PSPE04-2023-00410-Port of Entry Officer I-Sundance

PSPE04-2023-00410-Port of Entry Officer I-Sundance

18 Mar 2023
Wyoming, Sundance, 82729 Sundance USA

PSPE04-2023-00410-Port of Entry Officer I-Sundance

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is committed to providing a safe, high-quality, and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming. As an agency, the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) and WYDOT are leaders and partners in public safety, ensuring a safer tomorrow. The WHP within WYDOT is seeking a Port of Entry Officer for the Port of Entry Program in Sundance, Wyoming. The WHP Ports of Entry enhance highway safety and help preserve the highway infrastructure while providing various services essential to commercial vehicle operations throughout the State of Wyoming.

Port of Entry Officers have multiple advancement opportunities during their career including Officer, Special Officer, CVSA Inspector, Lead Officer, Port Supervisor, Port Region Manager, and other advancement opportunities such as Mobile Education and Enforcement Teams, Quality Control, Compliance Review, Office of Overweight Loads, Port of Entry Training Coordinator, and Towing and Recovery Program Coordinator.

This position offers:

  • Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation)
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Limited time hiring incentive Eighty (80) additional hours of incentive pay at the hourly rate of hire to be paid out at the end of the successful candidate’s first month of employment
    • New hires and rehires who begin employment by June 30, 2023, will qualify for this limited-time incentive.

Sundance, Wyoming - where ‘the kid’ got his name. The Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains offer outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, golf, rodeos, and hiking. Sundance is a quiet town that comes alive with Summer traffic to Devil’s Tower and the Sturgis Bike Rally. Rapid City, South Dakota, is about an hour away if you're looking for more to do. Wyoming is one of only seven states with no income tax!

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4467

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Work the counter at Ports of Entry and inspect the paperwork of commercial carrier drivers.
  • Weigh and measure trucks to ensure compliance with rules, regulations, and statutes.
  • Verify and issue permits to commercial carriers.
  • Collect fees and maintain and reconcile a cash drawer daily.
  • These officers may spend considerable time in a training setting with the lead officer learning the Port of Entry system's requisite policies and procedures.
  • These officers will be expected to become qualified to issue summons (citations) for violations of specific State Statutes regarding the safe and legal movement of commercial vehicles in Wyoming.



Preference will be given to those with computer skills.


  • Knowledge and use of computers, typing, and ten-key.
  • Knowledge in evaluating and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of state and federal commercial carrier rules, regulations, and statutes.



Associate's Degree (typically in Business)


No prior experience required


Education & Experience Substitution:

1-3 years of progressive work experience in office communications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Necessary Special Requirements


  • Duties may be performed at the location and the roadside with the mobile education and enforcement team.
  • This position entails shift work that may be specific to a particular location.
  • This position will also be required me to work outside and in inclement weather at times.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • The successful applicant will be subjected to a thorough background investigation.

  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation & Wyoming Highway Patrol are Drug-Free Workplaces.

  • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Supplemental Information

045-Wyoming Department of Transportation - WYDOT-Highway Patrol - Port of Entry - North Region Mgr.

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide-open spaces and clean air, great recreational opportunities, and no State income tax to mention a few! In addition, the State of Wyoming offers State employees a very generous benefits package. Please click here for more information on the State of Wyoming employee benefits.

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