January 28, 2019



(This is a Competitive-Class position.)


Tom Jackson, Commissioner of Public Works

313 Shamrock Lane Kingston, New York 12401


Lead Mechanic / Provisional / Full-Time / Benefited


Mechanic Garage


$23.08/hour (Grade 8)


February 19, 2019

(When such a vacancy is announced, employees who wish to be considered shall be allowed to file appropriate notice within ten (10) working days following the announcement of the vacancy.)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for leading and participating in the repair and maintenance of vehicles in several departments in Ulster County.   An employee in this class leads and performs automotive mechanical work to assure the efficient scheduling of preventative maintenance, inspection and repair of vehicles assigned to these departments. The incumbent works under the general supervision of a higher level employee in regards to any overall maintenance, permitting wide leeway for scheduling and prioritizing of the tasks to be performed and the technical details of each assignment. Direct supervision is exercised over the work of all Automotive Mechanics and Automotive Mechanic Helpers.  Does related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of standard vehicle repair and maintenance principles, methods, terminology, tools and safety precautions of the trade; skill in performing vehicle repairs on vehicles powered by gas, diesel and alternative fuel; skill in the care and use of tools, diagnostic machinery and equipment of the trade; good motor skills, hand and eye coordination; ability to diagnose mechanical problems with vehicles powered by gas, diesel and alternative fuel; ability to maintain simple records and input data into computer databases; ability to train others in vehicle repair; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to understand written and oral instructions; manual dexterity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) years of experience as a mechanic performing vehicle repair and maintenance, at least two (2) years of which must have involved the direction and control of other mechanics and staff.

Special Requirements for Appointment:

1.  At time of appointment, and throughout employment in this title, candidate must possess and maintain a valid New York State Driver’s License appropriate to the vehicles operated.

2.  At time of appointment, and throughout employment in this title, candidate must possess and maintain a Motor Vehicle Inspector’s Certificate as issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.

Special Note: In accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) 49CFR40, and Federal Highway Administration (HWA) 49CFR382, all prospective employees may undergo drug/alcohol testing prior to appointment and may undergo random drug/alcohol testing during the course of employment.

Special Requirement for Positions in Ulster County Department of Public Works: Candidates for employment in this position, on an open-competitive basis, must possess a valid NYS Class B (CDL) License with “X” endorsement, at time of appointment.  Candidates for employment in this position, on a promotional basis, must be eligible for NYS Class B (CDL) License with “X” endorsement, at time of appointment, and must possess such license by the end of their probationary term.

Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.