Motor Vehicle Referee

Grade 25

New York State has approximately 84 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. Assnt Motor Vehicle Referee

    Similar to Grade NS

  2. Motor Vehicle Referee

    Grade 25

  3. Senr Motor Vehicle Referee

    Grade 62

  4. Supvg Motor Vehicle Referee

    Grade 63

Summary of Job Description

As a Motor Vehicle Referee in a Traffic Violations Bureau office, you would conduct hearings for the administrative adjudication of moving traffic violations not classified as misdemeanors. You would hear testimony, rule on motions and review evidence and arguments presented. After hearing all the evidence you would make determinations and impose appropriate penalties. You would also determine the advisability of revoking, suspending or restoring driver licenses and/or motor vehicle registrations. As a Motor Vehicle Referee in a Safety Hearings Bureau, you would conduct safety hearings involving fatal accidents, chemical test refusals, "zero tolerance" cases, false statements on Motor Vehicle documents, persistent violators, driving without insurance or other factors which may impact on the driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. You would also conduct hearings involving charges of violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and the Commissioner's Regulations by commercial establishments such as repair shops, inspection stations, dealers and other automotive facilities. You would prepare findings of facts and conclusions of law and issue the necessary orders to implement your decisions. Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice in New York State is necessary for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.

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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 in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LLB or JD degree and/or be eligible to take the New York State Bar examination.

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.


How to Apply

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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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