Job Responsibilities

Are you looking for a fast-paced job that will allow you to utilize your superior customer service skills in a rewarding environment? Are you looking for a career path in public service? If so, the Department of Motor Vehicles may have a position for you as a License Examiner. The team at DMV values teamwork, commitment, and excellent customer service. Come join us and find the keys to your future!

This position is located at the Shop Road Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Branch Office in Columbia, SC

  • THIS IS A CDL SITE******************

Responsibilities Of a License Examiner III

  • The DMV Examiner administer road test examination in all of the following class vehicles:
  • Class A: Any combination of vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GWR) of 26,001 pounds provided the GWR of vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Class B: Any single unit vehicle with a GWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such towing vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds
  • Class C: Any single unit vehicle or combination of vehicles that does not meet the definition of A or B, but that is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver or is placarded for hazardous materials.
  • Class D: Passenger vehicles and all non-commercial vehicles that do not exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • Class E: Non-commercial single unit vehicles and all non-commercial vehicles that do not exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • Class F: Non-commercial combination vehicles that exceed 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • Class M: Motorcycles and CDL’s if in a CDL Office
  • Determines applicant’s physical and mental fitness and competency to safely operate motor vehicles. Administers written, oral and automated examinations to determine applicant’s knowledge of laws and driving procedures. Performs pre-trip inspection on the general working condition of vehicle operated by the applicant.
  • Examines, accepts, prepares, enters, and prints all documents required in issuing driver licenses, beginner permits and identification cards for all classes; original duplicate transfers, temporary and replacement vehicle registrations, license plates, permits and/or titles. This includes requests for repossessed, abandoned, salvaged, homemade and rebuilt vehicles. Performs edits of the customer’s name and address fields. Processes Motor Vehicle Registration Requests. Research suspension inquiries, modifies driver International Registration Plan, registration credentials and issues automobile dealership licenses.
  • Answers customer inquiries pertaining to driver, vehicle, and registration, titling, and insurance requirements by phone in person.
  • Greets and directs customer to appropriate areas in the office.
  • Collects all requirement fees and donations for the Gift of Life Trust Fund. Reconciles and prepares individual daily report and refund request documents. Computes vehicle sales taxes and makes weight adjustments to the vehicle record file.
  • Receives, codes and issues receipts for surrendered license plates; boxes surrendered plates and completes pick up requests.
  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Faxes, mail documents, and runs errands for the branch office that may include trips to the post office and making bank deposits.

Working Conditions

Road tests are conducted throughout the year in a variety of weather conditions including rain, wind, summer heat and cold winter days. Testing begins in the early morning hours and continues through the early evening hours.

Minimum And Additional Requirements

Minimum Qualifications & State Qualifications

  • High school Diploma
  • Must have a valid South Carolina driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age with one year driving experience.
  • Must complete a nationwide criminal background check to include finger printing.
  • Before being certified to administer CDL knowledge skill tests must complete a formal CDL test examiner trainer course and examination that includes Introduction to CDL Licensing System, Overview of the CDL Tests and Knowledge Tests.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner with internal and external customers. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of driver licensing eligibility requirements. Application of DMV organizational competencies.
  • The License Examiner III reports directly to the Branch Manager or Asst. Branch Manager and is responsible for administering road test examinations. Under limited supervision, the incumbent evaluates the skills and abilities of applicants to operate a motor vehicle for all classes of driver license by means of road demonstration testing.
  • Tasks are completed in a climate-controlled office setting but is required to be outdoors and on the road to conduct tests. The work requires sitting and/or standing for prolonged periods of time, walking, and constant talking.
  • Exposure to warm or cold temperatures when working outside. Exposure to processing chemicals used in development of driver’s license.
  • The person holding this position may be required to relocate to an office within 30 miles of their home office if business needs require.

Additional Comments

What’s in it for you?

At the SCDMV, you have the opportunity to be a part of an exception team and diverse culture that nurtures mutual success for our customers, employees, and state. If you have the ideas to make agency training even stronger, this position may be for you. Bring those ideas and a desire to develop yourself and our team for optimal success.

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles offers an exceptional benefits package for full time employees (FTE) employees.

  • Health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance for employees, spouse and children (also available for temporary employees working over 30 hours per week)
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs (optional for Temporary Employees)

So what are you waiting for? Come be a part of a fast-growing, dynamic agency, and join a team that offers an opportunity for challenging and rewarding career!

Additional Comments

The Department of Motor Vehicles is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education.