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Weights & Measures Specialist 2
As a Weights and Measures Specialist 2, you would, under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Director of Weights and Measures, supervise a regional field staff of Weights and Measures Specialist 1’s. Develop, implement, manage, and supervise one of three statewide weights and measures programs: Scales, Petroleum Quality, or the Metering Program. In this role, you would develop program policies and procedures; evaluate program effectiveness and progress; make recommendations for program revision and improvement; and provide technical expertise and interpretation to ensure uniform application of state and federal laws, regulations, and policies. In addition, you would respond to inquiries from division management, executive staff, the public, business, county and municipal weights and measures agencies.
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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. There are two examinations held for this position. Please note that some employees of New York State may qualify for both.
For qualified employees of New York State: On or before the date of examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Weights and Measures Specialist Trainee 1, Weights and Measures Specialist Trainee 2, or Weights and Measures Specialist 1.
For all qualified individuals: On or before the date of examination, you must have:
Either 1. seven years of satisfactory weights and 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,*** plus three years of satisfactory weights and measures experience;†
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 five 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 laws 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.
†Examples of Qualifying Experience Include: Employment in which the primary functions/responsibilities include any one of the following:
◾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 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.26-591 38-153
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.