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.
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.