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Clinical Therapist

Closing Date: July 05, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141578

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.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

 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 2024-07-05

Correctional Officer - MSP

Closing Date: June 25, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141493

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.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

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 2024-06-25

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: June 24, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141675

REGISTERED NURSE

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW –

This position will help provide medical management of 1400+ inmates in various medical areas within the Montana State Prison. 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.

 The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024 in accordance   with HB13.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A college degree in Registered Nursing
  • 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
  • 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 2024-06-24

Administrative Assistant - P&P

Closing Date: June 26, 2024
Location: Miles City
Position #: 24141594

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

PROBATION & PAROLE

MILES CITY,  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.
The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

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

Miles City 2024-06-26

Case Specialist

Closing Date: June 26, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141653

CASE SPECIALIST

MONTANA STATE PRISON

REHAB AND PROGRAMS

DEER LODGE, MT


JOB OVERVIEW

  • Assess program and client needs and ensure that program objectives are met.
  • Work with community members and other stakeholders to identify necessary programs and services.
  • Identify, suggest, or implement improvements to programs and services.
  • Prepares budget or grant documents and approves expenditures.
  • Plan and oversee outreach activities.
  • Review, interpret, and monitor compliance to guidelines, laws and regulations.
  • Prepare reports.
  • May provide training or technical assistance to partners.
  • May investigate complaints and suspected violations.
  • May coordinate activities of program committees or other groups and plan procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree

Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

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

Deer Lodge 2024-06-26

Case Specialist - Alternative, Inc

Closing Date: July 04, 2024
Location: Billings
Position #: 24141652

CASE SPECIALIST - ALTERNATIVES, INC

REHAB AND PROGRAMS

BILLINGS, MT

JOB OVERVIEW 

  • Assess program and client needs and ensure that program objectives are met.
  • Work with community members and other stakeholders to identify necessary programs and services.
  • Identify, suggest, or implement improvements to programs and services.
  • Prepares budget or grant documents and approves expenditures.
  • Plan and oversee outreach activities.
  • Review, interpret, and monitor compliance to guidelines, laws and regulations.
  • Prepare reports.
  • May provide training or technical assistance to partners.
  • May investigate complaints and suspected violations.
  • May coordinate activities of program committees or other groups and plan procedures.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree

Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

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

Billings 2024-07-04

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Billings
Position #: 24141000

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 2024-06-30

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Miles City
Position #: 24141001

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 2024-06-30

Crime Investigator

Closing Date: June 25, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141564

CRIME INVESTIGATOR

PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

DEER LODGE, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW

The Criminal Investigator works closely with Office of Investigations’ Investigators, Intelligence Analyst, and Intelligence Research Specialists to conduct a variety of investigations and to gather intelligence within the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC), and its contract facilities.  The types of cases investigated can be either criminal or administrative and may involve violations of facility or departmental rules, regulations, policies, or violations of law on the part of prisoners, staff, or visitors.  The Criminal Investigator will primarily conduct criminal investigations occurring within Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Montana.  These investigations include the crimes of murder, aggravated assault, sexual assault, illegal use of drugs, introduction of contraband, robbery, theft, arson, and fraud. 

Additional duties as follows:

  • Prepare case management plans, records, and reports that detail investigation progress and findings for criminal investigations.
  • Review with attorneys, prosecutors, or other law enforcement the allegations, case issues, and evidence to determine whether to proceed with prosecution.
  • Obtain, serve, and use search and arrest warrants.
  • Testify before juries or grand juries concerning criminal investigations.
  • Collaborate and develop relationships with other offices and agencies to obtain or exchange information regarding criminal investigations.
  • May perform undercover duties.
  • May administer crime prevention, public service, or other special service programs such as counter-terrorism, missing persons, wildlife trafficking, or counter-narcotics.
  • Investigate criminal cases requiring coordination in multiple jurisdictions or across multiple agencies.
  • Review case reports or information provided by other officers or investigators and make recommendations.
  • Conduct criminal investigations into crime organizations or enterprises, including conspiracy cases. 
  • May perform specialized forensic analysis of records, in areas such as forensic accounting or forensic computer analysis. 

