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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 566E
Category: Agricultural Operations


Operates the brand registration Control System for the State of Washington; issues titles for brand holders, designs and registers livestock brands.

Typical Work

Maintains the central brand sequence number files and alphabetical livestock brand registration files;

Receives and processes application and fees for brand registrations; disapproves requested registration in cases of duplication or similarity; records approved brands and issues titles;

Designs new or revises requested livestock brands; submits scale sized patterns to applicant, made to specifications for electric manufacturer or blacksmith shop for conventional type branding iron;

Establishes and maintains inactive brand files; approves applications for reinstatement of inactive brand; processes title transfers;

Compiles, edits and publishes the annual supplements and monthly work supplements; coordinates the publication of the Biennial Brand Book with State Printer and data processing;

Corresponds with owners, enforcement officials, state agencies and general public;

Plans, organizes and supervises work of clerical assistants;

Studies streamlining methods of animal marking and unalterable systems which can be computerized;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: State brand laws and other methods of livestock identification; state geography and history; regulatory measures pertaining to livestock control; office methods, procedures, machines and appliances.

Ability to: establish and maintain complex livestock brand filing system; design new, or revise proposed brands; compile and publish data, achieve accurate recall of brand files; plan, organize and supervise work of clerical assistants; deal tactfully and effectively with public; type accurately.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.


Four years of clerical experience, two of which must be at the Clerk 3 level or above.

College or business school training may be substituted, year for year, for two years of clerical experience.

Class Specification History

General revision and class code change (formerly 0065): 3-14-74
Revised definition and minimum qualifications, title change (formerly Livestock Brand Registrar) and general revision: 10-12-79
New class code: (formerly 44400) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 32 increased to 33.