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Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/27
Posting End Date: 2024/04/10
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 23.18
Maximum Salary: 23.18
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation."  


The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for an Agriculture Investigator Senior in the Warehouse Control Program located in Boise, ID.

 Unlike facility maintenance or supply chain warehouses, this position involves the inspection of agricultural commodities and seeds such as grain, wheat, barley, corn, and beans within grower’s warehouses to ensure compliance with state regulations. The ideal candidate will work closely with licensees to maintain licensing, managing the potential collection and remittance of fees, and conduct inspections to maintain programmatic standards.

This announcement will close at 4:59 p.m. on April 10, 2024

 Apply today! 





    • Perform various examination functions to verify reliability and accuracy of examined documents.
    • Conduct complex field examinations of warehouses, commodity dealers, and seed buyers.
    • Conduct Commodity Indemnity Fund and Seed Indemnity Fund assessment examinations to verify compliance of collection and remittance of trust funds.
    • Conduct various commodity commission examinations to verify the collection and remittance of commission fees.
    • Assist warehouseman, commodity dealers, seed buyers and producers to understand and comply with applicable laws and rules.
    • Run reporting, on a scheduled basis, and perform necessary licensee communication as follows: tax commission reporting, expired licensee insurance, expired licensee bonds, and outstanding financial statements.
    • Investigate complaints and report unlicensed warehouses, dealers or seed buyers or suspect law violations to ISDA management.
    • Verify warehouse charts and diagrams for newly licensed facilities or for addition to current charts and diagrams.
    • Review and process new and renewal Warehouse Program license applications and related fees and work with IT to maintain the Warehouse Licensing System.
    • Review and process new and on-going Commodity and Seed Indemnity Funds’ quarterly reports and remittances.
    • Work with IT to maintain the WEB portal customer system for the reporting and remittances.
    • Review licensee’s initial and annual financial statements and maintain Equity Manager analytical system.

    · Provide initial data input and calculations for ratio analysis tracker related to annual financial statements.

    · Compile and draft technical report documentation and correspondence for legal related items for the program.

    · Be main contact point, and provide support, for fellow investigators when they are in the office and are working in the field.

    · Provide customer support to warehouse main line and provide support for public records request.

    · Maintain Warehouse, Commodity Dealer and Seed Buyer exam tracker.

    · Maintain and draft memorandums of understanding with other related state agricultural entities.

    · Help maintain current eZam software.

    · Consult with and provide assistance and education to internal and external customers as the licensing expert by explaining laws, rules and regulations to gain cooperation and achieve voluntary compliance with license requirements.

    · Identify policy and regulation issues; evaluate and improve the surety process to provide maximum producer protection.

    · Maintain and provide updates and changes to Warehouse Control page of ISDA website.

    · Work with supervisor in maintaining and updating warehouse financial analysis tracker.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This qualification is a mandatory requirement.

    · Experience writing narrative reports.


    Specialty Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements.

    · Good knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.

    · Experience working in warehouse operations.

    · This position requires a valid driver's license.

    Desirable Qualifications: These qualifications are not mandatory but may increase your overall score:

    · Experience conducting extensive investigations or audits of inventory and business transaction records.

    · Good knowledge of agricultural operations.



    We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit.


    · Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance

    · Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start

    · 11 paid holidays a year

    · Paid parental leave 

    · Multiple retirement savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457 

    · Basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000) 

    · Ongoing training opportunities

    · An opportunity for student loan forgiveness

     EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference 

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibits 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. 

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

    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 [email protected]

    Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture!

    If you have questions, 
    please contact us at: 
    [email protected] or at (208) 332-8520