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State of Montana Assistant Market Supervisor- Billings Livestock Commission in Billings, Montana

/To be considered for Department of Livestock positions, applicants must complete and submit any required application materials online through the State Careers website: _Materials Required of Applicants: _ * * *Cover Letter: */Provide a cover letter that explains what interests you most about this position as well as any education, experience and qualities you have that would help you excel in this position? / * *Resume _Reasons to work for the Montana Department of Livestock:_ Our work matters! Our work supports and protects the livestock industry. We are proud of our work and the contribution we make to the Montana way of life. Please read on to find out about this opportunity to join our law enforcement team! To find out more about the Department of Livestock visit our website HERE. _Benefits of working for the Department of Livestock:_ The ability to work and play in the beautiful state of Montana is one of the benefits you will love about this opportunity! Other fantastic benefits include: * Health Coverage * Retirement plans * Paid vacation, sick leave and Holidays * Opportunities and room for professional growth * Public Service Loan Forgiveness- *Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive loan forgiveness- click HERE to learn more! *About this Opportunity! Job Summary: This position is responsible for overseeing market operations at the Billings Livestock Commission in Billings, Montana, while under the guidance of the Market Supervisor. This position has responsibilities of coordinating inspections of livestock, and ensuring brand inspection, proof of ownership, lien and mortgage identification, and animal health requirements are met prior to change of ownership, slaughter, and transportation transactions; interpreting and applying livestock laws and departmental policies, coordinating Department inspection activities for major livestock sales, scheduling, overseeing the collection of fees, coordinating on-call and dispatch activities, and maintaining relations with the commission companies. The position is also responsible for responding to incidents of stray cattle and accidents involving livestock on an on-call basis, and resolving ownership discrepancies. The position reports to the Market Supervisor. Competencies: Expected to become competent in two knowledge and duty areas (brands and animal health). The position requires knowledge of State and Federal livestock laws and regulations, the District and feedlot locations, and commission company, feedlot, and slaughterhouse operations; anatomy and physiology of stock (cattle, sheep, horses - including reproductive stages and breeds), brands, lending institution and departmental requirements regarding liens and mortgages, and livestock industry standards, ownership legal requirements, stock handling methods and techniques, the statewide brand recording system, established reporting formats, and arithmetic. Proficiency in word processing techniques and software, basic grammar and composition, and general office procedures and practices. Demonstrated effective leadership skills are highly important to be successful in this position. A willingness and ability to adapt to changing priorities to best serve the agency and the livestock industry. The ability to work well under pressure or stress; keep a positive perspective, maintain self-control and objectivity in the face of conflict, opposition, hostility or stress, patience and even-temperedness. WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Essential functions of the position involve physical demands related to standing, walking and running for long periods of time (may work as much as 10 hours or more during shipping season); the ability to handle livestock, and move quickly, climb fences, etc. in order to avoid serious injury, the ability to rope and clip animals, ride horses, and operate a motor vehicle. Working conditions involve continued exposure to extreme weather conditions, dust, and unpleasant conditions encountered in slaughterhouses and in stockyards. There is a serious risk of injury present in the performance of the position. The position will work with unpredictable range stock, and must have extensive experience working in this environment in order to take the necessary precautions, and be aware of and immediately recognize dangerous situations. Duties related to inspections at remote locations and rounding up stray stock involve uncontrolled circumstances and a significant risk assumed by the incumbent. Education and Experience: The necessary knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to: * Graduation from high school or equivalent and * A minimum of four (4) years occupationally related experience. Preferred: * Previous lead worker, supervisory experience within the Department or from prior employment or volunteer involvement desirable. * Prior experience as a Livestock Inspector. Title: Assistant Market Supervisor- Billings Livestock Commission Location: Billings Requisition ID: 24140486