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Title:  Motor Vehicle Section Chief - Driver Improvement

Application Deadline Date:  04/20/2021
Req ID:  13954
Department:  Transportation Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


This MV Section Chief position is commonly referred to as the Chief of Driver Improvement. The Chief oversees the Telephone Information Unit, the Driver Improvement Unit, the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Help Desk, and a small unit of staff processing on-line learner permit applications and on-line driver license renewals/replacements. The Chief is required to know and understand the work completed by each unit/employee under their purview. This position spends significant amounts of time reviewing draft legislation impacting the suspension and reinstatement of drivers and testifies in front of Legislative Committees about the impacts to the department and the offenders. The incumbent may serve on various committees on various topics. This position works with trial attorneys, State's Attorneys and Attorney Generals reviewing records and providing expert testimony in court hearings or Administrative Hearings on suspensions or other DMV actions. The position also testifies as "Keeper of the Records" for DMV and may be called upon to certify documentation and/or transactions processed or rejected by the Department as well as departmental policies and procedures. The incumbent reports to and acts as Director of Operations in their absence and needs to monitor and make decisions that impact the entire division.

Who May Apply

This position, Motor Vehicle Section Chief - Driver Improvement (#13954), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Michael Smith at michael.smith@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 primarily performed in an office setting. Stress may be encountered when dealing with upset or irate customers in person or over the phone. Incumbent must be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) or more years of experience in the implementation or interpretation of motor vehicle laws INCLUDING one (1) year as a supervisor.


Eight (8) or more years of experience in the implementation or interpretation of motor vehicle laws INCLUDING one (1) year as a supervisor

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier