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DPS - IOD - Equipment Removal Specialist

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 3/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00002560
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

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Perform entry-level maintenance and repair work.  Work involves processing documentation for vehicles to be removed from fleet; removing agency equipment from vehicles; restoring vehicles to original status; moving units to designated area;  repairing, cleaning, and distributing removed equipment for repair, reissue, or surplus; and performing minor vehicle repairs.  Work under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 91B, 915A, 915E, 2147, 3521, 3524, 3529, 2T3X1, 2T3X2


1.    Remove agency equipment from vehicles, perform visual inspections, and operational checks of vehicle equipment including but not limited to emergency lighting equipment, two-way mobile transceivers, mobile camera units, emergency equipment wiring harnesses, and decals.

2.    Restore Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) wiring and associated vehicle components to their original state.

3.    Collect, prepare, and review documentation for property transfers and surplus.

4.    Document operation status of vehicles and equipment; and maintain records of work performed.

5.    Move vehicles between parking/storage lots as needed.

6.    Prepare surplus vehicles and equipment for disposal, storage, or delivery to appropriate facilities.

7.    Perform routine repair and setup of agency equipment; and minor to routine automotive service procedures.

8.    Clean shop, equipment, and tools.

9.    May assist with the inventory of parts and equipment.

10.    May assist welder/machinist with the fabrication of equipment mounting brackets

11.    Attends work regularly and observes approved work hours in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.

12.    Perform other duties as assigned.


GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS (Required unless otherwise stated)

Education - Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent.

Experience - Six (6) months or more work experience in the automotive industry such as repairs, maintenance, radio installations, or alarm installations.

Licensing/certification – Valid driver license from state of residence.

Technical Knowledge – Knowledge of or the ability to rapidly learn the principles and practices of automotive repair and maintenance and of the correct and safe use of the hand, power, and diagnostic tools applicable to the trade. Knowledge of or the ability to rapidly learn the safety equipment and procedures applicable to automotive repair facilities and activities.

Technician Skills – Knowledge of or the ability to rapidly learn the requirements to assemble and disassemble vehicle components for the removal and installation of emergency equipment, automotive maintenance, and minor repair procedures.  Fundamental knowledge or the ability to rapidly learn installation of two way radio systems, mobile video systems, aftermarket lighting, and learn automotive electrical wiring and/or circuits.

Computer Skills – Proficient with personal computers and various software.

Interpersonal Skills – Must exercise excellent interpersonal and customer service skills - position continually requires an ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working/professional relationships with internal and external customers.

Communications Skills – Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to understand, interpret, and effectively apply complex oral and written instructions and procedures.

Organizational skills - Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a high-stress, fast-paced, multi-demand environment, and the ability to make sound work-related judgments and decisions. 

Confidentiality - Must be able to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.


The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Work Shop environment indoors and outdoors in all weather elements;
2.    Ambulatory skills, e.g. stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance;
a.    Perform strenuous work in cramped positions such as under seats or dash boards, vehicle engine bays, trunks, or on your back while working underneath vehicles;
3.    Hand-eye coordination and arm/hand/mechanical dexterity to effectively perform the job tasks;
4.    Ability to speak, hear, smell, and exercise visual acuity;
5.    Physical strength and stamina to perform duties requiring lifting, carrying, and handling of objects of sixty (60) pounds anticipated for this position;
a.    Ability to work effectively in concert with others to move cumbersome and heavy equipment (up to two-hundred (200) pounds) safely in a variety of conditions such as loading and unloading equipment from trucks and/or installing equipment into vehicles;
6.    Ability to drive agency vehicle throughout the state in performance of duties: occasional frequency, five percent (5%).

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group and state title will be transferred with no salary change.

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.

Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.


State of Texas retirees may be rehired for full-time, non-commissioned positions only under very specific circumstances.