Montana Department of Justice - Regional Criminal Investigation Agent in Charge

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Department Montana Department of Justice
Job TitleRegional Criminal Investigation Agent in Charge
Salary$32.00 to $36.50
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Helena, MT

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Montana Department of Justice, MT Police Jobs

Our growth is an opportunity for you in Miles City, MONTANA! 


  • The Regional Agent in Charge (RAC) is responsible for management of staff and the office. This involves recruitment and selection, assigning and reviewing work, training, establishing performance standards, evaluating performance, handling corrective action, and recommending termination if necessary.

    This work requires knowledge of supervisory principles and practices, DOJ and State Personnel policies, procedures, and precedents, and employment law.

    The RAC supervises and coordinates the activities of agents conducting confidential, complex, and sensitive investigations, primarily relating to violations of dangerous drug laws. Daily (or hourly) decisions are made regarding how, or even if, an investigation should continue, weighing the outcomes versus the danger and liability.

    Extensive involvement in the decisions as to how to proceed in the investigation, preparation for prosecution, and maintenance of evidence.

    This must all be considered in conjunction with a thorough working knowledge of all drug laws, search and seizure laws, federal as well as state and local statues, and current court decisions and case law dealing with these issues, use of force, search warrant service, and civil liability.

    Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

    Salary: $32.00 - $36.50 per hour

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Law enforcement training including the MLEA Basic Course or its equivalent.
    • Current POST certification.
    • Valid Montana motor vehicle operator's license.
    • Proof the applicant has met the MLEA law enforcement physical standards within at least the last six months.
    • Supervisory training or experience at least equal to one year at some level in a law enforcement agency. Additional law enforcement training, including narcotics investigation, surveillance equipment, computers, crime scene processing, accounting, financial investigations and first-line supervision desired.
    • Other combinations of education and experience than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • A training assignment may be considered.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two (2) years of college (preferably in a police science-related field) and seven (7) years of investigative experience with a minimum of four (4) years as a full-time investigator handling a variety of investigations comparable to those a state agent is expected to handle;


    • Ten (10) years of investigative experience with a minimum of four (4) years as a full-time investigator handling a variety of felony investigations comparable to those a state agent is expected to handle.

    Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:

    • Criminal History Fingerprint Check
    • Intensive Background Check
    • Driving History
    • Drug Testing
    • Medical Testing
    • Psychological Examination


    To be considered for this position, you must attach a résumé at the time of application.

    Tip: When attaching your resume, you must mark the attachment as a “Relevant File”.

    Your Résumé: Please include all work experience as well as job duties that demonstrate your qualifications for this position. Include dates of employment (month & year- start & end) and the reason you left each job.

    FABULOUS State of Montana benefits:

    • Medical, dental and vision coverage
    • State of Montana Retirement Plan
    • Additional 457b Deferred Compensation plan
    • Generous paid vacation, sick and holidays
    • Pre-tax Flexibility Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • State of Montana employment may qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

    Closing Date (based on your computer's time zone): Nov 2, 2023, 11:59:00 PM



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