Open to State of DE Dept. of Transportation Merit Employees Only
This is the expert level of work, independently applying subject matter expertise in three motor vehicle functional areas of driver or vehicle services. At this level, employees are interchangeable between their assigned sections based on operational need.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
- Read, write and speak Spanish and English fluently.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Processes a variety of transactions such as issuing, renewing, suspending, and/or revoking driver, identity, and motor vehicle credentials; accessing driving records; inspecting vehicles; assessing fines and penalties; and reviewing customer history to identify outstanding warrants and/or licenses/IDs issued by other jurisdictions.
- Delivers excellent customer service to internal and external customers by obtaining business, personal, and/or sensitive information in order to assist customers with all transactions necessary to resolve issues.
- Identifies situations outside of standard operating procedures and makes recommendations for exceptions in accordance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, processes, and procedures, while safeguarding customers.
- Accurately computes, handles, and accounts for all DMV monies collected and disbursed for transactions including, but not exclusively, driver license, ID cards, titles, registrations, insurance and driver improvement fees and penalties, Federal Unified Carrier fees, Federal Highway Vehicle Use Tax, International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plan (IRP). Ensures all fees and deposits are reconciled and deposited correctly.
- Interprets, applies, and explains driver, identity, and motor vehicle federal, state, and division laws, rules, regulations, policies, processes, procedures, programs, and eligibility to the public, attorneys, lien and insurance companies, court and law enforcement personnel, automobile dealers, government agencies, businesses, and other states’ jurisdictions.
- Reviews and analyzes various source documents such as birth certificates, passports, court documents, bills of sale, wills, and powers of attorney required in the issuance of driver, identity, and motor vehicle credentials; ensures validity, completeness of documents, and authenticity.
- Accesses various manual, computerized, and specialized systems simultaneously to review and analyze source documents, determine customer’s eligibility for services, and complete transactions accurately and within any established service levels.
- Researches, evaluates, analyzes, and uses judgment to resolve discrepancies, identify exceptions, and render decisions.
- Answers customer questions and completes transactions for non-DMV services including voter and organ/tissue donor registration, warrant resolutions, red light violations, and E-Zpass transponders.
- May administer vision, written, oral, and/or road examinations to evaluate drivers’ knowledge and skills to safely operate motor vehicles.
- May inspect vehicle equipment such as lights, horns, windshield wipers, turn signals, brakes, emissions and exhaust systems for automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles, mobile homes and other vehicles; completes off-site inspections for verification or assignment of vehicle identification number.
- May operate manual and computerized vehicle testing equipment.
- Prepares a variety of records and reports.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Motor Vehicle Associate III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Two years experience in document processing which includes reviewing and evaluating records for completeness and conformity with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures, resolve deficiencies, interpret information, and track and monitor activities.
- Two years experience in customer service such as providing prompt, accurate, and courteous service to customers seeking information, answering requests as quickly as possible, ensuring customers are satisfied with service, and responding to complaints.
- Two years experience in applying motor vehicle laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Two years experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
- One year experience in operating, calibrating and/or maintaining equipment used in drivers or vehicle services such as brake machines, vehicle emissions testing equipment, motor vehicle document scanners, motor vehicle authenticators, and motor vehicle credential printers.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
- Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
Additional Posting Information
Applicants may only apply if they are current permanent employees of the Delaware Department of Transportation in a position covered by the Merit System who have completed their initial probationary period.
Conditions of Hire
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
Pre-employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.