Careers

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

Closing Date: 01-31-2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143789

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Two years of progressively responsible Correctional Officer experience is preferred.

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

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

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

 

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

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

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

   

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 01-31-2023

Correctional Officer

Closing Date: 12-11-2022
Location: Billings
Position #: 22143112

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

MONTANA WOMEN’S PRISON

BILLINGS, MT

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

 

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

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

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

 

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

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

 Be a citizen of the United States of America;

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

   

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Billings 12-11-2022

Accounting Technician

Closing Date: 12-26-2022
Location: Helena
Position #: 22144028

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

FINANCIAL SERVICES BUREAU

HELENA, MT

The Accounting Bureau is a component of the Administrative and Financial Services Division within the Department of Corrections.  The Accounting Bureau performs all accounting, collection, and payroll functions.  The Bureau also analyzes, and if needed, revises documents prepared by institutions.  It may also originate such documents.

This position performs accounting work in the development and maintenance of the Department’s accounting systems.  Major areas of concern are Personal Services, Inmate Accounts, Accounts Payable, and accounts receivable.

QUALIFICATIONS - Associate degree in accounting, business, or related field.  One year of accounting or other applicable experience. Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

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

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 12-26-2022

Administrative Assistant

Closing Date: 12-22-2022
Location: Helena
Position #: 22143787

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

HELENA, MT

MISSION - Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

JOB OVERVIEW –

Performs administrative and secretarial duties with wide latitude for exercising discretion and judgment.  Relays pertinent information between the field and central office keeping Public Safety Division management abreast of information and developments.

Manages phone calls, complaints and concerns with offenders, offender’s families, criminal justice system members and the general public. Provides information to criminal justice agencies, other state agencies, offenders, offenders’ families, victims, and to the general public on P&P cases.

 

Creates and/or prepares letters, policies, and memos, forms, meeting schedules, reports, etc., for Public Safety Division managers using word processing, spreadsheet, and database and/or presentation software. Maintains data logs in established software programs and produces statistical information upon request. Submits OMIS/Network/ePass access forms to IT for the staff. Assists in entering VINE information into OMIS. Maintains, updates, and distributes the P&P staff listing Department-wide. Develops and maintains necessary filing system for PPD. Manages and routes PPD/PFB documents according to established office procedures and/or the state’s Records Management system. 

 

Coordinates and schedules meetings involving staff.  Prepares information for meetings such as the agenda.  Ensures that information is distributed to the meeting participants and other involved parties. Attends the meetings, as requested; records, compiles, transcribes and distributes the meeting minutes.  Coordinates attendees to discuss issues for inclusion in agenda, time and location of the meeting, and their role in the proceedings.   Incumbent must be able to interpret the various components of meeting discussions and put it into a format that can be understood and used as needed. Follows-up to ensure assigned tasks are completed.

 

Assists individual Public Safety Division managers with scheduling, including making appointments and planning itineraries. As requested, makes all necessary travel arrangements for staff.

Requests, receives, and distributes supplies needed to maintain efficient operations.  Ensures P&P Officers are provided with appropriate equipment; tracks the numbering system for officer badges to ensure badge numbers are not duplicated.   

QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma and 2 years of experience performing a variety of office support or clerical work. Other combinations of education and experience may be substituted.

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

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

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

 

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 12-22-2022

Clinical Psychologist

Closing Date: 12-20-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143950

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

MISSION Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

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

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

Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college or university. 

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

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

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

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

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

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

 

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-20-2022

Clinical Therapist

Closing Date: 12-23-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22142609

CLINICAL THERAPIST

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

 

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

 

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

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-23-2022

Clinical Therapist

Closing Date: 01-28-2023
Location: Miles City
Position #: 22143940

CLINICAL THERAPIST

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.

The Rehabilitation & Programs Division emphasizes the importance of prevention and wellness regarding offender mental health treatment by delivering evidence-based services to meet the needs of incarcerated men who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness, acute emotional disturbances, and to prevent suicide and self-harm.  As the clinical therapist in the Pine Hills Correctional Facility Clinical Services Division, this position will deliver evidence-based treatment to our juvenile and adult resident population while helping to identify those residents that need mental health services through mental health screening and assessment services and performance of group and individual therapy.

Pine Hills Correctional Facility (PHCF) is secure correctional facility housing both juvenile and adult male offenders committed to the Department of Corrections.  PHCF provides educational, vocational, medical, clinical, recreation, group living and other services to treat the emotional, social and educational needs of these males.  This position is part of a clinical team providing services to the resident population at PHCF.

QUALIFICATIONS - Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or counseling with 1 to 2 years of job-related experience.  Must be licensed or able to be licensed as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) by the state of Montana.  Must be licensed within three years of hire date. 

Duel-licensure as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and licensed addiction counselor (LAC) is preferred.  Preference may be given to candidates with correctional experience.

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application and a Resume.

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Miles City 01-28-2023

Food Factory Supervisor Trainer

Closing Date: 01-31-2023
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143961

FOOD FACTORY SUPERVISOR TRAINER

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

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

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

 

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

 

 REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

 

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 01-31-2023

Grievance Manager

Closing Date: 12-11-2022
Location: Helena
Position #: 22143925

GRIEVANCE MANAGER

PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

HELENA, MT

MISSION - Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

JOB OVERVIEW – This position will support, plan, or direct the grievance’s filed with the Montana Department of Corrections. This position will oversee all aspects of the grievance program, including policies, program requirements, funding sources, budgets, data analysis and reporting requirements. Review, interpret and monitor compliance to guidelines, laws and regulations. May investigate complaints and violations within the Montana Department of Corrections. This position with supervise at least 2 full time employees, perform management for department including hiring, firing, performance management, discipline, work distribution and employee development.

QUALIFICATIONS -

Bachelor’s degree, 2 years of directly related experience and 1 year of supervisory or lead worker experience.

Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

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

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

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

 

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 12-11-2022

Network Systems Analyst

Closing Date: 12-20-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143937

NETWORK SYSTEMS ANALYST

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION

DEER LODGE, MT

The bureau is responsible for the overall network architecture and standards for workstations used on the network. The Local Area Network (LAN) Support Section of the bureau operates several statewide Area Networks (WAN) and provides support to all divisions within the department. This includes new installations, network changes, performance monitoring, LAN and WAN security, and high-level problem resolution. The LAN Support Section provides these technical support functions for the department statewide, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. Section staff provides support to staff in all department locations throughout the state and provides support to the Regional Prisons.

This position is required to work at very technical level on the department’s LANs and WANs. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring network integrity and participating on project teams involving the department, other state and federal agencies, and other technical staff and vendors. This position takes part in the decision process related to LAN and WAN security, workstation direction, policies, control and interconnection.

QUALIFICATIONS - Associate degree in computer science or related field and 3 years relevant experience. A total of five years of relevant experience may be substituted to meet these qualifications.  Alternative combinations of education and experience to be considered.

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-20-2022

Physical Education/Health Teacher

Closing Date: 01-07-2023
Location: Miles City
Position #: 22143750

PHYSICAL EDUCATION / HEALTH TEACHER

PINE HILLS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

MILES CITY, MT

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

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

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

 

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

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Miles City 01-07-2023

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: 12-19-2022
Location: Glasgow
Position #: 22143764

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

GLASGOW PROBATION OFFICE

GLASGOW, MT

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

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

 

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

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

Travel may be required.

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

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

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

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

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

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Glasgow 12-19-2022

Probation & Parole Officer

Closing Date: 12-21-2022
Location: Hamilton
Position #: 22143818

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER

HAMILTON PROBATION OFFICE

HAMILTON, MT

 

MISSION - Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

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.

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

Travel may be required.

