Office of Model Safety & Security
Minimum Qualifications To be considered for pe1manent 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 al.so indicate that you have
the required one-year experience with antilock brake systems.
** Adult BOCES programs are not qualifying for this examination.
Duties Description This position will be responsible for the inspection of Buses
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Inspect the mechanical condition of buses, 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 repo1ts 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.
• Responsibilities also 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 locations
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