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Auto Service Worker Positions With City; Start at $36,474

Two Assignment Levels; Various Duties, Tasks; Apply by Jan. 26; Fee is $54

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The city is accepting applications for Automotive Service Workers through Jan. 26. The salary is $36,474 per year for Level 1 placements. The application fee is $54.

The Job

Automotive Service Workers, under varying levels of supervision and degrees of difficulty, assist in and perform automotive-maintenance services such as inspection, and repair work. At Assignment Level 1, they perform repairs and automotive-maintenance services such as preventive maintenance, inspection, battery service, checking, servicing, patching and changing tires; lubrication and oil change; clean, wash and polish vehicles; clean interior of vehicles; dispense gasoline and oil; check the level, and refill automobile fluids such as coolant, oil, transmission and brake fluids. 

They also assist in performing tuneups, in shops and on the road, and in replacement of engine parts, drive-trains, transmissions, steering gear and components, ignition, heating and cooling systems, air-conditioning components, brake system, lighting system, sirens and backup warning tone systems, etc; operate motor vehicles to test repairs; may operate a tow truck when duties require; maintain and update vehicle service and repair records. 

To Qualify

There are two assignment levels within this class of positions. Appointments will generally be made to Assignment Level 1. After appointment, employees may be advanced to the higher assignment level.

Education and experience requirements are as follow: Two years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in an automotive repair shop or gasoline service station within the last 10 years, performing automotive maintenance services, such as inspection, lubrication and oil changing; or 2) Graduation from a trade high school, vocational high school or technical high school approved by a state's Department of Education or a recognized accredited organization in a course of study in automotive maintenance and repair; or 3) An associate degree from an accredited college with a major in automotive technology; or 4) Satisfactory combination of education and experience equivalent to 1,2 or 3. Six months of experience will be credited for satisfactory completion of each year of full-time trade school, vocational high school, technical school, college or university education with a course of study in automotive maintenance and repair.

At the time of appointment, all candidates must possess a valid driver’s license. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment. For certain positions, a New York State Class A commercial driver’s license with towing endorsement or a New York State Class B commercial driver’s license with air brakes certification is required. Candidates may qualify with a Commercial Driver License Learner's Permit and must obtain the required license within 180 days of appointment.

City residency within 90 days could be required.

The Test

Test scores will be determined by an education-and-experience exam. Applicants will receive a score of 70 points for meeting the education-and-experience requirements listed above. After these requirements are met, applicants will receive additional credit up to a maximum of 100 points based on length of full-time experience. 

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