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Clinical Therapist

Closing Date: March 02, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140338

CLINICAL THERAPIST

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW – 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 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.
  • Observe patients to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behavior.
  • Manage case files and records for patients in treatment for mental and emotional illness.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.
  • 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

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

  • 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
  • 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-03-02

Correctional Officer - MSP

Closing Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140187

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - 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 grounds, performing on 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 9 mm pistol) during the two-week pre-service 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 - Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • 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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-29

Correctional Officer - MSP - Part Time

Closing Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140189

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (Part-Time)

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - 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 grounds, performing on 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 9 mm pistol) during the two-week pre-service 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 - Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

  • State of Montana Application
  • Materials submitted but not requested may 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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-29

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140118

REGISTERED NURSE

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – 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 Nursing and licensed to practice as an LPN or RN in the state of Montana is required.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

  • State of Montana Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-29

Administrative Assistant Board of Pardons & Parole

Closing Date: March 01, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140351

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

BOARD OF PARDONS & PAROLE

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW

  • 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

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 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

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-03-01

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Teacher - Part-Time

Closing Date: March 13, 2024
Location: Billings
Position #: 24140458

 PART-TIME ADULT BASIC EDUCATION TEACHER (ABE TEACHER)

EDUCATION SERVICES BUREAU

BILLINGS, MT

 

OB OVERVIEW 

  • Prepares materials/classrooms and teaches Adult Basic Education courses including life skills classes and cell study.
  • Instructs and supervises adult female inmate students in the classroom and housing units on an individual basis and/or group meeting utilizing competency based instructional techniques.
  • Adapts lessons to changes in class size, or student abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Advises students regarding 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.
  • Works with individual students to challenge them and improve their abilities.
  • Assesses student’s progress by grading assignments, papers, exams, and other work.
  • 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.
  • Participates in professional education and training opportunities to maintain currant licensure and teaching practices.
  • Confers with professionals for establishing additional activities and/or instruction; performs related work as required. 

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

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter 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   

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Billings 2024-03-13

Bakery Supervisor

Closing Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140256

BAKERY SUPERVISOR

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – This position is assigned to the MCE Food Factory Director under Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE). This position:

  • Enforces compliance with Institutional & USDA guidelines.
  • Hires, supervises, and trains inmate workforce.
  • Develops and maintains MCE Bakery inventory system.
  • Responsible for the receiving, preparation and delivery of all bakery goods for meals to multiple institutions.
     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED combined with an apprenticeship under a Master Baker or 2 years Bakery experience.
  • Applicable skills for the position are of modern principles, practices, procedures and chemistry used in large scale baking and food production techniques, proficiency in the operation, maintenance and sanitation of highly technical commercial food service equipment.
  • Must have highly developed organizational skills.
  • Applicants must successfully complete the 40 ServeSafe Manager correspondence course within the six-month probationary period.

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume and 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-25

Correctional Lieutenant

Closing Date: March 12, 2024
Location: Miles City
Position #: 24140491

CORRECTIONAL LIEUTENANT

PINE HILLS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

MILES CITY, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW 

  • Maintains order, discipline, and security within the institution in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies, and laws. 
  • Manages correctional officers and subordinate correctional supervisors.
  • Maintains knowledge of, comply with, and enforce all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
  • Responds to emergencies, such as escapes and rescue functions, and provides first aid.
  • Monitors behavior of subordinates to ensure alert, courteous, and professional behavior toward inmates, parolees, fellow employees, visitors, and the public.
  • Completes administrative paperwork or supervise the preparation or maintenance of records, forms, or reports.
  • Supervises activities, such as searches, shakedowns, inspections, or tours.
  • Establishes and maintains control of violent or uncooperative inmates.
  • May set up or modify work schedules or assignments.
  • May assume command of the facility in the absence of a higher-level manager, in the event of a serious incident.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree in criminal justice or related field
  • Four years’ experience in a uniformed correctional position (correctional officer, sergeant, etc.).
  • Two years progressive experience which includes leadership or supervisory experience. 

Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume 
  • State of Montana Application

Materials submitted but not requested may 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.

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER 

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.

