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  • Full-time


To support and promote Arizona agriculture in a way that encourages farming, ranching and agribusiness, protects the well-being of people, plants, animals and the environment while safeguarding commerce, consumers and natural resources.



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Posting Details:

Salary: 17.1635 - 17.1635 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

                                                                        **POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED**

The Arizona Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting an Investigator for the Weights and Measures Services Division. The position will be located in Flagstaff Arizona.

The primary mission of the Weights and Measures Services Division (“Division”) is to promote equity and fairness in Arizona commerce by regulating and supporting businesses in a manner that protects both the interests of the business and the consumer. The Division carries out this mission by:

● Maintaining the mass and volume reference standards of the state in accordance with requirements established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”);
● Licensing commercial weighing and measuring devices used in Arizona;
● Licensing service agencies, representatives, and Public Weighmasters who conduct business in Arizona;
● Administering inspection programs that ensure equity in the marketplace and/or protect air quality;
● Inspecting and testing commercial weighing and measuring devices and enforcing the statutes, rules, and regulations governing their use.

Conduct on-site independent or team-based inspections, audits, and/or investigations to determine compliance with federal and state requirements relating to programs administered by the Division; Sample and perform basic analysis of motor fuels sold at retail or distributed at fuel terminals to ensure compliance with federal and state motor fuel specifications; Conduct independent or witnessed inspections of gasoline vapor recovery systems (Phoenix and Tucson areas only) to ensure compliance with federal and state air quality requirements; Issue enforcement action as authorized by Arizona Revised Statutes to include Administrative Orders and compliance directives; Interpret technical data to determine compliance with federal and state regulations based upon legal interpretation of NIST handbooks, California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) Executive Orders and test procedures, and other technical documents; Adhere to internal policies and procedures regarding performance of work duties; Provide education to industry representatives and the public in regards to compliance with applicable weights and measures regulations; Testify as an expert witness at Administrative Hearings or participate as a department representative in Informal Settlement Conferences.

Important Considerations:
● Extensive travel is required within your assigned work district and occasionally throughout Arizona.
● Domestic travel may be required to attend professional training programs in other areas of the United States.
● Your workload may require you to work outdoors up to 80% of the time.
● Ability to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
● Be comfortable with operating motor vehicles as large as ¾ ton pickup trucks or larger and have the experience or ability to operate a vehicle towing a trailer.
● Be comfortable with documenting up to 100% of your workload on the computer through the use of Windows-based and web-based applications.
● Ability to make independent and educated decisions regarding enforcement action as the result of non-compliance, and have the ability to implement these actions even in challenging situations.

Job Duties:

Licensing commercial weighing and measuring devices; administer inspection programs and enforce statutes, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Preferred Knowledge:
Knowledge of various units of measure for mass, volume, and pressure; Knowledge of mathematical unit conversions and standard deviation calculations; federal and state regulations and policies governing the installation and operation of commercial weighing devices; Arizona statutes and rules related to weights and measures; NIST Handbook 44, 130, and 133; commercial weighing and measuring device examination procedures as outlined by NIST; CARB Executive Orders and test procedures relating to gasoline vapor recovery systems; product labeling standards for packaged commodities; evidence collection and case documentation; chain of custody procedures; proper handling, storage, and transportation of motor fuel samples.

Preferred Skills:
Skilled at interpreting federal and state rules and regulations; written and verbal communication; developing professional relationships and effective interpersonal relationships; report writing and investigation techniques; use of Windows-based computer hardware and software.

Ability to:
Work independently and prioritize workload with minimal supervision; maintain professional working relationships with internal and external customers; develop business relationships with individuals from law enforcement, regulatory, or tribal agencies; work in a variety of environmental and/or weather conditions including extreme temperatures and/or direct sunlight; stand or sit for extended periods of time and perform repetitive movements and/or tasks; interpret address numbering systems within your assigned district; obtain and/or interpret driving directions either through web-based map applications and/or written or verbal instructions.

Selective Preference(s):

Previous experience working with weights and measures agencies
Possession of professional training certificates issued by the National Conference on Weights and Measures
Previous experience working outdoors
Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid Arizona Driver’s License appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks. Employees must maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training.


The Arizona Department of Agriculture offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (“ASRS”). This is a mandatory condition of Employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria defined in Arizona Revised Statutes. Current contribution rate is 12.44%. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melissa Meek at mmeek@azda.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.