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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Weights & Measures Inspector - Central Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa

Weights & Measures Inspector - Central Iowa

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Weights & Measures Inspector - Central Iowa

Salary

$37,148.80 - $54,392.00 Annually

Location

Ankeny - 50023 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

009 Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Job Number

21-01239

Closing

12/8/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Mike Harrington, Bureau Chief, Email: Mike.Harrington@IowaAgriculture.gov

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Job Description

The approximately 345 employees of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) are responsible for a wide range of programs that affect the quality of life of every Iowan. Both Iowans living on the farm and those in our towns and cities are impacted almost daily by the work of the Department.

The Weights & Measures Bureauseeks to fill the position of Weights & Measures Inspector. Click here for more information: https://iowaagriculture.gov/video. Work will be performed throughout Polk County.

The Weights & Measures Inspector is charged with the enforcement of Iowa Code chapters 212, 214 and 215, and Iowa Administrative Rules chapter 85, pertaining to commercial weighing and measuring devices. IAC chapter 85 also adopts the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), as adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures, Handbooks 44 and 130. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards

Primary Job Duties Include:

LIQUID MEASURING DEVICES/ FUEL DISPENSERS:

Inspects and test of liquid measuring devices to include but not limited to: retail motor fuel dispensers, linear measuring devices, petroleum gas measuring devices, tank meters on delivery trucks, load rack meters, propane and compressed natural gas vehicle fueling points, mass flow meters, liquid petroleum gas(LPG); check equipment for wear, malfunctioning, or other problems; calculate allowable tolerance; determine if devices are within compliance; remove and release from service in order to protect the public and business owners from inaccurate scales and measuring devices.

•Perform petroleum inspections

•Investigate violations and consumer complaints

•Maintain testing equipment and standards

•Preparation and maintain files, records or reports and determine type of tests in accordance to Iowa Code, Iowa Administrative Rules and NIST Handbooks

COUNTER/SMALL CAPACITY SCALE INSPECTION & TESTING.

Inspecting and testing small capacity scales involves several types of scales with capacities of less than 500 lbs. The types include, but are not limited to, counter scales, gram scales, or platform scales. Inspection involves:

• Preparation of necessary state forms and reports, and the determination of the type of test necessary for each specific device, according to Iowa Code, Iowa Administrative Rules and NIST Handbooks.

• The physical aspect of moving various weights to and from the device being tested.

• Comparing the results of the test to the criteria and determining if the scale passes or fails.

• If the device does not pass the test, determine necessary follow up, such as regulatory action and/or retesting.

• Communication, written and oral, with the proper authority at the facility.

• Input all inspection data into applicable computer database.

OTHER DUTIES ASSIGNED BY THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES BUREAU CHIEF.

• Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work Includes, but not limited to ongoing training and skills building, equipment maintenance, itineraries, etc.

Essential Job Competencies:

  • Inspects liquid measuring devices which require squatting, kneeling, bending and climbing a ladder to a height of 15 feet. Advising customers of current regulations.

  • Inspects and tests small capacity scales which require carrying up to 50 lb. weights chest high.

  • Maintains a valid driver's license.

  • Enters data into the WINWAM computer program that requires basic computer knowledge (Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010).

  • Prepares technical and scientific reports

  • Adheres to strict safety and housekeeping standards as required by businesses visited.

    Applicants may attach a cover letter and resume to their application. Application materials can be uploaded in the Attachments Section during the application process.

As an employee of IDALS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Low out of pocket, high quality family medical insurance as low as $180.00 per month, single as low as $54.00.00 per month

  • Dental insurance is free for single and $41.50 per month for family coverage

  • $20,000 basic life insurance at no cost, voluntary supplemental life for an additional cost, and long term disability insurance at no cost

  • Exceptional retirement package includes IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System) which is a fixed income or defined benefit pension plan

  • In addition to IPERS a deferred compensation plan (similar to a 401K) with a state match of up to $75.00 per month

  • Paid leave includes – 9 holidays, sick, vacation, military leave, and jury duty leave

To learn more about benefits available as a State of Iowa Employee click here benefits to visit the web page.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from high school or G.E.D. and one year of experience in one of the following areas:

  • Using moisture measuring devices and equipment to determine the moisture content of agricultural products or foodstuffs;

OR

  • using, operating, or repairing heavy commercial scales;

OR

  • operating a gasoline service station, bulk tank truck LP gas truck or distribution equipment used in petroleum industry or as a service attendant;

OR

an equivalent combination of experience and education substituting one year of experience in one of the above areas for one year of the required education, with a maximum substitution of four years.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements

All applicants for this classification must be able to obtain a valid driver's license or chauffeur's license.

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Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Have you graduated from high school or G.E.D. and do you have one year of experience in one of the following areas:

(a) Using moisture measuring devices and equipment to determine the moisture content of agricultural products or foodstuffs;

OR

(b) using, operating, or repairing heavy commercial scales;

OR

(c) operating a gasoline service station, bulk tank truck LP gas truck or distribution equipment used in petroleum industry or as a service attendant?

Applicants may substitute experience for the required high school/G.E.D. education on a year-to year basis.

  • I have not graduated from high school/G.E.D

  • I have graduated from high school/G.E.D but do not have at least one year of the required experience

  • I have graduated from high school/G.E.D. and have one year or more of the required experience

04

How many years do you have of a combination of high school education and/or experience in one of the following areas:

(a) Using moisture measuring devices and equipment to determine the moisture content of agricultural products or foodstuffs;

OR

(b) using, operating, or repairing heavy commercial scales;

OR

(c) operating a gasoline service station, bulk tank truck LP gas truck or distribution equipment used in petroleum industry or as a service attendant?

Applicants may substitute experience for the required high school/G.E.D. education on a year-to year basis.

  • I do not have any of the high school education and/or experience

  • Less than eight years of the combined high school education and/or experience

  • Eight years or more of the combined high school education and/or experience

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

009 Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Address

Wallace State Office Building502 E 9th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/

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