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Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
SOC Code: 13-1041.02

Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for, conformity with, or liability under licenses or permits.

Sample of reported job titles: Driver Examiner, Driver License Agent, Driver License Examiner, Examiner, License Examiner, License Registration Examiner, Licensing Analyst, Motor Vehicle Clerk, Public Service Representative (PSR), Transportation Services Representative (TSR)

Tasks

  • Warn violators of infractions or penalties.
  • Evaluate applications, records, or documents to gather information about eligibility or liability issues.
  • Advise licensees or other individuals or groups concerning licensing, permit, or passport regulations.
  • Prepare reports of activities, evaluations, recommendations, or decisions.
  • Report law or regulation violations to appropriate boards or agencies.
  • Confer with or interview officials, technical or professional specialists, or applicants to obtain information or to clarify facts relevant to licensing decisions.
  • Issue licenses to individuals meeting standards.
  • Collect fees for licenses.
  • Administer oral, written, road, or flight tests to license applicants.
  • Visit establishments to verify that valid licenses or permits are displayed and that licensing standards are being upheld.
  • Score tests and observe equipment operation and control to rate ability of applicants.
  • Prepare correspondence to inform concerned parties of licensing decisions or appeals processes.

Technology Skills

  • Computer based training software - Driving simulators
  • Data base user interface and query software - Commercial driver's license information system CDLIS; National Driver Register NDR; Safety Status Measurement System SafeStat; Traffic record databases (see all 7 examples)
  • Electronic mail software - Microsoft Outlook
  • Graphics or photo imaging software - Digital imaging system software
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Operating system software - Microsoft Windows
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software - Document scanning software
  • Presentation software - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software - Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Bar code reader equipment - Barcode scanners
  • Biometric identification equipment - Facial recognition systems; Fingerprint capture devices; Fingerprint recognition systems; Iris recognition systems
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Eye charts or vision cards - Snellen eye charts
  • Magnetic stripe readers and encoders - Magnetic stripe readers
  • Magnifiers - Magnifying glasses
  • Mainframe console or dumb terminals - Testing workstations
  • Multi function printers - License or identification card printers
  • Point of sale POS receipt printers
  • Scanners - Document scanners
  • Typewriters - Electric typewriters
  • Ultraviolet UV lamps - Ultraviolet UV lights
  • Vision testing stereoscopes - Vision screening equipment

Knowledge

  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Skills

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

Interests

  • Interest code: CE
    • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
    • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Work Context

  • Contact With Others - 80% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Deal With External Customers - 89% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 80% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 54% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Telephone - 71% responded “Every day.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team - 62% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People - 40% responded “Every day.”
  • Electronic Mail - 64% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks - 43% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 36% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Physical Proximity - 29% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 35% responded “Every day.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 43% responded “Every day.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions - 33% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Letters and Memos - 18% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment - 24% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others - 35% responded “Very important.”
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations - 45% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 32% responded “Very important results.”
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions - 39% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Consequence of Error - 34% responded “Extremely serious.”
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather - 48% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Time Pressure - 32% responded “Every day.”
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting - 36% responded “Every day.”
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable - 32% responded “Every day.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 43% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week - 16% responded “Less than 40 hours.”
  • Exposed to Contaminants - 41% responded “Every day.”
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections - 37% responded “Never.”

Work Styles

  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Work Values

  • Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $32.63 hourly, $67,870 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 288,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Average (5% to 9%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 25,900

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