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State of Nevada WEIGHTS & MEASURES INSPECTOR 4 in Nevada



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Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy

Department: Agriculture

Division: Consumer Equitability

Location: Reno, Sparks

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 40229

Open to all qualified persons.






Phone: (775)684-0126

Email: darrell.morlan@admin.nv.gov

Applications accepted

until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

The Position

Weights and Measures Inspectors inspect all commercial weighing and measuring devices, enforce applicable regulations, and sample gasoline and diesel fuel for quality in order to protect the economic interests of consumers and merchants in the State.

Under limited supervision, incumbents are responsible for a regional weights and measures inspection program. The incumbents supervise Weights and Measures Inspectors at the I, II, and III levels involved in ensuring that weighing and measuring devices in commercial use in the State are licensed, accurate and suitable for their intended use. Supervisory duties include but are not limited to performance evaluations, work performance standards, scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, training and discipline.

The Department of Agriculture is recruiting for a Weights & Measures Inspector 4. This position is assigned to the Division of Consumer Equitability located in Sparks, Nevada and serves as the senior supervisor for the Sparks and Elko based Weights and Measures Inspector teams. Supervisory duties include but are not limited to, scheduling, assigning and reviewing work for work units and individual employees, training employees, preparing employee work performance standards and reports on employee performance, and employee discipline. The incumbent in this position is responsible for management of vehicles, equipment and materials assigned to the work units they supervise, including coordination of vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair services. This position participates in the development and implementation of the division's procedures; this position is responsible to interpret and apply laws and regulations administered by the division. Incumbent is required to operate a diesel truck and trailer. This position affects public safety and therefore the incumbent will need to pass a pre-employment screening for drugs. The incumbent will also travel up to 25% for this position.

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in science, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering or a closely related field and three years of experience in the inspection, maintenance or installation of mechanical or electrical equipment which included weighing and/or measuring devices and applying weights and measures regulations; OR Associate's degree from an accredited college of university in science, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering or a closely related field and four years of experience as described above; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Metrologist II or Weights and Measures Inspector III in Nevada State service; OR two years of experience as a Weights and Measures Inspector II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Notes

Some positions in this series must operate a diesel truck and trailer. Incumbents in those positions must obtain a Nevada Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within one year of appointment and maintain a current CDL for continuing employment

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Positions in this series must be able to obtain and maintain applicable professional certifications issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) as a condition for continuing employment.

Special Requirements

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Please describe your experience, including the number of years, working with weighing and measuring devices to determine the correct operation of such devices, also include what types of weighing and measuring devices you have worked with.

2) Do you have experience interpreting and explaining regulations, policies and procedures related to weighing and measuring devices? Please describe and include any experience with public weighmaster and/or registered service agency laws, regulations and programs.

3) Do you have experience in developing work unit schedules? Please describe, including the number of years.

4) Do you have experience training staff members? Please describe, including the number of years.

5) Do you hold any professional certifications issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM)?. If so, please identify which certifications and if they are current.

6) Do you have a Class A commercial driver's license (CDL)? If not, if selected, are you able to obtain one in one year's time?


For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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