City of Boston

Fleet Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/3/2023 10:34 AM)
Req ID
Parks Department
Regular Full-Time
Parks Franklin Park
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Salary Max
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This is a provisional appointment.


Brief Job Description: (essential functions of the job):


Under general direction of the Commissioner or his/her designee, the Fleet Manager oversees the procurement, maintenance and repair of department vehicles, including heavy special-use, construction and general maintenance equipment.



  • Directs the repair, service and maintenance of Parks Department vehicles and equipment.
  • Supervises a staff comprised of mechanics and support personnel. Monitors employee performance and adherence to Department standards and policies.
  • Develops and maintains efficient shop standards, procedures and policies.
  • Works with Public Works Central Fleet Department in developing vehicle/equipment preventative maintenance schedules and ensures completion of work provided within vendor warranties.
  • Communicates with vehicle and equipment management and users on repair duration and identifies alternate transportation.
  • Reviews repair procedures to ensure completeness, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Recommends vehicles and equipment for replacement and arranges for disposal of older equipment.
  • Authorizes repair or maintenance of vehicles following accidents and works with the Department finance staff on vehicles insurance issues.
  • Maintains vehicle utilization records and tracks reported problems.
  • Ensures sufficient inventory to complete all repairs and vehicle maintenance.
  • Directs the operations of the Department garage.
  • Assists in the development in the Department’s budgets, goals and objectives as it relates to fleet management.
  • Monitors and tracks the usage of the Department’s fuel operation.
  • Interviews and trains subordinate personnel.
  • Works extended hours and directs vehicles and staff to cover operations during snow and other emergencies.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, experience in administration, fleet management, maintenance garage operations and/or contract management in a large-scale commercial or government operation with work that included most or all of the following areas: fleet management, maintenance garage operations, public sector procurement/purchasing, contract management and vendor relations.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating preventative vehicle maintenance programs and evaluation schedules.
  • Experience with software such as Microsoft Word and Excel strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Ability to work extended hours during snow and other emergencies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic work environment.
  • Must have and maintain a current Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official designation is required within one year of hire.


  • Certification as a Certified Automotive Fleet manager.
  • Prior experience with fleet management software programs or related computerized vehicle tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of City and Massachusetts procurement guidelines, statutes and related technologies.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus, but not required.


Certification as a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager or a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, contract administration or a relevant field of study may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.


Boston Residency Required Upon Hire.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/ MM4-7

Hours Per Week:   40


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