Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/20/21
Applications Due: 11/01/21
Vacancy ID: 93058

Position Information

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleMotor Carrier Investigator

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade15

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $52589 to $63705 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address Modal Safety and Security

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

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. a bachelor's or higher degree;

Or 2. four years of experience in a position with responsibility for commercial vehicle
enforcement or motor carrier traffic management as dispatcher,* traffic manager, or terminal
manager with a motor carrier of property or passengers that is regulated by the United States
Department of Transportation or the New York State Department of Transportation. Similar
experience with other state or federal transportation regulatory agencies will be considered
qualifying. Experience in a position with a government regulatory agency with responsibility for
the investigation and reporting of compliance with state, federal, and/or local government laws,
rules, and regulations will also be considered qualifying;

Or 3. an associate's degree AND two years of experience as described above.

*For purposes of this examination, “dispatch experience” requires knowledge of and experience
with federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to hours of service, records of duty status,
drug and alcohol testing, commercial driver’s license, medical certification, and pre- and post-trip
inspections. Experience limited to the dispatch of vehicles, such as taxicabs and emergency
services, is NOT qualifying.

Duties Description Under the direction of an Intermodal Transportation Specialist 1 (Motor Carrier Safety), SG-18,
the incumbent of this position will serve as a field representative. Duties will include:

• Examine records of motor carriers to ensure compliance with pertinent state and federal
laws regulations and policies.
• Conduct safety audits of new entrant interstate operators to determine compliance with
federal motor carrier safety regulations.
• Conduct roadside inspections of commercial drivers.
• Prepare reports of investigation findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
• Assist motor carriers in complying with provisions of the Transportation Law, Rules and
Regulations, orders of the commissioner, and department policies.
• Investigate shipper, passenger, and carrier complaints revolving around claims of safety
violations, overcharge, loss, damage, poor service, and oversee the resolution and
enforcement process.
• Advise stakeholders of their rights and responsibilities under the Transportation Law.
• Ensure compliance with the Transportation Law and Regulations by conducting
inspections, investigations, vehicle impoundments, and issuance of Notices of Violations
• Testify at Department of Transportation and other agency administrative hearings and in
civil and criminal court proceedings.
• Successfully completes mandatory trainings and maintain certifications provided by
• Responsibilities may include serving a role 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 Albany, Essex,
Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren,
Washington and 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 Modal Safety and Security

50 Wolf Road POD 53

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-G361-MO in the subject line, and referenced in the cover letter, no later than November 1st, 2021.