Job Specifications


Job Code: 631100

Pay Plan: Classified

Pay Grade: 24

Occupational Category: Protective Services

Effective Date: 09/04/2016

Class Definition: Field inspection and investigatory work for the Department of Motor Vehicles, involving enforcement of federal and state vehicle laws and regulations, hazardous materials, vehicle permit programs, and general motor vehicle laws. The class role focuses upon large trucks and buses traveling on Vermont highways. Duties are performed within an assigned geographic district and include the authority to issue warnings, tickets and citations for violations. Positions report to a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Supervisor.

Examples of Work: Performs field inspections and investigations of commercial vehicles, drivers, and carriers for compliance with federal and state commercial vehicle laws and regulations. These inspections and investigations include the transportation of hazardous materials. Operates stationary semi-portable, and portable scales to detect trucks, which are operating in excess of statutory weight limits. Conducts surveillance and inspection of vehicles for violations of size and weight limits and compliance with conditions of permits issued for operation of over dimension and overweight vehicles. Conducts compliance reviews of the operations of Vermont-based motor carriers. Tests exhaust emissions of heavy vehicles for the presence and concentration of particulate matter and carcinogens. Conduct fixed site inspection details throughout the state. Performs field inspections and investigations, including extracting fuel samples from vehicles for compliance with International Fuel Tax Agreement and International Registration Plan. Makes forced collection of registration fees when warranted. Issues warnings and citations for motor vehicle violations, both general and commercial. Assists in the preparation of cases through the Vermont Traffic Bureau and testifies in both venues. Answers inquires from the public. Prepares reports as required. Conducts informational and instructional meetings regarding commercial vehicle rules, regulations, and statutes with industry representatives, carriers, and other law enforcement personnel. Assists state and local police. Analyzes and interprets new commercial vehicle regulations. Performs related work as required.

Environmental Factors: Duties are performed in the field, both in and out of a motor vehicle during an assigned shift of duty under all types of climatic conditions. Incumbents must be able to carry and place portable scales weighing 35 lbs. or more under trucks as well as load and unload, with a winch, semi-portable scales weighing up to 1,300 pounds from trailers. Duties may require early morning, evening, night, weekend, or other irregular or overtime duty hours. Exposure to danger may occur during pursuit and apprehension of violators, handling hazardous materials, and working around large trucks and pieces of equipment. Attendance at meetings, court hearings, and seminars may be required. A valid driver's license is required. Incumbents must wear a uniform, firearms, and drive fully equipped police type vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of Vermont motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations.

Working knowledge of the rules of evidence and court practices and procedures.

Ability to explain motor vehicle laws, regulations, and procedures to the public.

Ability to conduct investigations with tact and discretion.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle skillfully and competently.

Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to meet Vermont full-time law enforcement officer certification requirements.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent AND three (3) or more years of work experience involving law enforcement, hazardous materials, Motor Vehicle commercial tax or licensing, paralegal, or Motor Vehicle registration and examination experience.

Special Note: Must be a Vermont certified full-time law enforcement officer.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Mental and physical condition appropriate to successfully perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential job functions.

Special Requirements: In accordance with Title 23, Section 102(d), an applicant must agree to and pass a background investigation to be eligible for this position. The background investigation may include criminal records checks, traffic records checks, and polygraph test. Hiring managers will notify applicants who are in the final stage of the interview process of the background check requirement, to which an applicant must agree to be deemed eligible for this position. Applicant will have the right to withdraw their applications before a background investigation is conducted.