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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$56,429.78 - $67,374.42 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number

23-00201 (NC)


Public Services

Opening Date

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General Statement of Duties

This employee performs journey level work by troubleshooting and repairing automobiles, trucks, construction equipment, specialized equipment such as fire pumpers, and non-automotive equipments. Performs related duties as required.

NOTE: If you are a current employee of the City of Cincinnati and want to be considered as a promotional candidate, you must apply to the PROMOTIONAL job posting.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

The design and function of two and four cycle internal combustion engines and diesel engines.

All of the various systems associated with automotive-equipment, including fuel carburetion, fuel pumps, fuel injection, brakes, steering, transmissions, suspension, electrical, cooling, lubrication, air conditioning systems, ABS brake systems, and hydraulics.

Types and characteristics of various fluids that are put into automotive components.

Mechanics hand tools and standard trade practices and procedures.

Occupational hazards and safe work practices when working with and around automotive equipment and automotive repair equipment.

Testing instruments, such as voltmeter, multimeters, etc.

Operating and repair characteristics of a variety of automotive equipment such as cars and trucks.

Battery charging procedures.

Basic installation procedures for electrical components on equipment.

Skill To

Operate basic PC computer programs.

Diagnose problems using knowledge of equipment, past experience, and test equipment.

Perform work on components of equipment including cleaning diesel fuel systems, repairing and adjusting carburetors, repairing hydraulic systems of all kinds such as brakes, engines, oil and water, installing electrical equipment.

Use mechanics hand tools and test equipment associated with automotive repair, maintenance, overhaul, and replacement including pullers, filler gauges, pressure gauges, volt and ohm meters, micrometers, timing lights, etc.

Drive a motor vehicle in order to transport oneself on the streets and highways.

Ability To

Detect unsafe work behavior.

Decide if a component needs to be cleaned, replaced, or repaired using guides in service manuals and the types of and extent of adjustment, alignment, repair, or replacement.

Improvise by using materials on hand in order to reactivate equipment in emergency situations.

Plan and organize work so that all parts needed to complete a project are ordered ahead of time when possible.

Comply with practices, policies, and procedures of the department such as keeping work area clean and accessible and regulations dealing with safe and proper use of equipment and tools.

Understand and apply mechanical principles.

Write clearly and concisely to complete reports and forms.

Conduct, read, and interpret results shown on testing devices.

Read and interpret schematics, technical manuals, specification tables, and other written instructions.

Follow oral instructions, listen and understand descriptions of complaints, and translate information to others, either orally or in writing.

Work alone, or with others, and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and users of equipment.

Ability to learn and retain up-to-date changes in all areas of service repair industry.

Retain information such as test procedures replacement procedures and of sequence of operations.

Work in awkward body positions such as kneeling, stooping, and laying on back for long periods of time.

Required Education And Experience

Resume and Driver License must be attached or application will be rejected.

Open Qualifications:Applicants must have two (2) years of paid experience in automotive repair work. It is desirable to possess a certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certification.


Promotional Qualifications:Applicants must have two (2) years of experience as an Automotive Mechanic Helper with the City of Cincinnati.

Other Requirements

Must have a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License or obtain one during the probationary period.

Must be willing to work shifts other than normal business hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

May be required to lift heavy amounts of weight in excess of 50 pounds.

Must have or obtain a service set of tools necessary to perform the job.

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Work is performed primarily in a garage area with some exposure to various outside weather conditions. Incumbent is exposed to constant noise, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases and oils. May be required to work in confined spaces.

Examples Of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Diagnoses the causes of equipment malfunction to determine which parts need repair, adjustment, rebuilding, fabrication, or replacement.

Repairs engine and associated components such as carburetors, electronic fuel injection systems,

cooling systems, and front-end and rear suspension systems.

Performs tune-ups on engines of various types of equipment including heavy trucks, heavy equipment (e.g. bulldozers, pavers, etc.), and specialized equipment such as wood chippers and air compressors.

Repairs, overhauls, modifies, replaces, or installs mechanical, electrical, and/or hydraulic units such as power-takeoffs, snow removal blades, etc., on trucks and other heavy equipment.

During the process of repairing or overhauling equipment, observes the need for other necessary repairs and performs as required.

Drives a tow truck or other service vehicle to the scene of stranded or inoperative equipment to perform emergency repairs or to tow equipment back to municipal garage.

Evaluates the condition of batteries by testing and discards or cleans and recharges.

Cleans assigned work area and picks up tools and places them in appropriate tool chest or cabinets.

Attends workshops or training sessions on automotive maintenance.

Working knowledge of current safety policies, instructions for proper usage, and other procedures and professional practices required for completing job duties.

Identifies unsafe practices and conditions and brings such matters to the attention of the crew leader or supervisor.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree

How many years of paid professional experience do you have performing automotive repair work?
  • No Experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more

Did you attach a resume to this application listing your paid professional experience in automotive repair work?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you possess a valid Driver License? (Copy must be attached)
  • Yes
  • No

Do you possess a certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you possess a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License? (If yes, attach a copy)
  • Yes
  • No

If you possess a certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), did you attach a copy?
  • Yes
  • No

Have you served in the military and possess a DD-214 indicating an honorable discharge?
  • Yes
  • No

If you served in the military and possess a DD-214 indicating an honorable discharge, have you attached the DD-214 (long form, which includes Character of Service in Box 24 on DD-214) to this application?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have a service-connected disability of 10% or greater? If yes, you must attach a copy of your DD 214 (long form which includes Character of Service in Box 24 on DD-214) and official statement from the Veteran's Administration dated within the last six (6) months. Veteran must have completed more than 180 days of active duty service.
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand that if you are a current employee of the City of Cincinnati and want to be considered as a promotional candidate, you must apply to the PROMOTIONAL job posting?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand that if your application does not include your resume and driver's license that your application will be rejected?
  • I have read the above statement and understand that my resume and transcripts must be attached to my application

Do you understand qualifying applicants will be given at least 14 days advance notice of the time and location of the examination?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, GovernmentJobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
  • Yes
  • No

I understand I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further consideration for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit, click on the "career seekers" link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at 855-524-5627.
  • Yes, I understand and agree
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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202