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Inspector of Weights and Measures, prov.

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Location: Rochester, NY
Title: Inspector of Weights and Measures, prov.
Deadline: March 1, 2024 5:00pm
Salary: $39,623 - $54,289 annually
Agency/Dept.: Public Safety

Description of Duties

This position is responsible for independently inspecting and testing commercial weighing and measuring devices, petroleum products, packaged commodities for labeled content and retail price verification Duties are performed in accordance with applicable State and local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances.  This physically demanding job requires the ability to lift and carry fifty (50) pounds.  The employee will operate vehicles that require a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with no Air Brake restriction.  Driver training, if necessary, and a vehicle will be supplied by the employer.  The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of, the Weights and Measures Administrator or Senior Inspector of Weights and Measures.  Supervision of others is not a responsibility of this class.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A)  Satisfactory completion of twenty-four (24) semester credit hours in the physical sciences**, engineering sciences, electronic sciences***, mechanical technology and/or mathematics**** from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university*****; OR,

(B)  One (1) year paid full time or its part-time equivalent experience in the proper weighing and labeling of packaged commodities in accordance with weights and measures law, or inspecting and testing measuring devices; OR,

(C)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

**For the purposes of these minimum qualifications, physical sciences includes chemistry (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry), earth science (meteorology, astronomy, geology) and physics.

***For the purposes of these minimum qualifications, electronic sciences does not include course work in electricity; electricity is a science that deals with the laws of electricity, while electronics is a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effects of electrons (in tubes and transistors) with electronic devices.

****For the purposes of these minimum qualifications, mathematics includes course work in accounting, economics, etc. provided the primary focus of the course is manipulation of numbers.

*****Candidates qualifying under (A) above must submit an official or student copy of a college transcript, or an itemized list of course work and credits received, at the time of application.


The employee must be able to obtain a Class *B* Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with no Air Brake restriction (L2 on driver’s license designates there is an Air Brake restriction) during the probationary period.  Training and a vehicle will be provided by the employer.  Failure to obtain above license will result in separation from the position.

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