Montana Department of Justice - Narcotics Criminal Investigator

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Department Montana Department of Justice
Job TitleNarcotics Criminal Investigator
Salary$ 30.25 - 34.25 Hourly
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Helena, MT

Job Announcement


Crime Investigator


This position is a Criminal Investigator and coordinates and conducts investigations involving a broad range of allegations of felony violations of the Montana Criminal Codes and other crimes referred from external agencies. Coordinates with several agencies to provide investigative, law enforcement, and criminal intelligence technical expertise for other agencies.

This position works within the Narcotics Bureau of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and is responsible for the coordination and execution of criminal investigations into allegations of felony violations of the Montana Criminal Codes – specifically those related to narcotics enforcement; work in an undercover, proactive capacity to develop cases that primarily involve violations of state and federal dangerous drug laws as well as other felony criminal violations.

Narcotics Investigators respond to meth labs and provide drug-related training to many different audiences statewide.



High school diploma.

Three years of criminal, investigative, or law-enforcement experience.

Firearms’ training is mandated for peace officer requirements and liability.

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

Must meet eligibility requirements for the POST Law Enforcement Intermediate Certificate.

Valid driver’s license. 

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


Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:

Criminal History Fingerprint Check

Intensive Background Check

Driving History

Drug Testing



In order to be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and résumé at the time of application. 

Your Cover LetterHow do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and what makes you the best candidate for the job?

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.


AMAZING State of MT benefits! 

Medical, dental and vision coverage

Retirement plans

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



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