Weights/Measures Inspector I/II

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jan 17, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $4,059.47 - $6,376.93 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description PRIORITY SCREENING: FEBRUARY 03, 2020                   FINAL FILING DATE: March 1, 2020
 Exam#: 20/30G21/01CH

Positions in this class perform a variety of inspections and tests of commercial weighing and measuring devices, packaged goods and commodity containers for conformance to state laws and regulations. Level I is the entry level and under close supervision receives training and performs limited inspections and tests. Level II is the full working level and under general supervision performs a wide variety of inspections and tests. Appointment may be made at either level based on the information supplied in the application package. This is a flexibly staffed series - incumbents appointed at the lower level may be promoted up to the highest level of the class without further competition subject to meeting the employment standards and licensing requirements for this class.  The Eligible List established may be used to fill current vacancies on a regular full-time or part-time basis.

Examples of Duties
  • Assists with inspections and tests of various types of scales and measuring devices for accuracy
  • Assists with inspections and tests of packaged goods for proper quantity and inspects labeling and sales methods
  • Creates, maintains and stores records of work performed
  • For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:  https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/class-specifications

Examples of Experience/Education/Training MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
License/Certification or Education:
Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 3, Agriculture Section 108, Article 1, the following education or licensure is required:
Level I -
1.     Possession of one or more valid statewide entrance or specific category licenses as a County Weights and Measures Inspector or County Agricultural Inspector/Biologist; OR
2.     Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year university or college with specialization in one or more of the qualifying disciplines listed below; OR   
3.     Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year university or college in any discipline with a minimum of 30 semester units, or equivalent, in one or any combination of the qualifying disciplines listed below.
(Qualifying disciplines: Chemical Science, Commerce, Engineering, Law Enforcement, Marketing, Mathematics, Physical
Science, Physics, and/or Statistics.)
4.     Provided the candidate possesses a minimum of 30 semester units, or equivalent, in one of the qualifying disciplines listed, experience in one or more of the following may be substituted for up to two years of college on a year-for-year basis:
  • Enforcement of weights and measures or agricultural laws,
  • The inspection, maintenance, repair or installation of weighing or measuring instruments or equipment,
  • Consumer protection or resolution of consumer complaints in a public or private consumer affairs agency,
  • Law enforcement or investigation work in a federal, state or local jurisdiction, or • Responsible quality or quantity control work in the production of consumer commodities. This experience must have been at a level comparable to that of a county weights and measure inspector or agricultural inspector/biologist.
Level II - One year of experience in weights and measures inspection and enforcement work and must possess two licenses designated by the County Agricultural Commissioner and issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Both Levels- Possession of a California Class C Driver's License is required.
Some Knowledge of : 
Level I -Laws, regulations and functions relating to weights and measures inspection programs; the operation of weighing and measuring devices and standards; personal computer usage; software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; and internet research methods.
Working Knowledge of : 
Level I - Basic mathematical concepts.
Level II -Laws, regulations and functions relating to weights and measures inspection programs; the operation of weighing and measuring devices and standards; basic mathematical concepts; personal computer usage; software such as Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint; and internet research methods.
Skill and Ability to:
Both Levels - Learn, interpret, and enforce provisions of laws and regulations relating to weights and measures; provide excellent and courteous customer service; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; collect and organize information; prepare clear and concise reports, records of inspections, correspondence and administrative hearing materials; perform moderately heavy physical labor requiring dexterity and mechanical aptitude; learn to/operate and care for various types of test equipment; observe safe work practices and procedures; learn to/identify, correct and/or report occupational hazards; operate personal computer and software; learn/adhere to related Federal, state and local safety laws, regulations and ordinances; and learn to/testify in administrative hearings and civil/criminal court proceedings.

Level I - Obtain either the Weight Verification or Measurement Verification license within one year or two testing periods from the date of the appointment, and one other license from the Weights and Measures series within two years from date of employment.  Failure or inability to obtain licenses is cause for termination.
Level II - Possess two Weights and Measures licenses and obtain the remaining license within two testing periods or one year of appointment to this level.
Both Levels - be available to work weekends, holidays, and evenings when assigned; obtain and maintain valid California class B Driver's License within 12 months from date of employment; submit to random drug and alcohol testing as required by the Department of Transportation; obtain safety certifications as necessary; and pass a pre-employment physical examination. 
Sit, stand, or walk for approximately 4 hours per day; work at a computer terminal approximately 1.5 hours per day; lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs; see, hear, speak and possess physical dexterity to function in a typical office environment.  Perform tasks outdoors, on uneven ground, on slippery surfaces, in noisy environments, at elevations above ground level, in adverse weather conditions, and using safety equipment. Physical effort such as lifting or pushing, bending or stretching, repetitive arm or hand wrist or foot motion, unusually light or firm gripping, coordinated skillful movements of fingers or arms, drive a specially equipped County vehicle, and/or drive a personal vehicle to transport others or equipment. Perform tasks requiring the ability to detect odors and aromas and project a voice that can be heard over loud noises. May come in contact with petroleum products, a variety of toxic elements or irritants, dust or silica dust, allergens, chemical materials requiring OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets, plant/animal or food material or waste, vibration, moving objects, non-ionizing radiation, electricity, and hand or power tools.

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive process includes submittal of required application materials:  A completed Monterey County Application, responses to Supplemental Questions, a transcript or copy of diploma, and, if applicable, a copy of license(s) issued by CDFA.   Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered for this position. Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance examination, and/or written examination.
Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:

   Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner's Office
Attn: Jennifer Garcia, Personnel Technician-Confidential
1428 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA  93901
Telephone: (831) 759-7378
Apply Online:   https:// www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefits package (J Bargaining Unit) including annual and holiday leave, as well as health, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Exact benefits are listed in the Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or J unit MOU, and prevail.  For a complete list of benefits: www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel .
  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation,please call the Personnel Division.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will  not  be eligible for the benefits listed on this flyer.
  • Veterans and their widows/ers who within the past five years have served on active duty for 30 or more days in a 1) national or State military emergency or 2) military expedition for which a medal was authorized, may be eligible for Veterans' Preference Points.  To apply, veterans must submit an "Application for Veterans' Preference" with their application materials by the final filing date.
Closing Date/Time: 3/1/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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