DMV Law Enforcement Inspector I

Salary Grade - GN10 Salary Range - $39,611.00-$67,060
Starting Salary - $48,661

A NCDMV Law Enforcement Inspector I serves as a sworn state law enforcement officer whose primary purpose is to enforce the rules and regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Chapter 20 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Inspectors are assigned to one (1) or more of NC's 100 counties, which comprise (7) Districts throughout the State, or at DMV Headquarters. Inspectors can be transferred at the discretion of the Director based on Bureau needs.

Inspectors conduct enforcement and investigation of auto thefts, anti-theft including a preliminary and final examination of salvage vehicles, dealer and manufacturer's licensing laws, safety inspections and emission laws, registration laws, mechanic lien and abandon vehicle laws, odometer and driver license fraud laws. Inspectors also disseminate information to the public and inform and train inspection mechanics and inspections station managers in inspections laws, regulations and procedures.

Inspectors must prepare affidavits, secure evidence, write search and arrest warrants, prepare court summaries for the purpose of testifying on dealer and inspection hearings, driver license/registration hearings as well as court proceedings in the State and Federal Courts.

Inspectors provide first responder assistance at accidents, fires, hazardous material incidents and natural disasters and they assist other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as needed. Inspectors assume additional responsibilities which are assigned by Supervisors including special investigations, projects and/or operations. Inspectors must provide accurate, timely information to the general public and to other law enforcement agencies regarding the responsibilities of the Division and the License and Theft Bureau.

All successful applicants must complete in succession the following four (4) components of a physical abilities test: 1) 300 meter dash in 78 seconds or less, 2) minimum of 16 pushups in one minute, 3) minimum of 24 sit-ups in one minute and 4) 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less. Applicants must also successfully pass a written test, a panel interview, a polygraph examination, an in-depth background investigation, a medical screening, psychological evaluation and drug screening examination.

Inspectors must be able to successfully complete the DMV License and Theft Bureau Inspector Basic Training and Field Evaluation Training Program.

**The License and Theft Bureau is an equal opportunity employer**

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Qualified applicants must submit an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Knowledge of NC General Statutes Chapter 20 Motor Vehicle Law.
  • Knowledge of related law enforcement concepts, practices, theories, technologies and problem resolution techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize daily work activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform work with direct but limited daily supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Special Qualifications
Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.