Driver License Examiner

Bangor, Maine, United States | Professional & Technical | Full-time

Apply by: Nov. 30, 2020

Job Class Code: 7307
Grade: 19
Salary: $16.42-$21.94  (all new hires start at step 2, $17.13)
Opening: November 12, 2020

Closing: November 30, 2020


The Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles is seeking candidates for the position of Driver License Examiner for our Bangor, Maine area. This is professional services licensing work involving the administration of examinations to applicants for Class A, B, C, motorcycle, and school bus driver licenses.  Responsibilities include administering road skill, written/oral tests, vision screening, and medical evaluation examinations to applicants.  Work is performed under limited supervision.  Normal work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • Conducts pre-trip vehicle evaluations and administers driving skills test.
  • Administers and scores road skill test for Class A, B, and C vehicles, motorcycles, and school buses, and special examinations to physically challenged and/or adverse driving applicants. 
  • Administers and scores written/oral test on traffic laws, explaining test results if necessary, to determine applicant's knowledge of traffic and safety rules.
  • Administers vision screening examinations to identify applicant's visual acuity for issuance of operator's license/permit.
  • Operates digital photo licensing equipment to issue driving licenses and state identification cards.
  • Applies and explains applicable laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures to individuals applying for licensure.
  • Operates an electronic tablet used in scoring examinations and provide computer results to applicants; and operates electronic desktop software to facilitate written exams.
  • Answers inquiries from the public to provide accurate information to applicants in areas outside of the central office.
  • Cleans, services, re-stocks, and maintains all issued materials (e.g. uniforms, testing equipment, forms and supply kits, vehicles) to keep equipment in good operating condition and ensure needed materials are available.
  • Work activity may be performed outside in all types of weather, including inclement rain/snow conditions or excessive heat.


  • Knowledge of motor vehicle law (Title 29).
  • Knowledge of traffic and safety rules.
  • Knowledge of requisite maneuvers for acceptable driving.
  • Knowledge of Driver Exam Manual.
  • Knowledge of special equipment used to test physically challenged applicants.
  • Knowledge of modern computer programs and applications.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a calm non-judgmental manner.
  • Ability to maintain calm in stressful situations.
  • Ability to compile accurate and complete information and records.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to prepare activity reports.
  • Ability to drive all classes of motor vehicles.
  • Ability to judge accurately the driving performance of applicants.
  • Ability to control vehicle during exam.
  • Ability to determine applicant’s knowledge of traffic and safety rules.
  • Ability to explain test results.
  • Ability to provide accurate motor vehicle and license information.
  • Ability to administer and score written tests.
  • Ability to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 40 lbs for long distances (200 feet) up and down starts in order to set up and prepare for examinations.
  • Ability to use electronic tablet and desktop software.


Two (2) years of work experience affording public contact, knowledge of Maine motor vehicle Laws and regulations, and a high school diploma or equivalent.  Successfully pass a National Criminal Background check, including fingerprinting prior to hire.



  • Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License (you must show proof of license before hire) and have no extensive motor vehicle violations.
  • Live or be willing to move within 35 miles of the assigned office.
  • Ability to successfully complete all testing requirements to obtain a commercial driver’s license.
  • Successfully pass a National Criminal Background check, including fingerprinting.
  • Regional travel is required.


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 14.11% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%. 

 For more information or questions, please contact: or call (207) 624-9010.

The Department of the Secretary of State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.