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Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33126

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Requisition No: 484768 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle


Position Number: 76004298 

Salary:  $29,524.08 - $33,252.96 Annually (plus CAD) 

Posting Closing Date: 10/26/2021 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Motorist Services

Bureau of Credentialing Services


*Internal Opportunity – DHSMV Employees Only*


In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history.  Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.


Highway Safety Specialist (WT: Community Outreach Specialist)

$29,524.08 - $33,252.96 Annually (plus CAD)


Contact Person: Adrianne Astudillo, (305) 921-8660 (option 5)


The Organization

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.


Our Benefits include

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:


Total Compensation Statement

Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $44,245 to $54,897 annually.  The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.


What will I be doing?

This position is responsible for the independent coordination, scheduling, and event planning of Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) mobile units. This position is authorized to examine and inspect documentation to determine the eligibility of customers for driver licenses and is authorized to suspend, revoke, or restrict driving privileges.  The incumbent processes applications for title certificates and/or license plates to determine compliance with Florida Statutes.  Additionally, this position is authorized to enter vehicle information through data processing, compiles reports and stays up to date on changes to Division of Motorist Services procedure manuals and Florida Statutes pertaining to titles, registrations, and driver licenses.


Preferred Qualifications

Interactive customer service experience to include face to face and/or phone customer interaction.

Professional work experience preparing written correspondence, to include emails, memos, or reports.


Position related requirements

In accordance with Florida Statute 322 the selected applicant must be at least 21 years of age.

This position will be responsible for regularly working weekends and occasionally working nights.  Occasional overnight travel will be required. 


This position requires occasional heavy lifting. Applicants must be willing and able to lift, pull and push heavy equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

Selected applicants must have/maintain a valid driver’s license with no cancellations, suspensions, or revocations of the driving privilege for a minimum of three (3) years prior to employment and must also maintain a driving record with no more than three (3) chargeable motor vehicle crash or any violation defined in Chapter 316, Florida Statutes during any consecutive (3) year period of employment. 


The ideal candidate will have the following

  • Experience working as a Driver License Examiner or otherwise issuing driver licenses, identification cards and/or motor vehicle tags, registrations and titles.
  • Ability to use a personal computer, including Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to get in and out of low vehicles and high trucks/ sports utility vehicles without assistance.
  • Skill in providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive community relations.
  • Skill in driving and operating a larger vehicle, including a van and a bus, not requiring a CDL license. 
  • Ability to assume operation of and/or immediately exit vehicle in an emergency situation.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Ability to use the Florida Real-time Vehicle Information System (FRVIS) database.


General Information

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI.

The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.

HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Miami