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Motor Vehicle Application Examiner

  • Posted:
    April 25, 2024
  • Closes:
    May 10, 2024
  • Type:
  • Pay:
    $20.19- $23.28/hr

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Reviews and processes all types of transactions related to the licensing of drivers of motor vehicles and the registration of such vehicles; does related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  These duties involve responsibility for determining eligibility for driver’s licenses and vehicle registration through a review of the applications and a variety of supporting documents and for their processing by manual devices or through means of the operation of a teleprocessing device.  Data from an application or registration document is approved and edited and is verified and typed into the teleprocessing device.  The duties also involve the collection of fees for registration or licensing, making change and may involve the computation of fees.  At times this involves large amounts of money and incumbents are held personally responsible for shortages.  The work is performed under general supervision with supervisory employees deciding questions of an unusual nature.



  • Reviews and processes applications for all types of licenses and registrations by means of a teleprocessing device;
  • Checks supporting documents such as proof of ownership, insurance coverage, vehicle inspection, etc., for adequacy and completeness of information required;
  • May conduct vision, road sign and written tests;
  • Determines type or cause of malfunction or rejection response on teleprocesser and takes appropriate action;
  • Receives, counts and stores license plates, tabs, forms and other supplies;
  • May assist on the compilation of receipts, expenditures and reports for submission to the State Motor Vehicle Department;
  • Assists applicants in the proper completion of forms and answers routine requests for information;
  • May be required to type minor records and reports for which skilled typing is not necessary;
  • Computes fees, collects payments and makes change;
  • Periodically reconciles transactions and money received;
  • Makes our bank deposit slips and delivers reports, deposit slips and receipts to designated employee;
  • May perform other duties in the County Clerk’s Office during slack period of time.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of procedures relating to the issuance of driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations; good knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Commission of Motor Vehicles and pertinent sections of the Vehicle and Traffic Law; good knowledge of arithmetic and English; ability to deal affectively with the public; ability to make change accurately; tact and courtesy; mental alertness; accuracy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



A. Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and one year of clerical experience; or

B. Two years of full-time clerical experience; or

C. An equivalent combination of experience and training as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Special Note:  Effective June 3, 2008:  The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles announced the amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, Section 3.3.  The amendment will require prospective employees of the Department of Motor Vehicles who will be involved in the issuance of an enhanced drivers license or non-driver identification card (pursuant to section 503(2)(f-1) or 491(2) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law) to comply with the following criteria:  1) must be a United States citizen, and 2) has undergone a State and FBI fingerprint based criminal history background check as required under an agreement between the Department  of Motor Vehicles and the federal Department of Homeland Security entered into pursuant to 8 CFR 235.1 and section 7209 of the intelligence reform and terrorism prevention act of two thousand four, public law 108-458, and such search indicates that such employee or agent has not been convicted of, or charged with, a disqualifying offense as set forth in 49 CFR 1572.103.

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