Director of Inspections and Weights & Measures (Job ID 13826) at South Dakota State Government

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Employer: South Dakota State Government – Department of Public Safety

Expires: 04/24/2020

PLEASE ATTACH THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Job ID: 13826Agency: Department of Public Safety – Inspections and Weights and MeasuresSalary: $$55,206 – $60,727 annually, depending on experiencePay Grade: GLClosing Date: 04/23/2020This is a full-time position with the Department of Public Safety. For more information on the Department of Public Safety, please visit http://dps.sd.gov.The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is looking for applicants to lead the Inspections and Weights and Measures Program. The position serves in a leadership role responsible for providing guidance and support to 26 staff located across the state. The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to keep South Dakota a safe place in which to live, work, visit, and raise a family. The position serves in a leadership role responsible for providing guidance and support to 26 staff located across the state. This position is part of the Department of Public Safety’s senior staff team that helps support the mission of the department.This position is responsible for: overseeing the Inspections Program to ensure regularly scheduled inspections are being completed for 7 other state programs;overseeing the Weights and Measures Program including the State Metrology Lab;communicating with regulatory agencies regarding their inspections;reviewing and assessing the validity of complaints, assigning staff to respond, and determining corrective action;managing the budgets of the Inspections and the Weights and Measures programs.Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job-related questions when submitting an application for this job. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Additionally, ideal candidates should possess the following:Self-motivated. Much of the decision making for the Inspections and Weights and Measures program is made by this position. This position needs to be able to stay focused do this job well.Positive Attitude. As a leader, it is important to provide staff and customers with leadership that reflects a positive outlook while still following all laws, rules, and policies.Technically Savvy. Technology has become important in how the Inspections and Weights and Measures programs operate. A solid understanding of computers and other electronics devices is important to stay “up to speed” with changes in the many industries our programs oversee.Candidates will need to possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve success in this position:Knowledge of:supervisory and management techniques;statutes and rules applicable to the inspections being performed by the program;scientific basis for weights and measures;importance of accuracy and repeatability in maintaining public confidence and marketplace equity;basic computer operations;agriculture, food service, social services, video lottery, fire safety, weights and measures, and public health sanitation. Ability to:research, understand and interpret laws and regulations;deal tactfully with others;communicate clearly and concisely;manage multiple programs and budgets;manage personnel located around the state while ensuring consistent procedures and processes;make decisions affecting public health and welfare;maintain self-control under stressful situations;evaluate the work of others;develop, implement, and interpret policies and procedures. Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application. This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. 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 paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit 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 Resources500 East CapitolPierre, SD 57501-5070Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus”An Equal Opportunity Employer”