Washington State CDL Training and Compliance Manager – WMS1 (Acting) in Olympia, Washington


All you training, planning and compliance gurus! DOL has an immediate opening for you!

This is an acting WMS appointment. Expected duration is 12/31/2018.


The CDL Training and Compliance Manager is responsible for state-wide planning, coordinating, auditing, training, and monitoring compliance for nearly 90 testers certified to conduct skills testing. This position also designs and conducts ongoing tester and industry training and is responsible for the certification of statewide CDL test routes. The scope of services is both Agency and state-wide and impacts all License Service Offices (LSOs), commercial industry partners, and any other private or public entity who train entry level drivers. The Manager provides oversight and compliance services of contracted and state examiner's on required CDL practices. In addition, the Manager monitors Federal and State requirements and industry trends to assist in measuring and improving performance, and developing long-term plans for the program. As an active member of the Programs and Services Division leadership team, this position contributes to division-wide strategic planning efforts.

This position also has responsibility to build and maintain effective partnerships with government agencies, professional associations, organizations and the Legislature to accomplish program objectives. The Commercial Driver License (CDL) within SLEP provides regulatory oversight, delivers products, data, and contracted services to government and the general public. The CDL Training and Compliance unit oversees and monitors statewide implementation of CDL skills testing practices and training to ensure public safety, to protect consumer interest while promoting legal commercial vehicle operation in the State's highways.


Please ensure that your letter and résumé demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Substantive management experience of progressively responsibility including roles at an administrative, project management, program management levels
  • Proven ability to represent the division with the oral and written communication skills to quickly and accurately interpret, analyze and explain complex laws, policies or procedures in a way that ensures understanding by a diverse audience.
  • Progressively responsible management experience supervising staff to include planning, coaching, and mentoring including evaluating performance.
  • Human resource experience regarding processes and procedures for recruitment, staffing, investigations, corrective actions, and union contract rules
  • Significant and relevant experience managing a regulatory program and developing standards and policies/procedures that are effective and fiscally responsible
  • Experience collaborating, negotiating and facilitating problem resolution with staff, the public, and stakeholders with varying interests
  • Demonstrated experience requesting, monitoring, and planning the utilization of grant funds to include planning and executing communication and outreach projects targeting a specific audience.
  • Demonstrated team-oriented approach and positive interpersonal skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We may grant additional consideration to those who possess the following in addition to the qualifications listed above:

  • A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration or other related field is a plus;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the commercial vehicle driving, licensing process, and the industry
  • Statewide program or higher level budget experience to include preparing, monitoring, and justifying biennial allotments and projections
  • Knowledge and skill in developing and presenting for training and education

_Applicant screening will begin as early as July 17th.** The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to hire at any time. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit materials as soon as possible. In other words, "hurry up and apply!"_**

Supplemental Information

Why DOL?

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The Department of Licensing (DOL) impacts more citizens directly than any other state agency. With a strong commitment to great service, we advance public safety and consumer protection through licensing, regulation and education, and we collect revenue that supports our state's transportation system.

We are spearheading efforts to building a culture where employees are:

  • Excited to come to work
  • Valued for their skills and talents
  • Included in process improvements that impact their work
  • Respected
  • Trusted to make decisions
  • Empowered to fix what bugs them
  • Creating more value for our customers
  • Helping build trust in government

Find out what OUR OWN have to say about our Culture and Diversity*!*

PLEASE NOTE: To take advantage of veteran's preference, please do the following:

  • Email DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or signed verification of service letter from USDVA
  • Use a subject line of "ITS5 Developer".
  • Include your name in the message as it appears on the application you submitted through the careers.wa.gov system.
  • Send to HrRecruit@dol.wa.gov

The candidate pool certified from this recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.

How to Apply:

Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification.

To be considered for this vacancy, please select the large Apply button at the top of this job announcement. If you haven't already done so, you will need to create an applicant profile and include the following information:

  • A letter of interest clearly addressing your interest in the specific position and demonstrating attention to detail.
  • Your chronological résumé depicting work experience and/or education.
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including names, professional titles, and current phone numbers.

Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their State application will be considered. If you have questions about the process, or need assistance, please contact the recruiter listed below before the posting closes.

Contact us:

For inquiries please contact 360-902-4066 or email HRRecruit@DOL.WA.GOV*.* Please reference recruitment number 17-207.

**Persons under final consideration for initial appointment with DOL are subject to a background check.__

*The Washington State Department of Licensing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process, during the recruitment process, or who need this job announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-902-4000 or may email HRRecruit@dol.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our ASL interpreter via Video Phone at 360.339.7344. *

Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Department: Dept. of Licensing

Job Number: 17-207

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov