Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/19/21
Applications Due: 11/02/21
Vacancy ID: 92994

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 Permanent

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 list does not exist a provisional appointment may be made. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list to be considered for a 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.

This position requires that during the probationary period you successfully complete, pass, and maintain various federally mandated certifications pertaining to motor carrier safety programs.

Duties Description Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Conduct roadside safety inspections of buses, heavy duty trucks, trailers, cargo tanks, vans, and other commercial vehicles.
• 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.
• Occasional night work and overnight travel may be necessary throughout the year.
• Responsibilities 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.

Additional Comments ***Reporting to MO, Office of Modal Safety & Security, Albany, NY to be assigned to Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

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 with Notice Number B-21-G350-MO and Vacancy ID 92994 in the subject line, and referenced the cover letter, no later than November 2nd 2021.