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Job Specification

 
 DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
 
 DEFINITION:

  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.

  DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

  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
  basis.

 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
  laws.

  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
  violations.

  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
  measures.

  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
  work.

  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
  enforcement agencies.

  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.

  REQUIREMENTS:

  EXPERIENCE:

  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. 

  LICENSE:

  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 
  measure devices.

  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
  systems.

  Knowledge of quantity control methods which are used in the various 
  industries in an effort to comply with weights and measures packaging 
  requirements.

  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 
  recommendations.

  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 
  concerned persons.

  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 
  techniques.

  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 eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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01498LC N/A05-

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.

MER   12/04/2010