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SENIOR HIGHWAY SAFETY SPECIALIST - 76005272

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 486141 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: SENIOR HIGHWAY SAFETY SPECIALIST - 76005272

Position Number: 76005272 

Salary:  $30,988.68 - $36,438.24 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 10/27/2021 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Motorist Services

Bureau of Commercial Vehicles & Driver Services

 

           *OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY*

 

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.

 

SENIOR HIGHWAY SAFETY SPECIALIST

$30,988.68 - $36,438.24 Annually

Contact Person: Vincent Robinson, 850-617-2712

 

Who We Are

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: flhsmv.gov/careers

 

Total Compensation Statement

Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $46,369 to $57,021 annually.  The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.

 

What Will I Be Doing?

This Senior Highway Safety Specialist is located in the Bureau of the Commercial Vehicles and Driver Services in the Commercial Driver Licenses CDL & Third-Party Testing Unit. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and self-disciplined. The Senior Highway Safety Specialist will provide regulatory oversight through monitoring, site audits, technical assistance and compliance enforcement for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) Third Party Administrators and Third-Party Testers within an assigned area of the state. This position will be responsible for inspecting operations and records of CDL third party administrators/testers to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and administrative rules.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Professional experience interpreting or applying laws (regulations, statutes administrative code).
  • Reviewing and verifying information.

 

Note

Preference will be given to applicants who have a commercial driver’s license; preference will also be given to applicants who have experience/skills conducting inspections/audits, performing road tests, training/advising others on testing procedures, statutes and/or rules, etc. regarding commercial vehicles.

 

Can I be successful?  (Key Skills)

  • Ability to understand, retain and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to compose written correspondence, policies and procedures and various reports
  • Skill in evaluating and monitoring third party testers for compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Skill in operating a personal computer
  • Skill in providing customer service to internal and external customers
  • Skill in auditing, reviewing or analyzing data for compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Driver License and Motor Vehicle laws, policies and procedures
  • Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions and assist in resolving problems

 

Job-Related Requirements

This position requires the incumbent to have and maintain a Valid Driver’s License in good standing. A driver’s license history review will be conducted on all candidates in consideration for the position.  The applicant selected for this position will also be required to travel daily to various counties as well as occasional overnight travel.

 

The applicant selected will be required to administer inspections a minimum of 1-2 times a week for a period of 2-3 hours during which time the employee will be required to stand, kneel and bend to view specified items located under a commercial motor vehicle, and get in and out of all size commercial motor vehicles.  In addition the applicant will be required to administer road tests in all types of weather, including rain, hot and cold weather.

 

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.  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: Tallahassee