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License Specialist

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted September 1, 2021.

License Specialist Print ( Apply License Specialist Salary $28,368.48 – $38,279.28 Annually Location Spokane County Courthouse 1116 W. Broadway Spokane, WAJob TypeRegularDepartmentAuditorJob Number21-00223Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Job SummaryPerforms a variety of complex, specialized tasks involved in processing vehicle and vessel titles and registrations in the Auto License Department of the County Auditor’s Office.TOTAL COMPENSATION: $36,311 – $48,997 annually. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave). The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices.Examples of Duties(duties may include, but are not limited to the following):Receives and processes title applications and renewals for vessels and over twenty types of motor vehicles; assigns proper inventory; completes required forms; ensures all documents are legal, correct and in compliance with State regulations; evaluates the value of vehicles and vessels for the collection of sales/use tax. Acts as an agent for the State of Washington, Department of Licensing, performing many duties involving the implementation and enforcement of Washington State laws and other regulations as they relate to the registration, licensing and title transactions on vehicle and vessels, with authority to notarize signature on all State Department of Licensing forms.Provides information to and answers a wide variety of routine technical licensing questions from subagents, law enforcement officers, financial institutions and the general public both on the phone and in person; directs the public to other departments and agencies for license endorsements and approvals as appropriate; provides basic interpretations of new and changed laws and procedures; interprets other state and foreign countries’ vehicle and vessel licensing regulations.Answers inquires from other departments or agencies involving interpretation of office policy or county, state and federal regulations; commonly refers to manuals, regulations, RCW’s or outside agencies for answers; initiates correspondence relative to assigned duties; trains and informs vehicle and vessel dealers, wreckers and fleet operators regarding changes in policies or regulations.Opens, sorts and delivers mail; prepares out-going materials for mailing. Conducts daily and monthly inventories of numbered forms, plates, decals, tabs and permits; orders, inventories and stocks State Department of Licensing documents, licenses and supplies; dispenses stock items as required; prepares requisitions and maintains files and records.Operates standard office equipment such as telephones, computers, copy machines and calulators.Cross trains for and performs duties of other position functions within the department. May assist in training and assisting co-workers.Performs other related duties as required.Minimum RequirementsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent. One (1) year of general clerical experience which includes extensive customer service, interpreting and explaining regulations, and cash handling. Prior experience in banking, loan and/or title processing, or a similar work environment is preferred.Must be bondable (RCW 46.01.140).Selection FactorsKnowledge of:• administrative support functions including the operation of standard office machines and equipment. Training or experience in operating computer terminals is desirable.• basic English composition, spelling, grammar and other support skills as required by the position.Some knowledge of:• the operations, functions and terminology common to the position including the RCW’s WAC’s and manuals related to national auto titling and motor vehicle registration and vessel titling and registrations. Ability to learn and retain complex licensing procedures.Ability to:• perform accurate mathematical calculations.• interpret and apply State laws and regulations pertaining to motor vehicles and vessels.• communicate clearly and concisely, both by phone and in person in determining needs required to perform licensing and titling functions.• work with speed and accuracy in a tactful and courteous manner when dealing with the public.• follow oral and written instructions and work independently.• type accurately.SPOKANE COUNTYEmployee Benefits SummaryThe following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees. Complete information is available from Human Resources Department. This information is subject to change.PAID TIME OFFSpokane County Observed HolidaysUp to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County. PTONon-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank. There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual.VacationFor employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year. After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time. (Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language). Sick LeaveSick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated.Other LeavesSpokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave. INSURANCE BENEFITSMedical InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month).2020 Rates:Premera Employee Only: $17.18 per pay period Employee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay period Employee & Family: $94.70 per pay period Employee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay period Kaiser:Employee: $16.23 per pay periodEmployee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay periodEmployee & Family: $88.58 per pay periodEmployee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay periodDental InsuranceTwo plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.2020 Rates:Delta Dental Willamette DentalEmployee: $2.71 per pay Employee: $2.99 per pay Family: $5.42 per pay Family: $5.98 per payGroup Life InsuranceThe County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC, OLC, and 690. The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County. Long Term Disability CoverageProvides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan.RETIREMENTRetirement Plan (401a)Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System. Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan. This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement.Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b)Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan.VOLUNTARY BENEFITSAFLACSupplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance. The employee pays 100% of the premium.Travel AssistanceProvides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home. Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars. Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.Voluntary Term Life InsuranceVoluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance. New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed.WORK/LIFE PROGRAMSEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling. There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.Reduced Cost Bus Pass ProgramSpokane County participates in a program with STA which discounts bus passes to $5 a month.Wellness ProgramsThere are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.DiscountsThere are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees. 01 The minimum requirements for this job consist of one (1) year of general clerical experience which includes extensive customer service, interpreting and explaining regulations, and cash handling. Do you meet this requirement? + Yes+ No 02 Do you have prior experience in banking, loan and/or title processing, or a similar work environment (preferred)? + Yes+ No 03 Please check the box that applies to your current Union status (if you are not a current Spokane County employee, please select “I am not a Union member”). + I am in the open position’s department and my position is covered by the 1553 collective bargaining agreement+ I am in another department and my position is covered by the 1553 collective bargaining agreement+ I am in a position covered by the Master Contract collective bargaining agreement (not 1553)+ I am in a position covered by another collective bargaining agreement (not 1553 or Master Contract)+ None of the above apply Required Question AgencySpokane CountyAddress 824 N Adams Spokane, Washington, 99260 Phone 509-477-5750 Website

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