State of Washington Classified Job Specification
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OFFICER
Examines assembled vehicles, glider kits, homemade motor vehicles rebuilt/salvage vehicles, homemade trailers with an empty scale weight of 3,000 pounds or more, and affixes prenumbered VIN plates;
Ensures compliance with the laws, regulations, and administrative codes enforced;
Provides technical assistance to inspectors in the field by researching origination of vehicles and locations of confidential VINs;
Plans, coordinates, and conducts in-service training to VIN inspectors; provides updated training materials as information becomes available on changes related to vehicle identification numbers and locations;
Conducts preliminary investigation in cases of suspected stolen vehicles; interviews and takes statements from involved persons, maintains appropriate records, assembles presentations and testifies in court proceedings, as required;
Makes appointments for dealer inspections; assists the public with accident reports and vehicle title and licensing;
Orders, maintains, and issues supplies; orders gasoline for Patrol facilities and is responsible for maintenance of the gasoline pumps and other equipment used at the pumps;
Conducts and maintains inventory on all nonexpendable items, maintains records of lost and found articles, and destroys obsolete records as required by policy;
Participates in training law enforcement support specialists, VIN Inspectors, and/or clerical, administrative, or office personnel in the district;
May perform all duties of a VIN Inspector;
May act as lead worker for VIN Inspectors, clerical, administrative, office, or district maintenance personnel;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: 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 co-workers and the public.
Three years’ experience as a peace officer, with at least one year of experience in VIN inspections or auto theft.
Three years’ experience as a Vehicle Identification Number Inspector.
Note: A valid driver’s license is required.
Class Specification History
New class code: (formerly 41742) effective July 1, 2007
Title change (formerly Vehicle Identification Number Officer 2); adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.