State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $56,727.00-$91,075.00 Yearly




This is specialized work at the administrative and supervisory level of responsibility as the Chief, Weights and Measures in the Maryland Department of Agriculture. An employee in this class is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the administrative and technical phases of a Statewide inspection, testing, investigative, and licensing program relative to the Maryland Weights and Measures Law. This work involves the supervision of a technical staff of Agricultural Inspectors engaged in activities' to insure: the accuracy, specification and use requirements of all State, City, and County standards of measurement; the accuracy of standards and equipment used by service repairmen and service repair agencies engaged in the maintenance of weighing and measuring devices; the proper inspection and testing of all commercial weighing and measuring devices; the appropriate disposition of incorrect weighing and measuring devices. The employee is further responsible for initiating and planning investigations deemed to be appropriate in order to develop information or prevailing procedures in commercial quantity determination and on possible violations of the Weights and Measures Law. An employee in this class also provides supervision and coordination to the administrative and clerical personnel of the Weights and Measures Section as well as to the technical staff in a metrology laboratory. The employee has Statewide responsibility for the administration and implementation of laws and regulations pertaining to weights and measures. In this regard, the employee may be expected to exercise special police powers in the enforcement of the Weights and Measures Law as authorized by Agriculture, Title 11, Section 215 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

An employee in this class works under the administrative direction of the Director, Division of Inspection and Regulation and confers with the Director on matters of policy and program objectives. Work effectiveness is determined through conferences and evaluation of program results.


Directs and coordinates the Department of Agriculture’s Weights and Measures Section; Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of weights and measures inspectors, laboratory workers and other assigned personnel; Develops section operating rules and procedures in conformance with applicable laws and Departmental policies; Recommends changes to weights and measures laws and regulations to the Division Director and Secretary; Originates budget requests of the Weights and Measures Section for submission to the Division Director; Serves as principal Departmental advisor on matters concerning weights and measures law enforcement; Selects, trains and develops staff; Provides guidance and training to county personnel engaged in Weights and Measures activities; Coordinates activities of the Weights and Measures section with those of federal and State agencies; Attends regional and national conferences for the development of model weights and measures legislation and regulations; Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Jul 1 1977 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002872; EST: ; REV: 7/1/1977;

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