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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: January 31, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143789

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 2023-01-31

Correctional Officer - MSP - Part Time

Closing Date: February 05, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22144045

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 2023-02-05

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: February 10, 2023
Location: Billings
Position #: 22143999

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 2023-02-10

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: March 24, 2023
Location: Miles City
Position #: 23140239

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

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 monitors the residents housed at PHCF while providing positive role modeling.  This position is responsible for the care, custody and supervision of the male juvenile and adult offenders housed at PHCF.  Applicants must be able to pass a post-employment physical examination.  Uniforms will be provided. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS A high school diploma or equivalent. A valid driver’s license is required. A background check and check of DPHHS Child Abuse Registry 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 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

Miles City 2023-03-24

Administrative Assistant

Closing Date: February 15, 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 2023-02-15

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Teacher - Part-Time

Closing Date: February 09, 2023
Location: Billings
Position #: 23140119

PART-TIME ADULT BASIC EDUCATION TEACHER (ABE TEACHER)

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

BILLINGS, 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 with regard to respective courses and programs that are available at Montana Women’s 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 Women’s Prison. Confers with professionals for establishing additional activities and/or instruction; performs related work as required. 

This is a part-time positions, the hours could be 12pm - 8pm.

 

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, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered. 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

Billings 2023-02-09

Bakery Supervisor

Closing Date: February 13, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140242

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 2023-02-13

Certified Medical Assistant

Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22144098
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 2023-01-31

Clinical Therapist

Closing Date: February 13, 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 2023-02-13

Dentist

Closing Date: February 13, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140224
DENTIST
MONTANA STATE PRISON
DEER LODGE, MT

 

This position is responsible to the Montana State Prison/Department of Corrections Dental Director for provision of dental services at Montana State Prison. One of two full-time dental positions responsible  managing the provision of dental care to approximately 1400 adult male inmates.

 QUALIFICATIONS – Knowledges, skills, and abilities are typically acquired though a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited school of Dentistry.  Current Montana State Dental License is required.

 

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.

Student Loan Forgiveness: This position qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness on student loans after 120 qualifying payments have been made.

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-02-13

Electrician

Closing Date: March 03, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22144299

ELECTRICIAN

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is responsible for the maintenance/construction electrical duties in all phases of the electrical trade work within the Maintenance Department at Montana State Prison. Responsibilities include communicating with the Maintenance Management Team as electrical maintenance/construction at Montana State Prison, plans all work assigned to this position to maintain the best possible electrical utility, responsible for the supervision and training of an inmate work force. This position will be supervising inmate workers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS – Thorough knowledge of all phases and types of electrical work including, but not limited to, maintenance, construction, transmission line work, inside and outside wiring, motor repair, controls including electronic and security systems. Must be skilled in the use of hand and power tools; in the operation of a line truck; must be able to maintain working relationships; must be able to communicate both orally and in writing. Must possess and maintain a current Montana journeyman's Electrical License. Must possess a valid Montana State Driver’s license.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, State of Montana Application, References

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

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 2023-03-03

Food Factory Supervisor Trainer

Closing Date: February 16, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140315

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 2023-02-16

Food Service Supervisor

Closing Date: February 13, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22144076

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 2023-02-13

Nursing Aide

Closing Date: February 14, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23140229

NURSING AIDE (CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES TECH)

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.

 The purpose of this position is to provide direct care and medical case management to the inmates housed in the Infirmary and in the prison general population.  To provide treatment services, counseling, and teaching in the performance of daily living activities.  Provides security and safety within the confines of the institution with the focus of security responsibilities in the Infirmary.  To help reduce the effects of medical illness on the inmate's overall functional status so that they may be reintegrated into the prison population and/or the community.

QUALIFICATIONS - High school diploma or equivalent with 1 year of job-related college or vocational training and 1-2 years of job-related work experience

 

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 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 2023-02-14

Physical Education/Health Teacher

Closing Date: March 26, 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 2023-03-26

Plumber

Closing Date: March 03, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22144301

PLUMBER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is responsible for plumbing maintenance/construction duties in all phases of the plumbing trade within the Maintenance Department at Montana State Prison and other duties as assigned. This position communicates with the Maintenance Management Team as to the plumbing maintenance/construction needs at Montana State Prison. Maintains the plumbing/utility services at Montana State Prison by troubleshooting, reading blueprints and having and maintaining current licensure to perform all plumbing requirements of the institution. This position plans all work assigned to this position to maintain the best possible plumbing/ utility services throughout the facility. Maintains and repairs plumbing equipment, systems and components for all scheduled and emergency plumbing requirements.

Operates and maintains all necessary equipment using safe operating techniques to ensure that all tasks are completed in a safe and efficient manner. Performs all work in a safe and proper manner following established policies, general safety rules and safe operating procedures. Provides Montana State Prison with quality plumbing maintenance and construction to all areas including but not limited to Montana State Prison, the Ranch and Montana Correctional Enterprises, to assure that proper plumbing services and systems are provided. This position is also responsible for the supervision and training of an inmate work force. Incumbent selects, evaluates, and disciplines when required, an inmate work force to ensure compliance with the policies and procedures as outlined in the manuals held and updated by Montana State Prison. This position educates the selected inmate work force in the minuet repair and maintenance aspects of the plumbing trade while creating a positive experience that may lead to employment opportunities upon successful discharge from Montana State Prison.

