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License Clerks - 43-4031.03

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Clerk
  • Dealer Support Technician
  • License and Permit Specialist
  • License Clerk
  • Licensing Specialist
  • Motor Vehicle Field Representative (MVFR)
  • Motor Vehicle License Clerk
  • Motor Vehicle Representative
  • Permit Specialist
  • Program Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Answer questions or provide advice to the public regarding licensing policies, procedures, or regulations.
  • Assemble photographs with printed license information to produce completed documents.
  • Code information on license applications for entry into computers.
  • Collect prescribed fees for licenses.
  • Conduct and score oral, visual, written, or performance tests to determine applicant qualifications and notify applicants of their scores.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy and to determine whether applicants are qualified to obtain desired licenses.
  • Inform customers by mail or telephone of additional steps they need to take to obtain licenses.
  • Instruct customers in the completion of driver's license application forms or other forms, such as voter registration cards or organ donor forms.
  • Mail driver's licenses to out-of-county or out-of-state applicants.
  • Maintain records of applications made or licensing fees collected.
  • Operate specialized photographic equipment to obtain photographs for drivers' licenses or photo identification cards.
  • Perform record checks on past or current licensees, as required by investigations.
  • Perform routine data entry or other office support activities, including creating, sorting, photocopying, distributing, or filing documents.
  • Prepare bank deposits and take deposits to banks.
  • Prepare lists of overdue accounts, license suspensions, or issuances.
  • Question applicants to obtain required information, such as name, address, or age, and record data on prescribed forms.
  • Respond to correspondence from insurance companies regarding the licensure of agents, brokers, or adjusters.
  • Stock counters with adequate supplies of forms, film, licenses, or other required materials.
  • Train other workers or coordinate their work, as necessary.
  • Update operational records or licensing information, using computer terminals.
  • Verify the authenticity of documents, such as foreign identification or immigration documents.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities.
  • Assist individuals with paperwork.
  • Code data or other information.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Examine documents to verify adherence to requirements.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Prepare business correspondence.
  • Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.
  • Stock supplies or merchandise.
  • Train personnel.
  • Type documents.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Personnel Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Dog Licenser
  • License Clerk
  • Supervisor, Dog License Officer