From the PennDOT website;


PennDOT is in need of Driver License Examiners and Assistants statewide.

Vince’s NotePennDOT license centers are located throughout the state. If you are looking for work and fit the qualifications below, you should be able to find a center near you.

Driver License Examiner Assistants perform a variety of limited technical duties that support the application and knowledge testing processes of the Pennsylvania commercial or non-commercial driver licensing program, including proctoring standardized driver knowledge tests, visual acuity screenings, verifying identity and related documents, and processing applications and test documents.

Annual Salary Range: $32,444-$48,384

Driver License Examiners evaluate applications for all classes of driver’s licenses. They conduct driving performance examinations; administer visual acuity screenings; administer oral, written, or computer-assisted examinations measuring road sign and signal interpretation, safe driving practices, and knowledge of Pennsylvania motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations; verify identity; check motor vehicles for valid inspection stickers and safe operating condition; examine registrations, permits, and other related documents for validity and authenticity; and notify applicants of results and suggest improvements to those who fail.

Annual Salary Range: $36,616-$55,185

Necessary Special Requirements

Driver License Examiner (71040)

Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Class C Driver’s License and at least twenty-one years old at the time of application.

Condition of Employment

Driver License Examiner (71040)

No suspensions or revocations of a driver’s license during the five year period immediately preceding appointment.

Vince’s Note I find it interesting that a requirement for application to this job you may not have had a license suspension or revocation in the last five years. I believe that hiring someone who has been through the suspension and restoration process would make for a better employee who can give feedback to help assist PennDOT customers and add more value to the position.

Certain positions in the job will require possession of a current Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License in classes A and M with the following endorsements: P and N with the L restriction (Air Brakes) lifted.

Minimum Requirements

Driver License Examiner Assistant (71039)

One year of experience obtaining, evaluating, and providing information to the public.

Driver License Examiner (71040)

Two years of experience obtaining, evaluating, and providing information to the public.


To Apply

Visit the State Civil Service Commission website at to apply. The Driver License Center Positions announcement number is 2008-164 under the Law Enforcement, Investigation, & Safety section.

For more information about the positions, please contact Rayna Lemelle at 717-772-3446 or

The Commonwealth offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave.

Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer promoting workforce diversity.

Vince’s NoteWorking for PennDOT and the state has some great benefits and could lead to advancement through the ranks. Best of luck if you choose to apply for any of these positions.

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