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State of Montana POST Executive Director in Helena, Montana

[DOJ Logo - Can also use to return to the home page] Mission: Every day at theMontana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. At the Department of Justice we do the right thing for the right reason. If you’re looking for an opportunity to be part of a team that builds a culture of character and excellence, demonstrates collaboration and selfless public service, and upholds the law and pursues public safety, the Department of Justice may just be the career for you. Division Overview: Montana’sDivision of Criminal Investigationis a diverse public safety team of professionals who provide a full range of criminal investigative services to state, local, and tribal law enforcement. From homicide investigations to illegal narcotics, criminal records, cybercrime, human trafficking, missing persons, or through training and certifying public safety officers, DCI serves as the hub in providing critical law enforcement support. Our diverse customer base includes protecting our vulnerable population, managing the sexual and violent offender registry, serving as the hub of communication for criminal justice information networks and the storage of criminal records, conducting arson investigations, as well as providing intelligence analysis support for local law enforcement. Many of our positions within DCI go without public recognition but remain the lifeline of support for public safety. With a doctrine of service, honor, and justice, this statewide organization provides the best in critical, accurate, and timely service to protect our citizens. Job Overview: ThePOST Executive Director(Program Manager) plans and administers a variety of distinct programs related to public safety officer qualification and training standards, certification, recertification, suspension, or revocation of certification. Duties include overseeing POST Council operations; identifying, attaining and allocating resources to improve Montana's basic and advanced public safety officer qualification and training standards; long-range planning; legislative and public relations/outreach; policy development, officer conduct investigations, and training certification. The position manages the Executive Assistant, Paralegal, and contracted staff. * Bachelors degree in criminal justice, public administration, business, or a specified field of expertise relevant to the program. * Five years of dedicated job-related, law-enforcement experience. * 2 years of supervisory or lead worker experience. * Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted. Knowledge: Requires knowledge of the concepts and theories of public program administration and law enforcement employment standards. Requires knowledge of the criminal justice system, compliance program administration, research and analysis methods, POST standards and requirements, management and supervisory principles and practices, adult education and training techniques and methodologies, strategic planning, governmental accounting and budgeting, procurement, contract administration, public relations, governmental relations, investigation methods and technicians, and laws pertaining to internal investigations and due process. Skills: This position requires skills in budgeting, program management, and staff supervision; plan implementation; developing and administering a variety of programs and functions; and written and verbal communication. The position also requires skill in using a personal computer and standard office equipment; developing and managing diverse programs; making program policy decisions of major statewide significance; ensuring quality and timely work and the accomplishment of objectives; interpreting federal and state laws and regulations; and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with law enforcement agencies, agency staff and the public. Special Instructions: The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant's qualification may include, but are not limited to, an evaluation of the résumé and cover letter, a structured interview, performance test, academic transcripts, reference/background checks and fingerprint checks. Additional materials, references or information submitted by the applicant, but not requested, will not be considered. Successful applicant(s) will be subject to: * Criminal History Fingerprint Check * Driving History _REAL ID Compliant Credential Required and/or Passport _ * State employees are required to present legally binding photo identification at the time of hire. Generally, this is a valid driver license, U.S. Passport or Employment Authorization ID (Form I-766). For all positions in which access to federal facilities and commercial aircraft is required in order to perform job duties, a valid REAL ID or U.S. Passport must be obtained within 60 days of hire, effective May 3, 2023. *HOW TO APPLY: In order to be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and résumé at the time of application. Tip: When attaching your cover letter and resume you must mark the attachments as “relevant”. Your Cover Letter:How do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and what makes you the best candidate for the job? Your Résumé: Please include all work experience as well as job duties that demonstrate your qualifications for this position. Include dates of employment (month & year- start & end) and the reason you left each job. A complete online state application is not required, however you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and résumé in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach a cover letter and résumé will result in an incomplete application that will not be considered further. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process. All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. To request an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. Your service is rewarded with competitive compensation and generousState of Montana Benefits. * Medical, dental and vision coverage * Retirement plans * Generous paid vacation, sick and holidays * Pre-tax Flexibility Spending Accounts * Employee Assistance Program State of Montana employment may qualify for student loan forgiveness under thePublic Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. This Organization Participates inE-Verify. [E-Verify® Logo] Minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. *Job: Safety *Title: *POST Executive Director Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21141796