ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Under direction, inspects and tests weighing and measuring
devices for compliance with state law, regulations, and
standards; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Inspects and tests weighing and measuring devices; uses scales,
volumetric instruments, and other standard methods to determine
accuracy of equipment; seals approved equipment.
Investigates complaints; condemns equipment found to be
inaccurate, withholds seals.
Recommends corrective action; files papers for prosecution
Inspects retail packaged goods; checks weight content for
conformance with weights and measures laws.
Halts trucks carrying coal, fuel, or oil to check for proper
licenses and credentials; reweigh loads of coal.
Prepares reports of inspections and investigations.
Explains and interprets laws and regulations governing weights
and measures to users of measuring devices, complainants, and
other concerned individuals.
Assists in office work including: reviewing licenses, recording
and filling reports on completed inspections, inspecting
weighmasters' applications, compiling data for reports, and
Inspects and tests equipment used to pack commodities
in manufacturing plants and to reweigh, remeasure, and recount
packaged commodities being shipped, stored in a warehouse
and/or otherwise being delivered, sold, or presented for sale.
Inspects, tests, and calibrates gasoline dispensers, bulk rack
and truck meters including the entire metering system (wholesale
and retail) at refineries and distribution terminals, liquid
petroleum (LPG) meters (liquid or vapor), road oil distributor
vehicles, tank truck compartments, large capacity weighing
systems (mechanical and electronic) odometers on rental vehicles,
speedometers of certain law enforcement vehicles, slow-flow
retail petroleum meters, linear devices (including steel
surveying and engineering tapes) farm milk holding tanks, and
various types of auxiliaries and printout devices.
Operates volumetric meter provers, pharmaceutical and other
specialized testing equipment; conducts inspections and tests of
volumetric measuring devices, apothecaries' weights and measures,
and other devices.
Assists in the calibration and verification of official and
industrial standards for weights and measures and in the testing
and inspection of laboratory and scientific weighing and
Inspects and tests complex automated electronic weighing and
measuring systems at the wholesale and retail level such as the
universal product code system or similar systems, and electronic
measuring systems working in conjunction with both intrastate and
interstate billing systems, wholesale and retail.
Inspects lumber and lumber products for compliance with grading,
measuring, and labeling requirements at dealer's yards, in transit,
or at construction sites.
Conducts investigations of alleged or suspected violations of
weights and measures statutes and regulations; prepares
reports on findings and actions taken.
Assists in compiling evidence of violations; appears in court as
an expert witness in the prosecution of violators.
Appears as an expert witness in the verification of devices used
by law enforcement agencies.
Prepares reports of tests, inspections, calibrations, and
investigations containing observations, findings, conclusions,
recommendations, and actions taken.
Maintains essential records, reports, and files.
May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Three (3) years of experience in servicing and repairing, testing,
or calibrating weighing and measuring devices.
NOTE: Thirty (30) credit hours from an accredited college or
university in the fields of Engineering, Physics, Electronics or
Mathematics may be substituted for one (1) year of the indicated
NOTE: Applicants must have successfully completed the Weights
and Measures training program conducted by the State Office of
Weights & Measures, Department of Law & Public Safety.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGES AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of New Jersey laws and the regulations, standards,
policies, procedures, and specifications concerning weights and
Knowledge of calibration procedures recognized by the National
Institute of Standards and Technology including the mathematical
and statistical processes required to determine the actual value
of standards verified and the tables and charts provided by the
Institute for that purpose.
Knowledge of the design, construction, use, care, adjustment,
testing, and inspection of weighing and measuring devices
including scales, meters, equipment, tanks, and compartments,
and all accessory systems.
Knowledge of quantity control methods used by industries to
comply with weights and measures packaging requirements.
Knowledge of the Universal Product Code or similar systems.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret basic laws,
regulations, policies, and standards applicable to weights
and measures testing and inspections.
Ability to collect information and compile evidence.
Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate and informative
reports and correspondence containing findings, conclusions, and
Ability to act as a witness under oath in hearings and court
Ability to maintain essential records and files.
Ability to work harmoniously with users of weighing devices
and other concerned persons.
Ability to explain laws, rules, procedures, and policies.
Ability to take a firm and correct stand when controversies
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable
accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.