TAXI AND TOW TRUCK LICENSING AND SAFETY INSPECTOR 5171
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direct supervision, an employee in this class inspects licensed tow trucks in a town to determine their compliance with equipment requirements mandated by Town Codes. The incumbent handles complaints concerning unlicensed taxis and drivers. Work is supervised and reviewed through conferences and written reports to supervisors. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Inspects tow trucks for compliance with Town Codes pertaining to emergency equipment carried;
Researches complaints of unlicensed cabs and/or drivers, interviews parties involved, submits reports on findings;
Issues medallions for cabs after Town Clerk has approved application, maintains records of medallions issued;
Fingerprints and photographs all town employees and taxi drivers, maintains files and records.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Ability to understand and interpret Town Codes and Ordinances; ability to obtain information through observations and interviews; ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a standard senior high school, or vocational school in a job related field, or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and two (2) years of experience in inspection or code enforcement work; or,
b) Six (6) years of experience as described above; or,
c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
At the time of appointment, and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State, or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation requirements of the job.