Senior Director of Fleet Services

City of Savannah, GA
Published
May 8, 2024
Location
Savannah, Georgia
Billing Address
510 Meadowmont Village Cirlce #299 Chapel Hill, NC 27517
First Name
Candice
Last Name
Walsh
Phone Number
9198136096
Closing Date
06/03/24

Description

The City of Savannah, a quintessential Southern city on Georgia's coast, seeks a customer-service-oriented fleet professional for its Senior Director of Fleet Services (Senior Director) position. The Senior Director isresponsible for directing the overall maintenance, repair, replacement, and related purchases for the city’s heavy equipment and vehicle fleet to ensure the availability and effectiveness of safe and well-maintained city vehicles that support the city’s essential services.

The ideal candidate is a visionary leader with experience upgrading a municipal fleet to meet growth-related demands. This professional has the unique opportunity to work with a dedicated and supportive team to take the department to the next level. The next Senior Director will lead the department's modernization, enhance customer service, and optimize the use of the City’s vehicle fleet and heavy equipment.

The Senior Director of Fleet Services engages with a diverse population of staff and stakeholders utilizing a down-to-earth, impartial approach. One of the key priorities for the next Senior Director is to facilitate a smooth transition by investing significant time and energy in learning the department, organization, and community while building effective relationships with staff, city leaders and department directors, community partners, and other stakeholders.

About the Organization, Department and Position:

The City of Savannah operates under a Council/Manager form of government with a FY 2024 budget of $560Mand over 2500 employees working across 26 departments. The city's current strategic priorities emphasize public safety, infrastructure, vibrant neighborhoods, economic strength and poverty reduction, and good government – a commitment to creating a culture focused on results for customers and ensuring the community receives exceptional public service.

Savannah’s Fleet Services department provides reliable and cost-effective services that include:

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Major and minor repair services
  • Tire repair/replacement
  • Service calls
  • Welding/fabrication
  • Fueling
  • Warranty recalls
  • New vehicle preparation
  • Vehicle disposal preparation for user departments

The Fleet Services department manages and maintains a fleet of over 1,400 vehicles/equipment and is responsible for acquiring new vehicles/equipment, preparing specifications, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federally mandated regulations.

The Senior Director of Fleet Services will oversee the department's 45 full-time employees, including five direct reports: Assistant Director of Fleet Services, Management Analyst, Accounting Technician, Vehicle Maintenance Contracts Coordinator, and Senior Administrative Assistant. This position has direct supervision over the Fleet Maintenance Manager, Vehicle Maintenance Coordinators, Radio Systems Technician I, and Inventory Coordinator. The Director is responsible for overseeing the FY 24 $8M budget for the fleet units and managing the fleet replacement fund of $15M.

The Director is familiar with utilizing data from various systems (e.g., fleet management system, fuel management system, etc.) to analyze information and create reports on departmental activities. The Director is responsible for directing and coordinating automotive and heavy equipment repair and preventative maintenance programs to maximize equipment utilization and prevent operational delays.

 Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in business administration or a related major supplemented by six (6) years of experience in fleet management or a closely related field, of which four (4) years are in a supervisory position; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for the position is $108,148 - $124,370, depending on qualifications and experience.  Savannah offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement options, and relocation expenses, which can be found here.

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Senior Director, Fleet Services—City of Savannah, GA, title.

  • All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal (link above) – NOT the city’s employment application portal or any other external website.
  • Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application.
  • Applicants should apply by June 3, 2024, to be considered during the first round of reviews.
  • The hiring team will invite successful semi-finalists to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluations on June 25 - 26, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate.
  • Direct all inquiries to [email protected].

The City of Savannah, GA, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Developmental Associates, LLC manages the recruitment and selection process for this position.  To learn more about our selection process, visit https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/, select “Client Openings," and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.”