Motor Carrier Technician

Springfield, IL
Full Time
Vehicle Services
Entry Level
Office of the Illinois Secretary of State
Alexi Giannoulias

Job Title:           Motor Carrier Technician

Division:           Vehicle Services

Union:                SEIU

Location:           501 S Second St, Springfield, IL – Sangamon County

Salary:              Salary starting at $3,435.00 monthly

Please Note: 

To be considered for this vacancy you MUST submit an application online and establish eligibility by taking and passing a written, multiple-choice examination and keyboarding assessment administered at an ILSOS Personnel Office in either Springfield or Chicago.  Appointments for testing may be made by contacting the Personnel office where you would like to test, or walk-ins will be accepted at the following testing sessions:  1:00 PM Tuesday or Thursday.  Any questions regarding these positions or our application process can be answered by contacting the Department of Personnel at these locations - Springfield at 217-782-4783 or Chicago at 312-793-5515 or by e-mail at [email protected].


Under general supervision, performs difficult technical work in the registration and licensing of truck and bus fleets under the International Registration Plan (IRP), which is a registration reciprocity compact among states of the United States and Provinces of Canada and Mexico, providing for payment of license fees on the basis of fleet miles operated in various jurisdictions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Answers questions from the public regarding the completion of (IRP) International Registration Plan applications and in regard to completion of Federal Highway Use Tax Forms; assists applicants with registering vehicles for Interstate and Intrastate movements for IRP and Prorated Vehicles by telephone or public assistance.
  • Verifies percentage factors and fees in accordance with IRP schedules to issue registration for licensing of truck and bus fleets; assures appropriate attachments and compliance with Federal, State, and out-of-state laws, rules and regulations; data keys applicant, mileage and vehicle information for IRP.
  • Verifies copies of Bonds or Certificates of Deposit for IRP applications; forwards them to Installment Section.
  • Compiles rough drafts of letters and billing notices to applicants to obtain information for the completion of applications.
  • Performs reclasses and transfers on license plates and prepares installment route slips involving large sums of money; figures credits and installments when applicable; checks supplemental applications for carriers who are adding units to their fleet, transferring units, replacing lost or stolen plates, or reclassing a plate; handles prorate originals and supplements; issues replacement decals and backing plates for units based out of non-IRP states.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Specific Skills:
  • Requires working knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices.
  • Requires working knowledge of office procedures and practices.
  • Requires working knowledge of laws, rules and regulations pertinent to registration and titling of vehicles in Illinois.
  • Requires working knowledge of International Registration Plan and prorated registration laws, rules and regulations.
  • Requires knowledge of Mathematics and the ability to compute fees and operate a calculator accurately and rapidly.
  • Requires ability to communicate with workers and deal tactfully with the public.
  • Requires ability to maintain operational records of some complexity, and to prepare reports and tabulations from these sources.
  • Requires ability to apply complex provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code and similar laws, rules and regulations in other jurisdictions.
  • Requires ability to operate electronic data processing terminals or CRT's.
  • Essential lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds is required.

Education and Work Experience:

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of high school AND two years of responsible clerical bookkeeping experience, OR three years of responsible clerical experience in the processing of vehicle title and/or registration documents.

Application Process: 
  • Please visit to apply by completing the online application; you may also upload a resume or other attachments as needed.
  • Preference will be given to Illinois residents in the hiring and selection process, in accordance with the Illinois Secretary of State Merit Employment Code.
  • Questions regarding this posting or Illinois Secretary of State employment practices may be directed to Job Counselors at our Personnel offices in Chicago (312-793-5515) or Springfield (217-782-4783).
Questions regarding this posting or Illinois Secretary of State employment practices may be directed to Job Counselors at our Personnel offices in Chicago (312-793-5515) or Springfield (217-782-4783).


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