State of Montana MCS Enforcement Scale Officer Coutts #22056 in Sweet Grass/Coutts, Montana
Motor Carrier Services is advertising for a Motor Carrier Services Scale Officer
to be located in Coutts, Montana.
This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference.
Enforces Federal and Montana Commercial & Agricultural Transportation Laws.
Officers are responsible for helping to regulate the international commercial and agricultural motor carrier industry. They are also responsible to enforce international, federal, and state commercial motor carrier laws at both fixed and mobile locations throughout Montana. MCS Enforcement Officers regulate and enforce law individually or with other officers, in densely populated and remote areas of the state. Officers have full autonomous decision-making authority on a wide range of regulation and enforcement issues, including height, width, and weight restrictions, vehicle licensing and motor fuel tax requirements, hazardous material transportation restrictions; and vehicle, operator, and load safety.
To learn more about Motor Carrier Services Enforcement Officers search here:
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· Law & Government
· Public Safety & Security
· Customer & Personal Service
· Computers & Electronics
· Active Listening & Learning
· Judgment & Decision Making
· Critical Thinking
· Social Perceptiveness
· Time Management
· Analytical/Interpretive Thinking
· Independence of Action
• Conditional offers of employment will be made based upon rank in the hiring list after the MPAT, written test and oral interview are completed in addition to successful completion of a thorough background investigation (including a nationwide criminal history check) and reference checking
• Successful passing of the medical physical and psychological exams are required prior to formal offers being made.
MPAT & National Police Officer Selection Tests will be held after the job listing closes. Applicants will be contacted through email and a mailed letter to confirm testing dates and times.
Once hired with Motor Carrier Services, you will receive approximately 14 weeks of one-on-one instruction in our Field Training Officer (FTO) Program. In addition you will attend the Officer Basic class at MLEA within one year of your date of hire.
MCS Officers also have the opportunity to grow and advance within the department with our Career Ladder advancing to Corporal status as well as competing for open Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain positions.
As per contract, MCS officers will not be allowed to transfer from one location to another more than one time a year, unless approved by management.
Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check
Driving Record Check
Desired Education and experience include a High School diploma or GED
Prefer one (1) year experience in a police, military or public service regulatory organization, but not required.
Detailed Employment History and Education sections of the application process are REQUIRED. Resume, not required.
All applications will be reviewed for compliance with current Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training (POST) rules and regulations.
Applicants must also comply with title 7-32-303 MCA
Prior to completing your application please review the law enforcement code of ethics at http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?RN=23.13.203.
All documentation required establishing Military Preference or as required as part of the application must be submitted by the closing date to be considered during the selection process.
To apply for a MCS Officer position, you must:
have a valid driver’s license from any state and have at least three years’ driving experience at the time of application
be a citizen of the United States
be a Montana resident at the time you are appointed as a sworn trooper
be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
Be of good moral character and in sound, active physical and mental condition. Applicants with felony convictions that could have resulted in imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary are disqualified. Misdemeanor convictions for criminal offenses are reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Entry-level applicant is one who has not graduated the MLEA Basic Law Enforcement Officer Basic Course in Montana and/or does not have any law enforcement experience.
A lateral applicant is someone who meets one of the following requirements:
- has graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) Law Enforcement Officer Basic Course within the last five years OR 2. Possesses a current Basic Law Enforcement POST Certificate (from Montana or another state) AND has been employed in a full-time sworn peace officer position within the last five years.
Selection Process - Entry-level applicant:
Applicants who successfully pass each of the following steps qualify for consideration for employment.
Written Testing - National Police Officer Selection Test: The test takes a total of 75 minutes and is made up of four separately timed sections. The mathematics, reading comprehension and grammar sections are multiple-choice and true or false questions. The incident report writing section requires answers written in complete sentences. Although most of the questions relate to police duty, no prior knowledge of law or law enforcement is needed to answer. Failure to meet the minimum passing score of 70% for each section eliminates an applicant from the selection process. A Study Guide for the National Police Officer Selection Test is available to assist applicants prepare for the written test.
Testing/Interview dates: (Specific time and location address will be e-mailed to applicants after application submission)
Oral Interview – Applicants must complete a structured interview
Physical Fitness Test - The physical abilities test used is the Montana Physical Abilities Test (MPAT). The MPAT test measures the strength, flexibility and endurance law enforcement officers need to perform the essential functions of their positions. Applicants must meet the Montana Law Enforcement Academy’s physical fitness requirements for acceptance into the Law Enforcement Officer Basic Course. Failure to meet this minimum level eliminates an applicant from physical fitness testing and from the selection process.
Selection Process - Lateral applicant:
Oral Interview – Applicants must complete a structured interview
Selection Process - Entry-level applicant and lateral applicant:
Application Screening – Applications are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, education and experience, and minimum requirements. Any applicant who falsifies or withholds any pertinent information will be rejected.
Background Investigation– Selected applicants must pass an extensive background investigation including, at a minimum:
criminal history records check
driving records history check
previous employer reference checks
verification of application materials and qualifications
verification of compliance with the Federal Military Selective Service Act
Psychological Screening and Physical Exam and Physical Fitness Testing – After a conditional offer of employment, selected applicants must pass a psychological evaluation and a physical examination.
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.
Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer. Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer.
Only on-line applications are accepted. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply by midnight on the closing date. By applying online you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application.
The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.
Job: *Security/Protective Services
Title: MCS Enforcement Scale Officer Coutts #22056
Location: Sweet Grass/Coutts
Requisition ID: 20142997