Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures (#RM0110)
$43.61-$53.00 Hourly / $7,558.31-$9,187.18 Monthly / $90,699.80-$110,246.18 Yearly


Under general direction, assists in coordinating and directing the operation of the Weights and Measures Division of the County Agricultural Commissioner's Office; participates in the work of the division; and does related work as required.


The Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures manages weights and measures inspection, testing, enforcement and related activities; and performs technical work in testing and inspecting weighing and measuring devices and packaged commodities for compliance with the State of California weights and measures laws and regulations.


  • Assists in planning, organizing and directing a comprehensive program in inspection, testing, calibration and sealing of commercial weighing and measuring devices.
  • Assists in the formulation of weights and measures-related departmental policies and procedures; insures the implementation of policies; recommends procedural changes; prepares policy and procedural instructions and manuals.
  • Assigns, supervises, reviews, evaluates and participates in the work of weights and measures staff; supervises the training of subordinate personnel; participates in employee screening and selection.
  • Participates in the more difficult assignments such as criminal prosecutions and hearings; serves as resource person for subordinate staff; verifies permissible tolerance of weights and measures testing devices used by the department.
  • Assists in preparation and monitoring of the division budget; prepares a variety of reports and correspondence; conducts surveys required by State or other agencies.
  • Maintains liaison with other departments and agencies; may represent the department before civic, professional and other organizations; interprets weights and measures program to interested groups and individuals.



Experience: Five years in certificated weights and measures inspection and enforcement work in the State of California.


Experience:  Three years in certificated inspection and enforcement work within the San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office.


License:  Possession of a valid certificate of eligibility for Deputy County Sealer of Weights and Measures issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license. Possession of a valid Class B California driver’s license, if required by nature of assignment.


Principles, practices and techniques of administration; regulations, laws and ordinances relating to the weights and measures division and the office of the Sealer: rules of evidence, investigative techniques and court procedures; modern office methods, practices and procedures; methods and techniques used to verify the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices and the contents of packaged commodities; principles, mechanics, construction, operation and maintenance of weighing and measuring devices.


Plan, assign and supervise the work of others; enforce laws, rules and regulations; interpret and apply the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to weights and measures; lift and carry 50 pounds; lift and carry a 5-gallon container of liquid for a distance of 50 feet; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; gather and analyze data; prepare concise and accurate oral or written reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RM0110; EST: 12/8/1993;