Correctional Officer
State of Montana - Miles City, MT

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Position Title:
Correctional Officer
*Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.

Listing Number: 12808-1472 &
gt;" For more information contact:

State Agency:
4 North Haynes Ave.
Miles City , MT 59301
Phone: (406)232-1377 2251
Fax: (406)232-7432
TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

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Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position Number(s):
64104015, 64104028, 64104073


Miles City

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Varied Shifts

Date Posted:

Closing Date:


Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility



Bargaining Unit:


State Application Required:

$13.15 - $16.44

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information:

Special Information:

Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility (PHYCF) is the State correctional treatment facility for adolescent males committed to the Department of Corrections by the Youth Court. PHYCF provides clinical, nursing, education, recreation, group living and other services to treat the emotional, social and educational problems of these males.

**Training is provided for this entry-level position in a wide range of areas. Successful applicants will be required to attend a 4-week Correction Detention Officer Basic course at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena, MT.

If you are looking for a career-oriented position with advancement possibilities and a 20-year retirement package, this position has what you're looking for. Our Correctional Officers perform duties related to the care, custody and supervision of juvenile offenders placed at PHYCF. Applicants must be able to pass a post employment physical and be able to perform Nonviolent Crisis Intervention techniques and physical interventions including the use of physical restraints and participation on the Quick Response Team when necessary. Uniforms will be provided. Successful completion of a 6-month probationary period is required.

Eastern Montana offers a wonderful quality of life, a slow pace, and great places to recreate. We hope you'll consider applying to become one of our team.

The Department of Corrections is a tobacco free agency. Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility is a tobacco free campus.

Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check
Driving Record Check
Duties: Typical Duties:
  • Supervises, monitors, and maintains awareness of the location of juveniles under his/her responsibility.
  • Supervises, monitors, and coordinates daily juvenile routines (i.e. phone calls, showers, meals, details, school, etc.).
  • Coordinates and controls juvenile movements in a timely manner according to established schedules.
  • Observes, reports, records and intervenes on juvenile behavior to facilitate progress or treatment goals.
  • Interprets and documents group dynamics and behavior.
  • Selects and implements appropriate intervention(s) to allow positive learning experience for juveniles, while maintaining safety and security of the facility for juveniles and staff.
  • Utilizes approved physical restraint techniques and nonviolent crisis intervention techniques in response to emergency situations.

Competencies: Qualifications:

A. Thorough knowledge of:
  • juvenile behavior

B. Ability to:
  • prepare and maintain clear and concise records, reports and summaries.
  • follow explicit oral and written instructions.
  • act as a role model for residents.
  • c ommunicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education/Experience: The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or equivalent and one (1) year related work experience.

During the probationary period, Correctional Officers must successfully complete Orientation and Field Officer Training. Correctional Officers must successfully complete the Correctional Officer Basic Training during the first year of employment.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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