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JOB TITLE:

Correctional Officer

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Deer Lodge Montana United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Correctional Officer - ( 24140187 )


CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

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

  • Supervise adult male felons while in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property.
    Correctional Officers are responsible for a wide variety of security duties relative to the safe, orderly and cost effective operation grounds, performing on including, but not limited to, conducting thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings and grounds, performing security observation, preparing documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, disciplinary documentation, counts and logs, operating security equipment, recognizing critical behavior, restraining and controlling offenders, and responding to emergencies.
  • Enforce and follow rules and regulations including, but not limited to written and/or oral directives, post orders, and special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures.
  • Serve as a member of the Unit Management Team to oversee all aspects of the basic needs and welfare of adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property.
    Participate in case management and classification procedures.
  • Provide intervention for adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison by facilitating and/or overseeing counseling, medical care, first aide, clothing & laundry, janitorial and housekeeping supplies, transportation of inmates, meals, movement, jobs and other services as required.

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:

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

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS - Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • State of Montana Application
  • Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT.
  • If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
  • Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.
    Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

NOTICES

Brady Act & Lautenberg Amendment - Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or is the subject of a court order of protection for an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.
S.
C.
, Section 922(g)(91)).
Candidates who have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or were issued a court order of protection are not qualified for this position.

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 - Any person who has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjusted to have engaged in the activity as described are not qualified for this position.

Tobacco Free - Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited.
In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a valid drivers 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.
Applicant Pool Statement : If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment : This agency may use a training assignment.
Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules.
Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Salary: $ 22.
51 - 25.
86 Biweekly

Telework Eligibility : Not Telework Eligible
Benefits Package Eligibility : Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings : 15
Employee Status : Regular
Schedule : Full-Time
Shift : Variable
Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time

Primary Location : Deer Lodge

Agency : Department of Corrections
Union : Montana Federation of Public Employees

Posting Date : Feb 1, 2024, 1:00:00 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Mar 1, 2024, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials : None

Contact Name : Jonadel Ehret | Contact Email : jehret2@mt.
gov | Contact Phone : 406-415-6229

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

25.86 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707130918-83fd273a562d02080babfa703dd84904

LOCATION:

Montana United States

CITY:

Deer Lodge

Job Origin:

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Correctional Officer - ( 24140187 )


CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

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

  • Supervise adult male felons while in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property. Correctional Officers are responsible for a wide variety of security duties relative to the safe, orderly and cost effective operation grounds, performing on including, but not limited to, conducting thorough inspections and searches of inmates, buildings and grounds, performing security observation, preparing documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, disciplinary documentation, counts and logs, operating security equipment, recognizing critical behavior, restraining and controlling offenders, and responding to emergencies.
  • Enforce and follow rules and regulations including, but not limited to written and/or oral directives, post orders, and special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures.
  • Serve as a member of the Unit Management Team to oversee all aspects of the basic needs and welfare of adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison, on or off property. Participate in case management and classification procedures.
  • Provide intervention for adult male felons in the custody of Montana State Prison by facilitating and/or overseeing counseling, medical care, first aide, clothing & laundry, janitorial and housekeeping supplies, transportation of inmates, meals, movement, jobs and other services as required.

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:

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

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS - Applications missing required documentation may not be considered.

  • State of Montana Application
  • Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT.
  • If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
  • Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS

  • Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

NOTICES

Brady Act & Lautenberg Amendment - Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or is the subject of a court order of protection for an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(91)). Candidates who have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or were issued a court order of protection are not qualified for this position.

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 - Any person who has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjusted to have engaged in the activity as described are not qualified for this position.

Tobacco Free - Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited. In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a valid drivers 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.
Applicant Pool Statement : If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment : This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Salary: $ 22.51 - 25.86 Biweekly

Telework Eligibility : Not Telework Eligible
Benefits Package Eligibility : Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings : 15
Employee Status : Regular
Schedule : Full-Time
Shift : Variable
Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time

Primary Location : Deer Lodge

Agency : Department of Corrections
Union : Montana Federation of Public Employees

Posting Date : Feb 1, 2024, 1:00:00 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Mar 1, 2024, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials : None

Contact Name : Jonadel Ehret | Contact Email : jehret2@mt.gov | Contact Phone : 406-415-6229


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