Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 08-Nov-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • WMCP-Petroleum Propane Inspection Program
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 36,924
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays


Full-time, benefited position

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection, Petroleum Propane Inspection Program, has a full-time benefited position available. The position will be domiciled North St. Louis County and North St. Louis City. Applicants in other areas considered if willing to relocate.

Job Description:
This is technical work conducting comprehensive safety inspections of high or low-flow petroleum storage, dispensing, utilization and truck delivery systems in a designated area of the state. Work involves safety and device inspections of petroleum, compressed natural gas and/or anhydrous ammonia storage, dispensing and/or utilization facilities located at commercial and non-commercial locations including service stations, bulk plants, marinas, airports and fuel terminals. Work also involves testing and verifying the accuracy of high or low-flow delivery truck and motor fuel dispenser meters, and obtaining, inspecting and submitting fuel samples from commercial locations for testing and analysis. Will also observe the loading and unloading of fuel transportation vehicles to insure safety transfer practices are followed. Enforcement of state statutes and regulations pertinent to public safety, device accuracy and fuel quality and the investigation of complaints relating to public safety or fuel meter accuracy. Issue citations and stop sale/stop use orders relating to violations of state statutes and regulations relating to public safety, device accuracy, fuel quality or other aspects of fuel storage, dispensing and utilization systems and re-inspects systems prior to placing the device back in service. Testify in court and/or give depositions on behalf of the state as an expert witness. Prepare and submit activity, inspection and investigative reports. Receive initial and ongoing training in statutes, regulations, inspection procedures and techniques. Perform other related work as assigned. During initial training and orientation, work is performed under close supervision of a Fuel Device Safety Specialist or other designated superior; however, as the employee gains experience, the level of supervision received becomes more general, and the employee is expected to work independently within established guidelines.

The applicant should have considerable knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire, safety and measurement standards. Considerable knowledge of the American Society Testing Materials (ASTM) fuel quality standards relating to hydrocarbon and oxygenated fuels. Working knowledge of fuel storage, transportation, utilization and dispensing systems; volumetric testing methods and devices to ensure meter accuracy and system safety. Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently, while following established department and program procedures. Ability to learn, explain and enforce program specific statutes and regulations. Ability to make complex calculations and utilize established guides in reviewing safety and system requirements. Ability to respond to complaints and complete assigned investigations. Ability to prepare clear and accurate activity, inspection, investigative and administrative reports. Ability to travel extensively in the performance of duties, including frequent overnight stays. Ability to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions. Ability to work in a potentially hazardous environment. Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, retailers, wholesalers and the public.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Two years of technical experience in the petroleum industry relating to the installation and repair of fuel storage, utilization and dispensing systems (i.e., pipeline and barge terminals, gasoline delivery truck meters, gasoline pumps, atmospheric and pressure vessel fuel storage tanks and petroleum piping systems, etc.) and possession of a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

Application Process: If interested, please apply online at http://agriculture.mo.gov/hr/jobopps.php and view current job opportunities. Once on The Missouri Department of Agriculture's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. You should also submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts by attaching the documents to the application. Please contact Human Resources with any questions at the telephone number or e-mail address listed below:
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Attention: HR/Fuel
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630

Telephone: (573) 751-8730
TT/TDD: (800) 735-2966
Fax: (573) 522-5692
E-mail: HR@mda.mo.gov



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