Automotive Facilities Inspector

Grade 16

New York State has approximately 99 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.

*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. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

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. Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 14

  2. Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 15

  3. Automotive Facilities Inspector

    Grade 16

  4. Senr Automotive Facilities Inspector

    Grade 20

  5. Supvg Automotive Facilities Inspector

    Grade 61

Summary of Job Description

As an Automotive Facilities Inspector, you would conduct inspections and audits of licensed/registered automotive facilities to ensure compliance with the laws, rules and regulations governing such facilities. You would investigate and evaluate consumer complaints of automotive facilities by contacting complainants, licensees, and registrants to determine the validity of the complaints. You would use appropriate automotive test equipment and may be required to disassemble portions of vehicles to determine the nature, extent, and necessity of work performed. You would determine whether the quality and type of repairs and maintenance work and the related costs are in conformance with written estimates and work orders, and act as mediator between consumers and automotive facilities. You would gather, label and prepare evidence in complaint cases and prepare reports of findings using laptop or desktop computers. You would testify at administrative hearings presenting the departmentís case both through entering into the record evidence collected during an investigation, as well as witness and first hand direct testimony, you would make recommendations for actions against facilities. You may be required to testify at civil proceedings. You would ensure all types of automotive facilities meet their obligations as outlined in Articles 5, 12-A, 16, 20, 17 and 48, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law and Commissionerís Regulation parts 78, 79, 81, 82, and 104. During investigation of consumer complaints and performing audits you would document deficiencies of all activities regulated by DMV division of Vehicle Safety and Clean Air. Based on Departmental guidelines you would make recommendations for Departmental actions to be taken. You would routinely work with DMV-specific computer software programs and may be required to analyze data from those programs as part of your investigations. You would conduct vehicle inspection certification classes for individuals seeking to become certified by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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 in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have had experience as an automotive mechanic, automotive diagnostician, or automotive technician instructor for at least five years. Experience must have been acquired within the last ten years. Experience must have included diagnosis and repair of On Board Diagnostic 2 (OBD2) Systems.

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

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.

back to top