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A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.
Weights & Measures Specialist Trainee 1
Similar to Grade 13
Similar to Grade 14
Upon successful completion of 12 months as Weights & Measures Specialist Trainee 1, you will automatically advance to Weights & Measures Specialist Trainee 2.
Note on Traineeships: When current State employees with prior graded State service transition into traineeships, there will be cases where these individuals will be compensated at a higher rate than the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade" of a traineeship. Specifically, in these cases, the starting compensation of a traineeship will be the higher of either: 1) the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade;" or 2) an employee's current graded salary. For those current State employees with no prior graded service who transition into traineeships, these individuals will be compensated at the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade." Overall, because of the various intricacies associated with the State's salary mechanics, the Office of the State Comptroller should be consulted regarding the actual compensation paid to any State employee transiting to a traineeship.
As a Weights and Measures Specialist Trainee 1, you would be in a two-year formal training program. The training provides the experience necessary to perform inspections and tests of commercial weighing and measuring devices, verify accuracy of packaged commodities, conduct investigations and otherwise regulate commercial transactions, sample petroleum products for quality, and supervise and train municipal officials performing similar tasks at the local level. Upon successful completion of the two-year training program, you would be advanced to Weights and Measures Specialist 1, SG 18, without further examination.
There is no classification standard available at this time for this title. For additional information regarding other titles this will bring you to the NYS Title and Salary Plan. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.
Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
On or before the date of examination, you must have:
Either 1. four years of satisfactory weights & measures experience;†
Or 2. a bachelor’s degree which must include at least 24 semester credit hours in specialized courses related to: physical sciences,* electronic sciences,** or mathematics;***
Or 3. an associate’s degree, including 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.†
*Physical sciences include chemistry (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry), earth sciences (meteorology, astronomy, geology), and physics. Biology is not a qualifying subject.
**Electronic sciences is a branch of physics that deals with the emission, behavior, and effects of electrons (in tubes and transistors) and with electronic devices. Coursework in electricity, a science that deals with the law of electricity, is NOT qualifying.
***Mathematics includes coursework in accounting, economics, etc., provided the primary focus of the course is the manipulation of numbers.
Important: You MUST submit a transcript of qualifying courses with your application.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-590
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.