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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: PALM COAST, FL, US, 32164

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Requisition No: 345503 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: WEIGHT INSPECTOR I - 55013092

Position Number: 55013092 

Salary:  $24,555.02 - $30,011.70 

Posting Closing Date: 04/14/2021 



995 / Office of Maintenance - Motor Carrier Size & Weight





CONTACT PERSON:  Gary Rayfield

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER:  (386) 302-1082


The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development.  For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to


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 APPLYIn 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 individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-5300 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 (F.S.).  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.  Submit Weigh Station Deficiency (WSD) reports in an accurate and timely manner.


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.


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. 


Assists 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; and Knowledge in the use of radio and telephone equipment. 
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 of employment and maintain certification. This position requires a Level II background check in accordance with the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) and Section 282.709, Florida Statutes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Obtained a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency. 

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 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.  If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

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