QUALIFICATIONS - Thorough knowledge of all phases and types of plumbing work, including but not limited to maintenance, construction, water distribution systems, natural gas distribution, sewage collection and treatment systems, heating and ventilation systems are required. Must be skilled in the use of hand and power tools, skilled in the operation of all types of support equipment; skilled in the plumbing / pipefitting profession.

Must possess and maintain a Montana Journeyman's Plumbing License and be able to obtain a Montana Stationary Engineer's 3rd class License, cross connection and backflow prevention licenses.  Able to obtain a water distribution license. Must possess a valid Montana State Driver’s license.  Assists Plant Mangers with water distribution data collection and documentation for DEQ.

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 2023-03-03

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: February 12, 2023
Location: Billings
Position #: 23140208

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

BILLINGS PROBATION OFFICE

BILLINGS, 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 - Bachelor's degree in behavioral science such as criminology, psychology, social work, sociology, or guidance and counseling. Related work experience in areas such as 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 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 or text 406-589-9815

Billings 2023-02-12

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: February 15, 2023
Location: Polson
Position #: 22144356

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

POLSON PROBATION OFFICE

POLSON, 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 - Bachelor's degree in behavioral science such as criminology, psychology, social work, sociology, or guidance and counseling. Related work experience in areas such as 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 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 or text 406-589-9815

Polson 2023-02-15

PSI Writer

Closing Date: February 01, 2023
Location: Billings
Position #: 23140157

PSI WRITER

BILLINGS PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICE

BILLINGS, MT

The PSI Writer, at the order of the district court judges, conducts pre-sentence investigations, which includes risk and needs assessments. Using 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 or text 406-589-9815

Billings 2023-02-01

PSI Writer

Closing Date: February 17, 2023
Location: Helena
Position #: 23140253

PRE-SENTENCE INVESTIGATION (PSI) WRITER

HELENA PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICE

HELENA, MT

 JOB OVERVIEW – 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 or text 406-589-9815

Helena 2023-02-17

Psychiatric Nurse

Closing Date: February 17, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143589

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

MENTAL HEALTH BUREAU – MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

The mission statement of the mental health department at Montana State Prison is to “deliver evidence-based services to meet the needs of incarcerated men who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness, acute emotional disturbances, and to prevent suicide and self-harm.” The psychiatric nurse position in the Montana State Prison mental health department will assist with the administration of psychiatric/mental health services delivered at Montana State Prison, while providing the level of service designated by the Mental Health Department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor’s degree in nursing and licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Montana. With 5 years of job-related work experience. An RN may substitute education (BSN) for years of experience: 2 years of psychiatric experience for every one year of education or  a RN License in the State of Montana with relevant clinical studies. Training assignments will be considered for nurses that do not have psychiatric nursing experience.

 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, 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 2023-02-17

Recreation and Behavior Health Care Planner

Closing Date: February 28, 2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143883

RECREATION AND BEHAVIOR HEALTH CARE PLANNER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is assigned to the Psychiatric Nurse under the Psychiatrist and Health Services Administrator.  The purpose of this position is to provide activities-related services to inmates on the mental health caseload with the focus of services covering inmates housed on the Mental Health Treatment Unit.  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 mental illness.

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.  Two years of experience in an in-patient mental health setting is required.  Experience working in a correctional setting is preferred.

Certification as a Recreation therapist is preferred but not required.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS –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 2023-02-28

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: February 01, 2023
Location: Billings
Position #: 23140147

REGISTERED NURSE

MONTANA WOMENS PRISON

BILLINGS, MT

*** THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED FULL-TIME POSITION THROUGH JULY 31, 2024 ***

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

  

Assesses inmates’ physical conditions using knowledge of medical conditions and complications, nursing principles, terminology, techniques and practices; the ability to make independent determinations and skill in the use of diagnostic and medical equipment.

 

Treats a variety of medical and behavioral conditions using knowledge of medical conditions and complications, nursing principles, pharmacology, terminology, techniques and practices; skill in using a variety of diagnostic and medical equipment; the ability to make independent determinations.

 

Assists in the management of chronic care patients for a variety of medical conditions, which include but are not limited to diabetes, COPD, asthma's, HIV positive, tuberculosis, hypertensive, cardiac problems, and seizure disorders.

 

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, Resume

Applications submitted without required materials 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 2023-02-01

Special Education Teacher

Closing Date: March 24, 2023
Location: Miles City
Position #: 23140030

SPECIAL EDUCATION 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 education using a variety of hands-on learning methods focused on the learning styles of the populations we serve.  Work includes preparing lesson plans which incorporate all aspects of special education including additional learning activities for students to work in pairs as appropriate to the setting and needs of the students.  This position coordinates all Individual Education Plans (IEP) for Pine Hills School students.

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 - Bachelor’s degree in Education with a Special Education endorsement.  Two years job-related experience preferred. Experience working with at-risk youth is highly desired.

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

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 2023-03-24

Substance Abuse Counselor

Closing Date: February 13, 2023
Location: Miles City
Position #: 22144161

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 or text 406-589-9815

Miles City 2023-02-13
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