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State of Montana Correctional Sergeant in Deer Lodge, Montana

* * CORRECTIONAL SERGEANT (Hiring Pool) 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! Multiple, successful applicants in this recruitment, may be placed in a pool and moved into temporary openings as needed. If a permanent position becomes available within six months of interview selection, applicant may be moved into the position permanently. JOB OVERVIEW –This position is responsible for the overall safety and security of housing units at Montana State Prison and Montana Correctional Enterprises/./The sergeant helps ensure the institution is operated for the safety of the public, as well as the incarceration, treatment and rehabilitation of the inmate population through supervising Correctional Officers and performing administrative duties. The hourly rate of this position will increase by $1.50 per hour or 4% whichever is greater starting July 1, 2024, in accordance with HB13. 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 driver’s license. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – * State of Montana Application * Supplemental Question (see below) * Resume * Cover Letter * /Applications missing required documentation will not be considered./ * Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked asRELEVANT. * 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. * *SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION (attach with your other material)- *Please explain how you are going to be successful as a new supervisor and what skills will you bring as a leader and mentor to staff. * 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 is 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. The Montana Department of Corrections is an EOE/M/F/D/V/SO (Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran, Sexual Orientation) QUALIFICATIONS - * High School diploma / Equivalency * Basic POST Certification is required. * A training assignment may be considered based on institutional needs. * Two years correctional officer experience is preferred. * A knowledge of the functions, procedures, organization, and governing laws and regulations of the corrections system and the prison, modern security techniques, record keeping procedures. * Skills in the use of modern security equipment, de-escalating volatile situations, and interacting with inmates effectively. *Title: *Correctional Sergeant Location: Deer Lodge Requisition ID: 24141518