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State of Washington


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Category: Regulatory Services
Abolished Date: 2018-05-18


Performs as an assistant to a supervisor and assigns and schedules commercial vehicle staff specific work assignments.  Conducts inspections on non-registered tow trucks, assists Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers in conducting terminal safety audits and/or enforcing laws and regulations pertaining to weight, size, equipment safety, the transporting of hazardous materials, and licensing permit requirements of commercial vehicles, private carrier buses, and their operators by weighing and/or inspecting vehicles traveling on public highways.

Typical Work

Assigns and schedules staff to specific work assignments to assist the supervisor in maintaining a comprehensive commercial vehicle enforcement program; 

Conducts inspection of non-registered tow trucks; 

Reviews work reports submitted by subordinates and compiles reports on team activities to submit to the supervisor; 

In conjunction with an armed employee, assists in investigations with the major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT); 

Conducts a comprehensive inspection program of all public pupil transportation vehicles, as required by state law; 

In conjunction with a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer, assists with the Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP); 

In conjunction with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer, initiates and assists with the fuel tax evasion; 

Ensures compliance with the laws, regulations, and administrative codes enforced;  

Performs other work as required

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  first aid; weigh station procedures; state laws governing motor truck transportation; federal and state laws regarding vehicle titling and registration; legal process and rules of evidence; interview techniques; court preparation and presentation; handling hazardous materials; vehicle equipment and maintenance procedures; basic administrative and office procedures; office machinery; agency policies, procedures, and regulations.

Ability to:  apply laws and rules relating to weights, loads and licensing of trucks and heavy equipment; use good judgment; deal tactfully and effectively with truckers, equipment operators and general public; maintain records; prepare reports; understand and follow written and oral instructions; plan work schedules; supervise others; visually inspect vehicles thoroughly and read the VIN plates; bend, stand, squat, kneel and twist; write clearly; work around high noise levels and exhaust fumes; enforce VIN and vehicle licensing rules, regulations, and statutes; conduct interviews and take statements; obtain vehicle information from data communications systems; plan and conduct the operations of an office; provide direction for VIN, clerical, administrative, or office staff; interact effectively with coworkers and the public.

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 Officer 1 or a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 1.


 Three years of experience enforcing rules and regulations relating to weight, license, equipment and other requirements on commercial vehicles, and/or conducting audits or investigations of transportation related matters.


A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, police science, or related fields.

 NOTE:  A valid driver’s license is required.

Class Specification History

New class: 5-10-96 (effective 7-1-96)
Revised definition and minimum qualifications, delete distinguishing characteristics and title change (formerly Commercial Vehicle/Vin Officer 2): 10-10-97
New class code: (formerly 41751) effective July 1, 2007
Salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2015, effective 7/1/2015.
Abolishment adopted 5/17/2018, effective 5/18/2018.

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