Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 3 - (Project) - HAZMAT Specialist in Olympia - Union - job 745560

Washington State Patrol

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Union, Washington

Salary: $5,295 - 6,942 per month

Employment type: Full-time



This is a project position and is expected to be funded through September 30, 2022.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau Mission:

Promoting safe travel of commercial vehicles on our state highways

Enhancing safe transportation of school children

Protecting the state's infrastructure

The Washington State Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau (CVEB) consists of the following:

The Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD) conducts school bus and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspection, Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), inspecting equipment and business records of registered tow truck operators, wrecking yards, scrap metal processors, hulk haulers, and assisting the Fuel Tax Evasion Task Force.

The Motor Carrier Safety Division (MCSD) includes the Compliance Review (CR) / New Entrant (NE) Program, the five Ports of Entry, Training Section and the School Bus Inspection Program.

The Property Management Division includes the Fleet, Facilities and Supply Sections.

The MCSD is offering interviews for a Project Funded Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer (CVEO) 3 opening located at the Headquarters Office in Olympia. Funding for this position will end on September 30, 2022, but is anticipated to continue until further notice.


  • Engage in activities and/or events that will ensure proficiency according to industry standards and computer technology.

  • Accurately perform basic math and report writing; accurately accomplish tasks in a multi-task environment.

  • Successfully carry out department objectives independently with minimal supervision.

  • Work alternating/rotating shifts to ensure the objectives and/or tasks of the department is accomplished.

  • Manage dynamic workloads with shifting priorities to ensure department objectives and tasks are successfully accomplished.

  • Communicate effectively to ensure the objectives and/or tasks of the department are successfully accomplished.

  • Engage in activities and/or events that will ensure CVSA, Compliance Review (CR) and New Entrant (NE) Certifications.

  • Successfully utilize time management techniques to successfully accomplish department objectives and tasks.

  • Be able to testify persuasively and credibly in court.

  • Attendance as assigned/required.

As a CVEO 3 within the Motor Carrier Safety Division (MCSD) this position will assist the SAFETYNET Program as a quality control specialist and perform the duties of a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Specialist for CVEB.

Assist SAFETYNET Program with evaluating DATAQ trends and recommend training, assist with processing Requests for Data Reviews (RDR’s), monitor completion of inspections and collision reports, review conversion of handwritten inspection reports to electronically generated inspection reports to ensure proper use of violations, review determination of adjudicated outcomes and provide necessary messaging for improvements, and review RDR’s for proper use of regulatory violations.

As the HAZMAT Specialist, duties include review of a random sampling of HAZMAT inspections, development and implementation of the Hazardous Materials training program, update CVEB Incident Response Plan (IRP), ensure training is provided to each CVEO Basic class and new CVD Troopers, conduct a minimum of one practical exercise for each CVEB detachments annually, be available to respond to HAZMAT incidents and track HAZMAT inspector certifications.

Provide instruction for the National Training Center (NTC) course consisting of general HAZMAT, Cargo Tank inspections, and other Bulk HAZMAT inspections. Work with each HAZMAT inspector annually to provide guidance and mentorship, assist with the North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program, and ensure all radiological meters are certified annually.

Develop and maintain HAZMAT web page with a goal of providing basic answers to WSP personnel on HAZMAT issues. Assist with HAZMAT outreach to public, industry, law enforcement, and government.

Assist MCSD Compliance Review and New Entrant with answering HAZMAT questions. When approved attend safety audits consisting of the transportation of hazardous materials. Assist CVEB Command with regulatory research.

Serve as a liaison between CVEB and other WSP elements, officers, the department and various stakeholders. (i.e. trucking industry and associations, federal and local law enforcement agencies, etc.)

Conduct CVSA inspections; enforce all laws and regulations within the authority of position as a limited CVEO. Attend in-service training and other training provided by the department.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Must be a permanent/current CVEO 2 for at least two (2) years by June 30, 2021.

  • Must possess and maintain Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Certification.

  • A valid non-probationary, non-restricted Washington State driver’s license is required.

  • Possess strong written and communication skills.

  • Physically able to crawl under or climb around/over vehicles in order to inspect for compliance with state safety, proper condition, weight, height, length, width, and other configuration laws.

  • Physically capable to lift and deploy portable scales (up to 50 lbs.) to weigh vehicles.

  • Work in an environment that has potential for exposure to hazardous and/or radioactive material.

  • Work in potentially volatile situations with vehicle drivers, work independently - including nights, weekends and holidays in all types of weather conditions and settings, including private residences, offices, truck shops, etc., while keeping supervisor informed at all times.

  • Accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

  • Perform work accurately and thoroughly.

  • Be organized and capable of following a systematic method of performing a task.

  • Complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement.

  • Be dependable and trustworthy.

  • Be accountable for one’s conduct.

  • Must be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

  • This position may be expected to respond when called out for emergencies.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules

  • Be comfortable making decisions independently

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word

  • Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards

  • National Training Center for General HAZMAT, Cargo tank inspection, and Other Bulk HAZMAT inspection certifications

  • Desired certifications include: CVSA Certification (CVSA part A and part B)

Special Requirement/Condition of Employment

  • Must possess and maintain Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Certification

  • Employee must live within the State of Washington

  • Residency Requirement – Article 27.2

    Employees subject to emergency call-out but not assigned a state vehicle:

  • Employees who, because of the nature of their duties, may be subject to emergency call out, will be allowed to live seventy-five (75) miles from their duty station
    Article 27.3

  • Employees with assigned take home vehicles shall live within forty-five (45) miles of their assigned duty station

Supplemental Information


Please apply directly online at

You are required to attach a resume, last two years Performance and Development Plan (PDPs), and letter of interest with your online application explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined above. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ms. Yvette Fabregas at (360) 704-2308 or


If selected to interview for this position, the following materials must be submitted for consideration: performance evaluations for the last two years, résumé, and cover letter.

Selection will be based on a review of the above materials in addition to an Office of Professional Standards (OPS) employee history, the online application, a written exercise, and an oral interview.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all required education and education listed in your application materials must be verified in advance. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.


Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The WSP strives to create and foster an inclusive culture inspiring everyone to be their authentic selves, speak openly, and be courageous. The WSP continues to focus on equitable hiring, training, and promotional practices and policies through innovative recruitment and retention solutions. Partnering with our communities helps the WSP provide the best in public safety services now and into the future.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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