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City of Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia, United States (on-site)
23 days ago
City of Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia, United States
23 days ago
Job Type
$108,148.00 - $124,370.00
Government Agency (Federal, State, Local)
Min Experience
5-7 Years
Min Education
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function


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.

Key Position Priorities:

• Establish a departmental team culture that embraces collaborative work, professional development, and
strategic priorities through the implementation of effective education, individual training and cross-training,
coaching, and mentoring.
• Utilize the Kimley-Horn Fleet Services department assessment and staff and stakeholder input to develop
short—and long-term plans for improving and upgrading the city’s fleet. The goal is to eliminate the backlog
of replacing heavy equipment, address critical user needs, establish a safety program/protocol, and
further position the city for continued growth.
• Facilitate a plan to fully implement the AssetWorks fleet management software and ensure staff are educated
and trained to utilize the software effectively.
• Evaluate the department’s policies and procedures and identify opportunities to modernize the department
and provide fleet services more efficiently in a productive and accountable manner, such as improving
customer service through a customer notification system, improving the annual vehicle replacement
and preventative maintenance schedule, outsourcing parts with a community partner, improving inventory
control, adding after hours service, updating the charge-back system, etc.

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: 

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 inquiries to
The City of Savannah, GA, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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.

One of the key priorities for the next Senior Director will be to recruit and retain a diverse and skilled workforce
committed to excellence by implementing best practices to fill vacant positions, improve turnover, and address
career succession.

The Successful Candidate is:

• Experienced with the municipal procurement, purchasing, and bidding processes, the ongoing maintenance of vehicles and
equipment, and the development and implementation of capital improvement plans for fleet services;
• Committed to outstanding customer service and collaborative approaches to resolving
conflicts and differences of opinion while supporting and advocating for employees and the department;
• Experienced in planning and leading complex projects with multiple stakeholders, goals, and agendas and skilled in budget development and management with various funding sources;
• A motivational leader who inspires staff to excel;
• An innovative and creative problem solver and effective negotiator who leverages assets with opportunities;
• Proactive in building collaborative internal and external relationships with community partners, city staff and leaders, and other stakeholders to meet city goals effectively;
• Skilled in establishing priorities with demonstrable organizational skills;
• Sn excellent and effective communicator, including one-on-one, small groups, and public speaking, who confidently and
persuasively engages citizens, community groups, staff, and Council; and,
• A lifelong learner who maintains knowledge of trends and initiatives regionally and nationally, preferably actively involved in
professional organizations. The Successful Candidate is knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and
regulations governing fleet services as well as vehicle maintenance principles and practices.

Job ID: 73641311
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