Computer Programmer
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Computer Programmer

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9115-12156


For more information contact:
State Agency:

P.O. Box 200108

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-4605

Fax: (406)444-2812

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:


State Information Technology Services

Application Technology Services


State Application Required:

$48,188.00 - $60,235.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: Starting salary depends on qualifications and a consideration of internal equity.

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

Special Information:
Web applications are one of the primary ways for the State of Montana to provide information and services to the public. Do you possess the background and desire to build complex web applications with a state wide focus? How about working with diverse stakeholders to build systems which power the next generation of

SITSD is a highly service-oriented division dedicated to the support of the IT network and applications for Montana state government. Our values are firmly rooted in ensuring the state’s IT infrastructure is reliable, secure, cost effective, and meets the business needs of government and citizens. SITSD also strives to maintain ‘cutting-edge’ IT services by recently building a new Data Center which is receiving national attention for its innovative design and cooling system.

The State of Montana is one of the few states that is not struggling with fiscal issues and has been able to adequately fund services for its citizens. Also, SITSD, due to its funding source, has not had to furlough or lay off any employees. If you seek job stability, benefits, and contribution to a dynamic IT environment then fill out our state application to apply.

For this position, SITSD offers yearly benefits, which include:

  • A contribution of $8,148/yr. towards health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance;
  • Choice between two defined retirement benefit plans and an optional 457(b) deferred compensation;
  • 15 days paid vacation, 12 days sick leave, and 10 paid holidays.
This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check and verification of stated degrees.

Women and minorities are underrepresented in this position and are encouraged to apply. Underrepresentation is addressed in the Department’s EEO Action Plan. Must be eligible to work in the United States. For a complete job description email

Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check

State Information Technology Division Computer Programmers develop and maintain application solutions for the State of Montana. They create and customize programs, support applications, and tailor solutions to fulfill the needs of State of Montana employees and the public.

  • Knowledge of theory and practices of software development, including:
o Source control,

o Continuous integration, and

o Test driven development.

  • Ability to develop applications with modern programming languages
  • Ability to develop troubleshooting issues in complex, multiple tiered software applications.
  • Ability to handle ongoing project work with day to day support requests.
  • Customer service experience
The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a minimum of:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; and
  • 2 years experience working as an IT professional in a related field; OR
  • Alternate combinations of education and experience will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Experience developing web applications preferred.
Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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