Motor Vehicle Examiner Specialist

Recruitment #240201-5832CL-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles is now accepting applications from its agency employees for a part-time Motor Vehicle Examiner Specialist role in Wethersfield, CT. 

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Position Details:
  • Part-time, 34 hours/week (with a possibility of 39 hours)
  • Monday 9:30am-4:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Office/On-site
Position Responsibilities: 
DMV’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Division (CVSD) is made up of several specialized work units. CVSD is responsible for the issuance of licenses for Connecticut's Dealer and Repairers. The position will be responsible for examining applications and supporting documents for compliance and issuance of a dealer and repairer license.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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In the Department of Motor Vehicles this class is accountable for independently performing a combination of duties in registration and licensing functions.


  • Examines and reviews forms for completeness, accuracy, legibility, and conformance with regulations;
  • Determines if transactions are subject to sales and use tax and computes amounts due;
  • Verifies proof of ownership and/or existence of encumbrances on all applications such as motor vehicle, motorcycle, bus, truck, camper, boat and miscellaneous vehicle registrations;
  • Examines certificates of title and other documents and supporting data;
  • Issues motor vehicle registrations;
  • Determines if transactions are new, transfers, class transfers or record transfers and processes accordingly;
  • Utilizes automotive manuals for verification of details on registrations;
  • Examines current suspension file to verify eligibility of applicants to receive registrations and/or operator licenses;
  • Answers questions from general public on laws, regulations, procedures and official motor vehicle forms;
  • Collects taxes and/or fees, balances cash records and prepares deposits;
  • Operates and responsible for security of assigned equipment, supplies and receipts;
  • Performs related duties as required. 
  • Deals directly with general public, performs limited restorations of driver’s licenses or motor vehicle registrations;
  • Issues boat registrations and toll plates;
  • May perform photo licensing activities;
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Performs as a unit specialist examining registration and title applications forwarded from branch and other areas for completeness, accuracy, legibility and conformance with Connecticut State Statutes prior to final approval for issuance of documents;
  • Researches title history on vehicles;
  • Works with DMV inspectors and/or local and state enforcement agencies;
  • Determines compliance with motor vehicle “brands” from other jurisdictions and applies them to Connecticut Certificate of Titles;
  • Issues Connecticut duplicate title certificates;
  • Issue ownership documents related to abandoned motor vehicles;
  • Researches insurance compliance issues and disputes;
  • Processes payments of civil penalties and fee adjustments;
  • May research stolen vehicles;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of the functions and activities of the Department of Motor Vehicles;
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • maintain records;
    • examine documents for completeness, accuracy and compliance with established requirements;
    • read, understand and apply motor vehicle laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
    • handle and count money;
    • perform arithmetical computations;
    • operating various types of office equipment.


Four (4) years of clerical experience.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved the issuance of official documents requiring the examination of applications and supporting documentation.


  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
  • One (1) year as a Motor Vehicle Examiner may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


  • Experience in communicating to internal and external customers
  • Experience in handling escalated customer issues 
  • Experience with processing cash, check and credit transactions as well as balancing a register
  • Experience in reviewing documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Experience in entering data in computer terminals


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before individuals are certified for appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.