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P.O. Box 790, 2270 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, Idaho


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Warehouse Examiner

Agriculture Investigator, Senior

Department of Agriculture

Open for Recruitment: June 9, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Announcement # 00375065273
Salary Range: $19.04 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

  "Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through education and regulation."

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for an Agriculture Investigator Senior in the Warehouse Control Program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform various examination functions statewide to verify reliability and accuracy of examined documents, in particular commodity and seed sales and purchase contracts.
  • Conduct complex field examinations of warehouses, commodity dealers, and seed buyers.
  • Conduct Commodity Indemnity Fund and Seed Indemnity Fund assessment examinations to verify compliance of collection and remittance of trust funds.
  • Conduct various commodity commission examinations to verify the collection and remittance of commission fees.
  • Assist warehousemen, commodity dealers, seed buyers, and producers to understand and comply with applicable laws and rules.
  • Run reporting on a scheduled basis and perform necessary licensee communication as follows: tax commission reporting, expired licensee insurance, expired licensee bonds, and outstanding financial statements.
  • Investigate complaints and report unlicensed warehouses, dealers, and seed buyers, or suspected law violations to ISDA Management.
  • Verify warehouse charts and diagrams for newly licensed facilities or for additions or changes to existing charts and diagrams.
  • Review and process new and renewal Warehouse Program license applications and related fees and work with IT to maintain the Warehouse Licensing System.
  • Review and process new and on-going Commodity and Seed Indemnity Funds' quarterly reports and remittances.
  • Work with IT to maintain the WEB portal customer system for the reporting and remittances.
  • Review licensee's initial and annual financial statements and maintain Equity Manager analytical system.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:    This qualification is a mandatory requirement.

  • Experience writing narrative reports.

Specialty Qualifications:    These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

  • Good knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.
  • Experience working in warehouse operations.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license.

Extra Credit or Desirable Qualification: These qualifications are not required however if you have the related background it may increase your score.

  • Experience conducting extensive investigations or audits of inventory and business transaction records.
  • Good knowledge of agricultural operations.

Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced.

Examination: Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 80 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. To preview the exam, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under "How to Apply".

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. When completing your online application information, please select/add: 

  • Department of Agriculture under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. Items in the Application Checklist to include:

  • Personal Information
  • Education
  • Work History
  • Cities
  • Agencies
  • Job type

Candidates who reach the final hiring stage will be required to participate in a criminal background check. Having a criminal record will not automatically eliminate applicants from consideration, but may be considered as part of the hiring process. 

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture!


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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.