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Job Specification



 Under  direction, weighs any vehicle commodity, produce, article,
 or material and issues a certificate of weight and affixes a seal
 attesting  to  the  accurate weight of such  vehicle,  commodity,
 produce, article, or material; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 Operates scale equipment by entering data into computerized scale
 or by reading or recording printed weights or manually subtracting 
 tare weight from gross weight to obtain accurate load weights.

 Reads  rate  charts to determine correct fee for  load  type  and
 makes notation of fee.

 May record  information such as  the  weight  of  incoming
 and outgoing vehicles,  failure to comply with facilities
 requirements, and other similar operational information.

 Accepts fees, gives change, and issues receipts.

 Totals monies received and verifies total with cash on hand.

 Directs users to designated area for unloading.

 Explains various procedures and requirements of facility and
 government regulations regarding load types, weights, billing
 procedures, and so forth.

 Maintains  current  information on rates, fees,  bulk  materials,
 and/or refers questions to supervisor.

 May estimate size of load on truck using cubic yard measurements.

 Verifies  certain  data to ensure use of facility  by  authorized
 individuals, that proper fees have been paid, or that appropriate
 accounts have been charged the weighing fee.

 Is responsible for the accuracy of all weighings.

 Ensures that scales used are in perfect balance for all weighings,
 are kept in good condition, and makes minor adjustments.

 Affixes signature and official seal to certificate of weight after 
 weighing has been completed and the results entered on the

 Ascertains the gross, tare, and net weights of all commodities
 weighed for which a certificate of weight is issued.

 Maintains accurate records of all certified weighings.

 Sees that scales and other weighing equipment are protected
 against tampering and vandalism.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and computerized information systems 
 used by the agency, office, or related units.


 Applicants must possess a  current and valid certificate as a 
 weighmaster issued by the New Jersey State Department of Law 
 and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of the 
 Superintendent of  Weights and Measures.


 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 duties of the position.


 Knowledge of New Jersey law, rules, and regulations dealing  with
 the   weighing   of   various  commodities,  produce,   articles,
 materials, or vehicles.

 Knowledge of the procedures for keeping records of cash receipts.

 Knowledge of the preparation of accurate and informative reports.

 Ability  to  learn the methods and procedures used in determining
 and  documenting  weights,  fee rates,  and  categories  of  bulk

 Ability to estimate truck loads or to read scale weights.

 Ability to perform arithmetic calculations (addition, subtraction, 
 multiplication) with a minimum of error to calculate correct weights, 
 measures, costs, and so forth.

 Ability to operate a scale used for weighing motor vehicles, read
 indicators, and record weights accurately.

 Ability to learn the various facility procedures, requirements,
 and government regulations and to explain them to others.

 Ability to visually detect discrepancies in user identification
 or noncompliance with regulations.

 Ability to carry out oral and written directions.

 Ability to work indoors and outdoors in hot or cold weather.

 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:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.