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Class Code: 457N
Category: Regulatory Services


Serves as a Headquarters staff adviser in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section of the Washington State Patrol for major program development, implementation and assessment.

Typical Work

Responsible to the Section Commander for performance of the established working policies and regulation of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement functions of the Washington State Patrol; 

Coordinates the formulation of plans, programs, procedures, policies, and informational material to advise and assist Field Operations personnel and the transportation industry on the technical aspects of size, weight, load, licensing, and equipment; 

Maintains records and control of all permits sold by the Washington State Patrol for the Department of Licensing and Department of Transportation; performs audits at all Patrol offices and scales where permits are sold for accountability of funds, permits, and adherence to policies and procedures; 

Coordinates the Washington State Patrol Hazardous material enforcement and response program; responsible for training of each hazardous materials specialist and assists them with response plans and training of all personnel within their districts; 

Coordinates the Washington State public, pupil transportation vehicle inspection program conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section; assists the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Pupil Transportation office and the Driver Education office in formulating rules and regulations as they relate to safety and equipment; 

Assists the Section Commander with budget planning, proposed legislation, manpower deployment studies, long range planning, and all other planning activities as they relate to this Section; 

Acts as liaison with trucking industry, Department of Licensing, State and Federal Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, Washington Utilities and Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission; 

Coordinates Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer training and instruction at the State Patrol Academy; 

Prepares and revises all manuals, forms, pamphlets, and handouts issued by the State Patrol pertaining to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and the motor carrier industry; 

Surveys the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement fleet operation; assists in preparing specifications of vehicles and equipment needed by the field personnel; recommends accessories or changes needed to improve portable scale accessibility and transportation; inspects all scale facilities for cleanliness and repair needs; 

May supervise assigned staff;

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years' experience as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 3 with the Washington State Patrol. 

A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or police science may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Class Specification History

New class Effective February 28, 1975
Revised June 15, 1984 Title change (formerly Weight Control Officer 4), revises definition, minimum qualifications, general revision
New class code: (formerly 41790) effective July 1, 2007
Salary Adjustment, adopted 6/30/2015, effective 7/1/2015.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 58SP to 62SP.