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Recruitment #22-000248-0001


This is a recruitment for the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.  There are three (3) vacancies located in Howard County. 

It is important that all experience be fully documented. Failure to ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected.



 The application is part of the examination process. Your answers will determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection process.

 Clearly describe your qualifications in detail. Credit cannot be given for education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that you fail to indicate.

 Do not leave any answer spaces blank; if a question does not apply, write "N/A".

 Although you may attach a resume to further describe your qualification, it does not substitute for completing the application form. An incomplete application form may result in disqualification. Do NOT write "see resume" in your work history or responses to supplemental questions.

 Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.

 Read the Job Announcement carefully for specific filing instructions, supplemental questions, and final filing dates. 




Maryland State Police
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
6855 Deerpath Road
Elkridge, MD 21075


To conduct safety inspections and preventive maintenance audits of commercial vehicles. Inspections are conducted to determine compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations pertaining to registration, size, weight, safety and operating authority.

1. Conducts Level I, II, and III inspections at portable or permanent scales to determine compliance with motor carrier laws, size requirements, hazardous materials regulations, equipment and motor vehicle inspection violations as well as compliance with the North American Standard Driver/Vehicle inspection procedures and highway hauling permits.

2. Inspects drivers, his/her logs, load manifests and/or related documentation.

3. Under supervision of a uniformed officer, sets up portable weighing operations anywhere within assigned area, observes the scale reading on commercial vehicles and takes appropriate action.

4. Examines vehicle registration documents and driver's licenses to determine compliance with international registration plan regulations and driver's licensing laws.

5. Places commercial vehicles in an out-of-service status when violations have been identified.

6. Conducts preventative maintenance audits at trucking terminals.

7. Conducts post cash investigations.

8. Performs other duties as assigned. 


Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience:  Six months of experience in the mechanical repair, maintenance, or inspection of commercial motor vehicles.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in the mechanical repair, maintenance, or inspection of commercial motor vehicles on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2. Candidates may substitute additional experience in law enforcement activities including vehicle inspections on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Formal (technical) training in the mechanical repair, maintenance, or inspection of commercial motor vehicles

2. Experience working at the Federal, State, County or Local levels of government


1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Employees in this classification must possess and maintain certification as required by State Transportation Article, Title 25, Subtitle 111 (h)(2) Respective Powers of State and Local Authorities, Title 49, Sections 107-108 and 300-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation and as required by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance guidelines.


1. Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

2. In accordance with Public Safety Article, Title 2. Department of State Police, Section 2-204 (b)(6) of the Annotated Code of Maryland, candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, a physical examination and a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate. 


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select employees. 


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. 



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file. As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police
Human Resources Division
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
ATTN: Tiffany R. Arrington

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