State of Montana – Computer Crime Supervisor

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. 

Please take a moment and watch the linked video to learn how the Department of Justice serves the citizens of Montana.


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. 

This position is a Supervisor and Investigator position for the Department of Justice (DOJ)/Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)/Crime Information Bureau/ Computer and Internet Crimes Unit.  The position is responsible for developing procedures, objectives and methods to ensure that Computer and Internet Crime resources and services are responsive to changing law enforcement needs, online trends, and criminal trends; oversee section budget, administrative systems, daily operations of Computer and Internet Crime unit programs; directing and performing (as a working supervisor) investigations involving Human Trafficking.  The position reports to the Crime Information Bureau Chief and supervises 5 FTE.



The required knowledge is typically acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.   


Five (5) years of law enforcement 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 in Internet Crimes Against Children, Forensics, Human Trafficking and/or cybercrime.


  • To obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance from the FBI or HSI.
  • Law enforcement training including the MLEA Basic course or its equivalent.
  • Current POST Certification.
  • Valid Montana motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Pre-employment medical examination as provided by the Department.


First line supervisor training or experience at least equal to one year at some level in a law enforcement agency.

              Additional law enforcement training, including Internet, and

                        computer crimes.  

              Training in surveillance equipment, computers, smartphones.

Other combinations of education and experience then those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Applicant will be subject to a full background investigation.  Cover Letter must include why you feel you are the best candidate for the position in one page or less.   Applicant must also submit a maximum of a one page writing sample answering the statement of  “Identify two gaps within your organization and how would you fix them”.


You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter, resume and writing sample 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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 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  


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Salary: $

 34.50 – 34.50  Hourly Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings

:  1 Employee Status:  Regular Schedule:  Full-Time 


:  Day Job 


:  Yes, 50 % of the Time  

Primary Location

:  Billings    Agency:  Department of Justice Union:  000 – None Bargaining Unit:  000 – None  

Posting Date

:  Aug 12, 2019, 4:18:53 PM 

Closing Date (based on your computer’s timezone)

:  Aug 27, 2019, 5:59:00 AM Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample  Contact Name:  Brianna Schlick  |  Contact Email:  |  Contact Phone:  406-560-3832 The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications.

Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

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