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State of Montana Criminal Investigator (INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN / CYBERCRIME) in Helena, Montana

Division Overview: Montana’sDivision of Criminal Investigationis a diverse public safety team of professionals who provide a full range of criminal investigative services to state, local, and tribal law enforcement. From homicide investigations to illegal narcotics, criminal records, cybercrime, human trafficking, missing persons, or through training and certifying public safety officers, DCI serves as the hub in providing critical law enforcement support. Our diverse customer base includes protecting our vulnerable population, managing the sexual and violent offender registry, serving as the hub of communication for criminal justice information networks and the storage of criminal records, conducting arson investigations, as well as providing intelligence analysis support for local law enforcement. Many of our positions within DCI go without public recognition but remain the lifeline of support for public safety. With a doctrine of service, honor, and justice, this statewide organization provides the best in critical, accurate, and timely service to protect our citizens. Job Overview: This position is aCriminal Investigator(ICAC/ Cybercrime) in the Crime Information Bureau with Division of Criminal Investigation. The incumbent is responsible for the investigation of cybertips, Peer 2 Peer investigations, undercover operations, overt investigations, cyber fraud, ransom ware, intrusion and community awareness. The Investigator will be responsible to identify suspects and obtain Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). The incumbent will interview suspects involving child exploitation and cybercrime and will be responsible to prepare subpoenas and search warrants for property, Electronic Service Providers and electronic devices. The incumbent will also be assigned to assist and work closely with other law enforcement agencies and affiliates assigned to the Montana ICAC Task Force. There may be extensive travel involved both in and out of state, sometimes several days in a row. Minimum 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. Special Requirements: * Work online in an undercover capacity. * View child explicit material. * Prepare and conduct school and community presentations. * Complete extensive training and certification related to internet crime investigations. 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. Special Instructions:/ / Cover letters for this position should address specific experience, training, and/or education that make you the ideal candidate for the Criminal Investigator (ICAC/ Cybercrime) position. Cover letter should include detail about why this classification of criminal investigation is of interest. The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant's qualification may include, but are not limited to, an evaluation of the résumé and cover letter, a structured interview, performance test, academic transcripts, reference/background checks and fingerprint checks. Additional materials, references or information submitted by the applicant, but not requested, will not be considered. Successful applicant(s) will be subject to: * Criminal History Fingerprint Check * Intensive Background Check * Driving History * Psychological Evaluation * Drug Testing * Medical Evaluation Real ID Compliant Credential Required and/or Passport: State employees are required to present legally binding photo identification at the time of hire. Generally, this is a valid driver license, U.S. Passport or Employment Authorization ID (Form I-766). All DOJ positions require a valid REAL ID or U.S. Passport within 60 days of hire, effective May 3, 2023. For further information go tohttps://mtrealid.govor HOW TO APPLY: /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 each of the attachments as a“Relevant File”. 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? 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. A complete online state application is not required. To initiate an application, attach the cover letter and résumé to be considered for this position. Failure to attach a cover letter and résumé will result in an incomplete application that will not be considered further. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process. All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. Please submit DD214 to Amber Koop atAmber.Koop2@mt.govviaFile Transfer Service. To request an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. Your service is rewarded with competitive compensation and generousState 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 thePublic Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. This Organization Participates inE-Verify. *Job: Security/Protective Services *Title: *Criminal Investigator (INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN / CYBERCRIME) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 22143054