Prin Motor Vehicle License Examiner - Grade 18

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This title exists in Motor Vehicles, Department of and has approximately 14 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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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 Principal Motor Vehicle License Examiner, you would plan, organize, and direct the operation of Testing and Investigations sections. You would create and maintain weekly scheduling for subordinate staff (including Motor Vehicle License Examiners and Senior Motor Vehicle License Examiners weekly schedules); coordinate and adjust scheduling of inspections and road testing; manage the sectionís clerical operations; and develop, implement, and evaluate office and field procedures. You would supervise, provide guidance and technical assistance, and evaluate the performance of license examining staff. You would identify the need and provide for staff training, conducting the training when necessary. You would schedule and conduct regular meetings with the entire staff to provide updates and information as well as obtain feedback from employees. You must provide the public sufficient road test appointments on the web and telephone at all times. You would serve as liaison to resolve questions on Vehicle and Traffic Law and regulations, reviewing the more sensitive complaints involving road testing procedures and staff behavior and visiting county clerk offices to discuss Department procedures and policies, and resolve problems and/or complaints from the public. You would also perform related duties as required, including performing the duties of a Motor Vehicle License Examiner and Senior Motor Vehicle License Examiner. You would work in concert with your office manager and district director. You must also 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 either:

Either A. one year of service as a Senior Motor Vehicle License Examiner, OR two years of service as a Motor Vehicle License Examiner, OR two years of cumulative service as a Motor Vehicle License Examiner (Seasonal);

Or B. eighteen months of service as a Supervising Motor Vehicle Representative 1, OR one year of service as a Supervising Motor Vehicle Representative 2.

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.


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How to Apply

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