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Transportation, Department of

CDL Third Party Auditor 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02342

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    CDL Third Party Auditor

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
This position is in the schedule-range 07-04 with a starting salary of $37,357-$55,120 annually (depending on qualifications), plus great benefits. A 12 month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan.
Joanna Koehler, HR Specialist-Senior, 608-266-3425,
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Deadline to Apply:
The deadline to apply for this position is Wednesday, August 21st at 11:59PM.
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), is looking to add a member to their Commercial Driver's Licensing (CDL) Third Party Testing Program Team. The CDL Third Party Auditor position is a program expert on policy, development, procedures, issues, and function related to the CDL Third Party Testing Program.

This position is headquartered in Appleton, but is responsible for auditing in Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Outagamie, Winnebago, Waushara, Waupaca, Portage, Shawano, Oconto, Marathon, Marinette, Langland, Lincoln, Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties. The Appleton Region currently has 14 Third Party Companies and 52 Examiners.

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits, such as a great retirement plan (WRS), excellent health benefits, and generous paid time off.

Position Summary:   

The Federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) of 1986 authorizes states to contract with third parties to administer CDL skills tests. DMV relies on CDL third party skills testers and examiners to conduct 99% of all CDL skills tests in Wisconsin. There are currently 200 examiners that conduct approximately 13,000 CDL skills tests annually. This affects owners and operators of commercial vehicle and buses nationwide, as well as having a major impact on traffic safety.

This position is responsible for the certification, auditing, and program compliance of CDL third party testers and examiners in the Appleton Region. This position will oversee program requirements, respond to program growth, and establish program policies. It will also serve as a liaison between the DMV and the public on CDL Third Party Testing issues. Additionally, this position will serve as the DMV program expert on the CDL Third Party Testing Program, working to coordinate policy development and administrative rules with changing federal requirements.

Special Notes:   

Candidates must successfully obtain their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) permit within six (6) months of hire date, and their CDL within six (6) months following receipt of permit.

Candidates are required to hold all components of Class A, B, C Commercial Driver's License within 12 months of employment. Additionally, candidates cannot have the "E" restriction, "L" restriction, or "O" restriction after six (6) months of employment.

Prior to any appointment(s) filled from this announcement candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background check, which may include FBI fingerprinting.

Prior to any appointment for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates will be required to undergo testing for controlled substances, per U.S. DOT s382.301.

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent upon the applicant being able to provide valid status to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

This position requires traveling 75% of the time, throughout the state.


Minimally qualified candidates will have each of the following:
Experience presenting complex and/or technical information to a non-technical audience; interpreting, analyzing, and applying complex information, such as laws, rules, or policies; and resolving conflict for employees and/or customers.

Highly qualified candidates will have one or more of the following:
Experience developing and/or facilitating training on complex processes and/or systems; verifying government credentials or service eligibility requirements, such as driver licensing and ID card issuance systems or comparable; conducting road test examinations; and/or auditing the work of others.

How To Apply:   

To apply, click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don't have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume, and insert a letter of qualifications. Applicants must submit both a resume and a letter of qualifications to be considered for this position.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application at WisDOT and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your WisDOT application and what should be included in these documents, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies. Questions can be directed to Joanna Koehler at


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