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma.
  • Three years of criminal, investigative, or law-enforcement experience.
  • Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.
  • Must obtain POST certification within one year of hire as required by 7-32-303, MCA.
  • Must meet the following statutory requirements established under 44-2-113 and 7-32-303, MCA:
  • Sound and active physical and mental condition.
  • Good moral character.
  • Residency in Montana.
  • Citizenship in the United States.
  • Valid Montana driver’s license.
  • Pass preservice testing, screening, and training.
  • At least 20 years of age at the date of the preservice test.

POST certification is preferred.
 

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

Deer Lodge 2024-06-25

Dairy Foreman

Closing Date: July 07, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141671

DAIRY FOREMAN

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) provides employment and training opportunities for eligible institutional inmates, consistent with the Mission of the Department of Corrections, to hold inmates accountable through work, skill development and restitution, while maintaining public safety and trust.

The MCE Agricultural operations include beef cattle, dairy cattle, crops, feedlot, land management, dairy milking parlor, dairy processing, wild land fire crew and other associated programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating program activities or contracted services for a program.
  • Performing quality assurance reviews for compliance with program guidelines or related regulations.
  • Entering, tracking, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting program data.
  • Interacting, providing guidance, and communicating with community, clients, contractors, or other state agencies to facilitate program activities.
  • May be assisting with requests for proposals or grant funding applications.
  • May be reporting complaints, issues, and suspected violations of program requirements.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert responding to elevated complaints or issues from the general public, clients, local, state, or federal agencies.
  • Analyzing documents, data, and reports for program noncompliance and initiates corrective actions.
  • Determining adequacy of services and recommend identified improvements to a program manager or other executive.
  • Assisting program managers, executives, or others by researching impacts to the program resulting from changes or proposed changes to policy, rule, or legislation.
  • May be attending federal reviews, inspecting, visiting, or investigating contractor work or sites to determine level of service delivery and ensure compliance.
  • Training the inmate work force for employment opportunities in the operation of a dairy farm, including operation of computerized milking and milk testing equipment, veterinary services, animal husbandry and certified laboratory testing.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting  July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural field or four years of agricultural experience. 
  • Three years of relevant experience, including a minimum of one in a supervisory capacity. 
  • Experience must include having a thorough working knowledge of the operation of a dairy farm or working cattle ranch.
  • Endorsements, certifications or training directly related to a dairy farm or working cattle ranch, and/or training and supervising hard to train workers, students or inmates will be given hiring preference. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • State of Montana Application
  • References

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 2024-07-07

Electrician

Closing Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141609

ELECTRICIAN

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - 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:

  • Installs and maintains wiring, control, and lighting systems.
  • Reads blueprints or technical diagrams. 
  • Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Identifies electrical problems using a variety of testing devices.
  • Installs and connects power supplies to and between machines and equipment by following manuals, schematics, and blueprints.
  • Tests malfunctioning equipment and repair or replace faulty wires, cables, or electronic components.
  • Inspects electrical components, such as transformers, connections, and equipment, to identify hazards, defects, adjustments, repairs, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Performs electrician work unsupervised.
  • Lays out work for electric jobs.
  • May supervise apprentice electrician; ratio of apprenticeship supervision is no more than one apprentice electrician to one journeyman electrician.
  • Supervises inmate workers.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

QUALIFICATIONS - Meet the licensed electrician requirements listed under 37-68-301, MCA

Completion of an approved inside wireman apprenticeship program in the electrical trade or completion of an appropriate training program conducted by a bona fide union or trade association. Third party verification of (8,000) hours of legally obtained practical experience in installing, and repairing of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power in residential construction consisting of less than five living units in a single structure. [37-68-305, MCA]

