Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
93090 05 ST G1 N 615-00 12/23/1998
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12/23/1998 93090


DEFINITION: This is field work in making inspections of state certified safety inspection stations within a geographically assigned area of the state.

An employee in this class is responsible for making field inspections, which includes technical, administrative, and covert audits, to ensure compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations governing state certified safety inspection facilities. The employee is also expected to evaluate complaints from consumers and licensees in order to determine their validity, and to act as the Department’s liaison for the motor vehicle program supervisor who reviews work for satisfactory outcome.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Conducts both overt and covert inspections of all licensed safety inspection stations to ensure compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations governing such facilities.

Prepares inspection reports which summarize the findings of all inspections and covert investigations.

Investigates and evaluates all consumer complaints of improper inspections, fraud, or other alleged improprieties by contacting complainants and licensees to determine the validity of the complaints.

Inspects for the presence of a variety of required tools and equipment to ensure compliance with regulations.

Provides technical information pertaining to a variety of automotive devices and provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code, and interprets administrative regulations governing the installation and integrity of automated devices.

Audits the various forms, stickers, and other records required to be maintained by the inspection facilities to ensure propriety of record keeping procedures.

Reviews applications for Safety Inspection Station Certification to ensure that each applicant complies with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing such facilities.

Speaks to civic, fraternal, and other interested groups in order to provide information and assistance concerning rules, regulations, and statutes relative to the areas of investigation in an effort to improve communication and understanding between the Department, the inspection stations, and the public.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the PA Motor Vehicle Code relating to automotive safety inspections.

Knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools, and materials used in the automotive mechanic trade.

Knowledge of the service station and garage operations related to automotive maintenance and repair, the occupational hazards related to these operations and the safety precautions which are necessary in these areas.

Ability to learn the principles, methods, rules, and regulations applicable in performing inspections of safety inspection stations.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Ability to become skilled in the operation of all types of tools required to perform a safety inspection.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others engaged in the inspection process.

Ability to learn to interpret and apply regulations relating to automotive safety inspections, and provide technical information in a meaningful manner to persons of varying backgrounds contacted during the course of a workday.

Ability to prepare clear and concise reports outlining the methods used and the facts uncovered during inspections.

Ability to learn to ascertain facts through personal contact, observation, and the examination of inspection station records.

Ability to lift equipment used in the inspection process weighing up to fifty pounds.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Two years of experience in an automotive repair related field such as: service writer/advisor; technical manual writer; automotive tool and equipment salesman/serviceman; auto mechanic; or auto shop foreman and a high school diploma;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.


Possession of a Pennsylvania Safety Mechanics Certification within 90 days of the date of employment.