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SC Department of Public Safety License Examiner I/Examiner I - 108991 in Chester County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located at the Chester Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Branch Office in Chester, S.C.

The DMV Examiner I reports directly to the Branch Manager or Asst. Branch Manager depending on how services are provided. The incumbent has a range of expertise from researching and resolving problems to determining compliance with legal requirements for services. Under limited supervision, the DMV Examiner I evaluates the skills and abilities of applicants to operate a motor vehicle for all classes of driver license by means of road demonstration testing. The incumbent also performs administrative duties pertaining to all aspects and phases of motor vehicle registration and driver license documents.

  1. The DMV Examiner I administers road test examination in all of the following class vehicles:
  2. Class A: Any combination of vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GWR) of 26,001 pounds provided the GWR of vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  3. Class B: Any single unit vehicle with a GWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such towing vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds
  4. Class C: Any single unit vehicle or combination of vehicles that does not meet the definition of A or B, but that is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver or is placarded for hazardous materials.
  5. Class D: Passenger vehicles and all non-commercial vehicles that do not exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  6. Class E: Non-commercial single unit vehicles and all non-commercial vehicles that do not exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  7. Class F: Non-commercial combination vehicles that exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  8. Class M: Motorcycles and CDL's if in a CDL Office

  9. Determines applicant's physical and mental fitness and competency to safely operate motor vehicles. Administers written, oral and automated examinations to determine applicant's knowledge of laws and driving procedures. Performs pre-trip inspection on the general working condition of vehicle operated by the applicant.

  10. Examines, accepts, prepares, enters, and prints all documents required in issuing driver licenses, beginner permits, and identification cards for all classes; original duplicate transfers, temporary and replacement vehicle registrations, license plates, permits, and/or titles. This includes requests for repossessed, abandoned, salvaged, homemade and rebuilt vehicles. Performs edits of the customer name and address fields. Processes Motor Vehicle Registration requests. Researches suspension inquiries, modifies driver International Registration Plan, registration credentials and issues automobile dealership licenses.

  11. Answers customer inquiries pertaining to driver, vehicle, and registration, titling and insurance requirements by phone and in-person.

  12. Greets and directs customer to appropriate areas in the office.

  13. Collects all required fees and donations for the Gift of Life Trust fund. Reconciles and prepares individual daily report and refund request documents. Computes vehicle sales taxes and makes weight adjustments to the vehicle record file.

  14. Receives, codes and issues receipts for surrendered license plates; boxes surrendered plates and completes pick-up requests.

  15. Performs routine maintenance on equipment.

  16. Faxes, mails documents, and runs errands for the branch office that may include trips to the post office and making the bank deposit.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

High school diploma and related experience. *Must have a valid South Carolina driver's license and be at least 21 years of age with one year driving experience.* Must complete a nationwide criminal background check to include finger printing. Before being certified to administer CDL knowledge skill tests must complete a formal CDL test examiner trainer course and examination that includes Introduction to CDL Licensing System, Overview of the CDL Tests and Knowledge Tests.

Training will consist of (10) days in Blythewood and continue at a Centralized Training Site (which may not necessarily be at the location where you have been assigned) for an additional four (4) weeks. An employee that scores below 80% on the weighted average of all assessments will be terminated from their position for failure to successfully complete the training requirements.

Ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner with internal and external customers. Excellent customer service skills. Thorough knowledge of driver licensing eligibility requirements. Application of DMV organizational competencies.

Tasks are completed in a climate controlled office setting, but is required to be outdoors and on the road to conduct tests. The work requires sitting and/or standing for prolonged periods of time, walking, and constant talking. Exposure to warm or cold temperatures when working outside. Exposure to processing chemicals used in development of driver's license. Limited overtime may be required to meet department deadlines or to serve all customers. Must attend required training.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history, professional references, present salary, and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have a valid South Carolina driver's license and be at least 21 years of age with one year driving experience.

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Chester County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 108991

Closing: 1/22/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

Class Code: JA90

Position Number: 60029996

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Pay Band: Band 3

Hiring Range - Min.: $29,430.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $34,810.00

Opening Date: 01/14/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2021. Follow the status of your application on-line. You will be notified of scheduled interviews and also the final disposition of the job. If you are having technical difficulties submitting your application online and need assistance, please contact (855) 524-5627.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

Address: P.O. Box 1498 Blythewood, South Carolina, 29016

Phone: 803-896-9711