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State of Minnesota Driver & Dealer Examiner - DVS Exam & Inspection Specialist in Willmar, Minnesota

Working Title: Driver & Dealer Examiner

Job Class: Driver & Vehicle Services Examining & Inspection Specialist

Agency: Public Safety Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 09/18/2023

  • Closing Date : 09/25/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Public Safety Dept / Public Safety-AFSCME

  • Division/Unit : Driver & Vehicle Services

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift/ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - May be required to work regularly scheduled weekend hours

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : up to 25% of the time

  • Salary Range: $21.05- $29.65 / hourly; $43,952 - $61,909 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 207 - Technical/AFSCME

  • Work Area : 1633 N. Broadway Rochester, MN

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

This posting is intended to fill two vacancies

This position exists to promote public roadway safety by the administration of prescribed vision screening, knowledge, oral, road and skills tests for motor vehicle operators so that only qualified individuals obtain a Minnesota driver’s license. This position is also responsible for inspecting motor vehicle dealership facilities and records to ensure compliance with state dealer laws, and to inspect motor vehicles for identification and titling purposes.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ability to communicate with others and understand information; read, write and respond to customers in fluent English.

  2. Cashiering experience in order to perform basic math skills in order to collect, count, reconcile and complete daily transactions.

  3. Experience providing in-person customer service in a high volume, stressful environment.

  4. Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate information to customers on the phone or in person (face to face contact).

  5. Typing-Keyboarding skills; data entry skills sufficient to enter data onto paper forms and computer entry screens; and experience with basic office equipment and internet and ability to pay close attention to detail.

  6. Must qualify for an unrestricted driver’s license and ability to work outdoors in all types of weather.

  7. Ability to work cooperatively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Face to face customer service experience in a business with high volume customer traffic within the last five years.

  2. Cash handling experience sufficient to accept applications and fees from customers and accurately complete financial transactions.

  3. Knowledge of basic driving and motor vehicle laws.

  4. Ability to problem solve, prioritize and manage a wide variety of duties while working independently.

  5. Foreign language skills.

  6. Ability to write legibly sufficient to produce completed forms and documents that can be easily read by others.

  7. Excellent attendance and dependability.

  8. Ability to engage customers, provide clear instructions, answer questions and provide both positive and negative feedback in a professional manner.

  9. Five (5) years of driving experience with a good driving record.

  10. First perceives a forced whispered voice in the better ear at not less than 5 feet with or without the use of a hearing aid.

  11. Graduate of one of the following public sector training programs: Project for Pride in Living, HIRED, Goodwill Easter Seals, Twin Cities Rise, Takoda, Hmong American Partnership, CLUES or similar Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) sponsored workforce development programs.

  12. Knowledge of a written and spoken second language (e.g., Spanish, Hmong or Somali) and English sufficient to translate messages from one language to the other, while maintaining message content, context, and style.

Physical Requirements

Employee must be able to communicate effectively with others and understand information clearly and have a minimum visual acuity of 20/40, corrected or uncorrected and a visual field greater than or equal to 105 degrees. Average to above average reflexes are required. Must be able to maintain a stationary position for long periods of time. Must be able to position self and move many times per day into and out of all sizes of motor vehicles. Must be able to transport 25 pounds. Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor and handle stress associated with continuous public contact.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

It is the policy of the Department of Public Safety that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment, includes the following components:

  1. Criminal history

  2. Reference check

  3. Fingerprinting check (EDL)

  4. Credit check

  5. Driver’s license check

  6. US citizenship check


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.