Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for the enforcement of state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to motor carrier operations, motor vehicle license and registration, and motor fuel taxes and fees. This includes monitoring and inspecting motor carriers for required permits, licenses, registration or decals, issuing warnings or citations, impounding vehicles or determining other appropriate actions against violators. Duties are accomplished through the operation of a motor vehicle weigh station or patrolling state roads and highways. Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officers at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will provide administrative and other enforcement support to CLEET certified Motor Carrier Enforcement Officers, and will not exercise the powers of police or peace officers in the performance of their duties under 47 OS §§161 to 180M or the Motor Carrier Act of 1995.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
- Patrols roads and highways, or operates a weigh station to identify motor carriers operating in violation of state laws, stops apparent violators, inspects vehicles and documents to determine compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
- Enforces state size and weight laws and overweight and oversize permits.
- Enforces federal laws, state laws, and agency rules concerning motor carrier insurance, lease agreements, equipment identification, shipping documents, licenses, permits and registrations.
- Issues citations for violations, determining applicable fees and penalties in accordance with state law; accepts bonds guaranteeing court appearance; testifies at trials and hearings.
- Impounds improperly registered vehicles until such time that the vehicle is properly registered and applicable fees have been paid.
- Provides assistance and information to law enforcement entities and motor vehicle licenses agents with regard to state motor vehicle and motor fuel laws.
- Serves as liaison with the public concerning motor carrier problems and issues, and explains the requirements and application of existing statutes and rules.
- Investigates complaints regarding illegal dumping and storage or transportation of deleterious substances.
- Performs detailed inspections at illegal dumping sites; assists in the preparation reports of inspections; and assists the legal department in preparing for trials or administrative hearings.
- Conducts inspection of or investigations relating to truck yard wash pits.
This job family consists of three levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for each level, the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
Level I Code: V14A Salary Band: I
This is the entry level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities in order to build skills to monitor and inspect motor vehicles and motor carriers and investigate motor vehicles and motor carriers and investigate complaints regarding improperly licensed and registered vehicles. Employees will assist Level II Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officers in setting up roadblocks or in patrolling roads and highways.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of routine enforcement practices. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to make oral and written reports; to follow written and oral instructions; and to react quickly and effectively in emergency situations.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in the field of transportation administration, law enforcement, security, reserve officer work, or in the transportation industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting completion of thirty semester hours at an accredited college or university for the required experience.
Level II Code: V14B Salary Band: J
This is the career level of the job family where employees will be assigned responsibility at the weigh stations, establishing and maintaining roadblocks, issuing citations and impounding vehicles.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of state and federal laws concerning the transportation industry; and the rules of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission regarding motor carrier licensing and registration. Ability is required to interpret and apply various laws and regulations and to assist in the performance of inspections and investigations.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting completion of thirty semester hours at an accredited college or university for each year of the required experience.
Level III Code: V14C Salary Band: K
This is the specialist level of the job family where employees are assigned responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing motor vehicle enforcement activities in an assigned region of the state. In this role they will coordinate and monitor various enforcement activities pertaining to the regulation of motor carriers. Employees at this level will be assigned responsibility for the functional supervision of weigh station operations. Employees at this level conduct orientation and training for new Level I employees. Level III employees will maintain work schedules, advise staff on questionable situations, and monitor effectiveness of performance. Employees may make presentations to the industry and the public.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of public relations in law enforcement programs and of rules of evidence. Ability is required to apply special investigation and enforcement techniques; and to plan the work of others.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience. There is no education substitution at this level for the required experience.
Applicants must be willing and able to be on call twenty-four hours per day; be willing to travel frequently and to be away from home for extended periods of time; be willing to temporarily relocate to the place of assignment; be willing to accept the physical discomforts and/or dangers inherent in the work; and be willing to be dressed in a uniform and display a badge of office.