Under direction, to plan, organize, and direct a statewide equipment management program for the Department of Parks and Recreation; and to do other related work.
Develops, recommends, and applies departmental policies for the procurement, modification or adaptation, maintenance, effective utilization, control, and disposition of automotive, construction and maintenance, marine and communications equipment; evaluates departmental equipment requirements; designs, tests, and inspects equipment to determine its performance, adaptability, and acceptability for specific departmental needs; establishes standards for purchase and use of major items of equipment; reviews budget requests for new and replacement equipment and where appropriate, based on cost analyses, recommends alternative methods of meeting equipment needs such as renting or leasing; where necessary assists in procuring other types of equipment; assists in justifying required equipment; prepares equipment replacement schedules; prepares or directs the preparation of specifications for purchase of mobile, marine and communications equipment; assists in the development and preparation of training and safety programs in connection with equipment use; provides liaison between field districts for equipment standardization, maintenance, and record- keeping procedures; prepares service bulletins and equipment operating guides; makes recommendations and arrangements for disposal of equipment; coordinates with other agencies in equipment research and development programs; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.
Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in the design or modification, procurement, maintenance, and management of automotive and construction or maintenance equipment. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year- for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Design, construction, operation, maintenance, use, and repair of automobiles, trucks, tractors, marine equipment, and other mechanical equipment; uses and capabilities of communications equipment; principles of equipment utilization and cost analyses; preventive maintenance procedures; safety regulations governing use and maintenance of varied types of equipment; principles of personnel management and supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct a statewide equipment management program; prepare specifications for purchase or rental of equipment; prepare equipment budget; analyze costs and determine the desirability and timing of equipment replacements; analyze equipment needs for specific areas; outline the design of special equipment; modify or adapt existing equipment to meet specific needs; plan and conduct training programs in equipment repair and operation procedures; prepare equipment instruction manuals including servicing requirements for equipment used; communicate effectively; work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of the work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Willingness to travel extensively throughout the State; demonstrated administrative ability; and tact.