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Fleet Deputy Officer

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Fleet Deputy Officer
Job Requisition Number COA077701
Position Number 107932
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Fleet Administration
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job. Plus five (5) years complex administrative management experience, two (2) of which were in a large governmental fleet or comparable industry.

Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as a Fleet Deputy Officer for the Fleet Services Department.

Overview of the Position:

    The City of Austin Fleet Services Department is responsible for the acquisition, disposal, maintenance, and fueling of over 6,500 vehicles and pieces of equipment for the City of Austin. Additionally, the Department is responsible for implementing the City’s environmental initiatives through the development of policies and procedures designed to reduce emissions in the City fleet. Fleet Services oversees the rental of vehicles and equipment for its various customer departments. The Department also dispenses gasoline and diesel fuels, as well as alternative fuels at over 40 selected sites.

    The Fleet Deputy Officer will serve under the direction of the Fleet Officer. Under minimal direction, assists in managing and supervising the activities and operations of the Fleet Services Department and provides support to the Fleet Officer in the general management of the Fleet Services Department.

Regarding Your Application:

    A detailed and complete Employment Application is required. Resume and Letter of Interest are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.

    Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application.

    Employment history dates must include month and year.

Professional License and Other Notes:

    If selected for an interview an assessment may be required.


    This position may travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties, and individuals may be required to drive their own personal vehicle or City vehicle. Successful candidate must be in possession of a Texas driver’s license as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements.
Pay Range



Normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Additional hours will be required on evening, weekends, and holidays per business need.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Fleet Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1190 Hargrave St., Austin, TX 78702
Preferred Qualifications
  1. 10+ yrs in a leadership role of a large organization.
  2. 5+ yrs experience as an executive team member with responsibilities related to large Fleet Operations and or procurement.
  3. 5+ yrs experience with vehicle lifecycle management.
  4. 5+ yrs experience with asset management.
  5. 3+ yrs management experience working with logistics.
  6. Experience working with Fleet Management Information System (FMIS).
  7. Strong background and experience with budget, business planning, contracts and financial forecast.
  8. Strong background in engaging with stakeholders and effective public speaking.
  9. Demonstrate ideologies of fleet management where it relates to a diverse public fleet. (Specifically in the areas of vehicle pooling and car sharing).
  10. Successfully demonstrate knowledge of information technology and fleet industry emerging trends.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists with the management and operation of the Fleet Services Division to assure effectiveness and efficiency in all activities related to the general administration of Fleet Services and the City of Austin.
  2. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for multiple programs and activities.
  3. Provides general oversight and direction to the automotive and equipment repair operation including the development and monitoring of performance measures, goals and objectives.
  4. Provides general oversight to all activities related to the Fleet Vehicle Support Services division including Fuel, Auction, Taxi, Acquisitions, Rental Pool and Make Ready.
  5. Directs and coordinates business support activities including Human Resources, Safety, Administration and Finance. Coordinates and provides direction to Fleet Technical Services division, including technical training and warranty administration.
  6. Provides oversight and direction to the development of short and long term planning goals and objectives for the Division. Monitors key business indicators and division performance measures. Oversees and assists in the development of division budget, business plan and five year forecast. Oversees and develops citywide Vehicle Acquisition budget and five year forecast. Provides financial and managerial reports as required.
  7. Provides technical advice and assistance to citizens, contractors, departments, management, etc.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

    Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of automotive and other motorized equipment.
  • Knowledge of budget including policies, procedures and short and long-term forecasting.
  • Knowledge of work team concepts and productivity standards in an automotive repair facility.
  • Knowledge of the methods, equipment, and materials used in servicing automobiles and other applicable equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
  • Ability to direct and evaluate personnel in the accomplishment of goals and objectives and demonstrate ability to manage priorities and workloads.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job plus five (5) years complex administrative management experience, two (2) of which were in a large governmental fleet or comparable industry. Do you meet this minimum qualification?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Driving is an essential function of this job, so driving eligibility and insurability must be verified at the time of hire. If selected as the top candidate, do you understand that your driving record will be evaluated to ensure it meets the City’s Safety Driving Record Standards?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents