Montana Department of Justice – Investigator


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. 

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) coordinates investigations and conducts criminal investigations with federal, state and local public safety agencies.  Its services include criminal investigations; social security fraud investigations; narcotics and fire investigations; fire safety inspections; and law enforcement training.  The Crime Information Bureau consists of four sections Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN), Criminal Records and Identification Services Section (CRISS), Sexual or Violent Offender Registry (SVOR), Computer and Internet Crime Unit (CICU).

The Computer and Internet Crime Unit provides criminal investigative assistance to city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies around Montana and other states.  The unit conducts forensic analysis on computers and digital evidence.  The unit also investigates Internet crimes against children, labor/Sex trafficking investigations and cybercrime investigations.  These investigations include, but are not limited to, crimes against children, Promoting prostitution, Human Trafficking and crimes of computer fraud, intrusion and robocalls.Job Overview:

This position is an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Investigator for the Department of Justice (DOJ)/Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)/Crime Information Bureau/Computer and Internet Crimes Unit.  The position is responsible for the full investigation of Cybertips, Peer 2 Peer investigations, community awareness, undercover operations and overt investigations.  Investigator will be responsible to identify suspects and often times obtain Child Explicit Material.  The position will interview suspects involving child exploitation, prepare subpoenas and search warrants for property, Electronic Service Providers and electronic devices.  Will be responsible to assist and work closely with other law enforcement agencies as well as affiliates assigned to the Montana ICAC Task Force. There may be extensive travel involved both in and out of state, sometimes several days in a row.  



Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or closely related field with coursework in criminal justice from an accredited college or university. 


Five (5) years of investigative experience with a minimum of two (2) years as a full-time investigator handling a variety of felony investigations comparable to those a state agent is expected to handle. 

Firearms’ training is mandated for peace officer requirements and liability.

Current POST Law Enforcement Basic Certificate (or equivalent from another state) required.

Must meet eligibility requirements for the POST Law Enforcement Intermediate Certificate.

Valid driver’s license. 

Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Special Requirements: 

  • Work online in an undercover capacity.
  • View child explicit material.
  • Prepare and conduct school and community presentations.
  • Complete extensive training and certification related to internet crime investigations.

Special Instructions:

Applicant will be subject to a full background investigation.  Must fill out cover letter explaining why you are the best person for the position.


You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application. 

In your cover letter please address the following question:   

  • How do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and why would you be the best candidate for the job?

In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month & year – start & end), including reason for leaving. 

A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position.  Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being incomplete and 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.

If you need an accommodation with the application process please contact the HR office.

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