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Idaho Transportation Department

3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID


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Port-Of-Entry Inspector, Senior

Competition limited to classified employees of:

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: March 20, 2017 - April 3, 2017
Announcement # 08551070993
Salary Range: *$17.61-22.01 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Cotterel


Idaho Transportation Department is hiring for a Port of Entry Inspector, Senior in District 4, Cotterel location. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, ability to lead a team, and be customer focused. This position is responsible for ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction while implementing rules and regulations.  

If you have previously applied for this position you must re-apply under this announcement.  Previous scores will not be used.


Lead Worker/Team Leader:

  • Assign and direct the work of inspectors assigned to a port-of-entry;
  • Prepare work schedules;
  • Train and orient new employees;
  • Identify need and arrange special training;
  • Develop activity and incident reports;
  • Coordinate law enforcement and emergency service agency activities;
  • Attend meetings which may require travel and overnight stay;
  • Write and update procedures manuals and training modules;
  • Assist in documentation of employee performance;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Inspect commercial vehicles for size, weight, safety, special fuels, hazards, and compliance with existing laws, regulations and policies
  • Inspect hazardous materials and commodities for compliance with inter-and intrastate transport laws and regulations
  • Use computer terminals to check tax status, registrations, licenses, rescind status, and permits
  • Verify driver qualifications such as licenses, registrations, log books
  • Bills of lading and medical cards and documents
  • Maintain equipment such as scales, cash registers, and computer terminals
  • Issue warnings or citations for violations
  • Determine whether to detain or seize vehicles; may confiscate registration and plates
  • Write incident reports and activity summaries
  • Set up and enforce road checks
  • Prepare for and testify in court

Revenue Collection: 

  • Sell overweight, hazardous materials and trip permits
  • Registers commercial vehicles
  • Compute and collects fees, bonds and tax assessments owed to Idaho and other states
  • Issue receipts and logs payments
  • Prepare bank deposits


  • Explain laws, policies and procedures to commercial vehicle drivers and trucking industry personnel
  • Provide information to the public such as maps, tourist information, road conditions, and travel facilities;
  • Investigate and resolves trucker and motorist complaints
  • Assist other state and federal entities with enforcement activities


  • Uniform is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices

Experience in the following areas:

  • Applying Idaho and Federal motor vehicle laws relating to vehicle registration, the commercial carrier industry, and hazardous material and waste shipment
  • Assessing driver qualifications for compliance with federal and state motor vehicle safety standards
  • Properly issuing permits and citations
  • Operating computerized data equipment


  • Must meet minimum qualifications
  • Applicants who Apply Online should complete the Qualifications section.
  • Applicants must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. 
  • Exam results will be available online when the scoring 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
  • If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

  • Click on the Apply Online button to the left
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position


  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies”
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift”
  • Cotterel under "Cities”


If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

NOTICE:  This position requires a background investigation before a final job offer is made.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!


Preview Exam

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.