Established: 06/00
Archived: 02/10
Reactivated and Revised: 12/14
Retitled: 08/16
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 3



Under direction, to plan, organize, develop and administer 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 a variety of services to County residents and businesses through its Divisions: Building Codes and Code Enforcement, Planning and Zoning, Transportation Engineering and Office of the Surveyor, Transportation Maintenance, Solid Waste and Resource Management, Business and Administrative Services, Dog Services, Special District #5, Street Lighting and the Development Agency (Urban Renewal).

The Motor Carrier Safety Coordinator 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 in coordination with law enforcement agencies; to conduct outreach and education services to the trucking industry; and to make the commercial transportation permit process easier and more effective for both the County and commercial carriers. 

The Motor Carrier Safety Coordinator is distinguished from the Weighmaster by its administrative responsibility for program development and by leading 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; assists in the development and implementation of permit, inspection and enforcement policies and procedures.
  2. Develops, implements, administers and seeks to enhance the 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. Acts as County liaison with other local government agencies, citizen groups, trucking interests and the public regarding motor carrier transportation issues; coordinates intergovernmental problem solving and cooperative activities; oversees coordination of and conducts outreach activities; provides safety education and inspection services related to the motor carrier program; responds to inquiries and complaints; participates in the resolution of issues.
  4. 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; works with DTD management, planning staff and local law enforcement to implement and administer the permit program on County and city roadways; 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.
  5. Coordinates heavy vehicle/equipment safety program for DTD; coordinates in-service training for maintenance personnel; conducts random safety inspections from established locations; ensures that DTD vehicles adhere to applicable rules, regulations and registration as Commercial Motor Vehicles as defined by the Oregon Vehicle Code; makes recommendations to improve and increase efficiency of safety inspections and standards.
  6. Acts as a resource to the Public and Government Affairs department on legislative issues concerning the Motor Carrier program and Weighmaster activities; prepares reports; may testify, as appropriate.
  7. Participates in preparing and administering the annual budget for motor carrier programs; monitors program expenditures and oversize/overweight permitting system; prepares cost analyses and time estimates; tracks municipal court revenues into County Road Fund received from MACE efforts.
  8. Leads the work of assigned regular and temporary employees; participates in the hiring process; provides input for performance appraisals; 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 divisions and departments.
  9. Conducts safety inspections of commercial motor carriers, including weighing and measuring loads; cites violations; coordinates motor carrier enforcement activities with law enforcement personnel; plans and organizes training and enforcement activities consistent with legislative and administrative rule changes effecting motor carrier enforcement.


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 of team leadership and basic supervisory techniques.

Skill to: Develop, recommend and administer effective policies and procedures relating to motor carrier safety, inspection and enforcement; present comprehensive issues clearly, 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; lead the work of assigned staff; establish effective working relationships with County personnel, regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the trucking industry, citizen groups and the public.


Duties require frequent walking, squatting, kneeling, bending, twisting, lying on back, reaching, grasping, fine motor control, hearing, and the ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds, push 50 pounds, and pull 100 pounds. Duties also involve frequent to continuous exposure to loud noises, confined spaces, exhaust fumes and dust, chemicals, moving traffic, and adverse weather conditions.


Current Level 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Inspector Certificate.

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

May be required to perform after-hours emergency response on a call-out basis.

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.

Edited: 10/16