Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Consumer Protection Inspector (Weights And Measures)

Recruitment #191216-2401AR-001


The mission of the State of ConnecticutDepartment of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates.

DCP's Food and Standards Division is currently recruiting for multiple Consumer Protection Inspectors (Weights and Measures). These positions will be required to inspect weighing and measuring devices used in commerce or for the purposes of ensuring legal weight limit requirements. Inspections shall be in accordance with accepted practice as outlined in the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 44 for such locations including but not limited to supermarket scales, road aggregate, asphalt and cement plants, various other large (truck or railroad scales), small (jewelry and gold scales) and medium scales (metals and livestock scales). May be exposed to petroleum fuel vapors, adverse weather conditions, hot and dusty environments, may be required to conduct review and audits of fuel contracts. This position is primarily a field position based at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford CT.

It is a full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday position, however, must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact the Agency Human Resources office: Mitch Samal,, 860-713-5107.

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer.


In the Department of Consumer Protection, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting inspections to assess compliance with relevant state and federal laws and regulations.


Inspects and tests commercial scales, gasoline dispensers, fuel oil meters, taxi meters and other measuring devices to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations; reweighs or measures packaged commodities for correct net weight; removes from sale all retail or wholesale packaged commodities that do not conform to state packaging and labeling regulations; examines gasoline station price signs to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations; secures samples for analysis; performs laboratory analysis of samples; investigates complaints; prepares application for arrest warrant and presents evidence to prosecutors; testifies at hearings and in court; may assist in training of new inspectors; may speak before the public as assigned; may drive heavy duty truck; may assist in performing inspections in other regulated areas; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of weighing and measuring devices and packaging methods; knowledge of technical and professional resources for weights and measures; skill in utilizing statistical sampling plans and performing arithmetical calculations; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of inspection and investigation methods and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.


Five (5) years of experience in the inspection of weighing and measuring devices OR quality assurance inspection OR laboratory work OR repair of weighing and measuring devices.


  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience performing calculations in a work setting
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Working knowledge of quality control and quality assurance
  • Experience performing inspections and investigations


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses or permits.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift heavy objects such as cases of food, bags of flour or cartons of manufactured goods, exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions and required to work in tiring positions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.