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Employer: Geary County
Division: SHERIFF
Salary: $11.60 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:  VIN Inspector                               Please apply at www.HRePartners.com.



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range:  B $11.60/hr.                                                                                                                                                     

Reports To:  Major-Administration


Department:  Sheriff                                               Date:  February, 2015                    



The job duties of the VIN Inspector include but are not limited to conduct vehicle identification inspections on out-of-state vehicles for residents seeking Geary County titles in order to detect stolen vehicles and parts; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.   This position is in Riley County working less than 32 hours per week.



The duties described below are indicative of what the VIN Inspector might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of VIN Inspector. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Administrative Functions:

  • Greet and direct customers seeking vehicle identification inspection.
  •  Review customer’s ownership records for completeness and to assure all pertinent documentation is included.
  • Conduct identification inspection on out-of-state vehicles (e.g. cars, trucks, motorcycles, semi tractors and trailers, motor homes, and salvaged vehicles).
  • Compare vehicle’s identification numbers (VIN) with the numbers listed on the customer’s ownership records, and a notation of current odometer reading.
  • Review customer’s titles for accuracy and completeness.
  • Complete a Statement of Inspection on all vehicles inspected and collect fees.
  • Refer any questionable odometer readings or identification numbers or have missing or obliterated numbers to supervisor.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.




  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience preferred.
  •  MVE I Vehicle Certification required.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license required.
  • Must reside within a 30 mile radius of worksite within 90 days of employment.



  • Knowledge of locations of identification numbers and odometer reading on vehicles.
  • Ability to read odometers and detect questionable readings.
  • Ability to handle funds and make change.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, MSDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, fax, scanner, computer and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Other equipment could be required.



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence,  Federal, State, and local regulations, MSDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.



The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 20 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

  • Works in both indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.

Vacancy Number: GESOVININSPECTOR0817

Open Date: 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: