Driver's License Examiner I

Recruitment #220429-G14A-02


This position is housed at our Bartlesville location
4100 SE Adams Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are one of the first lines of homeland security for the State of Oklahoma. This includes performing highly responsible work in conducting driver’s license interviews, examinations (visual, written, and road examinations), and inspections to determine eligibility and qualification for driver’s licenses or state identification cards in compliance with State and Federal regulations and in accordance with the guidelines established to protect the citizens of the United States and the State of Oklahoma. Responsibilities include conducting all required actions to issue or deny driving privileges or the establishment and issuance of state identification to applicants at designated locations throughout an assigned district.

Typical Functions
• Interviews applicants to determine the type of license or identification required; reviews, inspects, and verifies legality of qualifiable documents; to verify identity and determine eligibility for and type of driver’s license or identification card.

• Advises applicants as to reasons application cannot be accepted and procedures to resolve any disqualifying issues including providing expert testimony relating to medical disqualifications.

• Evaluates medical, physical or mental information provided by applicant based on state and federal standards; determines requirements for waivers or restrictions to driving privileges; advises on waiver application procedures or requirements for additional evaluation.

• Conducts in-depth vehicle safety inspections of vehicles, buses and commercial vehicles to be used in completing required tests and tests operators’ knowledge and ability to safely operate required systems and equipment.

• Administers vision, written, pre-trip and skills tests as appropriate; evaluates applicant’s performance to determine knowledge and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and comply with existing state and federal laws; determines area of improvement required and advises the applicant.

• Establishes driver’s license records while maintaining the confidentiality and security of information in compliance with state and federal laws.

• Provides assistance in preparing legal cases regarding fraudulent applications.

• Responds to inquiries from motor license agents in verifying the identity of an applicant provides information concerning specific laws and procedures to law enforcement agencies and the general public and makes recommendations on changes in driver’s license laws, policies and procedures.

• Conducts other interviews and hearings, both formal and informal, as required, concerning all aspects of driver's license suspensions, revocations and restrictions, modifications to allow driving to and from work and in the course of employment, temporary licenses and other issues; interviews individuals concerning actions taken under financial responsibility laws; reviews and analyzes accident reports and other information; renders final decision as to appropriate actions to take based on the circumstances of individual cases; issues set aside or stay orders, modification orders and temporary licenses and completes other forms and documents, as required.

Level Descriptor
This is the basic level where incumbents perform work associated with the testing and issuance of driver’s licenses and state identification cards.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of state and federal laws regarding driving privileges, physical requirements, exemptions and the issuance of driver’s licenses; of various types of commercial vehicles, related safety and operating equipment and licensing requirements; of the different types of driver’s licenses; and of interviewing principles and practices. Ability is required to conduct interviews; to inspect and evaluate motor vehicles and related equipment; to operate all types of motor vehicles; to administer written and performance tests; to determine authenticity of identification documents in order to verify the individual is legally within the United States and the state of Oklahoma; to communicate effectively; to operate computers; and to touch type.

Special Requirements
The Department of Public Safety has determined that some positions in this job family are safety sensitive as defined by?63 O.S. § 427.8.


Education and Experience required at this level consists of Statutory Requirements (47 O.S. 1987 Supp. Section 2-106): “Driver’s License Examiners, at the time of appointment, shall be of good moral character, shall be citizens of the State of Oklahoma, and graduates of accredited four-year high schools, and shall be not less than twenty-one (21) nor more than sixty-five (65) years of age,” and four years of technical clerical office work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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