DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Under direction, assists in supervising weights and measures
personnel; inspects and tests weighing and measuring devices
and commodities in commerce for compliance with state law,
regulations, and standards; does related work as required.
Positions in this class (1) assist in directing all activities in the
enforcement of weights and measures laws and regulations, and
(2) assist in monitoring the progress of the organization toward stated
goals and objectives periodically making appropriate adjustments.
Positions in this class are those in which the responsibility for
managing the entire organization is shared between the superintendent
and the deputy, who aides the superintendent in all phases of the
organization's work. In the absence of the superintendent, the deputy
assumes all of his duties, responsibilities, and authority. Typically,
the deputy superintendent assists the superintendent in planning,
supervising; and directing all weights and measures activities. The
deputy operates within broad policies and budget, material, and
manpower limitations established by management. The decisions and
committments made by the deputy carry the same "weight" and have the
same authority as those made by the superintendent.
The Deputy Superintendent assists in planning the distribution of
work to subordinate workers on a day-to-day or a project-by-project
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Assists in formulating and approving operating practices and plans
and assigns work to the staff.
Receives complaints concerning violations of weights and measures
Examines reports of field inspections; assists in determing what
corrective action should be taken in serious cases.
Assists in filing papers for prosecutions of weights and measures
Assists in prosecuting cases in court when necessary, obtaining
assistance of prosecutor's office in more difficult cases.
Keeps abreast of all changes in weights and measures laws and the
type of weighing and measuring devices condemned by the state; assists
in keeping subordinates advised of this information.
Explains and interprets laws and regulations governing weights and
measures to users of measuring devices and to other people concerned.
Gives talks to interested groups.
Receives and answers communications.
Assists in supervising the testing of weighing and measuring devices
against established standards.
Assists in preparing annual budget.
Conducts field inspections.
Assists in supervising the establishment and maintenance of suitable
records and files.
Assists in conducting investigations of weights and measures
methods, procedures, and alleged violations of statutes; prepares
reports thereon including reweighing and remeasuring commodities
in package form.
Performs or assists in the supervision of calibrations conducted
in the laboratory and laboratory field work of a group of weights and
measures inspectors for the purpose of verification and certification
of both official and primary industrial standards of weights and
Assists in planning and supervising the field work of a group of
weights and measures inspectors engaged in operating volumetric,
pharmaceutical or other specialized testing equipment, making
inspections and tests on volumetric measuring devices, apothecaries
weights and measures, and laboratory weighing and measuring devices
and personally engages in such operations.
Assists in supervising the testing of automatic electronic systems
such as the universal product code or similar systems and electronic
measuring systems; works in conjunction with both intrastate, and
interstate billing systems, wholesale and retail.
Assists in supervising the prototype analysis of weights and measures
and counting devices as to type, construction, and operation.
Assists in the training of weights and measures personnel in the use
of weighing, measuring, and counting devices.
Assists in the more complex field, investigative, and enforcement
Assists in supervising the implementation out of licensing laws
covering fuels, fuel dealers, weighs, equipment dealers, mechanics,
lumber dealers, and soil amendment dealers.
Performs and/or assists in the supervision of explanation and
interpretation of laws and regulations pertaining to weights and
measures activities as required.
Performs and/or supervises the reweighing, remeasuring or
recounting of special types of containers requiring techniques that
cannot readily be employed by field personnel.
Supervises or assists in the examination of specialized and
automated packaging machines; advises in the development
and maintenance of quality control systems.
Assists in supervising the preparation of investigation and other
reports of weights and measures activities.
Assists in compiling evidence of violations and appears in court
as an expert or technical witness in the prosecution of violators and
as an expert witness in the verification of devices used by law
Maintains records and files.
Drafts official correspondence as required.
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.
Four (4) years of experience in the servicing and repairing, testing,
or calibrating weighing and measuring devices.
NOTE: Thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college
in the fields of Engineering, Physics, Electronics, or Mathematics may
be substituted for one (1) year of the indicated experience.
NOTE: Applicants must have successfully completed the
Weights & 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 the 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 of 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 accessory
Knowledge of quantity control methods which are used in the various
industries in an effort to comply with weights and measures packaging
Knowledge of the univeral product code system or similar systems.
Knowledge of effective supervisory principles and techniques.
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 proceedings.
Ability to maintain essential records and files.
Ability to work harmoniously with users of weighing devices and other
Ability to explain laws, rules, procedures, and policies to users
of weighing devices and other concerned and interested persons.
Ability to take a firm and correct stand when controversies arise.
Ability to supervise subordinate personnel.
Ability to train personnel in weights and measures procedures and
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
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
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 eligible.
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.