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State of Montana Livestock Market Inspector- Billings in Billings, Montana

/To be considered for Department of Livestock positions, applicants must submit any required application materials online through the State of Montana Careers Website. */ //This position is posted as 'Open Until Filled' with a first review of Application on May 29, 2024. *// _Materials Required of Applicants: _ * * *Cover Letter: *Attach a separate cover letter that explains your interest in working for the MT Department of Livestock and explains your experience handling livestock. Be sure to also include any experience with computers, cattle handling and roping and clipping. * * Resume:/Please be sure to provide any professional experiences that are most relevant to this position. /// // _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 team! To find out more about the Department of Livestock visit our websiteHERE. _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 The Department of Livestock is recruiting for a Market Inspector to work in the Livestock Commision and the Public Auction Yards in Billings, MT. WHAT THIS POSITION DOES: Inspects livestock at livestock markets to document brands and other identifying characteristics which is required to be done with a handheld computer device. Collects and reviews paperwork from the livestock owner to ensure that ownership of livestock is clear and correct. Issues inspections and permits for animals moving or changing ownership near the livestock market. Provides clear instruction and clarification to producers when they have questions about Montana livestock regulations. The work that inspectors do protects the livestock industry from theft and disease. This position reports to the Market Supervisor and does not supervise others. Applicants for the Market Inspector position must be: Experienced in quiet, safe, and efficient cattle-handling on foot and in close proximity to cattle. Able to spend most of the day standing and walking, outside, whatever the weather. Committed to maintaining a high standard of performance. The work that inspectors do protects the livestock industry from theft and disease. Patient, clear and tactful when explaining regulations to the public. Helping folks understand Livestock laws is a big priority. Able to operate a personal computer and other handheld electronic devices. Able to operate a motor vehicle. Special Information: This position may have physical demands related to standing and walking for long periods of time (may work as much as 10 hours or more in a day). Livestock Inspectors must have the ability to handle livestock, move quickly, climb fences, etc. in order to avoid serious injury. Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Working conditions sometimes involve continued exposure to extreme weather conditions, dust, and unpleasant conditions encountered in stockyards, along with the inherent risk of injury associated with handling livestock in close proximity. Qualifications: The necessary knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of: * Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and; * Extensive experience working around and handling, roping and clipping cattle, and the ability to demonstrate safe work habits. Previous Department of Livestock or Market experience is preferred. Applicants must pass a background check, have an acceptable driving record, and possess a valid Montana driver's license. Title: Livestock Market Inspector- Billings Location: Billings Requisition ID: 24141533