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Title:  Motor Vehicle Field Inspector

Application Deadline Date:  12/08/2021
Req ID:  25075
Department:  Transportation Agency

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.65


The Motor Vehicle Field Inspector is responsible for investigative and technical field work involving civil and regulatory cases for the Department of Motor Vehicles, specifically related to motor vehicle safety, fraud, vehicle inspections and vehicle sales. This is a home-based position that will be assigned to the southern counties of Vermont and significant field work is required. The Field Inspector is responsible for performing investigations and coordinating with internal, as well as outside agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Candidates should be comfortable providing testimony in regulatory hearings, to include traffic court. Proficiency with basic computer software technology is required and basic automotive background is preferred. Residency in the following counties is strongly preferred: Orange, Addison, Rutland, Windsor, Windham, and Bennington Counties.

Who May Apply

This position, Motor Vehicle Field Inspector (#25075), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Scott Davidson at scott.davidson@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.


Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a variety of settings, but much of the work is performed in the field, including frequent visits to service stations, motor vehicle dealers, and individual homes.  This position is responsible for a large geographic area covering two or more counties.  Stress may be involved in confronting persons when violations are encountered.  Frequent travel in all types of weather is expected.  May require weekend and irregular hours during work assignments. Some risk of physical harm is present, although incidents are not frequent.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of experience at or above a technical level with the Vermont automotive industry, Vermont motor vehicle inspections, Vermont motor vehicle laws or investigative work.
One (1) or more years as a Motor Vehicle Examiner, a Motor Vehicle Customer Service Representative III, or a Motor Vehicle Customer Service Specialist.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in automotive diagnostics and repair.

Special Requirements

A current valid driver’s license is required.

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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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.