State of Montana Correctional Officer in Deer Lodge, Montana

  • Correctional Officer (POSITION #TBD) *

  • MISSION: *The Montana Department of Corrections staff enhances public safety, supports the victims of crime, promotes positive change in offender behavior, and reintegrates offenders into the community. If you're looking for an opportunity to affect positive change in the community and at work explore the opportunities available to you through the Montana Department of Corrections. You may be the person we've been looking for to join our team as well!

  • BENEFITS: *Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a state contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies). Flexible schedules may be considered.

  • NOTICES: *

The Montana Department of Corrections is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As such, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

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.

[Enhance public saftey, support victims of crime, promote positive change in offender behavior and reintegrate offenders into the community]


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:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America;

  2. Be at least 18 years of age;

  3. Be fingerprinted for a criminal history search;

  4. Not have been convicted of a crime for which s/he could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary;

  5. Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background screen;

  6. Be a high school graduate or issued a GED or its equivalent; AND,

  7. 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.


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.


Officers must qualify with firearms (AR-15, 12 gauge shotgun, .357 revolver) and qualify annually in order to be eligible for assignment to armed posts or select duty functions.

  1. Be a citizen of the United State of America;

  2. Be at least 18 years of age;

  3. Be a high school graduate or issued a GED or its equivalent;

  4. Possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license.

  5. Experience in law enforcement or corrections is preferred

Job: *Security/Protective Services

Title: Correctional Officer

Location: Deer Lodge

Requisition ID: 18140478