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Douglas County  2680
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WEIGHMASTER
Pay Range 236

INTRODUCTION

This classification weighs and inspects vehicles using County roads; enforces weight and dimensions laws, rules and regulations relative to vehicle use.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Patrol County roads; operate portable scales in order to enforce traffic weight and dimension laws; stop and weight trucks, write citations when necessary; check County property and watch for stolen property and wanted suspects.

2. Operate a platform scale or portable scale in weighing vehicles that operate over County roads; check loads for compliance with height, width and length regulations.

3. Appear in court to testify as a witness.

4. Assist Oregon State Police in truck weighing activities.

5. Prepare and submit periodic activity reports; maintain related records.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of Oregon motor vehicle laws and motor transportation rules and regulations that govern the hauling by truck of all commodities on Oregon public highways; reasonable knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of platform scales and weighing devices. Skill in: Operation and calibration of platform scales and other weighing devices. Ability to: Compute mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy; understand and execute oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with truck operators, law enforcement officials and the public.

Education, experience and training: Two years work related experience in field or office, preferably involving duties related to law enforcement, supplemented by coursework in mathematics OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

Works under the supervision of the senior weighmaster who assigns work in both oral and written forms. Special projects are assigned orally and are performed with close supervision. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employees on basis of past experience. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is spot checked through expected program results and response from the public.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established department policy, procedures and directives; federal, state and county rules, regulations and ordinances; court rulings; accepted procedures within the profession; equipment manuals. Incumbents use reasonable judgment in determining appropriate guideline and procedure to follow. Supervisor is consulted when encountering deviations to standard procedures.

PERSONAL CONTACTS AND PURPOSE OF CONTACT

Contacts are with coworkers, law enforcement officials, federal and state agencies, public highway users, truckers and the public to give and exchange information, provide required assistance and resolve problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in both an office and field environment. When participating in field assignments, physical demands are climbing, kneeling, lifting 80-pound portable scales, pulling, pushing and walking. A reasonable amount of driving is involved.

 
   
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