Established: 02/06
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 3



Under direction, to plan, organize, develop and supervise a comprehensive safety and inspection program involving commercial motor carriers; to develop and administer a comprehensive motor carrier permitting system; to act as liaison with associated regulatory and law enforcement agencies; and to do other work as required.


The Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) provides services to County residents through the Building Codes, Land Use and Environmental Planning, Road Operations and Maintenance, Transportation Engineering, Development Services and Community Environment divisions.

The Motor Carrier Program Supervisor is responsible for the development, coordination and administration of programs that are funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Clackamas County. The purpose of these programs is to conduct timely, effective and organized safety inspections for commercial carriers traveling through Clackamas County; to enforce legal load and safety requirements; and to make the commercial transportation permit process easier and more effective for both the County and commercial carriers. The incumbent receives administrative direction from the Roads Division manager.

The Motor Carrier Program Supervisor is distinguished from the Road Operations Supervisor which directs personnel in all traffic control projects and activities. It also differs from the Weighmaster by its administrative responsibility for program development and by supervising the work of support staff.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plans, develops, administers and monitors permit, safety and weight enforcement programs relating to commercial motor carriers; shapes and assists in the development and implementation of permit, inspection and enforcement policies and procedures.
  2. Coordinates and administers Multi Agency Carrier Enforcement (MACE) task force and program; plans, schedules and coordinates weight enforcement and safety inspection activities for Clackamas County law enforcement agencies; makes recommendations to improve and increase efficiency of program activities within participant agencies; acts as liaison with agency municipal courts.
  3. Develops, implements and coordinates computerized transportation permit program and Extraordinary Move Policy (very long, tall or wide vehicle/ structure moves on narrow, sharply curving roads) for County road system; coordinates with MACE agencies, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), County Offices, Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) and the trucking industry to create a state-wide transportation permit clearing house.
  4. Coordinates heavy vehicle/equipment safety program for DTD; coordinates in-service training for maintenance personnel; conducts random safety inspections; makes recommendations to improve and increase efficiency of safety inspections and standards.
  5. Assists the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians (CRAFT) unit and other County law enforcement agencies in the coordination and investigation of commercial vehicle accidents; maintains and analyzes accident data; generates periodic reports.
  6. Researches, analyzes and communicates legislative and other regulatory activities relating to commercial transportation issues, especially those involving safety, weight control, inspections and enforcement of motor carriers; organizes training activities consistent with legislative and administrative rule changes; prepares reports; may testify, as appropriate.
  7. Administers, monitors and coordinates annual budget for motor carrier programs; approves and monitors expenditures on assigned projects; coordinates resources for program areas; tracks municipal court revenues into County Road Fund received from MACE efforts.
  8. Hires and supervises regular and temporary employees; prepares performance appraisals; recommends and administers progressive discipline; coordinates and trains in inspection procedures and ensures appropriate licensure is maintained by inspection personnel; coordinates and assigns work as necessary; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  9. Represents the County with other government agencies, advisory boards, citizens, trucking interests and the public regarding motor carrier transportation issues; responds to inquiries and complaints; participates in the resolution of issues.
  10. Conducts safety inspections of commercial motor carriers, including weighing and measuring loads; cites violations; assists law enforcement personnel in motor carrier enforcement activities.


Thorough knowledge of: Laws, rules, codes, regulations and policies relating to motor carrier safety, inspection and enforcement, particularly ORS 810.530 (Authority of Weighmasters and motor carrier enforcement officers).

Working knowledge of: Departmental policies and procedures, goals and objectives relating to motor carrier transportation; principles, procedures and techniques of research, program evaluation and analysis of program design and administration; budget preparation and administration, basic accounting and mathematical principles and methods; principles and techniques of supervision.

Skill to: Assess, develop and present need for service; develop, recommend and establish effective policy and procedure in a motor carrier law enforcement environment; present comprehensive issues clearly, communicate effectively and appropriately to all audiences, both orally and in writing; conduct staff training; utilize available resources for program development and funding support; assess and evaluate potentially hostile situations; evaluate and recommend program and policy improvements; interpret policy and procedure, rules and regulations associated with motor carrier safety inspection and enforcement; supervise, train and evaluate personnel; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County personnel, regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the trucking industry, citizen groups and the public.


Duties require frequent driving, exposure to exhaust fumes, loud noises, heavy equipment, hazardous materials, adverse weather conditions and ability to lift and carry portable scale equipment.


Possession of a Level 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Inspector Certificate.

Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.