Training and Experience:
A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:
- Commercial Driver License (CDL): Applicants must possess a valid CDL Class A. If you have an out-of-state CDL, you must transfer it to a Hawai’i-issued CDL within thirty (30) days of establishing residency. Please contact the Hilo Driver Licensing Office at (808) 961-2222 for information on how to obtain a Hawai’i CDL.
Note: Possession of “P” endorsement with no vehicle restriction prior to completion of probation. Licenses and certificates must be maintained on a current basis.
Examination: All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points. An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant’s training, education and experience as presented in the application.
Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.
Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application.
Note: In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai’i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process.
Knowledge of: Laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the licensing of commercial and/or motor vehicle drivers; the operation of vehicles on public streets and highways; hazards and safety precautions in operating a motor vehicle; operating procedures of a variety of motor vehicles; proper and safe driving techniques; safety features of motor vehicles; and basic principles and practices of test administration. Laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the operation of buses designed to carry 16 or more passengers including driver, heavy trucks, straight vehicles, tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, and vehicles used to transport hazardous materials in quantities requiring placarding on streets and highways; and operating procedures, hazards and safety precautions pertaining to the operation of such vehicles.
Ability to: Deal tactfully and effectively with the public; conduct and evaluate the driving performance of applicants; act quickly and calmly in emergencies; understand and apply provisions of the laws, ordinances, and regulations, and general principles of traffic and highway safety; give oral instructions; operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer and various software applications; and supervise the work of others as required.
Special Working Conditions: Working condition is considered hazardous due to the fact that a major portion of work hours is spent in road testing driver license applicants.
Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Physical Effort Grouping: Light