Weights & Measures Specialist 1

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 19 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Agriculture & Markets, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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.

  1. Weights & Measures Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Weights & Measures Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Weights & Measures Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Weights & Measures Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Assnt Dir Weights & Measures

    Grade 61

  6. Dir Weights & Measures

    Grade 63

Summary of Job Description

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.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. 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.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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.

Candidates must have 120 college semester hours which must include at least 24 semester credit hours in specialized courses related to: physical, electronic, or mathematics sciences AND any one of the following:

1. satisfactory completion of a two-year traineeship, OR;

2. satisfactory completion of a one-year traineeship and one year of experience in one of the following areas:

• enforcing weights and measures laws and regulations and inspecting and testing of devices and packaged commodities;
• inspecting, testing and repairing commercial weighing or measuring devices and/or industrial weighing or measuring devices with appropriate specifications and tolerances;
• inspecting and testing both quality and quantity of packaged or manufactured goods using precision scales/balances and other precision measuring equipment, performing data reductions, and assessing compliance of the results with appropriate specifications and tolerances;
• conducting chemical or physical analyses using precision scales/balances and other precision measuring equipment, performing data reduction, and assessing compliance of results with the appropriate specifications and tolerances.

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.


How to Apply

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

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.

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