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State of Montana Restitution Officer in Helena, Montana

[DOJ Logo - Can also use to return to the home page] Mission: Every day at theMontana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. At the Department of Justice we do the right thing for the right reason. If you’re looking for an opportunity to be part of a team that builds a culture of character and excellence, demonstrates collaboration and selfless public service, and upholds the law and pursues public safety, the Department of Justice may just be the career for you. Division Overview: TheLegal Services Divisionof the Montana Department of Justice is dedicated to ensuring justice and upholding the rule of law on behalf of the people of Montana. The Legal Services Division functions as lawyers and legal support for the State of Montana. The division is comprised of five (5) bureaus: Agency Legal Services Bureau, Appellate Services Bureau, Prosecution Services Bureau, Civil Services Bureau, Office of Consumer Protection & Victims Services. The bureaus within Legal Services have diverse duties in the legal community, including the defense of Montana’s laws as passed by Legislature and voters, representing state agencies and boards, bringing criminals to justice, standing up for victims of crime, and protecting consumers. The employees of the Legal Services Division are committed to working hard, working smart, and working thoughtfully in the execution of the Division’s mission. Job Overview: This position is anInsurance Claims Examinerin the Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services. The incum­bent implements aspects of the Crime Victim Compensation program, including processing compensa­tion claims, representing the Division in contested claim hearings, recommending administrative rule changes, and various analysis functions related to the program. The incumbent monitors restitution tracking and collection systems; represents the Crime Victim Compensation Program and defends eligibility determination decisions in court proceedings; analyzes and interprets various law enforcement reports, witness statements, medical records, accident reports, and other relevant legal documentation; negotiates and monitors collections of restitution; analyzes available information regarding complaints of non-payment of restitution; and establishes and maintains contact with District Judge, Clerk of Court, and other justice system personnel; and recommends statutory and administrative rule changes as needed to the supervisor. Presents training sessions to community groups, law enforcement agencies, and victim associations; represents the bureau in presenting, explaining, and answering questions pertaining to compensation/restitution program laws, rules and regulations. The position is expected to research, examine, and correctly interpret legal criminal justice information, supporting documentation (e.g., medical reports, insurance policies, etc.), to determine correct disbursement of restitution payments. In addition, the position conducts analysis and approval or denial of payment for various expenses claimed by victim to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines and performs a variety of other duties as assigned. The position reports to the Program Manager and does not directly supervise other agency personnel. * High school diploma * Two years of job-related experience * Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted * Knowledge of the Crime Victim Compensation Act of Montana * Knowledge of claims, appeals and hearings processes * Knowledge of due process relating to collection and enforcement practices * Knowledge of state and case laws * Skill in investigative techniques and practices * Skill in organizing and delivering training presentations * Ability to remain calm, unbiased and professional in hostile, emotional and/or threatening situations * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement officers and court personnel Special Instructions: 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 * Driving History 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 October 1, 2021. For further information go tohttps://mtrealid.govor 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 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, however you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and résumé in order 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. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. 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. [E-Verify® Logo] Minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. *Job: Legal *Title: *Restitution Officer Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21140945