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Idaho State Police

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Brand Inspector

Idaho State Police

Open for Recruitment: April 18, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Announcement # 00292087378
Salary Range: $14.07 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Caldwell

Successful applicants will be required to pass a background investigation and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please read the Idaho State Police Drug Policy listed at the end of this announcement.

The area of operation will be the Kuna area.

  • Determines ownership and issues inspection certificates for the legal sale, transport, and slaughter of livestock.
  • Visually inspects livestock for ownership brands, marks, and physical characteristics; inspects animals in the field, at feedlots, sale yards, and slaughterhouses.
  • Restrains and clips animals for inspections and cooperates with animal health authorities requiring vaccination or related animal disease control.
  • Enforces laws and regulations pertaining to livestock identification, transportation, and exchange.
  • May impound or order impoundment of animals and vehicles used to transport livestock lacking certified proof of ownership or transfer authority.
  • Collects and submits money received for inspections made prior to sale, slaughter, change of ownership, or transportation of animals out of state.
  • Writes inspection summary reports and incident and investigation reports.
  • Explains laws and regulations to the public and implements brand policy and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Experience: identifying livestock by breed, age, and sex; roping and restraining large animals; visually identifying brands, tags, and markings on animals; moving and marketing livestock.
  • The successful applicant will be required to complete the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy within one year of hire.
  • Must have valid driver's license.

How to Apply:  Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. 

Examination:  The exam is a rating of your training and experience.  Respond to the exam questions based on your training and experience directly related to this position.  Scoring will be based on your responses.  Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete.  To preview the exam, click on the Preview Exam link below.  (You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.)  

When updating your online application information, you must select both Brand Inspector AND Idaho State Police under "Agencies," Full-Time under "Job Type/Shift," and Caldwell under "Cities" to be eligible for consideration for the current opening.

Idaho State Police Drug Policy

Idaho State Police does not consider for employment, nor accept as a volunteer, any person who has:

  • Used or possessed within the 5 year period immediately preceding application for ISP employment: LSD, PCP, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, or designer drugs (e.g. ecstasy, synthetic cathinones, their chemical derivatives and synthetic equivalents, etc.); if use was prior to 5 years preceding application for employment, the following factors will be considered:

    (1) the frequency of the behavior;
    (2) the quantity of drugs involved; and
    (3) the type of drug;

  • Used or possessed within the 3 year period immediately preceding application of ISP employment: marijuana, inhalants (huffing), anabolic steroids, hallucinogens (psilocybin mushrooms), or synthetic cannabinoids (e.g. spice, K2, etc.);
  • On any occasion illegally manufactured or delivered a controlled substance;
  • Used any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial agency;
  • Been found guilty by a court or jury of driving under the influence of intoxicants within the 5 year period preceding application for ISP employment;
  • Abused prescription drugs (case by case analysis).

Other involvement with illegal drugs may be a disqualifier. The Colonel of the Idaho State Police has the authority to make all final hiring decisions.

Also, please note:  ISP’s procedure states that visible tattoos on the head, neck, or hands are prohibited and must either be removed, or covered by an acceptable means that does not deter from the professional image. For commissioned officers, tattoos on arms below the cuff of the summer uniform must be removed or covered by an acceptable means that does not deter from the professional image.


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.