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Port-Of-Entry Inspector, Trainee

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: January 10, 2018 - January 24, 2018
Announcement # 08555062071
Salary Range: *$13.85 Per Hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Inkom

Idaho Transportation Department

Our Mission: Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

If you would like to join the award-winning, dynamic team of professionals dedicated to the mission of Idaho Transportations Department (ITD), this may be the perfect career opportunity for you!

ITD currently has an opening for Port-of-Entry Inspector Trainee for the Inkom Port-of-Entry. The incumbents will inspect commercial vehicles and enforce compliance with laws and regulations governing commercial vehicle traffic.

The Port-of-Entry Inspector Trainee position is considered an underfill for the Port-of-Entry Inspector. After the initial 6 months of on-the-job training and passing the Inspector Certification Test, the hourly rate may increase to $14.81. Upon completion of the required training and promotion to Inspector, the salary may increase to $15.62 per hour.

Please note: To satisfy state bonding and deputization requirements and after a conditional job offer, a criminal background investigation (including fingerprints) and driving record check on the selected individual will be required. In addition, all individuals employed by the department to act with limited peace officer authority will have a criminal background check completed annually. Persons convicted of certain misdemeanors or any felony shall not be employed by the department to act with limited peace officer authority. 

This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy in Inkom only. If you have previously applied for Port of Entry Inspector Trainee and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Port-of-Entry Inspector Trainee responsibilities include:
  • Inspect commercial vehicles and materials for size and weight, safety and hazards using electronic devices and visual inspection;
  • Determine if licenses and permits are current and valid. Verify driver qualifications including licenses, medical cards, and logbooks;
  • Issue and sell temporary and oversize permits and registrations;
  • Use computer terminal to check tax status, registration, and licenses. Collects fees for permits, registrations, and citations;
  • Operating cash register and accounts for monies received;
  • Prepare and deliver bank deposits;
  • Issue warnings or citations for violations and receive fines and bonds;
  • Write incident and activity reports;
  • Provide directions and information on road conditions and travel facilities;
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions;
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, lift, sit and stand;
  • Work various shifts, including weekends.

General Information: (Also, see Exam General Information)
These positions involve:

  • Lifting objects weighing up to 40 pounds to waist height;
  • Crawling and bending to perform vehicle inspections;
  • Standing for up to 6-hours during a shift;
  • Working in all kinds of weather conditions;
  • Having sufficient hearing and sight to inspect vehicles;
  • Working around hazardous materials;
  • May spend a substantial amount of time in vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of: English to include proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling; windows or comparable operating system; word processing and sending/receiving documents through electronic mail;
  • Experience: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers; interpreting and applying rules and regulations; writing reports; dealing with the public in stressful situations.
  • Valid driver's license.

Examination: All responses must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 35 to pass this examination. Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the minimum qualifications screening exam:

  • Click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page.
  • 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

Please select:

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

Hiring Lists:
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 may be considered for an interview.

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.

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.