Motor Vehicle Investigator

State of Ohio Jobs - Parma, OH3.9

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Cuyahoga County
Work Locations: BMV Cleve Reinstate/Inv Office 12000 Snow Rd Ste N Parma 44130
Organization: Public Safety
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Compensation: $20.31
Unposting Date: Jan 23, 2019, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Investigation

Motor Vehicle Investigator (1900006E)

Job Duties

Ohio Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Motor Vehicles/Investigations

Report in location: 12000 Snow Rd., Parma, Ohio 44130

Investigate criminal acts (e.g., odometer tampering, forgeries & falsifications, possession of criminal tools, selling motor vehicles without a license, illegally obtained driver licenses, license plates, vehicle registrations & handicap parking permits) & enforce Ohio motor vehicle laws & agency guidelines (e.g., locate & contact individuals whose driving &/or registration privileges have been suspended, confiscate driver licenses &/or license plates, interview individuals; perform investigations concerning hardship driver license &/or medical restriction cases & submit recommendations).

Participate with law enforcement & other government agencies in investigations & criminal prosecution of violators of motor vehicle laws (e.g., consult with prosecutors, file charges, present investigative case reports as a witness before the Dealer Board & testify in court); Collect & preserve physical evidence (e.g., photographs, videotapes & computer data); Provide expertise to law enforcement & government agencies in retrieving digitized images & investigating fraudulent driver licenses & ID cards; Provide training to other agencies on the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (L.E.A.D.S.), dealer & salvage dealer laws, driver license, ID card issuance & fraudulent documents training; Assist judges, prosecutors & law enforcement agencies on procedures & records maintained by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Assist individuals attempting to reinstate driving privileges through compliance with requirements of Ohio motor vehicle laws, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles & the courts; Search out-of-state driver licenses & information from L.E.A.D.S.; Respond to complaints; Investigate dealership & salesperson applicants; Inspect motor vehicle dealership & salvage facilities; Inspect deputy registrar locations; Perform physical inspections to verify serial numbers of motor vehicles previously registered in another state.

Prepare reports & maintain records of all investigations; Collect & maintain information, records & court documents as required for filing charges; Operate a motor vehicle in order to perform on-site investigations & inspections.


Completion of associate core program in criminal justice; 6 months trg. or exp. in investigation procedures & techniques; valid driver's license.

  • Or 12 months experience as a Motor Vehicle Investigator Assistant, 24320.
  • Or 24 mos. exp. as law enforcement officer; valid driver's license.
  • Or 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in investigative procedures & techniques to include report writing, collecting data, & interviewing suspects/witnesses; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in conducting criminal investigations of odometer fraud, odometer tampering & fraudulent driver's license, id cards & vehicle registration; valid driver's license.
  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Major Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of: Public Relations; *Office Practices & Procedures (BMV/Investigations); *Agency Policies & Procedures (ODPS); *Government Structure & Process; Interviewing; *Law (e.g., Ohio motor vehicle laws).

Skill in: Word Processing (e.g., Microsoft Office applications); Equipment Operations (general office equipment).

Ability to: Deal with variety of variables in somewhat unfamiliar context; Interpret variety of instructions in written, oral, picture or schedule form; Define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; Calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; Copy material accurately & recognize grammatical & spelling errors; Complete routine forms; Maintain accurate records; Use proper research methods in gathering data; Develop complex reports & position papers (e.g., criminal investigation reflecting caseload of district); Gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; Handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public.

(*) Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information


Must successfully obtain LEADS certification 6 months after employment. Must recertify in LEADS every two years as mandated by Ohio Administrative Code 4501:2-10-03 (G) (3).


Requires travel; exposed to angry or hostile vehicle owners, vehicle dealers, vehicle salespersons & suspended drivers; exposed to inclement weather; exposed to dirt & mud at salvage yards.

  • This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list.
  • This position will be filled in accordance with the bargaining agreement, if applicable.
Background Check Information

A background check, tax check, BCI & FBI fingerprint check may be required on all selected applicants.

A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process.