175 Sparrowbush Road
Minimum Qualifications Provisional Appointment: We are currently accepting applications for Automotive Facilities Inspector positions located at our Vehicle Safety Region 3 Field Office (counties included: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren and Washington - primary regions covered for this position are Columbia, Dutchess, Greene and Ulster). Candidates appointed to Region 3 will be required to work in one or more counties within that region. To be eligible for appointment, candidates must have:
Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee 1, Grade NS (equated to Grade 14): three years of experience as an automotive mechanic, automotive diagnostician, or automotive technician instructor. Experience must have included diagnosis and repair of On Board Diagnostic 2 (OBD2) Systems, and acquired within the last ten years.
Automotive Facilities Inspector, Grade 16: five years of experience as an automotive mechanic, automotive diagnostician, or automotive technician instructor. Experience must have included diagnosis and repair of On Board Diagnostic 2 (OBD2) Systems, and acquired within the last ten years.
Non-qualifying experience: Activities comprised solely of fueling; changing oil, water, antifreeze, batteries or tires; replacing fan belts, air filters, or oil filters; installing windshield wiper blades or light bulbs; polishing and washing; repairing, installing, or replacing seat safety belts, upholstery or communications equipment, or repairs performed not on the vehicle, but only on parts of the vehicle removed by others is NOT qualifying. Also, experience limited to automotive repair and/or maintenance of personal vehicles performed in non-commercial setting is NOT qualifying.
For a listing of possible education/experience substitutions for qualifying experience, please visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/announarchive/announcements/26-166.cfm.
Duties Description An Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee investigates and seeks resolution of consumer complaints involving automotive services and periodically inspects service providers for licensure compliance. Under the general direction of a Senior Automotive Facilities Inspector:
• Obtains information concerning consumer complaints by reviewing complaint file, interviewing complainant, and soliciting third-party information.
• Obtains and evaluates respondent’s version of the events under dispute.
• Examines vehicle and components to determine the nature, extent and necessity of work performed, using appropriate test equipment and disassembling portions of vehicles.
• Examines invoices, bills of sale, purchase orders and related documents to determine whether the quality and type of repair or maintenance work and related charges conform with written estimates and work orders.
• Acts as mediator between consumers and automotive facilities in cases where no illegality is uncovered.
• Gathers, labels and prepares evidence.
• Prepares narrative case reports of findings and makes appropriate recommendations regarding actions to be taken.
• Testifies at administrative hearings and may make recommendations to the hearing officer concerning appropriate restitution.
• May serve as an expert witness at court proceedings.
• Conducts original inspections and periodic program audits of licensed or regulated automotive facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Additional Comments 1. Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
2. These field positions are located throughout New York State and require extensive field work and daily travel within a designated region of assignment. Appointees to these positions will be required to operate a motor vehicle; therefore, you must possess a driver’s license valid in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter (referencing the Vacancy ID noted at the top of this posting) indicating how you meet the qualifications for appointment. Please also include a clear and concise resume and submit all documents via the fax number or email address listed above. Candidates applying from outside DMV may be asked for their social security number to verify NYS employment history.