Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/16/22
Applications Due: 05/31/22
Vacancy ID: 104943

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleMotor Vehicle Inspector

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $48237 to $61575 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 7 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 50 Wolf Road

City Albany


Zip Code12232

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.

The minimum requirements for taking the examination are:

Either 1. three years of experience in the repair and/or mechanical inspection of buses
(15 passengers or more) and/or heavy-duty trucks (GVWR 18,000 pounds or more) which must have included one-year experience with antilock brake systems. Experience limited to maintenance, repair, or inspection activities obtained while working in a commercial garage, where most of the work is primarily related to automobiles, pick-up trucks, small vans, or ambulettes and only occasionally to buses or heavy-duty trucks, is NOT qualifying;

Or 2. an associate degree in automotive or diesel technology AND one year of experience as described above;

Or 3. graduated from a one-year post high school certificate program in automotive or diesel repair technology** AND two years of experience as described above.

Important: You must indicate on your application the capacity and/or weight of the types of equipment you have experience either repairing or inspecting. You must also indicate that you have the required one-year experience with antilock brake systems.

**Adult BOCES programs are not qualifying for this examination.

Duties Description Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Inspect the mechanical condition of buses, heavy duty trucks, vans, suburbans, station wagons and other commercial vehicles.
• Check both controlled and preventative maintenance programs, driver’s hours of labor records and facility of fleet operators.
• Perform post-accidents inspections, testify at hearings when required and keep records and submitted reports of inspections.
• Enforce driver, vehicle and hazardous materials regulations.
• Perform duties independently without direct supervision and be responsible for scheduling your own work and adhering to your own timetable. However, workload will be assigned by the supervisor.
• May be required to inspect other bus inspection areas.
• Responsibilities also may include participating within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

This position requires extensive daily travel within an assigned geographic area. You will be required to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate the capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job. You must possess a driver's license valid in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Field work and travel expenses are reimbursed on a fixed schedule.

The selected candidate must pass a physical/medical examination prior to appointment.

Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during the pre-employment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a basis for removal from employment.

Additional Comments ***Reporting to MO, Office of Modal Safety & Security, Albany, NY to be assigned to Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Madison, Oneida and Tioga counties.

All State employees in Executive controlled agencies, who are not subject to a mandatory
vaccination requirement shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Shawn Stiffler

Telephone (518) 457-6572


Email Address


Street NYS Department of Transportation, Office of Modal Safety and Security

50 Wolf Rd, POD 5-3

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume no later than May 31st, 2022,