Investigator
State of Montana 53 reviews - Bozeman, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Investigator

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 12839-1479

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For more information contact:
State Agency:
Justice

P.O. Box 201404

Helena , MT
59620-1404

Phone: (406)444-7077

Fax: (406)444-1887

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

E-mail: dojapps@mt.gov

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Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position

Number(s):
41107135

Openings:
1

Location(s):
Bozeman

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Shift:
Date Posted:
5/1/2014

Closing Date:
5/15/2014

Department:
Justice

Division:
Gambling Control Division

Bureau:
Investigations Bureau

Band/Grade:
6

State Application Required:
Yes

Salary:
$21.89

Salary Unit:
Hourly

Additional Salary Information:
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:
Every day at The Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. We’re passionate about what we do because it’s more than a job or a career. It’s about who we are as people.

If this sounds like you, your unique experiences, knowledge, and values may be just what the Montana Department of Justice is looking for and needs. In return we can offer a rewarding career, with great benefits, among professional colleagues, and in a culture that promotes fairness and growth opportunities.

BENEFITS: Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a state contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies). Flexible schedules may be considered.

The Montana Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

Women and/or minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

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

Resume and Cover letter addressing why you are applying and what qualifies you for this position must accompany application in order to be considered. Your application materials will be used to evaluate your written communication skills.

This is a sworn law enforcement position. Applicants must have current or prior law enforcement experience and be POST Certified. Applicant must submit a law enforcement training record. Applicants who do not provide this training information will not be considered for the position. If you are applying using a paper application please mail, e-mail, or fax a “listing” of your law enforcement training showing the date of training, name of course, source of training, and length of course. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR CERTIFICATES. This information must arrive by the closing date.

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

Duties:
This position conducts criminal and/or civil investigations of illegal gambling, liquor, and tobacco activities; provides investigative support to the Gambling Control Division and the Department of Revenue Liquor and Tobacco Licensing functions by conducting background, suitability, financial, corporate and other inquiries of applicants for licensure, and non-institutional lenders to ensure they comply with the public policy of the state concerning gambling and liquor licensing. Upon request, provides investigative support of gambling, liquor or tobacco related misdemeanors and felony crimes committed in the State of Montana (Title 23, Chapter 5, MCA; Title 16, Chapters 3, 4 and 11) to city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies and by developing and maintaining liaison with city, county, state and federal criminal justice agencies; collects, maintains, disseminates and secures investigative records; and presents various law enforcement training seminars at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and regional training schools (P.O.S.T. certified) regarding the detection, investigation, and prosecution of crimes related to gambling, liquor and tobacco activities; as well as presenting law enforcement professionals with information as to the methods and operations of legal activities in Montana.

Competencies:
Extensive knowledge concerning developing, conducting and presenting complex felony criminal cases; A strong working knowledge of various types of electronic equipment necessary to conduct criminal investigations; Familiarity with Montana Codes Annotated dealing with gambling (MONT. CODE ANN. Title 23, Chapter 5) and a thorough knowledge of Montana Codes Annotated dealing with crimes (MCA Title 45 Crimes), criminal procedure (MCA Title 46 "Criminal Procedure"), rules of evidence (MCA Title 26 Chapter 10 "Montana Rules of Evidence"), and seizures related to contraband, criminal justice information and privacy/security regulations (MCA Title 44 Chapter 5 "Criminal Justice Information"); Must be able to read, write comprehensive/detailed reports, communicate well with others, and understand the English language.

Ability to interview; to remain calm in very highly stressful and/or dangerous situations; to make correct/legal/appropriate decisions in highly stressful and/or dangerous situations; to physically detain suspects, use firearms, or otherwise use necessary force to effect arrests and protect the public; and to be confined in cramped conditions resulting from long term surveillance. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to track complicated financial and business transactions. Ability to work independently by planning and scheduling own work to accomplish bureau goals and objectives; to plan and conduct educational programs; to be flexible to respond as needed while working with a wide variety of policies and jurisdictions; to initiate investigations; to develop, maintain, and monitor informants; and be creative and adept at adopting necessary undercover/covert roles to complete an investigative assignment.

Education/Experience:
The above knowledges, skills and abilities are usually acquired through one of the following combinations of education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a Police Science, Criminal Justice or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Five years of law enforcement experience with a minimum of two years as a full time investigator handling a variety of felony investigations comparable to those a Montana Gambling Investigation Bureau Agent is expected to handle.

Two years of college from an accredited college or university (preferably in a Police Science-related field). Seven years of law enforcement experience with a minimum of four years as a full time investigator handling a variety of felony investigations comparable to those a Montana Gambling Investigation Bureau Agent is expected to handle.

Additional law enforcement training and specialized courses are desirable.

Firearm training is mandated for peace officer requirements and liability.

POST Law Enforcement Basic Certificate (or equivalent from other state) required.

Must have a valid driver’s license and meet the qualifications to operate a department vehicle or personal vehicle for department business, required by state and department policies.

Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required:
Cover Letter
Resume
Other Required Materials (see Job Listing)

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