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Title:  Executive Director - Motor Vehicle Enforcement & Safety

Application Deadline Date:  Do not apply online - see instructions below
Req ID:  47291
Department:  Transportation Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Salary commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Do not apply online. Please submit cover letter and resume to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles by email to: and reference “Executive Director - MV Enforcement & Safety” in the subject line of the email. Please apply by June 7, 2023.


The Executive Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement & Safety is one of three directors who report to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and manages daily operations for the Enforcement Division. This includes establishing goals, work priorities, and use of resources through staff assignments. The position also oversees liaison activities with other federal, state and local agency organizations. More information about the Division can be found on this site.


The Executive Director of Motor Vehicle Enforcement & Safety is responsible for administrative, planning, and management activities for the Enforcement & Safety Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Director is responsible for the effective planning and operation of the Law Enforcement operations involving uniformed staff, as well as an education unit that manages driver training schools/instructors, motorcycle training, and pupil transportation. The Division is considered an essential service division and the Director will manage all aspects of enforcement and regulatory operations.


This position will be responsible for the following functions that support economic recovery and protect the vulnerable:

  • Enforcement of commercial motor vehicle regulations, investigation of commercial motor vehicle crashes related to Vermont Title 23, CFR49 and CFR23.
  • Management of personnel that continue to patrol Vermont’s highways, monitoring for serious and egregious motor vehicle violations and crash investigations. The Division's detectives and field investigators handle criminal violations and civil regulations associated primarily with Vermont Title 23 and Title 13. Investigations include fraud, identity theft, dealership & inspection station regulations and total abstinence investigations for reinstatement. Detectives and investigators continue to handle investigative case work remotely, while also supporting dealerships and inspection stations in continued efforts to process registration, titling and inspection of motor vehicles for the motoring public.
  • Coordinating the education unit in partnership with DMV’s Operation Division, working to identify ways for Vermonters to receive necessary driver training and testing processes to obtain permits, junior operator licenses and motorcycle endorsements.
  • Supporting dealership and inspection unit staff in processing mail, phone, and e-mail requests for dealer registration plates and inspection stickers.


This is an exempt full-time position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience. The State of Vermont offers a benefit package rivaling any employer in Vermont, which includes a top-notch health care plan, generous sick and annual leave, and employer contribution to pension plans.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or higher in criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration, or related field AND four (4) or more years of experience in motor vehicle law enforcement or administration, including program administration and supervisory experience.
Eight (8) or more years of experience in motor vehicle law enforcement or administration, including program administration and supervisory experience.


Note: The Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles may, in accordance with T.23 §103, require this position to be a Level III law enforcement officer certified by the Vermont Criminal Justice Council under 20 V.S.A. §2358, and shall have powers and immunities as those conferred on the State Police by 20 V.S.A. §1914.

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

Equal Opportunity Statement

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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier