Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist

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ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR ROADWAYS

You’ll make sure every commercial vehicle safely meets all the requirements across all California. You’ll work primarily at a highway inspection facility where you will inspect these vehicles, climbing in, out and all around them to perform your tasks.

Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist Job Role

Under close supervision, your duties will involve weighing and complete inspection of commercial type vehicles including their condition, registration, loading and equipment. In general, you will make sure each vehicle is in full compliance with the California Vehicle Code and other applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

You will be expected to follow established safe working practices, establish and maintain good communication with the drivers, inspect each drivers license, log book, documents and the driver’s physical condition.

You inspect commercial vehicles to determine if they comply with weight, size, load containment/securement, hazardous materials, safety and equipment requirements, and inspect and test all types of commercial vehicle components and systems for compliance with the Vehicle Code and other applicable laws and regulations.

You will also be responsible for referring violators to an enforcement officer for action, operating scale console to weigh commercial vehicles, monitoring approaching traffic and select commercial vehicles for inspection. You will need to maintain logs, document inspections and complete other job-related forms.

You will also check vehicle registration, permits, and shipping papers, as well as assist an officer if an emergency arises. You will be expected to provide directions and information to the public and allied agencies, attend briefings and training days, train new personnel to conduct inspections and inspect commercial vehicles that have been involved in an accident.

Minimum Qualifications / Knowledge & Abilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1) In the California state service, one year of experience performing duties in automotive or heavy equipment services and repair at a level not less than an Automotive Technician Trainee, Department of the California Highway Patrol.

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2) One year of experience as an auto, truck or construction equipment mechanic, bus driver, driver of any commercial truck which required a Class A or B driver license or any position which required the knowledge of the mechanics, size-weight, registration requirements, or load and safety regulations of heavy duty commercial vehicles.

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES

Knowledge: You must know the different types of commercial vehicles and their components, basic commercial vehicle mechanics, i.e., the functions of parts and systems in commercial vehicles and how their components interact and mechanical terminology.

Abilities: You will need to be able to represent the CHP positively to the public and work cooperatively with co-workers and members of allied agencies. You also need to be able to be firm and tactful in dealing with the public, communicate effectively with them, allied agencies and co-workers.

You will need to identify odors that indicate a violation or hazard, correctly use protective devices, hear sufficiently to safely and effectively conduct inspections, see fine details such as small hairline cracks, small print on documents.

It will also be necessary to perform under stress, have sufficient physical strength, coordination, balance, dexterity and flexibility required to perform commercial vehicle inspections. You will need to be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, prepare clear, accurate, and legible reports and forms, read and comprehend written instructions, policies, procedures, maps and complex laws, rules, and regulations.

You will also need to perform mathematical calculations to determine violations, operate a personal computer, use a calculator, ruler and tape measure, and work odd or unusual hours including weekends and holidays.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

You must possess evidence of satisfactory arrest and driving records. You will also need to pass a drug screening test.

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PAID VACATION TIME INCREASES OVER TIME

Medical, DENTAL AND VISION BENEFITS For You and Your Family

PENSION PLAN SECURE YOUR FUTURE NOW

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