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Job ID: 16185
Agency: Department of Public Safety
Salary: $23.31 per hour
Pay Grade: GJ
Closing Date: 05/12/2021
This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Public Safety. For more information on the Department of Public Safety, please visit https://dps.sd.gov/.
As a State Metrologist, you will be the custodian at the state level of measurement standards that serve as the basis for ensuring equity in the marketplace and as reference standards for calibration services for industry. You will be responsible for the day to day operation of the State Metrology Laboratory including calibration of mass, volume, and other measurement standards or devices to ensure compliance with NIST and State legal requirements. You will maintain the State’s reference standards issued by the National Institute of Science and Technology as well as State owned working standards, check standards, field standards, balances, comparators, load cells, and other measuring equipment. You will ensure South Dakota’s accuracy of measurement by performing measurements and calibrations using established procedures while maintaining measurement assurance standards using the State’s Quality Management System. You will provide outstanding customer service to a wide range of customers from regulatory officials and service agents, to commercial operators. Some out of state travel will be required for training and/or conferences.
This position is for the State Metrology Laboratory located in Sturgis. Applicant must live within 30 miles of the location or be willing to relocate. This position requires: lifting, twisting, reaching, grabbing, pulling, pushing, climbing, general lifting (up to 50 lbs.) and some heavy lifting (up to 75 lbs). Incumbent may face exposure to hazardous substances and combustible materials such as fuel. Cannot be afraid of heights.
Licenses and Certifications:
Obtain Echelon III NIST Signatory status within 2 years of hire or as NIST courses are available.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering, chemistry, physics, or similar field and aPMEL or other calibration training with a minimum of 4 years’ experience is preferred. The incumbent must be able to work independently with little to now supervision and have a positive, eager to learn attitude.
Knowledge of the following programs are beneficial but not required for the position:
- Weights & Measures Program pertaining to scale and meter devices;
- understand laws and regulations applicable to inspections conducted by inspections staff;
- understand proper implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP’s);
- knowledge of NIST Handbooks 44, 133, and 143, as well as length, mass, capacity, mathematics and metric system;
- experience with quality systems such as ISO/IEC 17025.
- communicate effectively;
- think critically, analytically, and logically;
- perform algebraic equations and convert units of measurement.
- extract information by asking appropriate questions;
- think on your feet;
- manage multiple tasks;
- meet deadlines;
- pay attention to detail;
- remain flexible;
- plan, organize, and coordinate various tasks and events to meet customer needs and laboratory accreditation requirements;
- read, interpret, and apply complex regulations and technical requirements;
- operate and maintain sensitive laboratory balances and comparators, volume measurement standards, and other measurement devices;
- operate a forklift;
- perform light maintenance on agency and customer owned equipment as well as work with a variety of mechanical and electronic equipment;
- operate computers and other common office equipment including a 10-digit scientific calculator and be proficient with Microsoft Excel version 2010 or newer;
- collect data and perform statistical analysis for measurement assurance.
Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your updated resume.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”