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SENIOR HIGHWAY SAFETY SPECIALIST - SES - 76003523 (Internal Opportunity DHSMV Employee Only)

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 53589 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: SENIOR HIGHWAY SAFETY SPECIALIST - SES - 76003523 (Internal Opportunity DHSMV Employee Only)

Position Number: 76003523 

Salary:  $30,988.68 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/18/2019 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Motorist Services

Bureau of Dealer Services


* (Internal Opportunity DHSMV Employee Only) *


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


Senior Highway Safety Specialist  

$30,988.68 Annually

Contact Person: Jaime Williams, 850-617-2791


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:


Description of Job

This position is responsible for supervising staff of the Dealer License Section. The incumbent is responsible for scheduling fair distribution of workload, ensuring safe environment for staff, licensing, regulation and compliance of  motor vehicle, mobile home and recreational vehicle dealers and manufacturers, staffing of criminal history results from FDLE for dealer applicants, assisting Tax Collector' s Offices, Law off ices, state agencies, regional offices and help desk, generating essential reports, and ensuring proper service levels to ensure the best service is provided to our customers. This position is also responsible for assisting prospective applicants with licensing procedures, laws, rules, policies and procedures, and issuance standards.


Preferred Qualification

Preference will be given to applicants with working knowledge of FRVIS, SharePoint, FDLE, and Chapters 319 and 320.


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of personal computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to lead, delegate, motivate and supervise staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and apply laws, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes applying to Motor Vehicles.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner while using strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to oversee management and maintenance of the unit.
  • Skill in planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of FRVIS.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of interpreting the criminal history reports from FDLE
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee