Roswell Livestock Inspector in Albuquerque, NM

State of New Mexico


$23.17 – $34.76 Hourly
$48,196 – $72,294 Annually
This position is a Pay Band PF

Posting Details

All applicants for Livestock Inspector positions must pass a written and performance test to be considered further in the recruitment process. THIS POSTING WILL BE USED FOR ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. APPLICANT LISTS MAY BE SCREENED MORE THAN ONCE.

Why does the job exist?

This position will be responsible for protecting New Mexico’s livestock from loss, theft, injury and disease by conducting inspections to ensure ownership and health in accordance with Chapter 77.2 and NMAC 21.30.

How does it get done?

The incumbent will:

Inspect livestock to verify ownership by identifying brands, tags, tattoos or paint markings and issuing the proper transportation certificates
Inspect imported livestock and health certificates to insure compliance with NM livestock regulations
Inspect livestock for visible signs of infectious and contagious disease
Investigate reports and/or complaints of trespassing, missing/stolen or inhumane treatment of livestock and prepare reports of investigative findings
Prepare reports and maintain records and logs of inspections, monies received, livestock movement, sales, inventories of expenses, materials used and activity schedules
Assist state and federal regulatory agencies and NMLB staff in conducting investigations involving health violations, health inspections, quarantines, and health data
Conduct specialized livestock inspections, investigations, and law enforcement activities in assigned district. This will include, but is not limited to, presenting evidence of violations at the magistrate level; maintaining certification from law enforcement agency; investigating inhumane treatment of livestock and preparing seizure warrant at magistrate level and criminal complaint for prosecution of violators.
Patrols designated area; conducts vehicle road stop activity; issues citations, files complaints and/or arrests violators of NM Livestock laws and regulations

Who are the customers?

This position will serve the industry in District 5.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience working with livestock and controlling large groups of large animals in a relatively confined space, experience working in agriculture and experience working in ranching.

Minimum Qualification

High School diploma or Equivalent and four (4) years of livestock, agriculture, law enforcement related experience, and/or direct experience as it pertains to the essential duties and responsibilities of this classification. Current certification as a commissioned Law Enforcement Officer issued by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy or obtain Law Enforcement Certification within one year of date of hire is required.

Substitution Table

No substitutions. Must possess required licensure, certification or registration and required number of years of experience

Employment Requirements

Applicants must pass the NM Livestock Board’s written and field performance tests to be considered further in the application process. Employment offers are contingent on a successful background check and drug screen. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Current certification as a commissioned Law Enforcement Officer issued by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy or obtain Law Enforcement Certification within one year of date of hire is required..

Working Conditions

This position requires working with and around livestock, conducting investigations, road stops and issuing citations. The duties involve frequent standing, bending, lifting, sitting and driving a state vehicle. Work is performed outdoors in inclement weather, dangerous situations, with heavy lifting of 50 or more pounds. Erratic seasonal hours. Schedule may require weekend and holiday work.

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Agency Contact Information: Barry Allen (575) 840-5374 Email
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Bargaining Unit Position

This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.