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REBECCA BRUNO
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Human Resources
406.589.9815
Rebecca.Bruno@mt.gov
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Correctional Officer - MSP

Closing Date: May 31, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140924

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is responsible for the overall safety and security of inmates, staff and visitors of Montana State Prison and Montana Correctional Enterprises. Correctional Officers help ensure the institution is operated for the safety of the public, as well as the incarceration, treatment and rehabilitation of the inmate population.

 

Supervise adult male felons while in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property. Correctional Officers are responsible for a wide variety of security duties relative to the safe, orderly and cost effective operation of Montana State Prison including, but not limited to, conducting thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings and grounds,  performing security observation, preparing documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, disciplinary documentation, counts and logs, operating security equipment, recognizing critical behavior, restraining and controlling offenders,  and responding to emergencies.

 

Enforce and follow rules and regulations including, but not limited to written and/or oral directives, post orders, and special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures. 

 

Serve as a member of the Unit Management Team to oversee all aspects of the basic needs and welfare of adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property. Participate in case management and classification procedures.

 

Provide intervention for adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison by facilitating and/or overseeing counseling, medical care, first aide, clothing & laundry, janitorial and housekeeping supplies, transportation of inmates, meals, movement, jobs and other services as required.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS – High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license are required.

Two years of progressively responsible Correctional Officer experience is preferred.

A background check including criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries will be required prior to being hired.

A background form, pre-interview questionnaire and writing assessment must be completed prior to interviewing for position.

UPON HIRE - Successful completion of the Pre-Service training class for prison personnel. Successful completion of Corrections & Detention Officer Basic Training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy within the first year of employment. Correctional Officers will be required to participate in weapon familiarization with firearms (AR-15, 12-gauge shotgun, and 9mm pistol) during the two-week preservice training and/or on-the-job training program. Firearms familiarization is a condition of employment. Failure to meet qualification standards with firearms will prohibit the CO from being assigned to armed posts or duties. Annual TB testing is mandatory.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

This position requires POST Basic Certification after attending training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and successfully completing one year of employment with the Department of Corrections.  In addition to the training and experience requirements, to be POST Certified, the successful candidate(s) must: 

  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  2. Be at least 18 years of age;
  3. Be fingerprinted for a criminal history search;
  4. Not have been convicted of a crime for which s/he could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary;
  5. Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background screen;
  6. Be a high school graduate or issued a GED or its equivalent; AND,
  7. Possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license.

   

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-05-31

Correctional Officer - MSP - Part Time

Closing Date: April 30, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140525

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (Part-Time)

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

 

This position is responsible for the overall safety and security of inmates, staff and visitors of Montana State Prison and Montana Correctional Enterprises. Correctional Officers help ensure the institution is operated for the safety of the public, as well as the incarceration, treatment and rehabilitation of the inmate population.

 

Supervise adult male felons while in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property. Correctional Officers are responsible for a wide variety of security duties relative to the safe, orderly and cost effective operation of Montana State Prison including, but not limited to, conducting thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings and grounds,  performing security observation, preparing documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, disciplinary documentation, counts and logs, operating security equipment, recognizing critical behavior, restraining and controlling offenders,  and responding to emergencies.

 

Enforce and follow rules and regulations including, but not limited to written and/or oral directives, post orders, and special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures. 

 

Serve as a member of the Unit Management Team to oversee all aspects of the basic needs and welfare of adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property. Participate in case management and classification procedures.

 

Provide intervention for adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison by facilitating and/or overseeing counseling, medical care, first aide, clothing & laundry, janitorial and housekeeping supplies, transportation of inmates, meals, movement, jobs and other services as required.

 

THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION WITH SET SCHEDULE OF 24 HOURS PER WEEK ONCE THROUGH TRAINING

 

QUALIFICATIONS – High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license are required.

Two years of progressively responsible Correctional Officer experience is preferred.

A background check including criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries will be required prior to being hired.

A background form, pre-interview questionnaire and writing assessment must be completed prior to interviewing for position.

UPON HIRE - Successful completion of the Pre-Service training class for prison personnel. Successful completion of Corrections & Detention Officer Basic Training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy within the first year of employment. Correctional Officers will be required to participate in weapon familiarization with firearms (AR-15, 12-gauge shotgun, and 9mm pistol) during the two-week preservice training and/or on-the-job training program. Firearms familiarization is a condition of employment. Failure to meet qualification standards with firearms will prohibit the CO from being assigned to armed posts or duties. Annual TB testing is mandatory.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

This position requires POST Basic Certification after attending training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and successfully completing one year of employment with the Department of Corrections.  In addition to the training and experience requirements, to be POST Certified, the successful candidate(s) must: 

  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  2. Be at least 18 years of age;
  3. Be fingerprinted for a criminal history search;
  4. Not have been convicted of a crime for which s/he could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary;
  5. Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background screen;
  6. Be a high school graduate or issued a GED or its equivalent; AND,
  7. Possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license.

   

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-30

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: April 11, 2023
Location: Billings
Position #: 23140265

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

MONTANA WOMEN’S PRISON

BILLINGS, MT

This position is responsible for the overall safety and security of inmates, staff and visitors of Montana Women’s Prison. Correctional Officers help ensure the institution is operated for the safety of the public, as well as the incarceration, treatment and rehabilitation of the inmate population. Correctional Officers oversee all aspects of the basic needs and welfare of adult female felons assigned to housing units utilizing special training, listening skills, verbal communication skills, the ability to provide empathy and compassion as situations warrant, tact, knowledge of policies, the inmate, the situation at hand, motivational techniques, the ability to create, foster and maintain a degree of trust.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - High school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license are required.

A background check including criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries will be required prior to being hired.

UPON HIRE - Successful completion of Corrections & Detention Officer Basic Training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy within the first year of employment.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

This position requires POST Basic Certification after attending training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and successfully completing one year of employment with the Department of Corrections.  In addition to the training and experience requirements, to be POST Certified, the successful candidate(s) must:

 Be a citizen of the United States of America;

  1. Be at least 18 years of age;
  2. Be fingerprinted for a criminal history search;
  3. Not have been convicted of a crime for which s/he could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary;
  4. Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background screen;
  5. Be a high school graduate or issued a GED or its equivalent; AND,
  6. Possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license.

   

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Billings 2023-04-11

Activity Coordinator

Closing Date: April 18, 2023
Location: Boulder
Position #: 23140903

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

RIVERSIDE SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT

BOULDER, MT

This position is assigned to the Nurse Manager under the Health Services Bureau. The purpose of this position is to provide activities-related services to inmates on the RSNU caseload.  To provide treatment services and recreation activities using a variety of techniques to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of clients.  To help reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, and help clients recover basic motor functions and reasoning abilities.  To help clients build confidence and socialize effectively to enable greater independence and to help reduce the long-term effects of the client’s physical illness or disabilities.

This position will plan, direct or coordinate medically approved recreation programs for patients at the skilled nursing unit (RSNU). Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. Asses a patients condition and recommend appropriate recreational activities.

Assist with basic patient care under direction of nursing staff, assist Nursing Aide with duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, transfer, transport patients and change liners.

QUALIFICATIONS – Generally acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in either Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, or in the human services field.   Experience working in a correctional setting is preferred.

Certification as a Recreation therapist is preferred but not required.

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Boulder 2023-04-18

Administrative Assistant

Closing Date: April 05, 2023
Location: Glasgow
Position #: 23140249

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Glasgow PROBATION & PAROLE

 

This position is responsible for managing phone calls for the assigned office; refers complaints and concerns with offenders, offender’s families, criminal justice system members and the general public to the appropriate staff. Creates and/or prepares letters, and memos, forms, meeting schedules, reports, etc., using word processing, spreadsheet, and database and/or presentation software. Maintains data logs in established software programs and produces statistical information upon request.  Coordinates and schedules meetings as requested; makes all necessary travel arrangements for staff as requested. Has daily initial contact with offenders, visitors, and others who may be hostile or under the influence of substances.

QUALIFICATIONS - The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through combination of education and experience equivalent a high school diploma or equivalent and 1 to 2 years of job-related work experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Cover Letter, Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Glasgow 2023-04-05

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Teacher

Closing Date: April 17, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140884

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE) TEACHER

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

This position prepares and teaches Adult Basic Education courses including life skills classes and cell study; instructs and supervises adult male inmate students in the classroom and housing units on an individual basis and/or group meeting utilizing competency based instructional techniques. Advises students about respective courses and programs that are available at Montana State Prison and implements learning activities within the scope of the assigned curriculum and state standards. This is done by using a variety of audio-visual aides, computer technology and instructional tools. Performs all work tasks in a proper and safe manner following established policies, general safety rules and safe operating procedures in compliance with Department of Corrections, Office of Public Instruction and Montana State Prison. Confers with professionals for establishing additional activities and/or instruction; performs related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor’s degree in education or Related Field, and a State of Montana Teaching Credential (or the ability to obtain by start date).

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume and State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-17

Bakery Supervisor

Closing Date: May 25, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140879

BAKERY SUPERVISOR

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is assigned to the MCE Food Factory Director under Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE).  This person enforces compliance with Institutional & USDA guidelines, hires, supervises and trains inmate workforce.  Develops and maintains MCE Bakery inventory system, is responsible for the receiving, preparation and delivery of all bakery goods for meals to multiple institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS - This position requires considerable knowledge of modern principles, practices, procedures and chemistry used in large scale baking and food production techniques. This position requires proficiency in the operation, maintenance and sanitation of highly technical commercial food service equipment usually obtained by successful completion of a Master bakery course and or a apprenticeship under a Master baker and two years’ experience as a Master Baker.   This also requires necessary skills to supervise, train, and evaluate a diverse inmate staff.  Must have highly developed organizational skills. Must successfully complete the 40 Servesafe Manager correspondence course within the six-month probationary period. Successful candidate also needs to have a high school diploma or GED.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume and State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

 

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-05-25

Certified Medical Assistant

Closing Date: May 19, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140851
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CMA)
MONTANA STATE PRISON
DEER LODGE, MT

 

The Infirmary Unit provides inpatient care with 24-hour nursing coverage in a 13-bed unit and provides medical management for 1400+ inmates. Medical management includes:  initial screening/assessment, triage and appropriate referral, daily sick call, medication administration, med-surg., psych, urgent/emergent, quality improvement, chronic care program, and infection control.
Medical Assistant has duties and responsibilities related to patient care in the healthcare and security environment. Displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team. Functions under the direct supervision and authority of the provider when performing clinical tasks during patient care. Reports to the nurse manager, who is responsible for administrative supervision, staff development, and orientation to the area's policies and procedures. Must demonstrate competency in skills related to the performance of patient care. Demonstrates problem- solving skills as they relate to patient care.

QUALIFICATIONS - Statutory requirements for certified medical assistant found at 37-3-102 and 37-3-104, MCA, ARM 24.156.401 and ARM 24.156.415; 2-year job-related college or vocational training from an accredited medical assistant program.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Cover Letter, Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-05-19

Classification Assistant

Closing Date: April 09, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140889

CLASSIFICATION ASSISTANT

TECHNICAL CORRECTIONAL SERVICES BUREAU

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is assigned to the support services division, which provides expertise, oversight and practical service to the secure facilities in area of Inmate Classification and Inmate Grievance. There are approximately 700 employees supported by this Team. This position is primarily responsible to assure the operational success of the classification system.

The position functions semi-independently with direct supervision from the Program Manager. The position provides information via reports to Administration and other staff and helps review procedures to assure the most effective and efficient systems for recording, tracking and reporting data. The position regularly deals with confidential information, and the incumbent must be able to safeguard that confidential status.

Work is performed in a penal institution for adult male felons. Duties include direct exposure to potentially dangerous inmates who may be upset with a determination in PREA cases, Placement, or other Departmental decisions. Serving notice of errors in classifications and movement requests, or incomplete project assignments from staff who disagree with a decision. The Prison compound is extensive, and the incumbent will be expected to go to the various locations occasionally. The job also entails occasional lifting/carrying up to 40 pounds.

 

QUALIFICATIONS – High school diploma or GED and at least three years of job-related work experience at an executive level. 

Work experience must include office operations, business communications using standard and specialized software applications, including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets as well as the ability to learn and use new applications.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, and State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-09

Clinical Psychologist

Closing Date: April 10, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143950

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

Clinical Psychologist works with staff and patients to identify needs, available resources, and gaps in services.  Detect psychological, emotional, behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, or reference materials. Use a variety of treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, psychodrama, and other methods. Prepare and complete written assessment reports.  

QUALIFICATIONS – Licensed as required by title 37, chapter 17, part 3, MCA, by the Montana Board of Medical Examiners, including:

Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college or university. 

Complete a course of study meeting minimum standards specified in the Board's rules ARM 24.189.604.

Pass all steps of the medical licensing examination as designated by the Board of Medical Examiners.

APPLICATION MATERIALS –  Cover Letter, Resume, License or certificate submitted with the State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

 

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-10

Clinical Therapist

Closing Date: April 05, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140248

CLINICAL THERAPIST

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

 

The Montana State mental health bureau mission is to "deliver evidence-based services to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness, acute emotional disturbances, and to prevent suicide and self-harm." The clinical therapist positions in the Montana Department of Corrections mental health department will ensure that the clinical needs of the inmate population are provided through clinical assessments, evaluations, diagnoses, therapeutic groups and individual sessions, emergency evaluations and management, and to provide clinical consultations. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS - Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or counseling with 1 year of job-related experience.  Must be licensed or able to be licensed as a licensed clinical social worker or licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Montana. Must be licensed within a year of hire date.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-05

Court Liaison

Closing Date: April 11, 2023
Location: Billings
Position #: 23140849

COURT LIAISON

BILLINGS PROBATION OFFICE

BILLINGS, MT

This position will spend 4 days at Law and Motion per week The purpose of this position is to perform routine and non-routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, and providing information to courts in four counties. The incumbent will complete verification of commitment paperwork, Notification of Placement Warrants, and review weekly jail roster coordinating with supervisors and jail staff. The incumbent will be responsible to answer questions from court personnel, provide paperwork to offenders, document court case related information, and assign Pre-Sentence Investigations for new and incoming cases.

QUALIFICATIONS - High school diploma and two years of experience performing a variety of office support or clerical work. Court experience preferred.

Other combinations of education and experience may be substituted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Cover Letter, Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Billings 2023-04-11

DOC Public Safety Trainer

Closing Date: April 18, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140846

DOC PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINER

PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

DEER LODGE, MT

The function of the Montana State Prison, Montana Correctional Enterprises and Montana Department of Corrections Staff Development & Field Training Program Manager is to provide all facility staff and other qualified individuals with a means of securing training in the field of adult corrections.  Through a wide range of basic, in service and professional training programs, the Staff Development Department acts to raise the competency and proficiency of corrections staff. Department of Corrections, Department specific or individual specific training development are provided by the Staff Development Program Managers.

Core duties include designing, developing, coordinating and conducting training programs for Montana State Prison, Montana Correctional Enterprises and Montana Department of Corrections. Training is also provided to affiliated agencies such as Judges, County Youth Courts, Tribal Agencies, county adult/juvenile detention/regional prison personnel and law enforcement agencies. The Department of Corrections Policies and Procedures, Public Safety Officer Standards and Training, Standing Training Committee, and the American Corrections Association set training requirements for Corrections officers, professional and support staff directly influencing the training curricula.

The position acts in a supervisory capacity by scheduling, approving time, performance appraisals, and progressive discipline up to and including termination. The position requires extensive contact and exchange with agency supervisors, managers, personnel officers, training officers, and employees to provide training and assistance and to promote training and negotiate terms of participation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS – Requires a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Education, Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration or another related field that can be directly associated to the Corrections field.  Demonstration of competencies may be used to offset some of the education and experience requirements. In addition, 5 or more years of job-related work experience in Law Enforcement of Corrections is required. 

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Cover Letter, Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-18

Employment & Contracts Attorney

Closing Date: April 07, 2023
Location: Helena
Position #: 23140936

EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACTS ATTORNEY

DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

HELENA, MT

This position provides legal advice, under the supervision of Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, for the Human Resources Bureau and Contract Bureau of the Department of Corrections.  The advice and service provided by this position involves, but is not limited to, oral collaboration and advice; legal research and writing; participation in policy development; representation in and management of complex litigation matters, both in administrative and court proceedings; representation in and management of alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation, arbitration, and settlement negotiations; participation in legislative processes, including reviewing legislation and drafting fiscal notes; and in other legal matters as needed.

Provides comprehensive level advice in all matters pertaining to public employment including, but not limited to, recruitment and selection; employee discipline; due process; employee grievances; FMLA and ADA; and workplace investigations. Keeps abreast of and consistently reconciles developing federal and state case law pertaining to public employment issues.  Applies expertise both in the administration of specific human resources issues and to the ongoing development and maintenance of appropriate policy, and practice. Defends many types of highly technical, complex, and diverse employment actions against the Department of Corrections, its officers and employees. Confers and coordinates with Department of Administration Counsel on Human Resources matters as required. Provides legal advice to the Department of Corrections Human Resources Bureau on collective bargaining matters to include, but not limited to collective bargaining unit employee discipline; and collective bargaining unit employee pre-termination due process.

Provides legal review of all contracts entered into by the department. The contracts may be in the form of letters of agreement/intent, confidentiality agreements, memorandums of understanding, master service agreements, consulting agreements, vendor agreements, etc. Assists in drafting contract language that has particular legal implications. When requested, assists with contract negotiations. Provides legal advice to staff on contract matters, including interpretation and enforcement, risk assessment, compliance, training, Montana Code Annotated, Montana Operations Manual, and Department policies. Analyzes and reviews Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals, terms of service, and vendor terms and conditions as needed. Interprets contracts and advises staff on contractual language. Coordinates and assists in developing policies, procedures, and systems to support and facilitate efficient contract development processes. Ensures contract language complies with state laws, procurement authority and policies. Confers and coordinates with Department of Administration Counsel on contract matters as required.

QUALIFICATIONS - The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through a Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice law in Montana. Minimum of three years of professional experience in legal practice. Preferable experience in a field related to correctional practices, but also in such areas of law including contracts, civil litigation, labor law, administrative rules, youth offender services and pardons and parole.  Courtroom experience required.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Cover Letter, Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 2023-04-07

Food Factory Assistant Manager

Closing Date: April 04, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140774

FOOD FACTORY ASSISTANT MANAGER

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

 

The purpose of this position is aid in managing the Food Factory program (Cook Chill and Bakery) to ensure that the program is financially sound while fulfilling the goal to provide quality and nutritious meals to several Montana institutions and contracted facilities. This position is responsible for aiding in the proper staffing of employees, procurement of raw materials and supplies to meet customer demands, and scheduling of food production and distribution. Additionally, this position assists the Director in supervising all staff and workers to meet strict state and Federal health and safety regulations and requirements. As with all MCE positions, the Assistant Food Factory Program Manager is to provide a strong training program to teach inmate workers in basic job skills and build work ethics and personal responsibility and accountability.

 

QUALIFICATIONS  - Preferably a bachelor’s degree or higher in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management or Business Administration

Minimum requirement of completion of a 2-year job related college or vocational training

Minimum of eight years of progressive experience in food service management

Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS –Resume, Cover Letter, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

 

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-04

Food Factory Supervisor Trainer

Closing Date: May 29, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140880

FOOD FACTORY SUPERVISOR TRAINER

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

This position trains the inmate workers in all aspects of commercial cook-chill processes and enforces facility security and safety procedures while performing these duties.  It supervises the preparation of all ingredients and is responsible for the order in which they are produced while using the master menu and standardized recipes, production sheets, weights, and measures to ensure consistent quality of food preparation. Aids in screening and interviews prospective inmates to make sure they meet the required program qualifications. 

Must be able to function in the stressful environment as high stress situations may occur with staff, inmates, and time deadlines.  There is constant exposure to high noise levels, considerable standing and walking on cement floors, and exposure to frequent temperature extremes.  Must have the ability to constantly deal with changing priorities, technology, and demanding critical deadlines.  Performs related work duties as assigned by the Assistant Food Factory Director, Food Factory Director or floor supervisors. Compiles and maintains daily production records, production reports, times and temperatures.  Trains inmate workers to adhere to the Food Service Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS - The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School or a GED.  Successful completion of a vocational training program in food service operation/cooking and/or 1 year institutional, or commercial cooking or production experience.  Successful completion of SERVsafe during the first six-month probationary period.  Successful completion of Better Processing School in the first year. Strong management ability is needed to deal effectively and professionally with inmates.

 

 REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

 

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-05-29

Food Service Supervisor

Closing Date: May 29, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140875

FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is responsible for the receiving, preparation, delivery, and serving of (3) meals per day for consumption of 1500 inmates and staff.  Supervises and trains a constantly changing inmate work force in large quantity re-thermalization using highly technical equipment. Training includes re-thermalization procedures, large quantity cooking skills, serving & delivery techniques, and cleaning & sanitation procedures. Establishes work plans for inmate work force by using production schedules and menus to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of the kitchen.  Supervise the loading and delivery of food and nonfood items to five different areas while adhering to the master menu and pre-established time and procedure guidelines, making certain that the location has all needed food to serve its population. 

Train inmate workers to adhere to the Food Service HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Plan. Enforces the Food Service HACCP Plan, SSOP’s (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures) and all appropriate health guidelines by keeping required records, completing daily inspections, requesting maintenance work or clean up, fulfilling re-thermalization requirements for food, following sanitation guidelines, and reviewing the HACCP manual for updates.  Supervise the preparation of all ingredients for alternative menu production by using the master menu and standardized recipes, weights, and measures to ensure consistent quality of food preparation.  Ensure that menu requirements and production schedules are met by utilizing the master menu, standardized recipes, and institutional count to produce all needed products by their shipping times. 

Maintain the safety & security of Food Service by enforcing current security policies, coordinating actions w/ security staff & overseeing the orderly operation of the kitchen.  Enforce the rules and regulations of the institution among the inmate workers by observing inmate behavior, documenting rule infractions, and communicating with security staff. Maintains awareness of prison environment regarding safety hazards, institutional security, inmate activities, and inmate conflicts and consults, as needed or required, with supervisors to obtain clarification or address concerns. Ensures key control and security regarding tools, knives, cutting equipment and controlled chemicals by keeping locks locked, using the chit system, and properly supervising inmate workers always to maintain the safety and security of staff and inmates.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School or a GED. Food service experience preferred.  Must have strong supervisory ability is needed to deal with inmates.

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – References, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

 

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-05-29

Human Resources Generalist

Closing Date: April 12, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140984

HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION

DEER LODGE, MT

Located and Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, MT, this position performs HR generalist support in multiple areas of HR including but not limited to policy/procedure, job analysis/evaluation, staffing/recruitment, job classification, compensation administration, employee/labor relations, safety/workers' compensation, performance management, training/development, workplace investigations, employment separations, reporting/record keeping, and equal employment opportunity.  This position will act as the direct HR support liaison for one or more assigned departmental work units.

This position requires strong analytical skills along with considerable proficiency in the use of a personal computer.  Highly developed organizational skills will be required.

Must have the ability to: accurately interpret statute and policy; speak and write articulately and effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department staff, managers and partners; organize multiple and varied work responsibilities effectively; and counsel people in stressful situations.

Must be, or be able to become, familiar with State of Montana personnel policies and procedures, Workers' Compensation, and FMLA.  Must have, or be able to acquire, knowledge of labor law as it affects public employees. Must be able to read and interpret collective bargaining agreements and understand grievance procedures as well as other practices and procedures detailed within collective bargaining agreements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Sociology, Business, Communications, Minorities Studies or related field and two years of dedicated human resources experience is preferred.  Alternate combinations of experience and education may be considered. 

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials may be removed from consideration.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked RELEVANT.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

 

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-12

IT Security Specialist

Closing Date: April 04, 2023
Location: Helena
Position #: 23140793

IT SECURITY SPECIALIST

CENTRAL SERVICES

HELENA, MT

This position serves as the Security Analyst for the Department and reports directly to the Information Security Manager (ISM).  At the direction of the ISM, this position is responsible for implementing and monitoring operational and technical Information Systems (IS) security for the Department as established by the information system security policies.  Duties will include evaluating security risks, developing security strategies to mitigate risk, monitoring compliance with information system security policy requirement, creating and managing an operational and technical security system development life cycle, providing security related support to Information Technology Bureaus, Department business units and collaborating with the Enterprise Information Security Program. These duties will span across staff and offender networks.

QUALIFICATIONS – 2 years education/training in Computer Science field (preferably information security related) AND 2 years job related experience in the last 5 years.  

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, and State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 2023-04-04

Library Assistant

Closing Date: April 11, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140882

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW – This position assists in the delivery of library services in a secure-care correctional environment.  Oversees inmates and manages books in the main library and the multiple satellite library facilities. Performs a wide variety of general library work in technical and/or public services to assist patrons with daily operational needs of the library, such as copying, cataloguing, processing, circulation and shelving library materials; performs related duties as assigned.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS - High School Diploma or equivalent and two years of correctional or library experience.

