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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Lead Automobile Mechanic (Correctional Facility) (6867)

​​ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Lead Automobile Mechanic (Correctional Facility)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: QK95
  • Class Code: 6867
  • Established: 07/23/1975
  • Revised: 06/21/1983
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections or Department of the Youth Authority, to work with and to be in charge of a group of Automobile Mechanics (Correctional Facility) and helpers in the adjustment, servicing, and repair of automotive equipment; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; may instruct, lead, or supervise inmates, wards, or resident workers; and to do other related work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The class of Lead Automobile Mechanic (Correctional Facility) is distinguished from that of Automobile Mechanic (Correctional Facility) in that the Lead Automobile Mechanic (Correctional Facility) has responsibility for laying out jobs and ordering or determining the need for materials and supplies. In addition, he supervises the work of one or more assistants. The work of a Lead Automobile Mechanic (Correctional Facility) differs from that of a supervisor in that Lead Automobile Mechanic (Correctional Facility) supervisory responsibility is relatively slight, and he/she works along with mechanics and performs the duties of a journeyperson in the trade.

Typical Tasks

Lays out, supervises, and assists with the work in connection with major repairs to automotive equipment including major engine overhauls, tune-ups, relining and adjusting of brakes, wheel aligning, transmission and differential replacement and repair, electrical replacement and repair, and minor body repair; inspects automotive equipment to determine the corrective action necessary; operates and maintains automotive shop equipment; advises in the selection and storage of automotive parts and equipment; estimates the cost of automotive repairs; instructs operators in the proper operation and servicing of their equipment; does minor welding and brazing work; keeps simple records and makes reports; instructs and supervises assistants; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the Departments of Corrections and the Youth Authority; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates, wards, residents, or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience within the last ten years comparable to that of an Automobile Mechanic in the California state service. (This time limitation is extended for a period of time equivalent to that spent in military service during the last ten years.) and Education: Equivalent to completion of the eighth grade. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance, adjustment, and repair of automotive equipment; preventive maintenance methods for automotive equipment; principles of effective 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.


Skill in: Adjustment and repair of automotive equipment.


Ability to: Operate machine tools used in automotive repair and do welding and brazing work; inspect automotive equipment to locate defects, and estimate the cost of repairs; requisition and store a supply of automotive parts; keep records and make reports; instruct and supervise assistants; follow oral and written directions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.


Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

  Updated: 10/6/2017
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