Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Equipment Mechanic I

Job ID

Salary Minimum

USD $32,198.40/Yr.

Salary Maximum

USD $52,535.91/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.


Completion of the tenth grade; and
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

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
  • 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 or update including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, and medical evaluation.


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