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ASSISTANT CHIEF, WEIGHTS & MEASURES

Recruitment #21-002587-0058

Introduction

This recruitment is for two supervisory positions, each to serve as an Assistant Chief, Weights & Measures. 

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Agriculture Headquarters - Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

These two positions serve as Assistant Chiefs of Weights & Measures, and will administer and direct statewide programs under the Weights & Measures Law.

POSITION DUTIES

Assistant Chief – Liquid Measuring Devices, Device Registration, Service Agent Registration

·        Manage and direct the measuring device program to assure that all devices used for commercial transactions are in compliance with the Weights and Measures Law and regulations.

·        Direct and monitor related activities of field supervisors and inspectors.  Coordinate work plans, review and develop test reports and test procedures, provide technical guidance.

·        Contact with various entities such as owners, store managers, corporate officials and trade groups as necessary to ensure compliance and address questions and issues that arise.

·        Administer and direct the registration of all commercial weighing and measuring devices statewide, which include more than 6,700 business accounts and registration of over 60,000 devices.

·        Administer and direct the registration of all service agent companies and repair technicians statewide.

·        Prepare and present information/training to staff and customers.

·        Assist the Chief of Weights and Measures in managing segments of the entire program as needed and as assigned.  Keep the Chief informed of any developments at the state, national and international level as they relate to program areas.

·        In state and out of state travel is required.

Assistant Chief – Package and Labeling and Weighing Systems

·        Administer package and labeling requirements under the Weights and Measures Law.

·        Ensure that method of sale of commodities (bought, sold or offered for sale in the marketplace) is in compliance with Maryland law.

·        Manage and direct the weighing device program to ensure that all weighing devices used for commercial transactions are in compliance with the Weights and Measure Law and regulations.

·        Direct and monitor related activities of field supervisors and inspectors, including enforcement roles.  Coordinate work plans, review and develop and test procedures, provide technical guidance.

·        Evaluate violations and recommend appropriate course of action, may serve as an expert witness in court cases or before external committees.

·        Prepare and present information/training to staff and customers.

·        Assist the Chief of Weights and Measures in managing segments of the entire program as needed and as assigned.  Keep the Chief informed of any developments at the state, national and international level as they relate to program areas.

·        In state and out of state travel is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the following selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of experience involving the inspection and regulation of weighing and measuring devices to determine the quantity of commodities (such as fuel, propane, heating oil, food products, livestock, grain, bulk commodities, and/or precious metals)and the regulation of packaged commodities (such as net content, package and labeling, method of sale and/or price verification.)

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Participation in training sponsored by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).

Participation in accreditation testing through the National Conference of Weights & Measures (NCWM).

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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. All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.) Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas or 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).

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Mary Darling at 410-841-5847 or mary.darling@maryland.gov

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.



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