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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152195


AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleMotor Vehicle Inspector (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $64693 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 Onondaga

Street Address Office of Modal Safety and Security

TBD- position will report to Main Office but will be responsible for territory spanning multiple Reg

City Syracuse


Zip Code13201

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

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.

Candidates may also be qualified for permanent competitive appointment if reachable from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or 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.

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.

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.

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments *Although this position will report to Main Office, the incumbent may be assigned to work from a location within a territory that encompasses Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

*For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.
At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

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 Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Name Office of Modal Safety and Security



Email Address


Street NYS Dept. of Transportation, Office of Modal Safety and Security

50 Wolf Road, POD 5-3

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12232


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number MO-24-104 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than 3/13/2024.

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