 

BENEFITS

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Miles City 2024-03-12

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: April 10, 2024
Location: Billings
Position #: 24140362

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 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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Billings 2024-04-10

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: April 10, 2024
Location: Miles City
Position #: 24140363

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 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • 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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Miles City 2024-04-10

Dental Hygienist

Closing Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140119

DENTAL HYGIENIST 

HEALTH SERVICES BUREAU

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW

  • Provide periodontal and preventive oral care to Inmates at Montana State Prison.
  • Care including, but not limited to oral prophylactic services, root planning and curettage with local anesthesia and oral debridement. 
  • Assist the dentist with the Inmates comprehensive oral examination, including obtaining current patient medical history, assessing and collecting data on the Inmates periodontal health, taking necessary radiographs.
  • When directed by a dentist place preventive pit and fissure sealant. 
  • Provide fluoride treatment as directed by the Dental Department guidance or on request of the dentist.
  • Provide oral hygiene instruction to Inmates and assist the Director, Dental Services in maintain the preventive oral health program.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have completed an accredited dental hygiene program and be licensed to practice dental hygiene in the State of Montana.   
  • 2 or more years of post-graduation dental hygiene experience is preferred.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Cover Letter, Resume, 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-29

Desistance Coordinator

Closing Date: February 27, 2024
Location: Helena
Position #: 24140037

DESISTANCE COORDINATOR

FACILITIES & PROGRAMS BUREAU

HELENA, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - This position is responsible for helping the agency implement and track actions and processes that focus on individuals ceasing criminal and/or antisocial behaviors (different than recidivism which focuses on individuals not committing more crimes). This position will champion and support efforts to ensure DOC is operating and measuring program and service outcomes to understand which have the most positive and greatest impact on successful and sustained reentry. This position will collaborate with all internal DOC work units as well as with DOC service providers, external justice partners, and in-reach effort coordinators to help ensure a continuum of care for successful transition from correctional institutions to communities.

This position represents a transformational shift in how DOC approaches inmate rehabilitation and reentry and demonstrates DOC’s intention to prioritize the well-being of those in its care, while also working to enhance public safety and community cohesion.

The Desistance Coordinator will be a driving force behind the development and implementation of comprehensive efforts to address underlying factors that contribute to reoffending, collaborating with stakeholders across various disciplines to forge innovative pathways towards successful community reintegration.

The position will foster collaboration among specialists from diverse fields such as criminal justice, social work, mental health, education, and community engagement. Innovative strategies will seek to provide individuals in the Montana correctional system with skills to help successfully navigate reentry back into society.

Innovative strategies will be built on proactive interventions, individualized programming, and data-informed decision-making with an end-goal of enhancing the successful reentry outcomes of those in DOC custody as well as ensuring the well-being of local communities.

The Desistance Coordinator is expected to help DOC by enhancing public safety; adhering to fiscally responsible practices; seeking to restore individual lives while also strengthening communities; utilizing evidence-based practices and data intelligence to inform recommendations and decisions for better outcomes; elevating rehabilitation and reentry policies and practices; and ultimately helping fulfill the mission of the DOC.

QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field.  Five years of work experience in corrections, criminal justice, or related areas. 

Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS – Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Resume,
  • Cover Letter, and
  • 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Helena 2024-02-27

Food Factory Supervisor Trainer

Closing Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140257

FOOD FACTORY SUPERVISOR TRAINER

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – 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 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-25

Legal Assistant

Closing Date: February 27, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140162

LEGAL SECRETARY

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – 

  • Prepare, track, route and submit legal correspondence and documents such as summonses, complaints, appeals, motions, responses, pre-trial agreements and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents and case files.
  • Arrange hearings, conference calls and other appointments or meetings.
  • Assist attorneys by compiling information and preparing evidence for submission to courts, including documents, files and exhibits
  • Perform office support functions for lawyers and paralegals including answering phones, making travel arrangements as needed, mailing and opening correspondence, ordering supplies and making copies.
  • Provide customer service to legal clients and the public.
  • May assist with depositions, witness statements, hearings and legal proceedings.
  • Manage calendars for lawyers, hearings and briefings; providing appropriate reminders and deadlines. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of training in legal terminology or one year of experience in a legal office.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested may 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-27

