Weights and Measures Inspector I

Recruitment #053024-MGAG01-650100

Summary Statement

This is entry level work. This position is responsible for inspection and testing work done in regulating all commercial transactions involving weighing or measuring; regulating all devices used commercially to determine weight, measure or count; and enforcing the Delaware Packing and Labeling Regulations. Applicants must be able to follow directions, safely operate various equipment and standard and automatic transmissions. The primary work location will be New Castle County and City of Wilmington with travel to Dover approximately once every two weeks.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Tests retail store scales, large platform scales and motor truck scales up to a capacity of 150,000 pounds.
  • Tests flow meter devices such as gasoline pumps, fuel oil truck meters and propane meters.
  • Tests packaged and canned items for net weight as stated in the label.
  • Performs mathematics such as calculating percentages and averages.
  • Explains statutory requirements and test procedures to owners and managers of businesses.
  • Takes appropriate action in cases of violations, mislabeled products removed from shelves and inaccurate devices ordered to be repaired. Suspected fraud is reported to supervisor for possible criminal action.
  • May appear in court as a witness.
  • May participate in fraud investigations.
  • Prepares reports and keeps records.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Weights and Measures Inspector I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of inspecting, testing, weighing and measuring devices.
  2. Knowledge of math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, or decimals.
  3. Knowledge of record keeping.
  4. Knowledge of applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Functional Capability Evaluation: Upon a conditional offer, you must take a Functional Capability Evaluation to assess your strength and agility to meet the physical requirements of the position.

All applicants must read the detailed physical requirements for this position which is located at https://statejobs.delaware.gov/explore/fce.shtml and the file is named Weights and Measures Inspector I-Agriculture-Division of Weights and Measures.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.