Title:  DPS Vehicle & Equipment Technician

Application Deadline Date:  07/07/2024
Req ID:  49176
Department:  Public Safety

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.43


The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking a Vehicle & Equipment Technician. This position will work closely with a small team of fleet professionals that are responsible for over 500 vehicles, trailers, and other equipment. The primary vehicles used by the department are Police Ford Explorer, Chevy Silverado, Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escape, Ford F150 and several large speciality vehicles. Duties include LOF's, tires, brakes, tune-ups, emergency equipment install, and striping/lettering of vehicles. Occasionally, the Technician will be dispatched with the flatbed to recover disabled vehicles. We are looking for a master level technician.


This is a full-time position with minimal overtime or extended hours, although some can be expected. The repair facility is located in the historic Fort Ethan Allen Complex on Route 15 in Colchester, VT. 


The starting salary for this position is $25.43/hr to $29.46/hr. mechanic, master level technician, master mechanic, 

Who May Apply

This position, DPS Vehicle & Equipment Technician (Job Opening #49176), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact David Tifft at david.tifft@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include Motor Vehicle/Criminal Records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in the public safety garage, but some work at remote facilities may be required. Incumbents will be required to operate a truck or other state vehicles in order to make repairs or recoveries and require a valid Vermont driver's license. Sufficient physical strength is needed to perform duties which may require lifting weights of as much as 80 pounds. Exposure to noise, vehicles in operation, petroleum products and paint odors are probable. Some risk of injury is inherent in this position. Overtime work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Four (4) years or more of experience servicing, maintaining, and repairing of automotive equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of trade school or technician program, or other relevant training or certification.

Experience with diagnostics and/or welding.

Special Requirements

A valid driver’s license is required.

A Vermont Inspection license within 60 days of employment.

Incumbent must provide the tools required for this position.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 80 pounds

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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