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State of Montana Livestock Crime Investigator- District 16 (Hill, Blaine, Phillips County) in Chinook, Montana

/To be considered for Department of Livestock positions, applicants must complete and submit any required application materials online through the State Careers website: /This position is being posted as 'Open Until Filled' with a first review of applications on February 26, 2024. */ *_Materials Required of Applicants: _* * * Cover Letter- */In your cover letter please explain your interest in this position as well as how your education and experiences will 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 * Work/life balance * 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! * *Notice Regarding Location: *District Investigators must maintain residence anywhere within the boundaries of the district, however due to demands of the position, residing within a reasonable distance to Chinook, MT is preferred. *Job Overview: *This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and tribal livestock laws and protecting the livestock industry within the specified geographical region from losses through inspection, surveillance, investigation, and enforcement. District investigators are expected to be knowledgeable in two duty areas (brands and animal health). The position is predominately responsible for law enforcement, and will be required to stop vehicles carrying livestock, serve search warrants, collect evidence from the field, make arrests, issue citations, seize vehicles, seize livestock, and independently conduct felony investigations. In addition to threats typically encountered during the performance of law enforcement activities, district investigators will also work with unpredictable range stock, and must have extensive experience working in this environment in order to take the necessary precautions. As a sworn peace officer, the position may also be called upon to assist federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with arrests, investigations, roadblocks, etc. Additionally, this position has responsibilities working as the Chinook Market Supervisor. The position requires the knowledge, skills and abilities of : * State and federal livestock laws and regulations, anatomy and physiology of stock (cattle, sheep, horses- including reproductive stages and breeds), livestock brands, lending institution and departmental requirements regarding liens and mortgages, ownership legal requirements, stock handling methods and techniques, the statewide brand recording system,and arithmetic. * Proficiency in word processing and standard office software, basic grammar and composition, and general office procedures and practices is required. * The candidate must have the ability to successfully learn and use Department specific software to conduct research on ownership, etc. * The candidate must have the ability and willingness to communicate with staff, supervisor and others using electronic devices (including cell phone, handheld computer, personal computer and laptop). * The ability to operate and safely drive a motor vehicle is required. * Demonstrated effective leadership skills are highly important to be successful in this position. * District investigators must be willing and able 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 objectivity in the face of conflict, maintain a business-like approach, and demonstrate patience and composure to others is critical. This is a field position and performs remote work. Remote work exists when the majority of work is routinely performed at a location other than a facility owned or operated by the Department. A state-owned vehicle and cell phone/service will be provided. *Overnight Travel: *The success of our program is dependent upon teamwork which will occasionally require overnight travel. *Required Qualifications: The necessary knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through: * High School diploma or equivalent, * 5 years of livestock handling experience, including but not limited to the proven ability to rope, clip cattle and read brands. * Ability to become P.O.S.T. Certified within 1 year of employment. Preferred Qualifications: * * Graduation from the law enforcement academy and P.O.S.T certifications. * Progressive experience in livestock law enforcement. * Prior Experience with the Department. *_Condition of Employment_: You must pass the required physical and psychological testing. You must be able to perform the essential functions of the position (including maintaining an unrestricted valid driver's license, and the ability to safely drive a motor vehicle) and must become P.O.S.T certified within 12 months after hire and qualify with firearms as prescribed by department firearms policy and continue to qualify twice annually. The position will carry a firearm during the course of work. Working Environment and Physical Demands: This position involves physical demands including: extensive travel (driving in excess of 1,500 miles per month in state-owned vehicle), standing, walking and running for long periods of time, handling livestock, ability to move quickly, climb fences, etc. in order to avoid serious injury, the ability to rope and clip animals, ride horses, and subdue and arrest individuals. _Residence Requirement_: District Investigators must maintain residence within the boundaries of the district to which they are assigned. Once assigned, no district investigator may move out of the boundaries of their district. Exceptions may be made to this policy on a case-by-case basis. Review of district boundaries occur as necessary to create efficiencies as vacancies and work-load evolve. _Applicant Notice & Verification of Information_: My signature (electronic included) and submission of the Application for Employment certifies that the information provided on my Application for Employment and attached to my Application for Employment including but not limited to resumes, letters of reference, transcripts, and diplomas are true and complete and any misstatements or omission of material facts in the application or the hiring process may result in discontinuing of the hiring process or termination of employment, no matter when discovered. *Title: *Livestock Crime Investigator- District 16 (Hill, Blaine, Phillips County) Location: Chinook Requisition ID: 24140484 Other Locations: Malta, Havre