Montana Department of Justice - Drug Intelligence Officer

Job Overview

Department Montana Department of Justice
TypeOther
Job TitleDrug Intelligence Officer
Salary$ 25.00 - 25.65 Hourly
Deadline Dec 31, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$20.00
ContactDOJCSDHR@mt.gov
Location Helena, MT
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Job Announcement

Montana Department of Justice, MT

Drug Intelligence Officer

Mission:

Every day at the Montana 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’s Division of Criminal Investigation is 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:

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) is a federally funded program under the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) which provides funding, training, intelligence sharing, and analytical support to law enforcement drug operations in designated areas of the state.  Each HIDTA serves as a force-multiplier in their region, leveraging resources and partnering agencies toward a common goal. The HIDTA program has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop the Overdose Response Strategy (ORS), an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaborations and to strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths across HIDTA regions.  The ORS places Drug Intelligence Officers (DIOs) and Public Health Analysts (PHAs) in states to work collaboratively with various local, state, and federal agencies.  The DIO and PHA gather, analyze, and disseminate vital information about substance abuse with a focus on actionable intelligence, trend information, and best practices for developing evidence-based responses to the opioid epidemic in their area.  The posted DIO position will be supervised by the DCI Narcotics Bureau Chief and based out of the Butte, Montana Office. The DIO will facilitate interagency, public health-public safety collaborations, and distribute drug-related intelligence throughout Montana in coordination with the other ORS DIOs.

This is a modified position, meaning it is funded for a specified term.  The funding has been approved up through December 31, 2021, with the expectation that funding will be requested again at the end of this time period.

A review of applicants will be held on May 25, 2021.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in research and analysis of data, criminal justice, law, or social science.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Knowledge: This position requires extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, precedents and terminology used within the intelligence analysis process; thorough knowledge of the standards and capacities of the law enforcement intelligence network; operational knowledge of the Montana Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) and Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) systems (including CJIN Certification with a Criminal History Endorsement that is gained within two months of employment); extensive knowledge of computers, computer networks and various automated and manual information retrieval systems; and considerable knowledge of the functions of the Division of Criminal Investigation, the investigative and prosecutorial work units of the Department of Justice, the State of Montana, and other federal, tribal, state and local criminal justice agencies. The incumbent must have considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques utilized for research and statistical analysis of crime and law enforcement data, including use of multiple investigative research techniques and procedures used to retrieve and review associated historical, demographic, and socioeconomic data. Have a working knowledge of intelligence infrastructure systems at the federal, state, county, and local level.
  • Skills: This position requires extensive skill in the application of the analytical aptitudes that are necessary to effectively gather, verify, compile, construe, analyze and interpret statistical / technical data and an extensive array of complex information depicted in written, mathematical, or diagrammatic form.  The employee must be able to deal effectively with abstract and concrete variables including variables that rely upon the utilization of mathematical formulas, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  The employee must be skilled in calculating decimals and percentages; creating and interpreting graphs; and performing statistical calculations that include, but are not limited to, frequency distributions, reliability and validity of tests, correlation techniques, factor analysis and econometrics. The incumbent must be skilled in performing detail work with a high degree of accuracy, organizing and coding results, adhering to established policies and procedures, deriving the correct course of action by considering surrounding circumstances, and implementing a unified, consolidated approach to information and analysis that efficiently and effectively addresses the labor-intensive, time-consuming processes that are routinely involved. The employee must be skilled in utilizing computers for interfacing with and accessing a full range of structured and unstructured data in a secure, reliable, and scalable manner, including the use of information retrieval systems that use complex, technical hardware and software as platforms for word processing, automated file maintenance, database management and electronic spreadsheets.  The position must be skilled in accessing and managing data stored within relational databases and integrating data with internal and external network applications. Skill is also required in the operation and maintenance of common office machines and training equipment. Possess exceptional writing and public speaking skills.
  • Abilities: As a result of the analysis performed by the employee, they must be able to produce technical products. The analyst must be able to produce both presentations and written products that accurately reflect the analysis conducted. These products are timely, accurate, and thoughtful. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Able to exercise sound judgment to work independently within guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years prior law enforcement experience at the federal, state, county, or local level.
  • Prior experience collaborating with public health agencies.

Special Instructions:

Cover letters for this position should address specific experience, training, and/or education that make him or her the ideal candidate for the Drug Intelligence Officer position.

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
  • Intensive Background 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).

All DOJ positions require a valid REAL ID or U.S. Passport within 60 days of hire, effective October 1, 2021.

For further information go to https://mtrealid.gov or https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-frequently-asked-questions  

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 generous State 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 the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

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

Training Assignment:  Not Applicable  

Job:  Safety 

Salary: $ 25.00 - 25.65  Hourly 

Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings:  1 

Employee Status:  Temporary 

Schedule:  Full-Time 

Shift:  Day Job 

Travel:  Yes, 50 % of the Time  

Primary Location:  Butte 

Agency:  Department of Justice 

Union:  000 - None Bargaining

Unit: 000 - None  

Posting Date:  May 11, 2021, 6:55:31 PM 

Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone):  Ongoing 

Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume  

 

Contact Name:  DOJ Human Resources    Contact Email:  DOJCSDHR@mt.gov    Contact Phone:  406-444-5528 

 
The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources (HR) system. Each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the agency's HR staff identified on the job listing or by dialing the Montana Relay at 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer services including assistance with submitting an online application.

State government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political beliefs or affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to DOJCSDHR@mt.gov


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