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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 457M
Category: Regulatory Services


As an armed commercial vehicle enforcement officer with authority limited to commercial vehicles, plans, schedules, and assigns the activities for port of entry or field commercial vehicle enforcement programs within the Washington State Patrol, supervises staff assigned to program; or in headquarters, serves as the commercial vehicle training coordinator.

Typical Work

Provides security for commercial vehicle staff and facilities; 

Directs the operation of commercial vehicle enforcement activities in port of entry or field programs; 

Coordinates and standardizes enforcement of established commercial vehicle enforcement policies and regulations; serves as liaison between subordinate personnel and representatives of the industry; 

Reviews subordinates’ work and shift schedules to provide optimum coverage; 

Prepares performance reports and promotional evaluations of commercial vehicle staff; 

Supervises and coordinates decentralize training of commercial vehicle personnel; 

Coordinates commercial vehicle operating requirements and limitations with other state and federal agencies; 

Compiles reports on commercial vehicle activity in program area to keep headquarters advised; reviews and checks report submitted by subordinates; 

Weighs commercial vehicles with portable and stationary scales to assure compliance with state weight laws; 

Inspects equipment on commercial vehicles through comprehensive, critical item safety inspections to assure compliance with laws governing required and proper condition of equipment; 

Measures commercial vehicles and their loads to determine compliance with length, width, height, and other configuration requirements; 

Inspects commercial vehicles transporting hazardous materials to assure compliance with hazardous materials carrier regulations adopted by the State of Washington; 

Responds to hazardous materials incidents/accidents to assist commercial vehicle hazardous materials specialist at the scene, as requested; 

Operates radiological monitoring devices on radioactive loads, as required by state law; 

Inspects drivers’ documents, operators’ licenses, vehicle licenses, and permits as required by state laws and federal regulations; 

Takes commercial vehicle enforcement action in compliance with the laws, regulations, and administrative codes enforced; 

Assists with Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) in accident investigations involving commercial vehicles; 

Issues temporary vehicle licenses and use fuel permits; 

Supervises staff involved in inspection of nonregistered tow trucks, fuel tax evasion, Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP), and covert surveillance of commercial vehicles; 

Provides directions, information, and assistance to the motoring public; renders first aid, as necessary; 

As the headquarters training coordinator, evaluates, develops, establishes, and conducts training for agency personnel and for other agencies as required; researches training needs; writes slide and video narratives and prepares program; develops forms, training manuals, and brochures; 

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 of experience as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 2 

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

A valid driver’s license is required.

Class Specification History

New class Effective February 28, 1975
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, title change (formerly Weight Control Officer 3) and general revision June 15, 1984
Revised definition and general revision October 14, 1988
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, and general revision: 5-10-96 (effective 7-1-96)
New class code: (formerly 41780) 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; 52SP to 56SP.