Motor Vehicle Program Coordinator


Recruitment #240702-5782AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles is now seeking its agency employees to fill the position of Motor Vehicle Program Coordinator in Wethersfield, CT.

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Position Details:
  • Full-time, 40 hours/week
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Hybrid
Position Responsibilities: 
The Motor Vehicle Program Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Central Issuance Unit and the Passenger Endorsement Review Unit. 
This role will be responsible for:
  • Interpreting, administering and ensuring conformance with the requirements of pertinent state and federal laws, planning and managing program activities
  • Making recommendations on policy and standards
  • Making recommendations for program improvement
  • Developing and implementing such recommendations
  • Maintaining auditable records and filing reports
  • Communication and collaborating with internal units and external partners and organizations who might impact program activities
  • Representing he department at meetings and leading department wide initiatives 
  • Researching and responding to complex issues, assigning, reviewing and auditing work and conducting performance evaluations

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, Central Office this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in researching, developing, coordinating, enforcing and evaluating a comprehensive motor vehicle program.


  • Performs specialized programmatic duties in motor vehicle or driver licensing safety, enforcement, regulation or administration; 
  • Coordinates, plans and manages program activities; 
  • Secures input for program and ensures conformance with requirements of federal and state laws; 
  • Develops or assists in development of program policy; 
  • Formulates program goals and objectives; 
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws; 
  • Coordinates and implements approved plans and mandated edicts; 
  • Makes recommendations on policies and standards; 
  • Coordinates implementation of plan; 
  • Evaluates progress of programs and prepares quarterly and annual reports; 
  • Develops and maintains accurate, auditable records; 
  • Recommends policies and procedures to improve enforcement of program; 
  • Coordinates training and education to ensure compliance; 
  • Assists in preparation of program budget; 
  • Maintains contacts with operating units, agencies and outside officials both within and outside of program unit who might impact on program activities; 
  • Prepares short and long-range plans; 
  • Makes recommendations for program improvements; 
  • Assigns and reviews work; 
  • Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; 
  • Provides technical direction to program staff; 
  • Represents department at meetings; 
  • May direct staff and operations of a major program area; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
    • research principles and practices; 
    • program planning, development and evaluation; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • read, interpret and apply statutes and regulations; 
    • utilize computer software; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in program administration, planning, coordination, development or evaluation.


  • 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 four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with DMV systems such as mainframe, CIVLS, card issuance manager (CIM).
  • Experience with DMV licensing state and federal statutes and regulations
  • Experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading a team on work projects.
  • Experience with reviewing and creating program goals and objectives.



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.

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