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State of Massachusetts Bus Inspector in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is an adjudicatory agency overseen by a three-member Commission. It is responsible for oversight of investor-owned electric power, natural gas, and water utilities in the Commonwealth. In addition, the DPU is charged with developing alternatives to traditional regulation, monitoring service quality, regulating safety in the transportation and gas pipeline areas, and the siting of energy facilities. The mission of the DPU is to ensure that consumers’ rights are protected, and that utility companies are providing the most reliable service at the lowest possible cost. The DPU oversees the public safety from transportation and gas pipeline-related accidents, and the energy facilities siting process. The DPU seeks to promote safety, security, reliability of service, affordability, equity, and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The primary purpose of the position is to establish financial/safety controls and monitor motor carrier operations. Incumbent analyzes financial reports, documents records; inspects equipment; audits financial records of motor carrier companies; prepares various reports; performs audit control functions; provides technical assistance to agency staff, develops information for preparing regulations, report forms, and procedures; testifies at hearings; and performs related work as required. A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Conduct site visits to ensure the compliance of motor carriers with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. 2. Conduct inspections at a motor carrier’s place of business to inspect fleet of vehicles. 3. Review and analyze records and documents of motor carrier companies at place of business. 4. Advise common carriers on how to obtain certificate and comply with regulations. 5. Recommend approval or denial of applications by motor carrier companies for certificates to operate. 6. Conduct mechanical inspection of vehicles after an accident and provide written report to law enforcement. 7. May be called upon to testify at administrative hearings, civil proceedings or criminal proceedings 8. Prepare highly technical reports and confidential information summarizing inspections. 9. Maintain excellent records of all site visits and inspections; enter all notes and records into database. 10. Assist at informal hearings and make recommendations regarding complaints against motor carrier companies. 11. Provide information and statistics to other Agency staff for preparing reports. 12. Plan, organize and implement audits of motor carrier company by deciding the scope and format to be used in conducting audits and examinations. 13. Analyze records and documents of motor carrier companies through desk reviews to determine compliance with established procedures and regulations. 14. Audit operational and safety records and policies of regulated companies to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. 15. Performs audit control functions by inspecting driver and maintenance files at the motor carrier location. 1. Provides technical assistance to other agency staff and motor carriers by advising on procedures; by interpreting applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and by explaining agency reports, regulations and procedures. 2. Review agency policy and procedures affecting motor carrier companies for compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. 3. Review and evaluate policies and procedures of Agency to ensure proper safeguards and internal controls. 19. Performs 14-passenger motor bus certificate license exams to eligible candidates employed by regulated motor carriers. * QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED* · Must possess and maintain a valid Massachusetts drivers license. · This Bus Inspector is responsible primarily for Southeast Massachusetts, from Quincy to Fall River and surrounding area, and could be called upon to assist in other statewide geographic locations. · Must complete both on the job and classroom training. · Must attend classes and obtain the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration course North American Standard of Inspection (“NASTI”) Certification Part A and Part B and the Passenger Vehicle Inspection class. · On Call Duty – Respond to emergency notifications from MBTA or regulated entities outside of regular business hours. May be requested to respond to a vehicle accident scene if requested by State Police or local authorities. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Note: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required experience. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Accounting and Finance* *Organization: Department of Public Utilities *Title: *Bus Inspector * Location: *Massachusetts-Boston-1 South Station Requisition ID: 23000C04