Occ. Code 7896100

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 1, GRADE 18

7896100

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 23

7896200

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, M-1

7897800

DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, M-3

7897900

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Positions in this series enforce provisions of New York State’s Weights and Measures Laws by supervising municipal weights and measures inspection programs; inspecting commercial weighing and measuring devices; certifying the accuracy of standards of weights and measures used in law enforcement and industry; and evaluating new weighing and measuring device types for conformance before their introduction into commerce. These activities ensure that consumers get what they pay for and businesses enjoy a marketplace based on fair competition.

 

These positions are found only in the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 1:  full performance level; assigned to specific geographic areas of the State or to the Metrology Laboratory to inspect, evaluate and test commercial weighing and measuring devices.

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 2:  first supervisory level; manage Statewide weights and measures programs; and supervise Weights and Measures Specialists 1 in an assigned geographic area.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: one-position class; functions as the overall second-in-command to the Director of the New York State Weights and Measures program.

 

DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES:  one-position class; functions as the director of the New York State Weights and Measures program.

 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 1 

 

When assigned to field operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When assigned to the Metrology Laboratory.

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

 

 

Approves the annual budget and program expenditures; reviews and submits legislative proposals and proposed changes pertaining to weights and measures rules and regulations pertaining to weights and measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 1

 

Open Competitive:  four years of satisfactory weights and measures experience and completion of a two-year traineeship; or a bachelor’s degree which must include at least 24 semester credit hours in specialized courses related to: physical sciences, electronic sciences, or mathematics and two years of satisfactory weights and measures experience; or and an associate’s degree which must include at least 24 semester credit hours in specialized courses related to: physical sciences, electronic sciences, or mathematics and two years of satisfactory weights and measures experience.

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SPECIALIST 2

 

Open Competitive: seven years of satisfactory weights and measures experience and completion of a two-year traineeship; or a bachelor’s degree which must include at least 24 semester credit hours in specialized courses related to: physical sciences, electronic sciences, or mathematics and three years of satisfactory weights and measures experience; or and an associate’s degree which must include at least 24 semester credit hours in specialized courses related to: physical sciences, electronic sciences, or mathematics and five years of satisfactory weights and measures experience.

 

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Weights and Measures Specialist 1.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

 

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Weights and Measures Specialist 2.

 

DIRECTOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as an Assistant Director Weights and Measures.

 

Rev: 9/18

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.