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State of Montana Collections Technician in Helena, Montana

COLLECTION TECHNICIAN

CENTRAL OFFICE, HELENA

MISSION -The Montana Department of Corrections enhances public safety, supports the victims of crime, promotes positive change in offender behavior, and reintegrates offenders into the community.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

JOB OVERVIEW –This position is responsible for collecting felony offender restitution for the State of Montana. Position will support the Department’s mission by holding offenders accountable for their actions against victims through restitution. Acts as the Department of Corrections liaison to the courts, State and Federal Probation and Parole Officers, local and state government officials and victims of crime. Confidentiality of victim information is crucial. Position is required to develop and maintain positive working relationships with all officials involved to ensure the restitution process is completed and accurate. Responsible for entering accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposit entries and reconciliation of offender accounts within the Department’s restitution system. Position is responsible for reporting the status of the offenders accounts to various individuals, including Probation and Parole Officers, courts officials and Department staff. Must be able to interpret court orders to ensure collection amounts and victim information. Responds to victim and offender inquiries concerning victim payments, restitution balances and offender collections. This position must have an accurate and technical knowledge of accounting processes as well as State and Federal Laws and State policies that are in place to ensure restitution is collected and distributed correctly.

QUALIFICATIONS -High School diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year job-related experiencein business administration, accounting, or finance.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS –Cover Letter, Resume, 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

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.

Student Loan Forgiveness: This position qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness on student loans after 120 qualifying payments have been made.

For more informationhttp://statecareers.mt.gov/Portals/103/StatewideBenefitsFlyer.pdf

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 an EOE M/F/D/V/SO

High School diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year job-related experiencein business administration, accounting, or finance.

Job: *Accounting/Finance

Title: Collections Technician

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 21140051

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