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Weights And Measures Inspector II

  • Weights And Measures Inspector II
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$31,468.00 – $49,948.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,311.00 – $2,082.00
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This is advanced technical work with responsibility for conducting complex weights and measures inspections for the Department of Agriculture.

An employee in this class independently conducts complex inspections and assists in training and evaluating Weights and Measures Inspectors throughout the state in the Device and Commodity Program in the Division of Weights and Measures. The employee periodically accompanies and observes inspectors in the performance of their assigned inspections, and provides administrative and technical support to the program administrator. Work is performed under the general supervision of the program administrator and is primarily reviewed through conferences and submission of periodic reports; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.

Job Duties

Conducts special investigations or the investigation of complaints regarding inaccurate measuring devices, sales practices of retailers and possible safety violations; may conduct routine inspections in the assigned program area.

Issues stop-sale or withdraw-from-use orders on products or devices not in compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations.

Provides initial orientation and training for new inspectors; assists in providing in-service training relating to statutes, regulations, policies and procedures.

Accompanies and observes subordinate inspectors in the performance of their responsibilities; assists the program administrator in evaluating the work of inspectors for quantity, quality, methods and adherence to policies and procedures.

Provides administrative and technical support to the program administrator; apprises program administrator of problems encountered by the field staff; makes recommendations on statutes, regulations, policies and procedures.

Responds to questions from companies and the general public relating to the weights and measures program.

Prepares and submits activity, inspection and expense reports.

Maintains state vehicle and other assigned inspection equipment.

Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established goals.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years as a Weights and Measures Inspector I with the Missouri Department of Agriculture.


Three years of experience which affords a knowledge of the installation, calibration and repair of commercial weights and measures devices, including or supplemented by one year of experience involving inspections or investigations to determine compliance with state or federal regulations.

Special Requirements

Ability to acquire a commercial driver's license, operate a thirteen-speed transmission vehicle, and/or manipulate and transport test weights, as required for assigned program area.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of state and federal statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to the assigned program.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of weights and measures inspection and the use of associated inspection devices.

Some knowledge of the principles of effective supervision and training.

Ability to interpret and enforce weights and measures regulations.

Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare complete and concise reports.

Ability to use and to instruct inspectors in the proper use of weights and measures inspection devices.

Ability to orient and train new employees in work methods and investigative procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, private industry, other state and federal agencies and the general public.

Ability to adapt to and work in an environment that may periodically include factors such as inclement weather and hazardous terrain.

Ability to travel in the performance of assigned duties.

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