Or;

Worked in the electrical maintenance field for at least (20,000) hours, accompanied by written certification by the applicant’s employer that the applicant has attained at least (20,000) hours in the electrical maintenance field while working for the employer. A minimum of (8,000) of these hours must be practical experience. [37-68-305, MCA]

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Resume
  • References
  • 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 2024-06-30

Human Resource Bureau Chief

Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Helena
Position #: 24141805

HUMAN RESOURCE BUREAU CHIEF

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

HELENA, MT

The Montana Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a passionate, public service-orientated Human Resources Manager who can effectively lead human resources operations in a diverse department with multiple locations and facilities. 

The HR Manager develops the overall direction and administration of human resources and related functional areas for the department. The position establishes strategic plans and objectives for recruitment, retention, compensation, labor relations, employee wellness and engagement, and compliance with state and federal employment programs and regulations, in addition to other areas as identified and directed by senior management. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Workforce Planning and Development 

  • Develops the overall direction of human resources for the department.
  • Directs workforce planning and development activities to support department strategic and administrative plans.
  • Oversees human resources policies and procedures and ensures compliance with state and federal employment regulations.
  • Researches and analyzes potential consequences of developments in statutory, economic, and demographic conditions that could affect the quality, effectiveness, and well-being of the workforce and department operations.

Labor Relations

  • Develops and maintains effective union relations. 
  • Represents the department on statewide labor relations committees.

HR Office Management

  • Leads and directs Human Resources in providing professional personnel services to administrators, managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Integrates human resource activities at the department facilities with the central office through direct contact with facility management and HR staff.
  • Determines and manages budget for human resources operations through research, planning, and requesting budgetary authority through department and legislative processes.
  • Provides oversight, direction, consultation and assignment of duties to human resources staff including hiring, evaluating, training and developing, and disciplining. 

This position requires occasional travel including to Department of Corrections locations throughout the state. 

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

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Extensive knowledge of human resources, business management and organizational behavior concepts, principles and practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of human resources law and policy.
  • Ability to identify and cultivate mutually beneficial associations with key stakeholders to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively both in oral and written communications including public speaking.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies, clients, other agency personnel, the legislature and the media.
  • Ability to make appropriate or acceptable compromises in order to meet goals and to garner support and cooperation from others.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, define complex problems, and provide effective solutions. 
  • Ability to establish goals and structures, and examine the quality of services provided and take action to implement corrective measures as necessary.  
  • Ability to function under pressure and manage conflicting points of view.
  • Ability to demonstrate discretion, integrity, and fair-mindedness.
  • Ability to manage multiple sensitive or controversial issues simultaneously. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Administration/Management, Business Administration/Management, Organizational Development, Communication, Psychology or related field. 
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience administering human resources.
  • Three years of human resources supervisory experience.
  • Master’s degree and professional certification as an HCI PHR or SPHR or SHRM-CP or SCP preferred.

Other combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Applications submitted without required materials may not be considered.

Please make sure all required attachments are marked as RELEVANT.

Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Questions? Email or call 406-444-0029
Helena 2024-04-28

Human Resource Generalist

Closing Date: July 08, 2024
Location: Helena
Position #: 24141760

HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION

HELENA, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW  

This position performs Human Resources Generalist support in multiple areas of HR including but not limited to: 

  • Policy and procedure,
  • Job analysis/evaluation
  • Staffing/recruitment
  • Job classification
  • Compensation administration
  • Employee/labor relations
  • Safety/workers' compensation
  • Performance management
  • Training/development
  • Employee investigations
  • Employment separations
  • Reporting/record keeping
  • Equal employment opportunity. 

This position will act as the direct HR support liaison for one or more assigned departmental work units or facilities.

