Orange County Fire Authority
Irvine, California

Fleet Services Manager
Annual salary range: $95,721 to $152,089
The Orange County Fire Authority provides a wide range of benefits.
Application deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019

Orange County is nestled along the Southern California coast between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. As the third largest populated county in California, the vibrancy of this nearly 800 square mile jewel places it as the thirtieth largest economy in the world. Orange County has 34 cities and five supervisory districts serving a population of more than three million people. A desirable place to live and work, Orange County is known for its ideal weather, recreation, and a wide range of cultural arts. Many of its public and private schools are ranked among the best in the nation. The county also has top rated attractions such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, pristine ocean beaches, and is the home of major league sports teams, including baseball’s Angels and hockey’s Ducks.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that serves approximately 1.8 million residents in a 575-square mile area, with 172,000 acres of wildland. The OCFA was formed on March 1, 1995, transitioning from the Orange County Fire Department to a JPA. The service area includes 23-member cities and the unincorporated areas of Orange County. A 25-member Board of Directors governs the OCFA and includes an elected official appointed to represent each of the member cities and two representatives from the County Board of Supervisors. The OCFA is managed by an appointed Fire Chief who reports directly to the Board of Directors. By pooling resources, the OCFA can purchase additional fire engines and specialized equipment that some cities could not afford on their own. The OCFA does not allocate equipment based on city boundaries. Instead, all members have access to resources, including sophisticated rescue equipment, specialized apparatus, and helicopters.

The Fleet Services Division is responsible for scheduling preventive maintenance and supplying 598 vehicles as well as ensuring their safety. The Fleet Services Manager and his/her staff will work closely with other divisions to coordinate these efforts. As such, the Manager will be knowledgeable of modern facilities and systems, contract administration, and will have experience working with diverse fleets.

The most desirable candidates for this position will be knowledgeable of diesel and gasoline vehicles with a GVW in excess of 15 tons as well as hydraulic and water pumping systems. An understanding of principles, practices, and techniques of fleet maintenance servicing, repair, and maintenance is required. The desired candidates are familiar with state and local safety codes and regulations as well as vehicle assessment and valuation practices. Computer literacy with word processing, database, records management, and spreadsheet software applications is also important.

The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or a related field, or technical certification, training, and education in fleet maintenance practices and automotive technology is required. Technical knowledge and experience in surplus disposition, contract administration, budgeting, or similar level of education, training and certification is desirable. Eight years of progressively responsible automotive and equipment repair experience, including three years of supervisory experience is required.

To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, please submit an electronic version of your resume (including dates of employment plus staff and budgets managed), cover letter, and the names of six professional references (two each of current or former: supervisors, direct reports, and colleagues). Please apply on our website:

For additional information, contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916-471-3111

Recruitment Brochure:
The Orange County Fire Authority website:

The Orange County Fire Authority is an equal opportunity employer.