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Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment, transfer or re-instatement in accordance with Civil Service law. In the event that a viable eligible list may not exist in all locations, 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 a permanent appointment to the position. In order to be considered for provisional appointment, candidates must have: Either 1. Three years experience in the repair and/or mechanical inspection of buses (15 passengers or more) and/or heavy 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 ambulates and only occasionally to buses or heavy-duty trucks, is NOT qualifying. Or 2. An associate’s degree in automotive or diesel technology AND two years 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 experience with antilock brake systems. **Adult BOCES programs are not qualifying for this examination. CANDIDATES MUST PASS A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING EMPLOYMENT.
Duties Description As Motor Vehicle Inspector, duties include, but not limited to:
• Inspect the mechanical condition of buses, heavy duty trucks, vans, suburban’s, station wagons and other commercial vehicles.
• Check both controlled and preventive maintenance programs, driver’s hours of labor records and facility of fleet operators.
• Investigate complaints, accidents and illegal operations; testify at hearings when required; and keep records and submitted reports of inspections and investigations.
• Enforce driver, vehicle and hazardous materials regulations. • Perform duties independently without direct supervision and, as such, be responsible for scheduling your own work and adhering to your own timetable.
• Responsibilities also may include participating within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
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