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field and two years of dedicated human resources experience is required. 
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be substituted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • State of Montana Application

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

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

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

BENEFITS 

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 2024-07-08

IT Service Desk

Closing Date: June 26, 2024
Location: Helena
Position #: 24141719

IT SERVICE DESK

CENTRAL SERVICES

HELENA, MT

JOB OVERVIEW 

  • Assist customers and users with computer or technology-related problems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
  • Answer questions and train users about computer processes and procedures.
  • Maintain records of technical issues, customer problems, and actions taken to resolve problems.
  • Resolve technical support issues for non-technical users.
  • Setup hardware and software for users.
  • Provide training to users for software programs and peripheral hardware such as printers.
  • May assist with computer testing.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Associate degree in information technology or related field.
  • One year of experience working on a help desk or in a desktop support role.
  • Other combinations of education, certification or experience may be substituted.

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 2024-06-26

Licensed Addiction Counselor

Closing Date: July 03, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141763

LICENSED ADDICTION COUNSELOR

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW – This position provides group and individual counseling in a non-therapeutic environment.  Provide and maintain appropriate documentation.  Case management, as needed, of admitted clients.

  • Diagnosing chemical dependency in prospective clients and subsequent placement in appropriate modality of treatment. 
  • Facilitating groups and maintaining individual contacts as needed to move the chemically dependent criminal offender from resistance to self-change through participating in treatment services.
  • Developing individual treatment plans for each admitted client to address problems created by chemical use.
  • Utilize motivational enhancement strategies to encourage clients to overcome any defense mechanisms that may excuse further chemical use.
  • Uses best practices for the field and maintains minimum education requirements for renewal of licensure.
  • Ability to implement programs, lead group therapy, provide individual treatment, make differential diagnosis of substance abuse, establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and inmates, to communicate effectively in writing and develop treatment plans.
  • Ability to respond to crises situations involving substance abuse and institutional need.
  • A working knowledge of chemical dependency therapy techniques, interview skills, and problems associated with substance abuse criminal personality issues and their impact in chemical dependency treatment, as well as treatment delivery problems in a prison environment.  

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024 in accordance with HB13. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling or a Bachelor of Arts or Science with specific course work related to chemical dependency. 
  • Licensure or license eligible as an Addiction Counselor. Maintaining licensure through continuing education.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • State of Montana Application
  • 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

Deer Lodge 2024-07-03

Maintenance Worker

Closing Date: July 14, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141428

MAINTENANCE WORKER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW - This position:

  • Performs preventative maintenance for machines and equipment such as replacing belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, and cleaning gears.
  • Inspect, test, and adjust systems such as pumps, alarms, gauges, heating and cooling, and electrical components; notifying others when issues require licensed trades or craftsman. 
  • Record and file 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. 
  • This position 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 
  • 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 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 2024-07-14

Pharmacy Assistant

Closing Date: June 27, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141723

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

JOB OVERVIEW

  • Help and support the medication delivery system at Montana State Prison to ensure medications are ordered, processed and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Maintains patients’ records, assists in processing medication orders and tracks delivery of medications from the mail-order pharmacy vendor.
  • Ensure that inmates transferred to various locations in the system and those discharged from the system have an adequate supply of medication.
  • Reports to the Director of Nursing or designated nursing supervisor and provides administrative support function to same.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Two years’ experience in a pharmacy or medical office setting, preferably as a lead worker.
  • Prefer a certification as a registered Pharmacy technician.

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

Deer Lodge 2024-06-27

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: June 25, 2024
Location: Polson
Position #: 24141593

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

POLSON PROBATION OFFICE

POLSON, 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.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

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.


QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Probation and parole officers must have at least a college degree in a related field such as criminology, psychology, social work, sociology, or guidance and counseling and some formal training in behavioral sciences.
  • Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the department. Related work experience in the areas listed in subsection (1)(b) may be substituted for educational requirements at the rate of 1 year of experience for 9 months formal education if approved by the department. All present employees are exempt from this requirement but are encouraged to further their education at the earliest opportunity.  (b) Work experience that may be substituted for the educational requirements in subsection (1)(a) includes experience in the areas of corrections/detention, criminology, education, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, law, law enforcement, social work, sociology, psychiatric nursing, or guidance and counseling.


