It’s not just a job, it’s a way of life. The Idaho State Police and Idaho Brand Board are currently seeking a full-time Brand Inspector to serve the Twin Falls District primarily covering Gooding County.
Please visit the Brand Board Website at https://isp.idaho.gov/brands/ for more information.
- determines ownership and issues inspection certificates for the legal sale, transport, and slaughter of livestock;
- visually inspects livestock for ownership brands, marks, and physical characteristics;
- inspects animals in the field, at feedlots, sale yards, and slaughterhouses;
- apprises buyers if security agreement has been filed;
- restrains and clips animals for inspection and cooperates with animal health authorities requiring vaccination or related animal disease control to insure standards are followed.
- enforces laws and regulations pertaining to livestock identification, transportation, and exchange;
- executes impound orders pending ownership claim;
- may impound or order impoundment of animals and vehicles used to transport livestock lacking certified proof of ownership or transfer authority;
- may testify in court.
- collects and submits money received for inspections made prior to sale, slaughter, change of ownership, or transportation of animals out of state;
- accounts for money and writes receipts;
- records inspection data and writes inspection summary reports and incident and investigation reports.
- explains laws and regulations to the public and implements brand policy and procedures;
- attempts to settle disputes among owners of animals by explaining the law;
- assists owners in recovering or preventing theft of livestock;
- assists federal and state agencies in establishing ownership and in proper disposition of animals including animals covered under the Wild Horse and Burro Act.
- Conduct brand and related investigations to affirm and certify ownership of livestock; perform related work.
- identifying livestock by breed, age, and sex;
- roping and restraining large animals;
- visually identifying brands, tags, and markings on animals;
- moving and marketing livestock;
- using a computer and mobile devices to enter and retrieve data.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Meet the entrance requirements for the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy and complete Academy within one year of hire.