Job Specifications


Job Code: 630100

Pay Plan: Classified

Pay Grade: 17

Occupational Category: Protective Services

Effective Date: 11/17/2013

Class Definition: Examining work for the Department of Motor Vehicles involving the administration of various examinations for motor vehicle operator's licenses and issuance of various licenses and permits administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Duties involve conducting a variety of examinations, including road tests, to determine applicant driving capability. Work is performed under the supervision of a Motor Vehicle Supervising Examiner.

Examples of Work: Examines applicants for motor vehicle operator's licenses and learner's permits by conducting tests for depth, field of vision and visual acuity, knowledge of motor vehicle laws, and ability to operate a motor vehicle. Has responsibility for determining whether or not an operator's license should be issued or withheld. Conducts examinations for school bus and motorcycle endorsements and school bus re-examinations. Engages in safety promotional work. Schedules applicants for examinations. Issues temporary registrations at exam stations. Verifies vehicle identification numbers for registration. May assist in conducting motor vehicle related investigations. Receives complaints regarding violations of motor vehicle laws. Explains to customer taking road test if the vehicle has defective equipment. May assist other law enforcement agencies. Performs related duties as required.

Environmental Factors: Duties are performed in the field and require operating and riding in automobiles. Considerable human relations skills are required to deal with nervous, upset or hostile applicants. Incumbents may be required to take over the operation of a motor vehicle in the interest of personal and public safety. Incumbents must be able to carry heavy objects of up to 50 pounds. Due to volume, certain positions may be rotated to various work stations. A uniform must be worn during work hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of motor vehicles and their methods of operation.
Awareness of the purpose of motor vehicle laws and related examination, licensing, and registration requirements.
Awareness of potential applicant reactions while under examination stress.
Ability to interpret and explain laws, rules, and regulations of moderate complexity to a variety of applicants and publics.
Ability to operate a wide variety of motor vehicles skillfully and competently.
Ability to meet and deal with the public appropriately and effectively.
Ability to compile reports and to maintain records in a prescribed manner.
Ability to judge the competency of applicant operators.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of work experience, including one year of public contact functions.


One (1) year of full-time college coursework AND two (2) years or more of work experience, including one year of public contact functions.

Special Note:

A current, valid driver's license is required.

An applicant's vision must be correctable to 20/40 (Snellen Test) in both eyes, with normal color perception and field of vision.

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 and traffic records checks. 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.