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

Polson 2024-06-25

Recreation and Behavior Health Care Planner

Closing Date: June 24, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141381

RECREATION AND BEHAVIOR HEALTH CARE PLANNER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

 

JOB OVERVIEW - This position is assigned to the Psychiatric Nurse under the Psychiatrist and Health Services Administrator. 

  • 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.
  • Provide treatment services and recreation activities using a variety of techniques to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of clients.
  • Help reduce symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety, and help clients recover basic motor functions and reasoning abilities. 
  • 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.

The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.

QUALIFICATIONS - Generally acquired through a combination of education and experience.

  • 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
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
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 


  • 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 2024-06-24

Transportation Officer - East Region

Closing Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 24141732

TRANSPORTATION OFFICER - EAST REGION

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. Transportation Officers are responsible for a wide variety of security duties relative to the safe, orderly, and cost-effective operation of inmate transports for the Montana Department of Corrections. 

  • Supervise offenders, on and off property
  • Conducts thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings, and grounds
  • Performs security observation and inspection
  • Prepares documentation regarding institutional matters, such as incident reports, disciplinary documentation, counts and logs
  • Operates security equipment
  • Recognizes critical behavior and provides intervention for offenders
  • Restrains and controls offenders
  • Responds to emergencies
  • Enforces and follows rules and regulations
  • Ensures offenders’ basic needs are met
  • May be assigned to full time Transportation duty
  • Secure transportation of inmates

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

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 must be completed prior to interviewing for position.
  • Basic POST Certification is preferred, must be obtained within one year.
     

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • State of Montana Application
  • Resume

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

  • 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 2024-06-30

Victim Liaison

Closing Date: July 05, 2024
Location: Billings
Position #: 24141638

JOB OVERVIEW

Coordinate interagency safety planning for victims of high-risk offenders confined in MDOC facilities, county jails, or living in the community under supervision of the Department.
  • Receives and evaluates referrals from multiple sources identifying offender behavior indicating risk to victims
  • Contacts victims to assess risk and interest in services
  • Identifies specific victim needs and refers to resources
  • Assists with reunification efforts and education/risk reduction in Domestic Violence Cases
  • Assists with Domestic Violence Specialized Caseloads if available
  • Provides Family Group/Team Meetings to assist in mitigating risk and reducing victim concerns
  • Convenes departmental staff, victim’s support network and community team members to develop a coordinated safety plan
  • Facilitates communication among victim and team members
  • Communicates safety plan details
  • Monitors implementation of plan, adjusting as needed
  • Remains a member of the victim’s support system throughout the offender’s supervision under MDOC to include:
  • Repeat Family Group/Team Meetings as needed to support risk reduction
  • Victim Impact Statement Assistance
  • Referral to MDOC restorative justice programs for possible participation
  • Supports victim through parole and conditional release processes and as the offender’s sentence discharges to ensure continuity of care
Collaborate with Probation and Parole Officers during the Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) process, the risk assessment process, the development of offender supervision plans, the conditional release process and reentry planning to ensure that information from victim(s) is appropriately considered and integrated into these processes.
  • In high-risk situations, assists with developing a relationship with the victim and assists with the victim impact statement portion of the process; or
  • Completes the PSI as determined appropriate
  • Completes risk assessment
  • Works with victim, the victim’s support network, Family Group/Team Meeting members and staff to develop and coordinate a safety plan
  • Communicates with prison and community corrections staff regarding victim safety concerns and proximity issues
  • Recommends alternative offender placements as appropriate
  • Evaluates need for geographic restrictions or exceptions to release to county of origin 
  • Works with staff to develop supervision conditions and compliance monitoring plans
Develop and maintain a network of collaborative partnerships with victim advocates, criminal justice agencies, and other community-based service providers in support of victim safety during offender reintegration into the community in high-risk situations.
  • Assesses capacity of criminal justice and social service agencies in the service area to meet the needs of crime victims
  • Participates in local networking and service coordination meetings to facilitate and develop a stronger local service network for victims as well as more efficient protocols for collaboration and referral
  • Maintains open communication and durable working relationships with local agency partners
Provide training to prisons, community partners, and field staff regarding Victim Services Program functions and responds effectively to the needs of crime victims.
  • Trains in academies and other settings
  • Provides in-service training to prison case managers, community corrections facilities, local Probation and Parole offices, and supervisors regarding effective responses to victims’ needs and concerns
  • Effectively deescalates emotionally charged victim situations, notifying appropriate parties of concerns
  • Provides to crime victims: crisis counseling and intervention, follow-up counseling, personal and/or legal advocacy, order of protection assistance, victim impact statement assistance, notification registration information, information and referral, accurate and timely information to victims of crime
The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or related field.
  • Three years of experience in a position in which the primary job responsibility is providing services to victims of crime; or a total of five years of experience in a position in which the primary job responsibility is providing services to victims of crime is equivalent.
  • Serving as a volunteer under a victim services program is considered experience and should be included in work history.
  • Credentialing within 18 months of start date.

