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The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), Food and Standards Division is now accepting applications for an exciting full-time Consumer Protection Metrologist opportunity located in Windsor, CT. This role in 35 hours/week however flexibility may be required to meet agency needs. Telework options may be limited since this is a lab-based position, flex work schedules after the working test period are allowable. It is DCP’s mission to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates.
The Role: You will be engaged primarily in calibrating, weighing, and measuring standards and documenting those calibrations. You will also maintain the accreditation and certification of the State's Metrology Laboratory by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or by an equivalent accreditation entity, through attendance at meetings and trainings, submission of reports, improvement plans and participation in regional weights and measures activities and meetings.
Discover the Opportunity to:
- Establish a quality control program for the state's physical standards.
- Update and analyze process control charts.
- Perform laboratory procedures involving the calibration of laboratory and field standards of mass, volume, length, and temperature and makes other precise determination of mass, volume, length and temperature for government, business, and industries.
- Perform mathematical corrections for standards involving thermal expansion of materials, temperature, humidity, and pressure as required.
- Make recommendations for the approval, modification, or rejection of weighing and measuring devices sold or used in Connecticut.
- Weigh or measure contents of official samples of pre-packaged merchandise.
- Support the City Sealers of Weights and Measures as well as Consumer Protection Inspectors in the area of quality control, care and use of standards, laws, and regulations.
- Conduct special tests on commercial weighing and measuring equipment.
- Consult with business, industry, and NIST on technical matters of measurement.
- Answer inquiries pertaining to activities of the weights and measures laboratory.
- Prepare reports of tests, examinations, and monthly statistics.
- Perform routine maintenance to analytical balances and precision equipment.
- May testify in court, performs related duties as required etc.
Benefits: We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees and provide professional growth and development opportunities!
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- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
After You Apply:
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
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- 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Consumer Protection, Food and Standards Division this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in maintenance of the Division laboratory.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Maintains the accreditation and certification of the State's Metrology Laboratory by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); establishes a quality control program for the state's physical standards; updates and analyzes process control charts; performs laboratory procedures involving the calibration of laboratory and field standards of mass, volume, length and temperature and makes other precise determination of mass, volume, length and temperature for business and industries; performs mathematical corrections for standards involving air buoyancy, thermal expansion of materials, temperature, humidity and pressure as required; makes recommendations for the approval, modification, or rejection of weighing and measuring devices sold or used in Connecticut; weighs or measures contents of official samples of pre-packaged merchandise; instructs Field Inspectors in the area of quality control, care and use of standards, safety, laws and regulations; conducts special tests on commercial weighing and measuring equipment; develops a promotional program to identify and meet measurement capabilities throughout the State; consults with business, industry, and the NIST on technical matters of measurement; prepares talks and informational releases on technical aspects of precise measurements; answers inquiries pertaining to activities of the weights and measures laboratory; prepares reports of tests, examinations and monthly statistics; performs routine maintenance to analytical balances and precision equipment; may testify in court; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of mathematics; knowledge of the methods, techniques, and procedures used in verifying the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices and standards including a basic knowledge of quality control sampling plans and control charts; basic knowledge of physics as applied to weighing and measuring instruments; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze data, draw sound conclusions and prepare clear and concise report of findings; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in the area of metrology, analytical laboratory or quality control work in a technical setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in the physical sciences, mathematics or engineering 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.
- Experience working in a lab or as a scale measurement technician or fuel measurement technician.
- Experience writing reports and performing mathematical calibrations.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.