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State of Montana Accounting Technician in Deer Lodge, Montana

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN MONTANA CORRECTIONAL ENTERPRISES 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! JOB OVERVIEW –The Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is a division of the Department of Corrections and supports the Department mission by providing work opportunities and job skill development for offenders at the various DOC facilities, regional prisons and private contracted prisons at various locations across Montana. This position is assigned to the MCE Accounting and Support Operation. The MCE Accounting and Support Operation is responsible for the development and maintenance of the MCE accounting system (all purchases, disbursements, billing, collections, financial transactions, recording thereof for the MCE Division); and support functions for the Ranch, Industries, and Vocational Training/Education programs. This operation also provides employment opportunities, on the job office skills training, job acquisition and retention guidance for inmate workers. This position is funded 100% by Proprietary Enterprise Funds. Performs accounting responsibilities for all Programs and subprograms within the MCE Division. MCE is 80% self-supporting, and accuracy and timeliness of both revenue and payments to vendors are imperative to the continued economic viability and therefore the continuance of the Division and programs. Trains, supervises, and evaluates inmates that work in the capacity of accounting clerks in the MCE Accounting office. Works in coordination with other MCE Accounting and Administration staff to coordinate the daily activities of the office. QUALIFICATIONS -Associate’s degree or 2-year college training in Accounting or a related field, or five years of job-related work experience, or a combination of education and job-related work experience. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS –Resume, Cover Letter, State of Montana Application /Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered/ Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT 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. BENEFITS -Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF. Click here for more info: NOTICES 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 anEOE/M/F/D/V/SO(Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran, Sexual Orientation) Associate’s degree or 2-year college training in Accounting or a related field, or five years of job-related work experience, or a combination of education and job-related work experience. *Job: Accounting/Finance *Title: *Accounting Technician Location: Deer Lodge Requisition ID: 22141408