Senr Motor Vehicle License Examiner - Grade 15

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This title exists in Motor Vehicles, Department of and has approximately 39 positions.

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Salary Information for Motor Vehicle License Examiner
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Motor Vehicle License Examiner 12 $48,956 $59,757
Senr Motor Vehicle License Examiner 15 $55,152 $70,317
Prin Motor Vehicle License Examiner 18 $65,001 $82,656

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Job Duties

As a Senior Motor Vehicle License Examiner, you would supervise Motor Vehicle License Examiners; provide guidance and technical assistance to staff; evaluate performance; arrange for and provide training; and assign staff to inspect driving schools and public carriers. You would supervise multiple road test lines, assign specific duties for Motor Vehicle License Examiners on a daily basis, coordinate road test assignments and activities at multiple test sites, prepare daily road test schedules, assign staff, and ensure that road test conditions meet Department standards. You would investigate and resolve complaints about procedures and staff behavior. You would regularly review and audit testing and investigate activities for fraud and malfeasance. You would also perform related duties as required, including performing the duties of a Motor Vehicle License Examiner if there was not enough coverage for a road test post. You must be able to use and maintain a computerized tablet (electronic scoring device).

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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 qualified employee of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
Either A. as a Motor Vehicle License Examiner or Motor Vehicle License Examiner (Seasonal);

Or B. as a Supervising Motor Vehicle Representative 1.

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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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