• Fleet Services Director

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Hiring Pay/Range
    $84,933 - $127,399 DOE
    Closing Date
  • Overview

    Larimer County's Fleet Services Department is looking for an innovative and collaborative individual to join us as the Fleet Services Director.  


    The Larimer County Fleet Services Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the activities and operations of the County equipment repair and automotive services shop.  This includes overseeing the equipment replacement plan, servicing and repair work on diesel, CNG, light and heavy power-driven equipment, as well as the supervision of Fleet Services personnel.  Larimer County's Fleet Services Department is unique in that it is part of our Internal Support Services group and  partners with County Departments and offices to form a  utility service model.  Under this model,  vehicle and equipment policy, and rate-setting oversight are guided by a Customer Advocacy Board (CAB).  This model assures that our customers, employees from the Departments and elected offices that comprise Larimer County Government, understand the full costs  for the maintenance and replacement of the equipment they utilize, make more informed decisions about equipment selections and better utilize the equipment the County invests in.


    Click here to see a brochure for this position highlighting some of the work we are doing and important information about this position.


    The Fleet Services Director: 

    • Collaborates with the Fleet Customer Advocacy (CAB) Board regarding fleet policies, rates, service practices and Service Design Documents with customers.
    • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over all Fleet Services personnel.
    • Plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the servicing and maintenance of the County's equipment such as trucks, tractors, light and heavy construction and maintenance equipment.
    • Directs and participates in the planning of short and long-range goals related to the County's fleet acquisition, maintenance, and disposal needs.
    • Researches and develops fleet specifications; meets with vendors to evaluate products and services; recommends needed vehicles and equipment; acquires and disposes of County fleet vehicles and equipment.
    • Administers contracted maintenance and warranty services; negotiates contract terms with vendors; monitors and ensures contract compliance.
    • Administers the County's preventative maintenance program, including the scheduling and coordination of fleet service activities with other County departments.
    • Administers the purchasing and inventory of maintenance and repair parts and materials, including the acquisition and storage of fuel supplies.
    • Develops and manages the budget. Reviews and approves expenditures.
    • Remains current on federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to fleet service operations.

    Please click here to see the complete job description and physical requirements for this position.


    Candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience in public or private fleet services, 5 years of which must be management level experience, in addition to a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.  Experience with administration of enterprise fueling systems Assetworks Fuel Focus system experience is preferred.  Possession of a NAFA Certified Automotive Fleet Manager, NAFA Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist or APWA Certified Public Fleet Professional is preferred.  Candidates must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.  

    About Us:

    Our mission is to provide the highest quality maintenance and repair services, management information and counsel possible so that the County investment in vehicles and equipment is optimized to its fullest potential.  In Fleet Services, we work as a team and take pride in what we do.  We understand how our work impacts our community, a view that has helped to create a culture within our unit that is customer-focused, collaborative, and innovative.  

    Our unit consists of 18 employees:

    • Eleven ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Technicians
    • Two Parts Specialists
    • One Purchasing Agent
    • Two Accounting Technicians
    • One Fleet Services Director
    • One Fleet Operations Manager

    Together we perform comprehensive preventative maintenance and repairs on 987 pieces of equipment and vehicles, valued at over $46.9 million dollars.  Our annual budget is over $13 million, and we operate with a robust reserve account which allows us to pool our resources to purchase vehicles and equipment to support our business as needed.  Our facilities include nine fueling sites for our fleet.


    Our large upcoming projects include: 

    • Involvement in the design and construction of a new fleet shop - currently prioritized in the County's Facilities Master Plan.  
    • Exploring the addition of Zero Emission Vehicles for the County's fleet as well as consideration of alternative fuels.
    • Removal, relocation and/or replacement of fuel site tanks in Estes Park and Livermore fuel sites.

    What is the CAB?

    The Fleet Customer Advocacy Board (CAB) is a group of 10 individuals who work to provide direction and governance for the cost-effective, efficient delivery, and management of fleet services to Larimer County.  This board is composed of high, moderate, and low use customers of Fleet Services, as well as 3 Ex Officio employees who provide information and support to the CAB.  The goals of this group are to:

    • Develop a Fleet Fund balance to be reviewed annually
    • Evaluate the use of Smart technologies and green vehicles to determine if and when these options make business sense
    • Work with the County Facilities Department to design and deliver a new Fleet Campus


    The hiring range for this position is $84,933.00 to $127,399.00 per year; the hiring rate will depend on the qualifications of the applicant selected.  Benefits are competitive and a variety of benefits are currently available to County employees including sick and vacation leave; retirement, 401(a) and 457 plans; medical; dental; vision; life; long term disability and flexible spending accounts.  Larimer County employees also have the ability to purchase other optional benefits. Click here for more information about Larimer County benefits.


    The guiding principles for Larimer County will add value to the lives of its citizens today and in the future by:

    • Being good stewards of our public resources
    • Promoting innovation and continuous improvement
    • Providing quality customer service
    • Empowering people to take responsibility
    • Cultivating partnerships
    • Being a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work


    An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.


    All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.


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