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Emergency Vehicle Technician at Sarasota County Government

Emergency Vehicle Technician

Sarasota County Government Sarasota, FL (On Site) Full-Time


General ServicesAbout Our Job

Want to make a impact in your community? Join our fleet team and perform preventative maintenance, inspections, and repairs on all vehicles, trucks, and equipment in the Fire/EMS and Sarasota County fleet.

Job Description:

  • Perform diagnostic tests to identify and rebuild/repair malfunctions on all diesel, gasoline and electric equipment.

  • Make repairs to include overhaul of major and minor sub-systems.

  • Diagnose hydraulic malfunctions, engines, fire pumps, foam systems, cylinders and control valves.

  • Perform repairs on everything from chain saws to rescues, fire trucks, and EMS equipment.

  • Troubleshoot and repair pumps, actuators, transmissions, compressors, pneumatic and electric controls and components.

  • May weld and cut parts using welding equipment and cutting torches.

  • Perform fire pump diagnostics, repairs, and pump tests. Maintains and repairs vehicle air-conditioning units.

  • Perform diagnostic tests and repair/overhaul complete brake and steering systems.

  • Perform diagnostic test and repairs on emission control systems.

  • Perform accurate documentation on repair work orders.

  • Ensure a SAFE work environment, identifies/correct safety infractions, walks and talks safety. Wears PPE as required, performs job risk assessments.

  • Perform emergency road services to equipment outside the garage.

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. On-Call Required.

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.

  • Two (2) years of mechanical experience in automotive or heavy vehicle/equipment repair.

  • Valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver’s License with a Tanker endorsement within six (6) months from date of hire.

  • Ability to obtain Hazmat upon request.

  • Individuals selected for this position will be required to furnish their own tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in basic welding.

  • Completed/maintains a minimum of two (2) ASE certifications (ASE or EVT certifications).

Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Individual must regularly bend, stretch, use arms, back and legs to perform job task requirements required to accomplish position duties.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.

About Everything Else

Pay: $19.71 (Step 4) - $21.55 (Step 7)

After completing your 6-month probationary period, you will automatically receive an extra $2.00/hour as a shop incentive, bringing your hourly pay range to $21.71 - $23.55!

*** You can earn an additional $0.20 cents per hour for each ASE approved certification up to $8.00 more per hour. This can increase the maximum hourly rate to $29.55***

Potential earnings of $31.55/hour for Step 7 + $2.00/hour Shop Incentive + $8.00/hour ASE Additives

Employee Type:Regular (Budgeted)


  • Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more!

  • For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Emergency Vehicle Technician for additional information.

  • Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.

  • Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)​​

A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County – Many Voices, One Team.

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are the keys to serving, representing and understanding our community. We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize that we are stronger together.

Our vision is to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that attracts, develops, retains and engages a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service – internally and externally.

Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call


Government employers are drug-free and tobacco-free environments, EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all services, programs or activities.

Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

Do you like leaving things better than you found them? We serve the greater good! Our team is here to make Sarasota the premier community to live, work and play!

Sarasota has 37 miles of award-winning beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work!

We believe in work-life balance with a generous leave plan.

“US News & World Report: Sarasota is No. 1 in Florida and No. 18 in the country for best place to live.”

We need YOU to help create wonderful experiences for residents and vacationing guests enjoying Sarasota! Apply today!

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