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It's not just about a job, it's about having a career where you can answer the call and truly make a difference! We are Oregon's largest fire district and committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness and effective emergency response. 


Join our team at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue as a Fleet Utility Worker!


The Fleet Utility Worker provides assistance to all functional areas of Fleet Operations. The primary responsibilities of this position include transportation of emergency and non-emergency vehicles, general facilities upkeep and minor repairs. 


The ideal candidate...... 

  • Is able to effectively utilize technology, effective communication, relationships, and established rapport to schedule apparatus and equipment pick-ups from District facilities 
  • Is flexible to, sensitive of, and able to shift priorities as new projects and tasks come in from the Fleet Supervisor
  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Is organized and able to work through minor problems
  • Has a desire to learn, and a demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Monitors behavior when interacting with vendors and District personnel 
  • Enjoys driving vehicles and apparatus'
  • Will be knowledgeable of the District facility locations and vehicles/apparatus at each location


This position is represented by IAFF Local 1660. Current salary and benefits reflect the non-represented benefit package but may change based on future negotiations. 


The current Fleet shop is located in Aloha, Oregon. The facility will be moving to Tualatin, Oregon in the near future.




The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:



Transports vehicles and/or equipment throughout the Portland Metro area as needed to accomplish duties. Travels to and from the District facilities, external vendor establishments, and customer locations. Picks up and delivers parts, supplies, and equipment throughout the Portland Metro area.



Performs general upkeep of fleet operation buildings, equipment, tools and other assigned area to ensure maximized efficiency and longevity in the usage of such facilities and equipment.



Maintains proper stocking levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Fleet Operations staff and performs routine safety checks on equipment.



Assists Fleet Technicians with preventative and corrective maintenance repairs on District vehicles and equipment as needed.



  • May perform maintenance, repair and annual certification on various types of District equipment as assigned.
  • Assists with maintaining breathing air compressor systems, performing mask fit testing and filling SCBA bottles as assigned.
  • Must be repaired to report/remain at work during major emergencies, disasters, and some large emergency exercises with little or no notice.
  • Must be able to meet this requirement without substantial delay by taking appropriate steps for individual and family preparedness.
  • May receive assignments well outside of job description or normal change of command during major emergencies, disasters and some emergency exercises.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • A combination of training and/or experience demonstrating basic mechanical aptitude.  Three years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Current Oregon class B commercial drivers’ license with air brake and tank endorsement and have a driving record insurable by the District’s insurer.  Class A license is preferred.
  • One year of experience driving a commercial vehicle as part of essential/primary job functions preferred.



  • Basic knowledge of vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Familiarity with techniques and tools required to perform minor automotive and equipment maintenance repairs.
  • Ability to complete work with minimum supervision and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner and according to expected levels of quality and quantity.
  • Ability to utilize appropriate safety precautions at all times.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and overhead crane. Certifications for forklift operation and crane operation will be offered by the District. Successful completion of the class is required.
  • Ability to read and understand, and communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations.
  • Solid knowledge of and ability to operate a personal computer and standard office software applications in addition to any specialized software necessary for the performance of job duties.


Supplemental Information


Anticipated start: April 1, 2019


Veteran's Preference:

It is the District's policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants must provide certification of eligibility for entitlement to the preference (e.g. DD-214). The NEOGOV application facilitates self-identification and attachment of certification documentation. The District's Veterans' Preference policy is available by request at


TVF&R is committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness, and fast and effective emergency response. The core principles of safety and performance, customer service, and professionalism guide how TVF&R accomplishes meeting the needs of our communities. The District is committed to developing and enhancing a diverse workforce that honors and respects our individual and group differences and builds trust in the community we serve.