License Clerks

Issue licenses or permits to qualified applicants. Obtain necessary information, record data, advise applicants on requirements, collect fees, and issue licenses. May conduct oral, written, visual, or performance testing.

Median Annual Wage: $35,460

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (55%); Some college, no degree (15%); Bachelor's degree (12%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Clerk; License Clerk; Program Technician; Dealer Support Technician; Motor Vehicle Representative; Motor Vehicle License Clerk; Licensing Specialist; License and Permit Specialist; Motor Vehicle Field Representative (MVFR); Permit Specialist

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for License Clerks.

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  • Collect prescribed fees for licenses.
  • Verify the authenticity of documents, such as foreign identification or immigration documents.
  • Question applicants to obtain required information, such as name, address, or age, and record data on prescribed forms.
  • Update operational records or licensing information, using computer terminals.
  • Answer questions or provide advice to the public regarding licensing policies, procedures, or regulations.
  • Maintain records of applications made or licensing fees collected.
  • Perform routine data entry or other office support activities, including creating, sorting, photocopying, distributing, or filing documents.
  • Code information on license applications for entry into computers.
  • Inform customers by mail or telephone of additional steps they need to take to obtain licenses.
  • Perform record checks on past or current licensees, as required by investigations.
  • Train other workers or coordinate their work, as necessary.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for License Clerks.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for License Clerks.

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