In the Department of Motor Vehicles, this class is accountable for
supervising law enforcement activities of a major program.
Receives general direction from a Motor Vehicle Division Chief or other
official of higher grade.
Supervises Motor Vehicle
Sergeants, Motor Vehicle Inspectors, and other personnel as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules; assigns, oversees, and reviews work of staff for accuracy,
effectiveness and conformance with policy; oversees training and development; conducts
or oversees performance evaluation and discipline; determines priorities and
plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops and makes
recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as a liaison
with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit
policies and procedures; oversees criminal and internal investigations; conducts continuous
appraisal of operations and recommends or institutes corrective action as required;
prepares reports and
correspondence; oversees recordkeeping and other administrative activities; testifies
at administrative hearings and in court; may oversee and implement agency security
measures and security personnel; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the motor vehicle laws and the regulations; considerable
knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations; considerable knowledge of
the parts and equipment of motor vehicles; considerable knowledge of the
methods of operation of motor vehicle dealers, repairers, wrecker operators,
motor carriers and school bus/student transportation vehicle operators; considerable
interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability
to accurately evaluate situations and make effective decisions; considerable ability to conduct
thorough investigations and prepare comprehensive written reports; supervisory
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in the repair of motor vehicles or in
related investigatory or regulatory work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of
Motor Vehicle Sergeant or its equivalent.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and
maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut
pursuant to Section 7-294a-e of the Regulations of
Connecticut State Agencies and the regulations promulgated by the Police
Officer Standards and Training Council.
2. Incumbents in this class
must possess and maintain authority
from the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to arrest and present before the designated authority any person for violation of
any statute or regulation relating to motor vehicles. (Connecticut General
Statutes, Section 14-8).
3. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain
a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
4. Incumbents in this class must possess and
maintain North American Standard Inspection (NASTI) Certification in North
American Standard Driver – Vehicle Inspection.
Incumbents in this class
must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Motor Vehicle Lieutenant in Salary Group PS 19 approved effective June 10, 2021. (Revised to implement step adjustment and modify content as a part of the 2022 NP-5 Contract Negotiations) Final No. 22-125