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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/29/22

Applications Due12/14/22

Vacancy ID117563

AgencyTransportation, Department of

TitleMotor Vehicle Inspector

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $62806 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 To Be Determined

Street Address Office of Modal Safety & Security

Buffalo, NY to be assigned to Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

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.

To be considered for PROVISIONAL appointment, candidates must have:

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.

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.

Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during the pre-employment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a basis for removal from employment..

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 *Telecommuting: The Department’s current telecommuting agreement is valid through December 31, 2022 and is subject to extension beyond that date.

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 with the Notice Number MO-22-209 in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 14th, 2022

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