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Job Responsibilities : Port-Of-Entry Inspector, Trainee

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Company : State of Idaho

Location : Pocatello, ID US

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Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

The Idaho Transportation Department is hiring a Port-of-Entry Inspector Trainee for the Boise Port-of-Entry location. 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.

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The starting hourly rate is $18.70. Upon completion of the probationary period passing of the inspector trainee test and completion of one full year of service as an inspector trainee the trainee will be promoted to Inspector classification and the salary will increase to $20.39 per hour.

Example of Duties

  • 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;
  • Work various shifts including weekends and nights (shift differential provided).
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.


  • 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.

**Please note: Your application must support your answers to the supplemental questionnaire regarding these minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Information


  • Trainees become Port-of-Entry Inspectors after successful completion of training. Trainees learn to apply and enforce laws governing commercial vehicles and Port-of-Entry operations and are granted limited peace officer authority. The Idaho State Tax Commission and the Department of Transportation will deputize trainees.
  • Will work with diverse vehicle operators.
  • Individuals in these positions are required to wear a uniform supplied by the department.


  • 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;
  • May come into contact with hazardous materials.

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENT: Background investigations are conducted before appointment and annually to satisfy state bonding and deputation requirements.
Persons convicted of certain misdemeanors or any felony shall not be employed by the department to act with limited peace officer authority.

To learn more about the department please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!


  • Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply
  • Accrue paid vacation every pay period which increases with state longevity
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Competitive Medical Dental Vision Life and Disability insurance benefits Flexible Spending Account
  • Relocation Assistance available to some positions
  • Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI)
  • Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
  • Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support information and resources for all of life’s challenges

The Idaho Department of Transportation may conduct verification of the information provided in your application including validation of driver’s license status education employment and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment appointment or promotion.

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race color religion political affiliation or belief sex national origin genetics or any other status protected under applicable federal state or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711) or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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