Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

  • Equipment Mechanic I

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
  • Salary Minimum

    USD $32,198.40/Yr.

    Salary Maximum

    USD $57,116.80/Yr.


    Perform inspections, maintenance, and minor repairs on automotive and related equipment.


    Non-standard hours including nights, holidays and weekends


    Twelve-month initial probationary period

    Location (Subject to Change)

    Falkenburg Road Area

    Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

    • Troubleshoot and repair various types of vehicles and equipment.
    • Assist Equipment Mechanics of a higher level in major repairs.
    • Operate various types of vehicles as required to complete proper maintenance.
    • Perform preventative maintenance.
    • Inspect and adjust equipment used in performance of duties.
    • Procure and record required materials and supplies.
    • May perform emergency road servicing.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Some knowledge of the materials, tools and methods used in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of a variety of vehicles and equipment.
    • Some knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and methods.
    • Some knowledge of parts requirements including ordering and recording.
    • Skill in locating and correcting defects.
    • Skill in the use of shop tools.
    • Ability to understand and perform diagnostic testing.
    • Ability to operate motorized equipment.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain maintenance records.
    • Ability and willingness to work in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise level.
    • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, and crouch at ground level.
    • Ability to carry up to 75 pounds.
    • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.


    A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and
    One year verifiable experience repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment such as automobiles, trucks, or lawn maintenance equipment.


    Sheriff’s Office May Require

    Possession of a higher classification of Driver License to include Commercial Driver License (CDL).

    Additional Requirements

    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
    • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
    • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
    • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
    • No felony convictions within lifetime.
    • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
    • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
    • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

    Benefit Information

    Benefits include but are not limited to:
    - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
    - Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
    - Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
    - Employee Assistance Program
    - Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
    - Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Paid training


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