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WEIGHT INSPECTOR III - 55014766

Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: PALM COAST, FL, US, 32164

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Requisition No: 25159 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: WEIGHT INSPECTOR III - 55014766

Position Number: 55014766 

Salary:  $27,174.06 - $30,139.98 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2017 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

 

995 / Office of Maintenance - Motor Carrier Size and Weight

 

INTERNAL AGENCY

 

CAREER SERVICE

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY:  In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.

  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Enforces provisions of weight laws, including vehicle registration requirements and compliance with fuel tax requirements of commercial vehicles as specified in Chapter 316 of the Florida Statutes.  Incumbent is not a Sworn Officer and may only enforce those provisions that constitute a civil penalty in Sections 515, 516, 535, 540, 545, 546, and 550 of Chapter 316, Florida Statutes. Use automated scales and measuring devices to determine weight of commercial vehicles and cargo.  Calculate vehicles axle and gross weights of those vehicles, according to weight, law formulas to detect violations.

 

Check vehicles for compliance with, or violation of, fuel tax requirements, issues temporary permits, assesses permit fees, and issues civil citations when violations are detected.

 

Serve as a trainer for Critical Vehicle Inspection Items under the North American Standard Vehicle Out-of-Service Criteria Guidelines.  Provides Critical Vehicle Inspection Items safety instruction for assigned scale facility personnel.  Observes Commercial Motor Vehicles for obvious safety violations, detaining vehicles, and notifying law enforcement officers for appropriate action as required.  Processes and maintains personnel training documentation records for scale facility.

 

Serve as a trainer for CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) / AED (Automated External Defibulator) and bloodborne pathogens.  Certified in CPR instruction and the use of the AED.  Conducts the initial required CPR / AED certification training and recurring training as required to maintain certification for scale personnel.  Understands the principles and effects of bloodborne pathogens. Knows and understand the Department’s Exposure Control Plan. Uses universal precautions and protective measures for bloodborne pathogen, CPR and other related incidents. Conducts monthly inspections on AED units and maintains them for operational readiness.  Processes and maintains personnel training documentation records for scale facility.  Maintain current CPR/AED Instructor Certification.  Responds to related incidents as trained.    

 

Determine amount of penalties and issues overweight citations for all axle gross and combination of axle spacing violations, and violations of permits and improper licensing.

 

Assist the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) with collecting overdue citation payments.  When issuing citations, verifies the carrier is not operating under an out-of-service order and has no overdue citation payments.

 

Maintain records and prepares reports on all vehicles checked, weighed and assessed, properly identifying types of violations for reporting purposes required by the Office of Motor Carrier Compliance Headquarters, and the Federal Highway Administration.  Completes required incident reports for all citations involving permit violations, licensing violations, impounded vehicles, and protested cases.

 

Review special permit issues for certain overweight vehicles for compliance with permit provisions.

 

Inspect license plates and registration certificates of vehicles, for expiration or improper weight classification, according to the declared gross vehicle weight, and conducts necessary inquires with issuing authorities to determine if violations are present.

 

Require vehicles to be off-loaded when gross vehicle weight exceeds the legal weight by 6,000 pounds or more in accordance with Florida Statutes (F.S.). 

 

Assist owners and operators of vehicles by furnishing information and interpreting state weight laws.  Uses telephone, National Crime Information Center/Florida Crime Information Center (NCIC/FCIC) Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles computer systems, and two-way communications to confirm violations.  Maintains the required records and certifications for operations of these systems. Renders aid to other agencies and the general public for any reasonable request.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; Skilled in performing basic mathematical calculations; Ability to work independently; Ability to collect, review, and verify data and maintain records; Knowledge in basic computer usage; Skilled in dealing with the public and other employees in a tactful and courteous manner; Knowledge in the use of radio and telephone equipment; Skilled in applying Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); and Skilled in the use of an Automated External Defibulator (AED).

 

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS:  Extensive on the job and classroom training is required of incumbent to maintain job knowledge that is necessary as updates and changes are made in responsibilities. Incumbent must be Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certified within 9 months and maintain certification.  Incumbent must be a certified instructor in CPR / AED within 9 months and maintain certification.  This position requires a Level II Background Check.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Obtained a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.  One year experience enforcing Florida’s commercial motor vehicle size and weight laws. 

 

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

 

 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Palm Coast