Department of Corrections PSI Writer in Missoula, Montana

PSI Writer (#64124220) 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 withintwelve months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process. Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and thorough reference checks will be conducted for this position. 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 if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjudicated 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. DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: A PSI Writer works with a Probation and Parole Officer (PPO) under the supervision of Probation and Parole Officer II (POII). This is a key position that must be versatile and maintain a high degree of competency, tact, initiative, confidentiality, as well as display a high degree of accuracy. The position(s) ensures data integrity for community supervised offenders on the statewide offender tracking system and ensures appropriate flow of information to various entities. These positions are an integral part of the Department of Corrections and Probation and Parole Division. POSITION SPECIFIC INFORMATION: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work consists of writing pre-sentence investigation and assisting the PO which may require contact with probation, parole and conditional release offenders. Offenders and other information sources may be hostile and pose a physical threat, which requires the use of special precautions. Some travelling within the assigned region may be require and occasionally to other regions in the state. Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 10+ pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Vision to read printed mater