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Vehicle Porter - PTS

Under the supervision of the Supervising Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor, this position will maintain a weekly schedule for safety inspecting and cleaning of City vehicles. Works with Vehicle Maintenance staff to pick up and deliver vehicles to be serviced or repaired. Performs errands to pick up and deliver parts, and supplies; maintains shop cleanliness; makes minor repairs, and performs other duties as assigned.

This position will be required to work 20-40 hours/week (up to 999 hours per year).


• Perform weekly safety inspections of City vehicles

• Thoroughly clean, wash, fuel, and maintain all City vehicles

• Polish the exterior paint and clean the interior upholstery of all City vehicles

• Pick up and deliver City vehicles according to work schedule

• Perform errands and pick up and deliver parts and supplies

• Inventory and stock shop parts and supplies

• Perform minor vehicle repairs such as tire repair and replacing batteries

• Maintain shop cleanliness and steam clean parts and other general shop upkeep

• Make minor road calls such as for dead batteries and flat tires

• Assist Vehicle Maintenance staff as necessary


• High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

• Minimum 6 months experience in vehicle servicing or other related experience

• Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license and safe driving record


• Knowledge of basic operations and maintenance of shop and power equipment and components

• Ability to use basic shop hand and power tools such as ratchets, sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, pneumatic power tools, and grease guns

• Ability to drive a variety of equipment

• Ability to keep basic maintenance records

• Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks in an effective and timely manner

• Strong team player and the ability to work both independently and as part of a workgroup

• Ability to make sound decisions within established guidelines and be a creative problem solver

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

• Positive attitude and self-motivated

• Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing

• Ability to drive a vehicle and travel to various City facilities as needed

• Ability to work in a safe and productive manner

• Ability to work in various weather conditions, including inclement weather

• This position requires physical labor, including the ability to bend, squat, lift, and carry and push tools, equipment, and supplies weighing 50 pounds or more


An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews that may be conducted in person and/or via video conferencing. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.

All offers of employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States and successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical which may include a drug screen and Physical Abilities Test, negative TB test on file, and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm the work authorization of newly hired employees.

In compliance with the California law, positions working with children are required to be mandated by child abuse reporters. A mandated reporter is an individual who is obligated by law to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.

As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency (in accordance with Government Code §§ 3100-3109). Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees, except those excluded by law, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.

In addition, part-time, temporary, and seasonal (PTS) employees may be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment.

PTS workers are at will. Generally, PTS employees are limited to no more than 999 hours.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 8, 2022, @ 12:00 PM (NOON)

The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.