Requisition No: 31471 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: WEIGHT INSPECTOR II - 55011501

Position Number: 55011501 

Salary:  $26,220.90 - $27,527.24 

Posting Closing Date: 03/20/2018 



995 / Office of Maintenance - Motor Carrier Size & Weight





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.


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.


Observes Commercial Motor Vehicles for obvious safety violations, detaining vehicles, and notifying law enforcement officers for appropriate action as required.


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.


Understands the principles and effects of bloodborne pathogens.  Knows and understands the Department’s Exposure Control Plan.  Uses universal precautions and protective measures for bloodborne pathogens, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other related incidents.  Performs CPR during emergency situations.


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; Knowledge of the Department's exposure control plan.


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.  Incumbent must be certified in CPR / AED 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.



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. 

State of Florida
Full time
BELLEVIEW, Florida 34420, US