools and equipment in good working order; Assist  with emergency road calls and test drive vehicles to ensure they are in safe operating condition; Ability to work in all types of weather; cold temperatures, extreme heat temperatures and extreme wet/humid temperatures; 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 safely all school buses and equipment utilized by FSDB; Knowledge of basic computer skills to use e-mail; Ability to work a varied shift including weekends and evenings; Ability to communicate by use of cellular telephone; Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, staff and co-workers; Ability to communicate with students, parents, staff and co-workers; Ability to provide First Aid to others; Ability to plan, organize and coordinate assignments; Ability to prepare reports; Ability to maintain a valid Class B, CDL Florida License with Passenger, Air Brake and School Bus Endorsements; 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 lift 50 pounds of food products and/or trash, luggage; 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; Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR. Ability to attain sign language proficiency level in accordance with FSDB O.P.P.1.24.


Minimum Requirements:

CDL Class B or higher with School Bus and Passenger endorsements.

One year of professional mechanic experience.


Sign Language Requirements

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.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application.  It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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