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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Manager Trainee, Department of Motor Vehicles (8747)

ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Manager Trainee, Department of Motor Vehicles

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: VQ90
  • Class Code: 8747
  • Established: 07/21/1987
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


This is the recruiting and trainee class for college graduates to learn the management skills required for movement into the Department of Motor Vehicles' Manager series. Under close supervision as a trainee, incumbents learn the principles of effective supervision, office management, staff services functions such as budget, personnel, training and business services; the various programs of the Department; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Incumbents will perform the less difficult staff services functions in the various Department of Motor Vehicles division's Staff Services Sections, Executive Offices, or Field Operations Region Offices such as assisting in the conduct of staff services projects relating to studies of organization, procedures, budgetary requirements and personnel management; may gather, tabulate and analyze data; may consult with departmental managers, employees and others to give and secure information; prepares reports; reviews and analyzes proposed legislation; and supervises vehicle registration and driver license activities in a field office environment, including the supervision, training and evaluation of subordinate personnel performing in such activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with any major. (Registration as a senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: General management principles, practices, and trends of public and business administration; and a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program.


Ability to: Gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; apply principles of effective supervision and office management; supervise and train other employees; and establish and maintain courteous and effective working relationships with the public and co-workers.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness as a trainee to do routine or detailed work in order to learn the practical application of management principles; demonstrated capacity for development as evidenced by work history, academic attainment, participation in school or other activities or by well-defined occupational or vocational interests; and a willingness to be relocated to different field offices in the State during the training period.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Public or Business Administration major.

  Updated: 8/17/2017
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