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Recruitment #22-002587-0002


This is a supervisory position, to serve as an Assistant Chief, Weights & Measures, and to direct and coordinate a statewide program.




Maryland Department of Agriculture Headquarters - Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

To administer statewide programs under the Weights and Measures Law. Manage and direct activities of field inspectors and supervisors, the measuring device program, registration of commercial devices, and registration of all service agent companies and repair technicians.


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.


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


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required 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 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 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).
  • Experience involving the regulation of packaged commodities (such as net content, package and labeling, method of sale and/or price verification).
  • Participation in training sponsored by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).
  • Participation in accreditation testing through the National Conference of Weights & Measures (NCWM).


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.


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.


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.



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact:  Mary Darling at 410-841-5847 or

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

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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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