Library Assistant

Closing Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 23142287

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 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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-25

Maintenance Worker Supervisor

Closing Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140237

MAINTENANCE WORKER SUPERVISOR

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - This position:

  • Performs all assigned maintenance jobs within the institution, the Ranch, Montana Correctional Enterprises and on any Department of Correction controlled property by communicating with the respective staff, assessing the maintenance needs, and completing all assigned work in a timely manner.
  • Performs preventative maintenance for machines and equipment such as replacing belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, and cleaning gears.
  • Records and files paperwork associated with maintenance activities, such as requesting supplies and materials, filing vehicle reports, logging duties, and checking out equipment. 
  • May perform general upkeep of buildings and properties. 
  • Assists carpenter, electrician, Machinist, and plumber or as directed by maintenance managers.
  • Will spend a large amount of the work time interacting, training and supervising inmate workers in the maintenance department.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent plus a minimum two years of experience in light duty construction or maintenance to include preventative maintenance.    
  • Two years of basic blueprint drawing or reading is preferred.  All alternative experience to be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Ability to obtain a low-pressure boiler license within one year of employment.
  • CDL license is preferred.
  • Must have and maintain a Montana driver’s license in good standing.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

Materials submitted but not requested may 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-25

Plumber

Closing Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24140382

PLUMBER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – 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.

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs damage control responsibilities as directed by the Maintenance Management Team to assess damages related to the plumbing trade and reporting all damages and corrective actions to the Maintenance Management Team for appropriate actions.
  • Performs security duties as assigned to maintain security by following and adhering to the policies and procedures of Montana State Prison.

This position must be able to perform in the environment of an Adult Correctional Facility. Must work under extremely stressful conditions, respond in emergency situations, work is performed in all areas of Montana State Prison and includes exposure to inmates who may be abusive and/or assaultive. You will be exposed to power tools, loud noises and fumes.  The environment, equipment involved, and the nature of contact with all custody levels of inmates is such that extreme precautions are needed. You must be able to respond in the event of emergent situations. There is considerable standing and walking on concrete floors, and exposure to frequent temperature extremes. Involves considerable and repetitive heavy lifting (40 to 60 lbs.). During emergency situations, the physical demands and time required of the position increase considerably. Supervisors must be able to work long hours for extended periods of time and are subject to callouts as needed.

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

Must be skilled in the use of:

  • Hand and power tools
  • Operation of all types of support equipment
  • 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 Drivers license.  Assists Plant Mangers with water distribution data collection and documentation for DEQ.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Deer Lodge 2024-02-25

Policy and Procedure Writer

Closing Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Helena
Position #: 24140439

POLICY AND PROCEDURE WRITER

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION

HELENA, MT

JOB OVERVIEW 

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • One year 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.

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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Helena 2024-02-29

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: March 07, 2024
Location: Great Falls
Position #: 24140419

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

GREAT FALLS PROBATION OFFICE

GREAT FALLS, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – 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.
  • Work is of the nature that Officers may work varying schedules to include nights and week-end hours and that the Officer may be called back to work at any hour of the day or night and be available 24/7 when called upon to assist any Department of Corrections Facility or Law Enforcement Agency. The Officer needs to physically make an arrest, defend selves, in high-risk volatile scenarios in and away from the office.
  • Travel for job may be required up to 10% of the time in addition to travel for training.

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 – Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • State of Montana Application

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

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

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

BENEFITS 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or Call 406-444-0029

Great Falls 2024-03-07

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: February 27, 2024
Location: Helena
Position #: 24140225

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

HELENA PROBATION OFFICE

HELENA, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - 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.
  • Work is of the nature that Officers may work varying schedules to include nights and week-end hours and that the Officer may be called back to work at any hour of the day or night and be available 24/7 when called upon to assist any Department of Corrections Facility or Law Enforcement Agency. The Officer needs to physically make an arrest, defend selves, in high-risk volatile scenarios in and away from the office.  
  • Travel for job may be required up to 10% of the time in addition to travel for training.

 

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 – Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • State of Montana Application

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

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

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

BENEFITS

Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!


Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Helena 2024-02-27

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: March 07, 2024
Location: Kalispell
Position #: 24140500

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

KALISPELL PROBATION OFFICE

KALISPELL, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – 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.
  • Work is of the nature that Officers may work varying schedules to include nights and week-end hours and that the Officer may be called back to work at any hour of the day or night and be available 24/7 when called upon to assist any Department of Corrections Facility or Law Enforcement Agency. The Officer needs to physically make an arrest, defend selves, in high-risk volatile scenarios in and away from the office.
  • Travel for job may be required up to 10% of the time in addition to travel for training.

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 – Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • State of Montana Application

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

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

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

BENEFITS 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!
  • This position is covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Benefit Association).  The successful applicant for this position who is eligible-retirement qualified will be required to participate in the VEBA group.  The VEBA group can take part in an annual election.  Any questions regarding the VEBA can be addressed to Charlotte Hafer, Corrections Human Resources 444-9809.

Questions? Email or Call 406-444-0029

Kalispell 2024-03-07

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: February 27, 2024
Location: Bozeman
Position #: 24140229

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

BOZEMAN PROBATION OFFICE

BOZEMAN, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - 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.
  • Work is of the nature that Officers may work varying schedules to include nights and week-end hours and that the Officer may be called back to work at any hour of the day or night and be available 24/7 when called upon to assist any Department of Corrections Facility or Law Enforcement Agency. The Officer needs to physically make an arrest, defend selves, in high-risk volatile scenarios in and away from the office.  
  • Travel for job may be required up to 10% of the time in addition to travel for training.

 

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 – Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • State of Montana Application

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

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

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

BENEFITS

Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Bozeman 2024-02-27

Program Services Manager

Closing Date: March 14, 2024
Location: Helena
Position #: 24140535

PROGRAM SERVICES MANAGER

CENTRAL SERVICES

HELENA, MT

JOB OVERVIEW 

This position plans, develops, and communicates a comprehensive statewide programming, treatment, and case management strategy on behalf of DOC for all state correctional facilities including treatment, pre-release, and assessment and sanction facilities, and state and contracted prisons. Additionally, this position leads programming, treatment, and case management operations at all DOC-operated secure and alt-care facilities and seeks to ensure enterprise-wide operational consistency and transparency while adhering to applicable laws, rules, regulations, licenses, standards, and processes. 

This position develops, implements, updates, and monitors policies, procedures, protocols, and metrics to ensure facilities are providing quality services, documenting, and tracking adequate and appropriate levels of service. This position will identify short- and long-term objectives that support overarching DOC goals and objectives and work with various internal and external partners to achieve them.

  • Determines organization structure, directs and guides the overall operations of Programming, Treatment, and Case Management efforts for DOC at all facilities.
  • Oversees inspection of contracted facilities to ensure facilities adhere to contract language, meet licensing requirements, and follow policies, laws, and regulations. 
  • Liaison with HSB around issues of treatment and care. 
  • Develops and maintains a liaison relationship with MT DPHHS and other similar mission-related entities.
  • Develops and delivers response to complaints and concerns from Governor's office, advocacy groups, offenders' families, victims, legislators, community leaders, and the general public.
  • Develops program goals / objectives and monitors achievement progress. Implements changes to programs or procedures as necessary. 
  • Oversees development and change-management processes of technology and related systems that support program operations management.
  • Develops operational plans and considers legislative intent, public relations, policies, laws and impact on federal rules and regulations.
  • Maintains awareness and understanding of expenditures within the budget appropriation.
  • Researches, interprets, and develops new policies and procedures to achieve consistency, clarity, and adherence to requirements.
  • Researches and prepares reports to support legislative requests.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of inter and intra-Agency meetings, State conferences/workshops, and other professional exchanges to represent program areas.
  • Consults with other federal, state, and local contacts to coordinate activities.
  • Provides mentoring, coaching, guidance, training, and support.
  • Interviews, selects, hires, and evaluates professional and support staff; plans and oversees the proper orientation, training, development, and supervision of all assigned program staff.
  • Develops and negotiates contracts with outside organizations and companies to provide necessary substance abuse services to Agency clients.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s degree in a discipline related to programming, behavioral health, social services, public administration, human services or other occupationally related fields; AND
  • 3 years of experience in program administration or program management; AND
  • 3 years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify.