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume and State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

 

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-11

Licensed Addiction Counselor

Closing Date: May 02, 2023
Location: Miles City
Position #: 23140675

LICENSED ADDICTION COUNSELOR

PINE HILLS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

MILES CITY, MT

Pine Hills Correctional Facility (PHCF) is the state correctional treatment facility for adolescent and young adult males committed to the Department of Corrections by the court.  PHCF provides clinical, nursing, education, recreation, group living and other services to treat the emotional, social and educational needs of these males.

This position is responsible for substance abuse counseling to the juvenile and adult residents held at Pine Hills Correctional Facility including overseeing the individualized chemical dependency treatment plans, maintaining clinical records, providing individual and group counseling, and monitoring progress, Work is performed in a secure correctional facility setting.

 

QUALIFICATIONS – Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, addiction counseling, chemical dependency counseling, or other behavioral sciences and at least 1-year of job-related experience.  This position requires licensure as an addiction counselor (LAC).

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call 406-589-9815

Miles City 2023-05-02

Physical Education/Health Teacher

Closing Date: May 28, 2023
Location: Miles City
Position #: 23140289

PHYSICAL EDUCATION / HEALTH TEACHER

PINE HILLS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

MILES CITY, MT

Pine Hills Correctional Facility (PHCF) is the state correctional treatment facility for adolescent and young adult males committed to the Department of Corrections by the court.  PHCF provides clinical, nursing, education, recreation, group living and other services to treat the emotional, social and educational needs of these males.

This position is part of an exceptional educational team that focuses on physical education (PE) and health education using a variety of hands on learning methods focused on the learning styles of the populations we serve.  The incumbent will deliver PE/Health education through classroom facilitation using a combination of verbal, written and practical exercises to engage students.  The incumbent will have access to a gymnasium, outdoor track and field, as well as a classroom. 

This position is part of an education team that travels to a variety of national educational conferences including the Innovative Schools Summit, Teacher Educator for Children with Behavior Disorders, the Learning and the Brain conference, and the National Special Education Conference.  Pine Hills School has been an active part of the Social Emotional Learning pilot program through the University of Alabama. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS – This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Education with two years job-related experience preferred.  Must be a State of Montana certified secondary teacher with a PE/Health endorsement.  Experience in a correctional environment is highly desired.

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Miles City 2023-05-28

Physician

Closing Date: April 12, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140886

PHYSICIAN

DEER LODGE, MT

The Physician is responsible for the primary care system and the quality of clinical services provided to inmates incarcerated at Montana State Prison.  The physician is also required to ensure they meet constitutional requirements and standards set by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Decisions made by this position ultimately affect the adequacy of patient care, the expenditure of general funds and litigation defense for MSP medical operations and the Department of Corrections.

 

Responsible for providing direct primary care services, diagnosing, treating and managing the inmate’s total healthcare needs including arranging for medically necessary referrals to specialty care, hospitalization and other non-primary care services.  Acts as a preceptor and clinical supervisor for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

 

Position leads and actively participates in medical and correctional teams to improve medical services, oversee patient care and ensure inmate medical needs are appropriately addressed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - Licensed as required by 37-3-305, MCA, by the Montana Board of Medical Examiners, including: Graduate of an approved medical school as defined in 37-3-102, MCA. Completed an approved residency program or equivalent.

Passed all steps of the medical licensing examination as designated by the Board of Medical Examiners.

Montana licensure as a physician with endorsement in family practice or internal medicine specialty. Three years’ experience in a clinic/hospital setting including experience supervising mid-level practitioners. Correctional experience preferred.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-12

Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) Writer

Closing Date: April 14, 2023
Location: Butte
Position #: 23140907

PRE-SENTENCE INVESTIGATION (PSI) WRITER

BUTTE PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICE

BUTTE, MT

The PSI Writer, at the order of the district court judges, conducts pre-sentence investigations, which includes risk and needs assessments. Through the use of motivational interviewing, conduct risk and needs assessments and utilizing various instruments with offenders, makes recommendations to address the risks and needs of various offenders. Interviews the offender, victims, witness and other individuals who would have relevant information pertaining to the offender or the crime and reduce this information to writing what is contained within the Pre-Sentence Investigation Report. Develops reports and determines the appropriate sentencing and placement recommendations by using specialized investigative and communicative skills; through cooperation with other criminal justice agencies; a thorough knowledge of the laws, sentencing rules and regulations pertaining to probation, parole, incarceration, rehabilitation and treatment programs. Investigates the personal and criminal history of the offender through document searches and interviews with others. Gathers information and composes Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports (PSI) & Reports of Violation (ROV) for officer review. Distributes approved reports and ensures all documents are accurate and in correct format, signed, ensuring the Division’s policies are understood, followed, in compliance with court ordered conditions and identifies the public safety risks for the other state. Attends court on “Law & Motion” day, in absence of the probation & parole officer, to obtain court dates and information for pre-sentence investigation and reports of violation. Testifies through the direct and cross examination with prosecutors and defense counsel, in the court of law to the accuracy and authenticity of the information contained within the report. Tracks the offenders reporting schedules, meeting supervision standards, ensuring pre-sentence investigation reports and deadlines are met, and documenting offender chronos in OMIS.

