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Weights and Measures Unit

Recruitment #18-001362-0044




50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

To provide a highly skilled and versatile secretarial service for a highly technical law enforcement program. Services are provided to the program as a whole and assistance is provided to the program Chief and Assistant Chiefs, and occasionally the Field Supervisors.


Responsible under Section 11-204.7 Agriculture Article, Annotated Code of Maryland for data entry of: (A) Firms, (B) Weighing and measuring devices and (C) Fees into the weights and measures database. Issues registration applications and certificates for the device registration program. Makes corrections, additions and deletions to active accounts. Handles queries from the field staff and general public pertaining to the registration program.

Review and research investigative reports, inspection reports and other written documents. All incoming reports are data entered into the computer.

Types letters, memoranda and other written communications or documents. The correspondence is generally directed to manufactures, retailers, staff members and various other persons. The material typed is generally highly technical in nature and often confidential.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years performing secretarial or clerical work involving typing duties.


1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


One year of experience using both Oracle Systems and Microsoft SQL Server .

One year of experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access).




Demonstrated ability to accurately type on a keyboard of a personal computer at a minimum of forty words per minute may be required, depending on the specific requirements of the position.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway

Annapolis, MD  21401

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).

All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions. (Postmarks not accepted.)

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.