Montana Department of Justice - Crime Investigator (Narcotics Bureau of the Division of Criminal Investigation)

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Department Montana Department of Justice
TypeOther
Job TitleCrime Investigator (Narcotics Bureau of the Division of Criminal Investigation)
Registration Fee$35.00
ContactDOJCSDHR@mt.gov
Location Helena, MT

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Montana Department of Justice, MT Police Jobs

Crime Investigator

 

As a Criminal Investigator, you will coordinate and conduct 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.

This is a modified position, meaning it is funded for a specified term. The funding has been approved up through December 31, 2024, with the expectation that funding will be requested again at the end of this time period.

 

Qualifications: 

 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or closely related with coursework in criminal justice field from an accredited college or university. 
  • Five (5) years of investigative experience with a minimum of two (2) years as a full-time investigator handling a variety of felony investigations comparable to those a state agent is expected to handle.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

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

Tip: When attaching your cover letter and resume you must mark the attachments as “relevant”.

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

Cover letters for this position should address specific experience, training, and/or education that make him or her the ideal candidate for the Narcotics Criminal Investigator position.

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.

 

Your service is rewarded with competitive compensation and generous State of Montana Benefits.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans
  • 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.

 

Salary:  $30.25 - 34.25  Hourly 

Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings:  1 

Employee Status:  Regular 

Schedule:  Full-Time 

Shift:  Day Job 

Travel:  Yes, 50 % of the Time  

Primary Location:  Billings 

Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone):  Oct. 9, 2022, 1:59:00 AM

 
 

Please direct questions regarding this position to DOJCSDHR@mt.gov


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