Motor Vehicle Rep

Grade 09

New York State has approximately 2547 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Motor Vehicles, Department of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Motor Vehicle Rep

    Grade 09

  2. Supvg Motor Vehicle Rep 1

    Grade 14

  3. Supvg Motor Vehicle Rep 2

    Grade 17

  4. Supvg Motor Vehicle Rep 3

    Grade 20

Summary of Job Description

As a Motor Vehicle Representative, you will have substantial in-person or telephone contact with members of the public seeking services or information regarding licenses, registrations, identification, testing, insurance, penalties, hearings, and related agency programs. You may be required to operate telecommunication consoles, cameras, cash drawer, photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, calculators, etc. You may be responsible for cash, checks, credit card charges, and inventories of documents, license plates, registration stickers, and other security items. In an issuing office setting, the majority of your time will be spent assisting the public in processing transactions by entering data on a personal computer using a keyboard and mouse.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a civil service examination for this title:

There are two examinations for this title:

For the Motor Vehicle Representative Open-Competitive Examination, there is an Upstate and a Downstate version:

On or before the date of the exam, you must have graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma AND you must have either:

1. one year of full-time experience in a position involving extensive face-to-face interaction with the general public where your primary responsibility is communicating effectively to resolve customer's issues and/or problems; explain programs/services, policies, or procedures; OR reconciling accounts;


2. one year of full-time experience in a position involving substantial telephone customer service experience in a call center environment where your primary responsibility included: providing information concerning or explaining programs/services, policies and/or procedures; obtaining detailed information from clients; resolving problems; OR reconciling accounts;


3. 30 semester credit hours of college-level study AND 6 months of extensive face-to-face interaction OR 6 months of substantial telephone customer service experience as detailed above.

For the promotion examination: On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and have had one month of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55-b/55-c service.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-284 26-286 37-849

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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