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Head Mechanic

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


(a) Two years of experience as a journeyman automotive mechanic (completion of a traineeship AND two years of journey-level experience); OR

(b) Seven years as an automotive mechanic.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.


Full-time training in Automotive Mechanics may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis. 


If required to operate a school bus, the appointee must obtain the appropriate New York State operator's license within a reasonable period of time from the date of appointment - as determined by the appointing authority, but certainly no later than the end of the employee’s probationary period.  Applicants must satisfy all of the requirements for Bus Driver as set forth in the rules and regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.  The appropriate class of license and required endorsements must be maintained for the duration of employment.