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Helena 2024-03-14

Regional Administrative Assistant

Closing Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Great Falls
Position #: 24140181

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

PROBATION & PAROLE

GREAT FALLS MT

JOB OVERVIEW 

  • 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, 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 to:

  • 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 – Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Great Falls 2024-02-25

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: February 28, 2024
Location: Boulder
Position #: 24140333

REGISTERED NURSE

RIVERSIDE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

BOULDER, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – The Special Needs Unit provides 16-hour nursing coverage for the medical management of 27 special needs inmates.

  • Medical management includes initial screening/assessment, triage and appropriate referral, sick call, medication administration, med-surge, psych, urgent/emergent, continuous quality improvement, chronic care, infection control, and discharge planning.  
  • Patients need nursing care; therefore, working hours include days, afternoons, 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 Nursing and licensed to practice as an LPN or an RN in the state of Montana is required.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

  • State of Montana Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
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 

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Boulder 2024-02-28

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: February 28, 2024
Location: Billings
Position #: 24140334

REGISTERED NURSE

MONTANA WOMENS PRISON

BILLINGS, MT

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

This requisition will be posted until the closeout, or when filled, whichever comes first.

JOB OVERVIEW

  • 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.   
  • 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, 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

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

  • State of Montana Application
  • Resume
  • References
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

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Billings 2024-02-28

Research Analytics and Planning Bureau Chief

Closing Date: March 05, 2024
Location: Helena
Position #: 24140474

RESEARCH ANALYTICS AND PLANNING BUREAU CHIEF

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION

HELENA, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW - Are you a seasoned Research Analyst with a passion for data-driven decision-making and a knack for turning raw information into actionable insights? The Montana Department of Corrections is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Research Analytics and Planning Bureau Chief. This leadership position offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of our department through strategic data analysis and thoughtful research management.

In this pivotal role, you will demonstrate mastery in data collection by identifying and utilizing diverse sources, employing appropriate methods to gather relevant information. Your analytical expertise will be crucial as you compile, analyze, and interpret data from various studies, surveys, and sources, providing meaningful insights that guide informed decision-making. You will excel in planning and executing studies and surveys, utilizing sophisticated sampling techniques or complete enumeration bases to ensure comprehensive and accurate results.

Your commitment to data reliability and adjustment will be evident as you evaluate source information, weighing and adjusting raw data to enhance accuracy and credibility. Once gathered, you will organize study and survey results into formats compatible for analysis, using tools such as computers, models, or other methods. Proficiency in statistics will empower you to analyze and interpret data, highlighting significant differences in relationships among information sources and predicting trends crucial to strategic decision-making.

Your reporting excellence will shine through as you prepare clear, concise reports, conclusions, and forecasts based on data summaries, ensuring information is accessible and actionable. Visualization skills will come into play as you develop charts, spreadsheets, and other aids for effective analysis and presentation. Your documentation prowess will be vital as you prepare comprehensive research documents, describing methodology, limitations, results, and interpretations, ensuring transparency and accountability.

As a leader in the department, you will showcase adaptability by modifying and updating data collection or statistical models based on changing needs. Collaboration is key as you coordinate, collaborate, and communicate within the agency or business unit on research projects, fostering a culture of teamwork. In addition to your analytical responsibilities, you will take on a supervisory role, managing a team of three full-time employees, performing essential functions such as hiring, firing, performance management, discipline, work distribution, and employee development.

If you're ready to take on a leadership role that combines analytical excellence with managerial prowess, we invite you to apply for the Research Analytics and Planning Bureau Chief position at the Montana Department of Corrections. Join us in making a positive impact through data-driven decision-making and innovative research. Apply today and be a key player in shaping the future of corrections in Montana!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, economics, or a related field. 
  • Five years of related experience.  
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted. 

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS (Required for completed applications) - 
Please include a work sample (graph, table, fact sheet, report, etc.), or briefly summarize a research project you worked on, including the type(s) of analysis used and the statistics produced.


APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, Cover Letter, Supplemental Documents, and 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
  • Membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies)
  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.
  • For more information: https://statecareers.mt.gov/_docs/StatewideBenefitsFlyer.pdf

Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029

Helena 2024-03-05
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