 

 

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

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

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

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

   

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

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

 

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Hamilton 12-21-2022

Probation & Parole Supervisor

Closing Date: 12-26-2022
Location: Butte
Position #: 22144017

PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER II

BUTTE PROBATION OFFICE

BUTTE, MT

 

MISSION - Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

JOB OVERVIEW – Probation and Parole (P&P) is a Division within the Department of Corrections (DOC) and is responsible for the statewide supervision and rehabilitation of approximately 7500 adult felony offenders.  Probation and Parole plays a vital role in managing the overall system.  Probation and Parole is the only corrections program that has contact with, or control of, virtually every person convicted of a felony criminal violation.  This contact begins with a pre-sentence investigation, which may lead to a prison term, and usually ends in subsequent release back into the community under supervision.  The Probation and Parole role in communities includes counseling, coordinating treatment and rehabilitation services, overseeing offenders to ensure public safety by successfully reintegrating the offender into society, placements, and intermediate sanctions.

 

POIIs are also called upon to arrest, detain violators, and testify in district court information hearings relative to sentencing or revocation of client’s probation or parole status.  Officers are trained to handle situations if probation & parole offenders or inmates become hostile & pose a physical threat. This requires the use of Oleoresin Capsicum “O.C. Spray” and firearms and carrying handcuffs. May be called back to work at any hour of the day and an officer may need to physically make an arrest, engage in forced entry and either employ or be in proximity of firearms or other dangerous weapons and access closed or hazardous areas. Must reside in area and be within a 30-minute response time to the office. May be occasionally scheduled to work alternative shifts such as evenings and weekends. Travel is required. 

 

Personnel

Interview, hire, train appraise, reward/discipline, advance/terminate employees; complete performance evaluations on POs; approve and submit time sheets. Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.  Provides coaching, mentoring, and discipline as needed to ensure professional growth of staff.  Identifies developmental training needs of employees to assist in continued growth of knowledge and skills. Offer specific training programs to help staff maintain or improve job skills.  Schedules and facilitates regular staff meetings with Probation and Parole staff.

 

Reviews Reports of Violation written by Probation and Parole Officers prior to the report being submitted to the revoking authority. Oversees the issue of equipment for Probation and Parole staff, including firearms and state vehicles.  Oversees the evidence room and assist assigned Probation and Parole Officers on proper storage as per policy.  Screens, trains, evaluates, and supervises college interns/citizen volunteers and/or coordinates their internship/volunteer work with the assistance of Probation and Parole staff.  Conducts regular case management audits as required per policy.

 

Program

  • In the absence of the Regional Deputy Chief, POII must perform all duties of the Regional Administrator.

Assists in the planning of Community Corrections Facilities, Regional Prisons and Intensive Supervision Programs.  

  • May assist with screening for community placement of those offenders that are in a secure facility such as a regional prison. Supervises the Intensive Supervision Program as assigned. Authorizes the placement of DOC committed offenders.  
  • Coordinates and facilitates transfers of in-state offenders when requested by another office. Assigns cases accordingly for offenders requesting to transfer their supervision. May serve as a liaison with various outside agencies, including but not limited to; local law enforcement, the Court system, county jail, Department of Health and Human Services, and chemical dependency treatment providers.
  • Performs public relations duties as assigned, including but not limited to: answering questions and complaints from the public, speaking at public hearings, and giving presentations to the public. Receives the itemized bills for jail costs of Department of Corrections' residents/clients from County Sheriff's office.  Reviews the claims for accuracy and pre-approves for Regional Administrator.

 

Administrative Hearings

Conduct Hearings that protect the public and ensures the rights of both male and female inmates, parolees, probationers, and conditionally released offenders are adhered to through the impartial application of hearing procedures that incorporate all applicable due process rights.  Ensures fair and consistent administrative hearings. Conducts Preliminary On-site Hearings on parolees and interstate offenders to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that they have violated conditions of their release. Conducts Disciplinary Hearings on inmates who have been placed into a Community Corrections Center and on conditionally released offenders. Conducts disciplinary hearings held on Ten-Day Furlough inmates temporarily released from a secure facility or community-based program, and who have allegedly violated his/her ten-day furlough program.  Conducts Intervention Hearings on parolees, probationers, and conditional release offenders to determine conditions the offender is not complying with, and to develop a formal contract to achieve compliance.  To include Sanctions, offenders to custody and treatment.  As they render their hearing disposition the offenders are placed in the most appropriate placement by the respective hearing officer.

