Weights and Measures Apprentice- Law and Public Safety

Ongoing Applications

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Package$41,944 (as per the PBA203 2022 salary guide)

Description of Job and Division/Department

Morris County Division of Weights and Measures mission is to safeguard the interest of the public in all matters concerning commercial transactions of the commodities sold to consumers and businesses, which involve the determination of net quantities, pricing, fair competition, and equity in the marketplace. Morris County Division of Weights and Measures conducts unannounced inspections and tests of all commercial weighing, measuring, timing, and counting devices, which are used to sell various commodities and services to consumers. These inspections and tests are essential to eliminate the potential for fraud, carelessness, and misrepresentations in the marketplace. Weights and Measures Officers are empowered by law to remove those devices and commodities that do not provide accurate measurements. Under the close supervision of a Weights and Measures Inspector or other supervisory official, in a three-year training program, performs productive work while receiving formal and on-the job training in the inspection of commodity audits, and testing of weighing and measuring devices; does other related duties as required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Learns to inspect and test all types of weighing and measuring devices used to pack commodities, dispense gasoline, fuel oil, and other petroleum products to determine accuracy of equipment tested and sealing approved equipment.
  • Learns to conduct commodity audits in retail establishments to ensure legal compliance and prepares summonses when appropriate.
  • Prepares reports of tests, inspections, calibrations, and investigations containing observations, findings, conclusions, recommendations, and actions taken.
  • Learns to testify in civil court proceedings as a witness for the state concerning violations to weights and measures statutes and regulations.


Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. Appointees may also be required to possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type of vehicle being operated. Appointees will be required to successfully complete the Weights and Measures basic training program conducted by the State Office of Weights & Measures during the apprenticeship program. Required to lift 50 LB. weights to test devices. Able to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

Department and Division

Law & Public Safety: Weights & Measures

Job Location

101 Western Avenue 

Morristown, NJ 07960