Professional and Technical Officer (PTO) - Operations and Testing DVA

Job description

The Agency’s Operations and Testing Section is responsible for the frontline delivery of statutory vehicle and driver testing services and ensuring testing standards are monitored and maintained. This includes the development and implementation of new testing processes and procedures, delivering in house technical training to develop a competent and skilled workforce and managing the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System..


  • Achieve all Agency and Ministerial targets through careful planning, effective and efficient service delivery
  • Specialist vehicle type approval tests ensuring compliance with European Type Approval Standards
  • Liaise with local customer representative groups e.g., Approved Driving Instructors (ADI), taxi associations, motor trade bodies etc and other Government bodies
  • Provide guidance to technical and administrative staff on new or revised policies.
  • Monitor all aspects of service provision, introduce and manage measures to address any weaknesses identified.
  • Respond to all correspondence from internal and external customers in a timely manner
  • Please refer to the Candidate Information Booklet (CIB) for further information.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Applicants must, by the closing date for applications possess one of the following qualifications located on page 14 of the CIB.
  • AND Be a fully qualified mechanic having served at least a 3-year apprentice programme in motor vehicle servicing and repair.
  • AND Have the knowledge and recent experience (i.e, at least 2 years' experience gained within the last 5 years) required to carry out annual roadworthiness examinations on a range of vehicles.
  • AND Have access to a form of transport, which will enable them to carry out the full range of duties of the post.
  • AND Hold a full current driving licence (which includes Category B) to enable the post holder to drive in Northern Ireland.

Further Information

Location: Hydebank Test Centre, Belfast or Cookstown Test Centre. Work Time: Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed. Visit the recruitment service website for further information and to apply. (Ref: IRC293445). NICS Application form only, Vacancy closing date Friday 16th June at 12noon. Applications from women, young people (people under the age of 35), people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are particularly welcomed for this post. The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applications for employment are considered strictly on the basis of merit.

Application Information

Visit the recruitment service website for further information and to apply. (Ref: IRC293445)

Vacancy ID
Job ref.
Job Sector
Public Sector
All of Northern Ireland
Belfast or Cookstown
£29,258 - £29,859 per annum (under review)
No. vacancies
Contract Type
Weekly hours
Published date
Closing date
Monday to Friday

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