Drug & Alcohol Impaired Driving (DAID) Specialist

US Government, Dept of Health and Human Services


The High Visibility Engagement/Breath Alcohol Testing (HVE/BAT) Mobile Unit Program maintains a fleet of 30’ to 45’ purpose-built vehicles that serve as Driving While Impaired (DWI) processing centers. Each vehicle is operated by a Drug & Alcohol Impaired Driving (DAID) Specialist and has a magistrate court and is equipped with the tools necessary to process impaired drivers including law enforcement officer workstations, Intox EC/IR II breath alcohol testing instruments, lavatory, DWI traffic signs, traffic cones, forms, and other equipment.
This region-based DAID Specialist HVE/BAT position is required to work within the assigned Region 4 (counties include: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, Warren) and could be required to work and travel anywhere in the state. DAID Specialists operate, schedule and maintain a HVE/BAT Mobile Unit; participate in DWI HVE events like checking stations, saturation patrols, or other law enforcement agency sponsored events; serve as an instructor for Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch courses; develop  relationships with law enforcement agencies in order to promote the use of the HVE/BAT Mobile Unit and provide law enforcement agencies access to equipment needed to conduct HVE events; promote Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch programs to law enforcement agency officials in order to gain their participation and support in programs designed to aid in the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers including HVE events; schedule the HVE/BAT Mobile Unit at educational and community events and conduct safety presentations to heighten awareness of DWI offenses and consequences; support law enforcement agencies with the expertise needed to conduct HVE events and other community sponsored events; testify in court; and inspect, diagnose, and conduct preventive maintenance on breath alcohol testing instruments and other related equipment.    
The ability to work a flexible schedule is essential. HVE events generally begin between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM and conclude between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, and usually occur Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday or a combination of those days and an occasional holiday but are subject to be scheduled at any time based on agency needs. On average the position requires the employee to work a minimum of six days a month at night and on weekends at HVE events. Education events, demonstrations, presentations, and providing support to the Branch in the Raleigh office and elsewhere will require employee to work any day or evening Monday through Friday. Overnight travel is essential and mandatory.
Position: 60039664
Exam Plan: 22-06826
Salary Grade: NC13
Recruitment Range: $45,675 – $46,300
About the Division of Public Health and the Chronic Disease and Injury Branch:
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in collaboration with its partners, protects the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provides essential human services.  The N.C. Division of Public Health’s Chronic Disease and Injury Section, along with local health departments and other community partners, works to reduce death and disabilities through education, policy change and various services. Our goal is to help all North Carolinians develop healthy and safe communities and health systems to prevent and control chronic diseases and to eliminate health inequities.

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