County of Alameda

Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures (#8435)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$40.43-$49.17 Hourly / $3,234.40-$3,933.60 BiWeekly /
$7,007.87-$8,522.80 Monthly / $84,094.40-$102,273.60 Yearly

Under general direction, to supervise and coordinate the work of the Weights and Measures Division of the Community Development Agency, and to act for the Chief Deputy Sealer in his/her absence on weights and measures issues, and to do related work as required.


The Deputy Sealer reports to the Chief Deputy Sealer, and works as a full-time assistant to the Chief Deputy Sealer. The Deputy Sealer is responsible for the day-to-day guidance and direction of operating personnel in the Weights and Measures Division of the Community Development Agency, as well as assisting with the development of weights and measures policies, procedures, and programs. The incumbent provides staff assistance to the Chief Deputy Sealer on budgetary and research matters and serves as the Division’s training officer.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Plans, supervises and coordinates the work of the division, and acts in the Chief Deputy Sealer’s absence.
2. Coordinates and evaluates staff in the inspection and testing of weighing and measuring devices, quantity control inspections and petroleum product quality assurance.
3. Assists in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures, budget preparation and in the evaluation of workload statistics.
4. Supervises the investigation of complaints, gathering of evidence and preparation of cases for hearings or trials, and may appear as a witness in litigation cases.
5. Cooperates with County, State and Federal personnel on law enforcement and program development activities.
6. Supervises the care, use and maintenance of division standards and equipment.
7. Provides in-service training to employees and encourages safe working practices in the performance of inspections and tests.
8. Speaks before interested groups regarding the Weights and Measures Division.
9. Prepares reports, correspondence and responsible for the maintenance of records.

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The equivalent of one year in the class of Senior Weights and Measures Inspector or equivalent or higher level in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in the physical sciences or related fields,


The equivalent of three years of full-time experience in weights and measures work, including at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience over weights and measures activities.

Certificates and Licenses:

Possession of the Deputy County Sealer certificate issued by the State of California.
Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

NOTE: Class A California State Commercial Driver’s License may be required at the discretion of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles of organization, administration, personnel management and training.
• Duties and responsibilities of the County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
• Relevant State laws, County ordinances, business codes and national standards.
• Budgetary procedures and preparation.
• Legal process in issuing citations, conducting administrative hearings and prosecuting violations.
• Methods of inspection of a wide variety of weighing and measuring devices, quantity control inspections of packaged and bulk items and petroleum products assurance requirements.
• Resources available for the investigation and resolution of complaints/problems.

Ability to:

• Work independently under general supervision.
• Plan, organize and coordinate activities, and to supervise, train and evaluate other employees.
• Deal effectively with co-workers, industry personnel, other agencies and the general public.
• Interpret, explain and enforce laws, regulations and ordinances.
• Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Old doc: 8435h.doc
DF:cla 6/97
New doc: /8435.doc
CSC Date: 5/15/97
DRH:po Revised 12/1/06
CSC Date: 12/20/2006