Assists in determining if an offender is eligible for Interstate Compact Supervision based on community safety, the compact criteria, treatment plan, residence, and receiving states individual regulations. Obtains and calculates restitution, court costs and supervision fees for monthly report and outstanding balances by calling and requesting logs from the county attorneys and the clerks of court; tracking financial obligations and corresponding with offenders to alert them to their financial situation; gathers information relevant to changes in court schedules. Enters offender information into OMIS /OMP and obtains OMIS DOC numbers for offenders. Collects and compiles statistical data; creates reports and provides information to the appropriate personnel and agencies. Assists PPO with obtaining and filing documentation necessary to complete the PSI and ROV reports. Gathers police record checks by calling law enforcement agencies or authorized persons within the department and requesting “rap” sheets or Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) criminal records on offenders. Receives information on DOC commits from officers and assists officer in ensuring that all required documentation is assembled and forwarded to the records department at the Montana State Prison.

QUALIFICATIONS - The above knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this position are typically acquired through an associate degree in criminology, human behavior and social work or related fields AND two years law enforcement or public safety experience. Some higher education in criminology, human behavior and social work and related fields and two years’ experience in law enforcement or public safety preferred; OR a combination of higher education and experience. The successful candidate must be able to type 40 wpm.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Cover Letter, Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call 406-589-9815

Butte 2023-04-14

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: April 10, 2023
Location: Anaconda
Position #: 23140325

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

ANACONDA PROBATION OFFICE

ANACONDA, MT

This position, guided by the Department of Corrections (DOC) mission, plays a central role in managing the correctional population, promoting public safety and encouraging offenders to make positive life changing decisions for their future. To carry out this responsibility, the officer cooperates with and solicits information from the public and criminal justice system and supervises and counsels 80-100 offenders. Must have skills and abilities to equally balance social work and law enforcement duties.

The officer conducts pre-sentence investigations and makes placement recommendations concerning those offenders sentenced to DOC. These investigations are completed with cooperation from other criminal justices’ agencies and by using investigative skills; knowledge of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to probation, parole, incarceration, rehabilitation and treatment programs, as well as, knowledge of behavioral science. The officer then makes recommendations for rehabilitation, treatment plans, conditions of probation, the need for incarceration, and appropriate level (i.e. local jail or Montana State Prison) to the District Court and Parole Board through a written pre-sentence investigation report. Officers refer offenders to appropriate resources or programs using departments supervision standards, a risk and needs assessment as well as knowledge of state and community resources and monitors the progress of the client for compliance. Officers investigate alleged violations of probation or parole using knowledge of policies & procedures pertaining to violations, search warrants & investigations.

 

Officers arrest and detain violators and testify in district court and information hearings relative to sentencing or revocation of client’s probation or parole status. Officers are trained to handle situations if probation & parole offenders or inmates become hostile & pose a physical threat. This requires the use of Oleoresin Capsicum “O.C. Spray” and firearms and carrying handcuffs.

  • May be called back to work at any hour of the day and an officer may need to physically make an arrest, engage in forced entry and either employ or be in proximity of firearms or other dangerous weapons and access closed or hazardous areas.
  • May be occasionally scheduled to work alternative shifts such as evenings and weekends.

Travel may be required.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS - Probation and parole officers must have at least a college degree and some formal training in behavioral sciences. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the department. Related work experience in the areas of corrections/detention, criminology, education, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, law, law enforcement, social work, sociology, psychiatric nursing, or guidance and counseling may be substituted for educational requirements at the rate of 1 year of experience for 9 months formal education as provided in statute: Qualifications of probation and parole officers are in statute (46-23-1003, MCA).   Ranking will be based on Knowledge, Skills and Abilities as demonstrated in the application materials. Preference will be given to candidates with training and/or education in behavioral sciences.

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

This position requires POST Basic Certification after attending training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and successfully completing one year of employment with the Department of Corrections.  In addition to the training and experience requirements, to be POST Certified, the successful candidate(s) must: 

  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  2. Be at least 18 years of age;
  3. Be fingerprinted for a criminal history search;
  4. Not have been convicted of a crime for which s/he could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary;
  5. Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background screen;
  6. Be a high school graduate or issued a GED or its equivalent; AND,
  7. Possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license.

   

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Cover Letter, Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call 406-589-9815

Anaconda 2023-04-10

Procedure Compliance Specialist

Closing Date: April 07, 2023
Location: Helena
Position #: 23140839
PROCEDURE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
PUBLIC SAFETY BUREAU
HELENA, MT

 

Facility procedural responsibilities for MWP, RSCF, and PHCF. This position will oversee procedures at all DOC secure facilities.  This position will travel to DOC secure facilities and will take part in procedural compliance work.

Write and review administrative and operational reports and records. Coordinate special projects and activities, including completing research, identifying issues, making minor changes, recommending major changes, and following up on changes to determine impact. Review administrative and operational changes, procedures, and policies.  Represent the agency or other stakeholders and may facilitate at meetings.  Assist with implementing new or corrective management practices.  Interpret and implement administrative rules, laws, and policy matters and their impact on administrative or operations.  May assist with internal or external communications regarding administrative or operational progress and changes.  Analyze data to track performance, monitor adherence with procedures and state and federal regulations, and initiate corrective actions.

