Below you will find the revised Dear Chief letter for Membership Renewal. This can be used to help justify the importance of the Associations for both the North and South sections.

Download it here in Word format: CAL Fire Mech -Update Sample Dear Chief Letter 5.2023

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The Public Works Department provides services integral to the community on a daily basis. The mission of the department is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, the Public Works team strives to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing city in which to live and work.

The Position:
The City of Palo Alto Public Works team is looking for a journey-level mechanic to service and repair its varied fleet.
This mechanic will be one of a team of 7 mechanics that service all of the City of Palo Alto’s motorized vehicles from lawnmowers to fire apparatus. This is the advanced-level position for the Motorized Equipment Mechanic series, (II). This is a journey-level position; assigned to perform skilled maintenance and repair work on City-owned vehicles and equipment. This classification is distinguished from the Motorized Equipment Mechanic I position due to the requirement for a National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Automobile Technician or Master Truck Technician Certification, and at least one specialty credential. Incumbents in this position perform technically challenging diagnosis and repair tasks that are generally more complex than those assigned to incumbents in Motorized Equipment Mechanic I positions.

This position requires:
Documentation of journey-level proficiency in automotive and heavy equipment OR five years experience as an automotive or heavy-duty truck or equipment mechanic; (ASE Master in Auto or Heavy Equipment preferred) Possession of automotive hand tools of a sufficient variety to perform the essential job functions;
Possession of a Class B California Driver’s License with Air Brake, and Tank endorsements to be obtained within 6 months of employment;
Incumbents will be enrolled into the Department of Motor Vehicles “Pull Notice” Program for commercial drivers and will be subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

This position works a 9/80 shift with every other Friday off.
Hours worked are 6:15 am – 3:45 pm and every other Friday 6:15 am – 2:45 pm
This position is represented by the Service Employee International Union position (SEIU)


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The Truckee Fire Protection District is seeking candidates for the position of Fleet and Facilities Mechanic.

The Position
Under supervision of the Fleet and Facilities Director performs automotive maintenance and repair to support the daily operation of the Fire District shop functions. This position works a 40-hour work week. Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Fleet and Facilities Director with a full range of automotive service maintaining light, medium and heavy gasoline and diesel motorized equipment including but not limited to: auto parts pick up, light vehicle maintenance including: oil and filter changes, vehicle brakes, cleaning vehicle underside with steam cleaner, brushes and chemicals, and tire rotations, ability to work with fire crews on a daily basis.

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