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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/02/24

Applications Due06/28/24

Vacancy ID157735


AgencyMotor Vehicles, Department of

TitleAutomotive Facilities Inspector, G-16 and Various Languages or Trainee 1/2 (NY HELPS - NO EXAM REQUIRED)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade16

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $52198 to $74135 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 75%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address NYS DMV Vehicle Safety Field Services – Region 4

5801 East Taft Rd

City North Syracuse


Zip Code13212

Minimum Qualifications Vehicle Safety Field Office - Region 4 is currently accepting applications for Automotive Facilities Inspector, G-16 or Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee 1/2, G-NS (Equated to G-14/ Equated to G-15). Counties included in Region 4 include: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Steuben, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins. To be eligible for appointment, candidates must meet one of following conditions as detailed below:


A) Automotive Facilities Inspector, G-16: Five years of experience as an automotive mechanic, automotive diagnostician, or automotive technician instructor which must have included diagnosis and repair of On Board Diagnostic 2 (OBD2) Systems.

B) Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee 2, G-NS (Equated to G-15): Four years of experience as described above.

C) Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee 1, G-NS (Equated to G-14): Three years of experience as described above.

The Automotive Facilities Inspector title series includes various languages such as: Chinese, Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Please note: For a language title, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AND PASS the Civil Service Language proficiency exam at a level that will ensure the ability to perform the duties of the position.


One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service allocated to a G-12 or higher eligible for transfer and deemed administrative under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law; OR in a title approved for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.


If you previously served in this title or in a title otherwise transferable to this title, you may be reinstated pursuant to Civil Service Law. If you left state service less than one year ago, the reinstatement request from a state agency will usually be approved by the Department of Civil Service. If you left state service more than one year ago, the reinstatement must also be approved by the Civil Service Commission.

55b/c Appointment:
This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter. For 55b/c consideration, candidates must satisfy at least one of the Open Competitive qualifications listed.

*This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means NO EXAMINATION IS REQUIRED, but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE A CIVIL SERVICE TEST. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

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Duties Description An Automotive Facilities Inspector Trainee investigates and seeks resolution of consumer complaints involving automotive services and periodically inspects service providers for licensure compliance. Candidates will be required to work in one or more counties within that region. Under the general direction of a Senior Automotive Facilities Inspector:

• Obtains information concerning consumer complaints by reviewing complaint file, interviewing complainant, and soliciting third-party information.
• Obtains and evaluates respondent’s version of the events under dispute.
• Examines vehicle and components to determine the nature, extent and necessity of work performed, using appropriate test equipment and disassembling portions of vehicles.
• Examines invoices, bills of sale, purchase orders and related documents to determine whether the quality and type of repair or maintenance work and related charges conform with written estimates and work orders.
• Acts as mediator between consumers and automotive facilities in cases where no illegality is uncovered.
• Gathers, labels and prepares evidence.
• Prepares narrative case reports of findings and makes appropriate recommendations regarding actions to be taken.
• Testifies at administrative hearings and may make recommendations to the hearing officer concerning appropriate restitution.
• May serve as an expert witness at court proceedings.
• Conducts original inspections and periodic program audits of licensed or regulated automotive facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Additional Comments 1. Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,400 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,650 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.

2. These field positions are located throughout New York State and require extensive field work and daily travel within a designated region of assignment. Appointees to these positions will be required to operate a motor vehicle; therefore, you must possess a driver’s license valid in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.




Email Address


Street 6 Empire State Plaza

Swan Street Building

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12228


Notes on ApplyingSend a cover letter (referencing the Vacancy ID noted at the top of this posting) indicating how you meet the qualifications for appointment. Please also include a clear and concise resume. Submit all documents to the email address listed above. Candidates applying from outside DMV may be asked for their Social Security number to verify NYS employment history and transfer eligibility. The Department of Motor Vehicles is committed to diversity and equal opportunity, and to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply, including people with disabilities or any other protected category under the law. Our goal as an employer is to reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and customers we serve. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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