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

Billings 2024-07-05

Warden

Closing Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Billings
Position #: 24140778

WARDEN

MONTANA WOMEN'S PRISON

BILLINGS, MT

JOB OVERVIEW - This position provides operational business management, direction, and resource allocation for administration at an organization.  Perform operational management functions for the organization. This is a management position that oversees operations, implements policies and is responsible for overall safety at Montana Women's Prison.

  • Integrates public safety, administration goals, public perception, and community, financial, and legal concerns to manage all aspects of the facility assigned, as well as contracted services and facilities.  Ultimately responsible for multiple unique or diverse aspects of the facility and contracts, including the following: a wide range of inmate security levels, a racially diverse and aging population, juveniles (in the case of Pine Hills Correctional Facility), and/or juveniles tried as adults, diverse treatment and rehabilitation needs, medical and ADA needs, daily needs, and facility operations and maintenance.  Weighs and balances risk of management plans for these unique and diverse aspects to maintain security at all levels of the facility and provide for public safety while also rehabilitating offenders and ensuring they receive the best possible treatment. 
  • Designs and manages strategic implementation plans for new initiatives.
  • Manages numerous legal cases for the Department of Corrections and the assigned facility. 
  • May fulfill rare, but highly scrutinized statutory obligations, including administering executions performed in the state. 
  • Serves as expert on offenders and the prison system.  Ensures safety and security of the public and responds to public and media concerns regarding public safety.  Functions as the highest-level contact for legislative inquiries regarding the prison system and develops and makes correctional best practice recommendations. 
  • Demonstrates exceptional ability to coordinate competing high-level variables and develop and influence relationships.   Work demands daily interaction with potentially violent inmates.  Available 24 hours a day for emergency response.  
  • Integrates structured treatment environments, education opportunities and rehabilitative programming with facility operations and programs to provide offenders (which may include adults and/or youth) the treatment, education, vocational training, and care they need while ensuring the best possible security and public relations outcomes for the Department of Corrections. 

QUALIFICATIONS - MCA 53-30-102. Qualifications of warden of state prison and warden of women's prison.

  • The warden of the Montana State Prison and the Warden of the Women's Prison must be persons trained through education and experience in directing a training, rehabilitation, or custodial program in a penal institution.
  • Five or more years of combined experience and education which provides an extensive knowledge of corrections, management, budgeting best practices, and thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations governing corrections required. 
  • Knowledge of the legislative process required.


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 may not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT.
     

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is open until filled with frequent screening of applicants.

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 2024-06-30
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