Motor Vehicle Field Operations Spec 1 - Grade 18

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This title exists in Motor Vehicles, Department of and has approximately 78 positions.

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Salary Information for Motor Vehicle Field Operations Spec 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Motor Vehicle Field Operations Spec 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Motor Vehicle Field Operations Spec 2 23 $84,156 $106,454

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Job Duties

As a Motor Vehicle Field Operations Specialist 1, you would work independently, or as a member of a team, to develop and deliver training and provide procedural/technical assistance to DMV state and county office personnel on examination of applications and supporting documents; processing driver licenses and registrations; cashiering and entry of information to create license and registration/ownership records; courtroom procedures; and entry of pleas, convictions, and license sanctions. You would assist in developing training material and publications, conduct on-site management audits of local offices to ensure an optimum level of service to the public, and provide instruction in the proper operation and maintenance of the system's hardware and software. You would provide technical support for a variety of systems used in Central, State/County or Traffic Violations Bureau offices, online procedures, internet transactions, and the Operations System Implementation & Development website, etc. You would provide on-site and central office expertise in the design and implementation process for new and revised programs or initiatives that impact issuing or Traffic Violations Bureau offices. You would provide oversight of office personnel while providing training at a training center or on field assignment, or through online tutorials; you may interact with county clerks, regional managers, district directors, division directors, and executive management on sensitive matters.

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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, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive NY HELPS*, or 55-b/55-c service as a Supervising Motor Vehicle Representative 1 or Supervising Motor Vehicle Representative 2.

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