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  • 502880
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jun 27 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  7654 N. 19th Avenue,  Phoenix, AZ 85021

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 6:00am - 2:30pm

Posting Details:

*We offer weekends off with 13 days paid vacation and 10 paid holidays, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, employee assistance program, career stability and a culture that values opportunity for growth and professional development where your skills will be recognized and rewarded!

*This position is eligible to participate in the ASE Stipend Pay Program, employees can earn up to $14,400 a year with qualifying certifications.  We reimburse 100% of the costs for passed tests and offer training assistance!

*Uniforms provided to ship employees at no charge and are eligible to participate in the Safety-toe Shoe reimbursement program (100% of cost up to $175.00 per year).

*Personal Tool Allowance of $600.00 per calendar year and Personal Tool Insurance Coverage up to $10,000/tools and up to $15,000/toolbox for qualified losses on state premises.

Salary: $40,000.00 - $48,000.00 

Anticipated hiring salary is $22.2115 hourly/$46,200 annually with a potential to earn up to $29.1346 hourly/$60,600 annually when ASE Triple Master Certified Technician status is obtained.

Grade: 17

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for performing highly skilled diagnostic, inspections, and maintenance, and repairs to Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) class A, C and D buses ensuring compliance with all safety requirements.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnose and repair Diesel and Gas powered internal combustion engine. Diagnose problems in A/C electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems on Class A, C and D buses.

  • Advises dispatch of vehicle availability and coordinates with vendors/manufacturers as needed.

  • Road test/operate equipment after repair/maintenance has been completed and maintain daily records. Requires a driver's license/CDL.

  • Maintain shop truck and be ready to respond to road/service calls in a timely manner. Determines if a field repair can be made or make arrangements to have the vehicle brought back to the yard.

  • Perform miscellaneous activities: attend training classes and safety meetings, confer with supervisors, customers, manufacturers/parts personnel, etc., on work assignments, parts running, shop clean up and necessary paperwork.

This position requires flexibility with work hours and days/nights, weekends and holidays to accommodate emergency repair work and varied schedules.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge in:

  • Bus A/C systems, bus power/drive train system inspection, diagnosis and repair procedures

  • Electrical systems inspection, diagnosis, and repair procedures

  • Electronic control systems inspection, diagnosis, and repair procedures

  • Computerized diagnostic analyzer use procedures and practices

  • Hydraulic systems inspection, diagnosis, and repair procedures

  • Operating principles of gasoline and diesel powered internal combustion engines

  • Fleet maintenance shop safety principles and practices

  • Record keeping principles and practices

  • Understanding of DOT out of service criteria  


Skills in:

  • Repairing and maintaining mechanical, electrical, electronic and A/C systems of different types of buses

  • Operating computerized diagnostic analyzer equipment

  • Estimating time cost of repair maintenance work for a wide variety of school buses

  • Scheduling/coordinating bus service and repair to maximize utilization


Ability to:

  • Follow oral and written instructions

  • Quickly evaluate repairs to determine course of action

  • Interpret repair manuals, service bulletins and recall bulletins

  • Utilize a PC and PC programs

  • Manage time effectively

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. and push/pull 90 lbs.; pass a physical exam

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

Five years of journey level experience diagnosing and repairing a variety of light automotive and heavy construction equipment or education/training from a certified/accredited school. Education may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for the experience, up to a maximum of two years.

ASE certification and/or medium/heavy duty truck, bus or heavy equipment manufacturers certification are highly desirable.

Successful candidates must have their own tools for the position.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Position requires possession of CAA 608/609 license or ability to obtain certification within the sixth month of employment.

Employment is contingent upon passing a medical/physical examination.

This position requires possession of a valid Class B CDL with a “P” endorsement or ability to obtain a Class B CDL with “P” endorsement within the sixth month of employment. Must retain said the license and endorsements during the period of employment. Additional endorsements may be required during the period of employment to meet shop mission requirements. Registration with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) is a requirement for all CDL holders.

Once a Class B permit is obtained, the selected employee will be required to to register and authorized ADOT to conduct limited queries on their CDL for the duration of their employment. Register by visiting https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Register 

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License.  Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR).  The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11.  The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT.  Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.