April 21, 2020
Santa Clara County
Job Type


Under immediate supervision, receives on the job training in techniques and methodology of inspections and tests in the enforcement of Weights and Measures laws and regulations.

This recruitment REQUIRES that you attach copies of your Bachelor's Degree and transcripts.  Applications without copies of conferral of degree or transcripts will be deemed incomplete. An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service.

Please note: Candidates determined to have met Employment Standards will be invited to take the written examination tentatively scheduled for: Saturday, June 13, 2020. The exam date(s) may change based on the number of applicants and room availability.

Typical Tasks

  • Tests and seals or condemns various weighing devices/scales such as vehicular, livestock, retail and industrial devices/scales;
  • Tests, and seals or condemns various measuring devices and meters such as petroleum product meters, water meters, bulk plant meters, vehicle tank meters, taximeters and odometers;
  • Inspects and tests packaged goods for proper weight, measure, count or labeling;
  • Inspects weighmaster records for compliance with state and local laws and ordinances;
  • Inspects and tests devices measuring electricity;
  • Inspects and tests devices measuring  vapors and liquefied fuels ;
  • Inspects petroleum and fuel products for compliance with advertising, labeling, quality requirements and product integrity;
  • Calibrates or assists in the calibration of weights and measures;
  • Plans and conducts investigations as necessary and assigned;
  • Prepares written reports of inspections and investigations;
  • Investigates complaints;
  • Prepares cases for enforcement;
  • Provides training to inspectors;
  • Prepares and presents information to the public;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs related work as required.

Employment Standards

Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in the following disciplines: Chemical Science, Physical Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Law Enforcement, Commerce, Statistics, Marketing or any closely related field with at least thirty (30) semester units in one (1) or any combination of the following disciplines: Chemical Science, Physical Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Law Enforcement, Commerce, or Marketing.

Must obtain the CDFA license for the area of assignment within fifteen (15) months of employment or vacate the position.
Possession of a valid California Driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit.

Possession of a California Commercial Class A Driver's license is required for some positions.

Knowledge of:

  • Scientific principles related to the operation of common weighing and measuring devices;
  • Laws policies, procedures and techniques of weights & measures inspection and testing;
  • Principles, mechanics and care of weighing and measuring devices;
  • Office software applications.

Ability to:

  • Work independently under general supervision;
  • Learn the laws, methodology and technology related to weights and measures inspections;
  • Interpret and apply the provisions of laws and regulations relating to weights and measures;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Obtain necessary certificates/licenses as required;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Perform mathematical calculations;
  • Operate and maintain various types of equipment;
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.

Physical Requirements

Ability to consistently lift objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.