 

Liaison Officer with the Community Corrections Centers

Acts as the liaison with the local Community Corrections Center, which may include the men's and women’s pre-release center, the Connections Corrections Program, the Treasure State Correctional Training Center, the Missoula Assessment and Sanction Center, the Billings Assessment and Sanction Center, and the Warm Springs Addiction Treatment and Change Program.  May assist the DOC Compliance Monitoring team to evaluate the Community Corrections Center's Personnel and Safety Policies ensuring compliance with Department of Corrections' guidelines. Authorizes Center residents to travel outside the boundaries of the county, for the Department of Corrections through weekly resident evaluations. Assists the Institutional Probation and Parole Officers when assigning cases and coordinating discharge planning and reentry of inmates being released from a secure facility or community-based program.  Serves as a member of the Community Corrections Center candidate screening committee by reviewing prison records for compliance with institution rules and regulations.  Consults with Community Corrections Center staff and resident/clients regarding parole planning and parole screening.  Completes initial "sign-up" for resident/clients paroling or discharging their sentences to locations outside the Probation and Parole district. Coordinates and oversees the conditional release process for those offenders who are in a Community Corrections Center and who are requesting release.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - 3 years of experience in Probation and Parole AND Bachelor's degree in behavioral science such as criminology, psychology, social work, sociology, or guidance and counseling. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for the educational requirement.

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INFORMATION

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

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

   

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

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Butte 12-26-2022

Range Supervisor

Closing Date: 12-19-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143896

RANGE SUPERVISOR

MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES

DEER LODGE, MT

Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) provides vocational education and training to offenders which reduces recidivism, increases public safety and alleviates a greater dependence on general fund for corrections, as MCE staff serve as security during the workday. 

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. 

The incumbent along with the MCE Agriculture Director and Agricultural staff are responsible for implementing the managerial and operational plans for the MCE Ranch’s 1,600+ head beef cattle enterprise, supervising and training inmate workers in all aspects of the beef cattle enterprise, assisting other MCE Agriculture employees in their efforts to ensure the success of the MCE Agriculture Program and the overall MCE Division.

The primary responsibility for all MCE positions is safety and security of the staff, inmates and the general public. 

The incumbent in this position is very important to the success of the beef cattle operation and the entire MCE Agriculture Program. They are responsible for most of the day-to-day decisions and have input to ranch management on larger and more far-reaching issues of policy and long-range planning.  When properly managed, the beef cattle enterprise is the most profitable part of the MCE Agriculture Program. 

It is imperative that the incumbent possess the ability to make sound decisions, have dedication and a firm commitment to good results to maintain the economic viability of the program and the valuable asset to the State of Montana.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - An associate degree in an agricultural field and three years of relevant ranching experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity.  Experience must include working a cow/calf operation with responsibilities in nutrition, herd health, breeding and calving. 

Education equivalency will be considered based on two years of progressively responsible work experience for each year of higher education.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-19-2022

Records Bureau Chief

Closing Date: 12-22-2022
Location: Helena
Position #: 22143933

RECORDS BUREAU CHIEF

CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION

HELENA, MT

MISSION - Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

JOB OVERVIEW – This position will direct and manage operational activities for our Records Department including a variety of compliance functions, projects and programs for the DOC. Develop training for staff and records management procedures, as well as directly supervise 18-20 employees. Represent the DOC or specific divisions during hearings regarding to compliance issues, proposals and other initiatives. Manage compliance operations, including those pertaining to outside entities. Candidates will also be expected to provide operational management functions authorized by executives, including allocate staffing resources; plan for and manage office, IT, and other approved resources; and provide oversight for project and program resources. Manage budgets within authorized thresholds established by executives and the legislature.

QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field.  Five years of dedicated job-related experience.  Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

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

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

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

 

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 12-22-2022

Recreation and Behavior Health Care Planner

Closing Date: 12-26-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143883

RECREATION AND BEHAVIOR HEALTH CARE PLANNER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

MISSION - Montana Department of Corrections is creating a safer Montana through Accountability, Rehabilitation and Empowerment.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

JOB OVERVIEW  This position is assigned to the Psychiatric Nurse under the Psychiatrist and Health Services Administrator.  The purpose of this position is to provide activities-related services to inmates on the mental health caseload with the focus of services covering inmates housed on the Mental Health Treatment Unit.  To provide treatment services and recreation activities using a variety of techniques to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of clients.  To help reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, and help clients recover basic motor functions and reasoning abilities.  To help clients build confidence and socialize effectively to enable greater independence and to help reduce the long-term effects of the client’s mental illness.

QUALIFICATIONS – Generally acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in either Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, or in the human services field.  Two years of experience in an in-patient mental health setting is required.  Experience working in a correctional setting is preferred.

Certification as a Recreation therapist is preferred but not required.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS –State of Montana Application

Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-26-2022

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: 12-26-2022
Location: Boulder
Position #: 22143968

REGISTERED NURSE

RIVERSIDE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

BOULDER, MT

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 Registered Nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Montana is required

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

 

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Boulder 12-26-2022

Registered Nurse

Closing Date: 12-20-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143966

REGISTERED NURSE

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-20-2022

Software Developer

Closing Date: 12-20-2022
Location: Helena
Position #: 22143935

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY BUREAU

HELENA, MT

Analyze current system functionality to modify and maintain existing workflows. Work individually or coordinate with teammates to implement designs, documentation, and perform quality assurance over developed solutions.

Current production solutions include a variety of Java based applications, majority of which are either full MVC Spring Framework and Hibernate ORM, or web services that are used for timed communication with other departments and vendors. This position would be involved in the ongoing workflow implementations into these applications, as well as looking into new types of solutions to fulfill department initiatives that involve the Application Development Unit.

Interactions with task tracking and project tracking systems happens regularly as well as repositories with multiple developers working on the same project. The ability to document existing, refactored, and new implementations is pivotal to this role.

Your focus would be to take on approved change requests to applications, provide level of effort estimates for these changes, and identify faults/propose solutions within existing workflow implementations. Coordination with project management, training, business representation, and other developers will be key to successfully completing objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS – 2 years job-related college or vocational training in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Application Development and 1 to 2 years of job-related work experience.

Combination of education and experience considered.

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

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Helena 12-20-2022

Substance Abuse Counselor

Closing Date: 12-22-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143690

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

Provide 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. Counselor utilizes motivational enhancement strategies to encourage clients to overcome any defense mechanisms that may excuse further chemical use. Counselor 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.  

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-22-2022

Unit Case Manager

Closing Date: 12-19-2022
Location: Deer Lodge
Position #: 22143880

UNIT CASE MANAGER

MONTANA STATE PRISON

DEER LODGE, MT

This position is assigned to the Montana State Prison within the Corrections Division; a division of the Department of Corrections which is responsible for adult corrections statewide.  The Case Manager is a position designed specifically to coordinate, facilitate, and monitor institutional treatment and programming within the prison, and coordinate Institutional and Transitional case plans geared toward the re-entry of offenders that are scheduled to be released using Evidence Based Practices.  Case Manager’s duties include but are not limited to Institutional and Transitional Case Planning, facilitating groups based on Cognitive/Behavioral modalities, and the objective classification of offenders while maintaining security.  The Case Manager is a supervising member of the Unit Management Team and in the absence of the Unit Manager or Sergeant will be required to supervise unit staff and offenders.  The Case Manager will be required to assist in the supervision of offenders and unit staff on a daily basis. 

QUALIFICATIONS Requires an associates degree in psychology, criminal justice, communications or related field.  

Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Must have excellent grammar and writing skills.  Skill in the use of modern security equipment and firearms; skill in de-escalating volatile situations; highly skilled in interacting with inmates effectively.

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

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

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.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION - Tell me about a time when you did a good job of maintaining high productivity in a stressful situation.

Applications missing required documentation will not be considered.

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

Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Deer Lodge 12-19-2022
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