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Montana Department of Corrections Correctional Officer in Deer Lodge, Montana

This position is responsible for the overall safety and security of inmates, staff and visitors of Montana State Prison and Montana Correctional Enterprises. Correctional Officers help ensure the institution is operated for the safety of the public, as well as the incarceration, treatment and rehabilitation of the inmate population.

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation. Two years of progressively responsible Correctional Officer experience is preferred. A valid Montana Driver’s license is required.

Special Requirements:

Fingerprint check

Background check

Valid driver’s license

Other; Describe

UPON HIRE: Successful completion of the Pre-Service training class for prison personnel. Successful completion of Corrections & Detention Officer Basic Training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy within the first year of employment. Correctional Officers will be required to participate in weapon familiarization with firearms (AR-15, 12 gauge shotgun, and .357 revolver) during the two-week preservice training and/or on-the-job training program. Firearms familiarization is a condition of employment. Failure to meet qualification standards with firearms will prohibit the CO from being assigned to armed posts or duties. Annual TB testing is mandatory.

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.

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.

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