License Clerks

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Administrative Specialist
  • Agent Licensing Clerk
  • Animal Control Licensing Worker
  • Clerk
  • Dealer Support Technician
  • Dog License Officer Supervisor
  • Dog Licenser
  • Insurance Specialist
  • License and Permit Specialist
  • License Clerk
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What They Do

  • Prepare bank deposits and take deposits to banks.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy and to determine whether applicants are qualified to obtain desired licenses.
  • Assemble photographs with printed license information to produce completed documents.
  • 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.
  • Operate specialized photographic equipment to obtain photographs for drivers' licenses or photo identification cards.
  • Instruct customers in the completion of driver's license application forms or other forms, such as voter registration cards or organ donor forms.
  • Update operational records or licensing information, using computer terminals.
  • Answer questions or provide advice to the public regarding licensing policies, procedures, or regulations.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Enterprising environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $32,260 with most people making between $19,600 and $46,490

Outlook

4.55%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 659 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 30 openings due to growth and about 40 replacement openings for approximately 70 total annual openings.



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