Job Title: Vehicle Technician Assistant

Reports to:Shop Manager, Transportation
Job Group:School-Related Personnel


Job Code:5114
Salary Schedule:PG01


Under direct supervision, assist in maintaining a safe and economical fleet, to include gasoline and diesel-driven vehicles in order to provide efficient transportation services for the District.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Perform routine, preventive maintenance and lesser skilled repair work on vehicular equipment, including but not limited to, lubrication and oil changes, brake repairs, tire replacement, wheel balancing, hose replacements, wheel bearings, electrical units, batteries, and maintaining transmissions.
  2. Perform limited troubleshooting and diagnostics of electrical and mechanical problems.
  3. Report any known unsafe or hazardous mechanical condition that exists on any vehicle or equipment to Vehicle Technician or Shop Manager.
  4. Assist with scheduled vehicle inspections as required.
  5. Maintain all District vehicles with adequate fuel.
  6. Maintain all District vehicles in good condition by washing and cleaning vehicles' interior and exterior.
  7. Maintain garage area and grounds in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.
  8. Care for all District vehicles by disinfecting interior of buses thoroughly with approved cleaning agents.
  9. Prepare all required paperwork and maintain all appropriate records.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to understand and apply basic math skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • May be required to meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)
  • May be subject to Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act (OTETA)


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) from an accredited institution
  • One year experience in automotive setting
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. 


  • Possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B, with a Passenger Endorsement 'P' or able to attain within 6 months of employment


  • Vocational Degree or Certification in the field of Automotive, or related field
  • Two years' experience in automotive setting or fleet maintenance




Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.    

Cold:  The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is enough noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.                                                                                                                                                    

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.

Atmospheric Conditions: The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions affect the respiratory systems or the skin: fumes, odors, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Oils: The worker is subject to oils. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


Hoists, jacks, lifts, and other related lifting equipment; tire equipment to include balancers, mount/dismount equipment; presses, pullers, hand tools, powered tools, other tooling and equipment commonly related to automotive repair; general office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Vehicle Technician Assistant;   EST: February 20, 1990;   REV: July 26, 2022;   Board Approved: July 26, 2022

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