Determine adequacy of administrative and operational services and recommend identified improvements to managers or other executives.  Research impacts resulting from administrative or operational changes or proposed changes to policy, rule, or legislation.  May attend state or federal reviews; inspect, visit, or investigate contractor work or sites to determine level of service delivery and ensure compliance with administrative and operational projects.

QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.  Five years of experience in the agency services or related field.  Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 2023-04-07

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Closing Date: May 10, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140778

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is responsible for treating and prescribing care to patients as referred. The Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care and collaborates as a provider and member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team to ensure the clinical needs of the inmate population are met.

 

Analyze and interpret patients’ histories, symptoms, physical findings or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.  Diagnose or treat acute health care issues such as illnesses, infections, injuries or mental health crises.  Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions specific to the diagnosis in adherence to medical standards.  Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety and cost as legally authorized.  Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients’ individual circumstances.  Refer patients to physicians, psychologists, chemical dependency counselors, mental health providers, or other professionals as needed.  May assist with emergency commitments.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - Masters’ Degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse, ANCC certification as Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric -Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Licensed as APN in the state of Montana; prescriptive authority with assignment of DEA number. Two years experience providing psychiatric patient care as an APN preferred.

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, State of Montana Application

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-05-10

Recruiting, Onboarding, & Retention Specialist

Closing Date: April 07, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140943

RECRUITING, ONBOARDING, AND RETENTION SPECIALIST

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION

DEER LODGE, MT

Located at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, MT, the Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retention Specialist for The Montana Department of Corrections will specialize in strategic sourcing, lead generation, prospect engagement, relationship development, onboarding, and retaining personnel for assigned department work unit(s).  A major responsibility of this position is to participate in team(s) designed to find, onboard, and retain the right talent with the purpose of building strong talent pipelines for current and future needs within the Department of Corrections. Other responsibilities may include but will not be limited to creating sourcing strategies that fit our local labor market(s) and internal agency demand for talent, contacting other employers to collect pay and vacancy rates of similar positions, researching neighboring states and national data related to recruiting and retention, attending regular recruiting and retention meetings, analyzing recruitment and retention tools, collecting and reporting on recruiting and retention data, following and reporting on national correctional organizations’ recruitment and retention trends, acting as a direct contact for recruitment sources and liaison for other department staff assigned to conduct department recruitment and retention efforts, participating and presenting in new employee orientations and other onboarding activities, assisting candidates through the onboarding process and related documentation, working with department staff to assist in expediting pre-hire and onboarding processes, and personally contacting exiting and/or past employees for data collection and other recruiting and retention communication purposes.  This role supports the department utilizing best practices for recruitment retention and onboarding techniques and methods. 

QUALIFICATIONS – Requires a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Political Science, or related field and a minimum of 2 years recruitment or marketing experience. 

Combinations of education and experience may be considered.

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-07

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: May 10, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140970

REGISTERED NURSE

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

The Infirmary Unit provides 24-hour nursing coverage for the medical management of 1400+ inmates.  Medical management includes initial screening/assessment, triage and appropriate referral, daily sick call, medication administration, med-surge, psych, urgent/emergent, continuous quality improvement, chronic care, infection control, and discharge planning.   Inpatient skilled care is also provided in a 13-bed unit.

 Patients need round-the-clock care; therefore, working hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will vary with facility and specialty, if applicable. RN spend considerable time walking, bending, kneeling, stretching and standing; they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for lifting/moving patients. Corrections Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. In addition, nurses in this position must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during physical, mental, and emotional situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being.

 

In a correctional environment, all staff receive specific training in the areas of security and correctional procedures and there are many security measures in place. Nurses working in correctional facilities must accept that the fundamental mission of a correctional facility is first and foremost public safety and security. While the delivery of healthcare is an important component of the institutional program, it is not the primary reason that the facility exists.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch.   The employee must be able to hear clearly on a telephone and in direct contact with patients and coworkers. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - A college degree in Registered Nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Montana is required

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-05-10

Service Truck Driver

Closing Date: April 04, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140872

TRACTOR / TRAILER TRANSPORT DRIVER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is assigned to the Warehouse Foreman under the overall supervision of the Associate Warden of Operations.  This position is responsible for making pickup and deliveries to the Montana State Prison as well as all the regional prisons and numerous other facilities, both public and private, across the state of Montana. These deliveries include, but are not limited to, food products, office supplies, clothing, license plates, furniture, janitorial supplies, maintenance supplies and canteen.  This position is also responsible for the receiving and dispatching of statewide deliveries as well as accurate inventory management. This position assists with the dispatching, scheduling and time entry in the absence of the warehouse foreman.

QUALIFICATIONS - Must possess a commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  In depth knowledge of warehousing techniques to include First In First Out (FIFO) merchandising techniques, receiving, warehousing, inventory management, logistics, and distributions in a secure environment. Thorough understanding of OSHA, food handling cleanliness requirements, and proper sanitation requirements governing warehousing and storage of food items. Thorough knowledge of security procedures, policies and laws governing correctional institutions. Physical demands require the ability to lift approximately 75 to 100 pounds on a daily basis with occasions requiring up to 125 pounds. Must be able to maneuver large equipment in small areas with extreme accuracy and be able to back into restrictive loading docks.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume and State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-04-04
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