Title:  Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspector

Application Deadline Date:  04/16/2024
Req ID:  48414
Department:  Transportation Agency

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $30.39


The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is designated by Governor Phil Scott as the lead agency responsible for Vermont's Size and Weight Plan and Vermont's Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspector is a full-time law enforcement position within the DMV, primarily responsible for enforcing state size and weight statutes and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. This position has extensive interaction with other federal and state agencies, law enforcement agencies, industry groups, and the Department of Motor Vehicles Permit Unit and Commercial Vehicle Operations.


The ideal candidate must be motivated, with excellent time management skills, and the ability to work and make decisions independently. This position primarily works in an outdoor setting during all weather conditions. While this position is home based, the Inspectors will be expected to travel daily to an assigned region located in various counties throughout the state. Daily activities and assignments are generally scheduled two weeks in advance but are subject to the department's needs and current mission. Typical assignments are comprised of motor vehicle patrol focusing on all aspects of highway safety and infrastructure protection, fixed site truck inspection details, and a variety of other assigned tasks that support the mission of the department.


This position is assigned a take home enforcement vehicle and receives storage allowance in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The position does require some travel for training and mission oriented activities. This position requires successful completion of a criminal history record check, motor vehicle history record check, background investigation, and polygraph test.


This position is classified as a Motor Vehicle Inspector by the Department of Human Resources.

Who May Apply

This position, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inspector (#48414), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Gene Cote at gene.cote@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

In accordance with Title 23, Section 102(d), an applicant must agree to be finger-printed and pass a background investigation to be eligible for this position. The background investigation may include criminal, financial and traffic records checks. Hiring managers will notify applicants who are in the final stage of the interview process of the finger-printing and background check requirement, to which an applicant must agree to be deemed eligible for this position. Applicants will have the right to withdraw their applications before finger-printing and/or a background investigation is conducted.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in the field, both in and out of a motor vehicle during an assigned shift under all types of climatic conditions. Incumbents must be able to carry and place portable scales weighing 35 lbs. or more under trucks as well as load and unload, with a winch, semi-portable scales weighing up to 1,300 pounds from trailers. Duties may require early morning, evening, night, weekend, or other irregular or overtime duty hours.  Exposure to danger may occur during pursuit and apprehension of violators, handling hazardous materials, and working around large trucks and pieces of equipment.  Attendance at meetings, court hearings, and seminars may be required.  The Incumbent is a Vermont certified full-time law enforcement officer and is armed and drives a fully equipped police type vehicle.  Threats of varying types and severity are possible. 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma AND three (3) years in law enforcement experience.


Candidate must be a full-time certified Vermont law enforcement officer at time of hire. 

A current valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in automotive diagnostics and repair.

Special Requirements

Mental and physical condition appropriate to successfully perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential job functions.
Applicants are required to take or submit to a polygraph examination per Title 21, Section 494(b)(1).

This position is Group "C" retirement with mandatory retirement at age 57.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.