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Weights and Measures Inspector

Recruitment #21-002889-0001




50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401 


Work to be performed in the following counties:

1 Opening:  Anne Arundel County, Maryland

1 Opening:  Montgomery County, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

To ensure equity in commercial transactions between buyers and sellers of commodities, goods and services pursuant to the requirements of Title 11, Agriculture Article Annotated Code of Maryland's Weights and Measures Law.


Properly and routinely inspects and tests common and less complex small and medium or large scales to verify compliance with specifications, tolerances and technical requirements by using NIST Handbook 44, National Institute of Standards and Technology, following prescribed testing procedures in (NIST) Handbook 112 Examination Procedures Outline and Maryland Examination Outline Procedures.

Properly and routinely inspects and tests common and less complex small liquid measuring devices, vehicles tank meters, to verify compliance with specifications, tolerances and technical using NIST Handbook 44, NIST Handbook 112 and Maryland Examination Outline Procedures.

Performs investigations in response to general consumer complaints and assists in more complex or specific inquiries that allege incorrect weight or measure or the misuse of devices.

Routinely completes all appropriate report forms associated with evaluated inspection activities. Completes all form and activities associated with program administrative requirements.


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

Experience: Two years of experience in one of the following: production, processing, marketing, grading or inspection of agricultural products or chemicals; assisting veterinarians in care and management of animals; animal disease control; care or management of livestock or inspecting veterinary hospitals, riding stables or livestock dealers; installation, inspection, repair, or testing of weighting, volumetric measuring or counting devices; inspecting labeling and packaging; pesticide sales, use, regulation, or application; production, maintenance or inspection of a tree plantation or nursery stock; pest or weed control; wildlife population censuring; or the production, sales, inspection or testing of seed or turf products.


1.  Applicants may substitute fifteen credit hours in agriculture; animal, biological, environmental, food or physical sciences; chemistry; mathematics; engineering, or law enforcement at an accredited college or university for each year of experience for up to two years of experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience non-commissioned officer in quality assurance, inspection and grading classification or quality assurance, inspection and grading specialty codes in the agricultural commodity grading field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


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

Experience working with scales and measuring devices preferred, but not required.

Experience conducting investigations in response to consumer complaints

Experience with POS (Point of Sale) systems.


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 license’s valid in the State of Maryland.


Employees in this classification may be assigned to any county or region of the State and may be required to establish residence within their assigned geographic area.


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.



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

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

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).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Kathleen Newhouse at 410-841-5837 or

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.

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.