Investigator and Compliance Specialist

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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.
Job Overview:
Motor Vehicle Division staff are the front line of national security and identity protection. A core competency of a Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is the issuance of official credentials (State driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle titles and registrations). Society, businesses, and all levels of the government\courts\law enforcement depend on Motor Vehicle Divisions to produce valid and reliable documents. The ongoing protection of MVD records, documents, credentials and processes is vital to the integrity of the division and the products it produces. The Motor Vehicle Division’s Investigation and Compliance unit is responsible for insuring the integrity of its products by conducting audit and compliance reviews of auto dealers, VIN inspections, and Montana’s commercial driver licensing program. In addition, the unit is responsible for identifying and investigating internal and external fraud.
An Investigator and Compliance Specialist (ICS) investigate complaints against dealers, auto auctions, and other persons selling motor vehicles. The specialist performs audits on motor vehicle dealers, driver license examiners, and the CDL program. The ICS conducts vehicle identification number (VIN) inspections and is the main resource to assist other MVD and non-MVD inspectors of VIN identifiers.

A primary mission of the investigating unit is promoting the detection and deterrence of fraud. The Investigative and Compliance unit proactively combats internal and external fraud from a focused perspective.

Qualifications: Qualifications: This position requires working knowledge of the concepts and theoretical applications of vehicle and dealer license programs. This position requires extensive knowledge of the concepts and theories of public administration, and State and federal motor vehicle laws and regulations. The position also requires knowledge of research and analysis methods and techniques; legislative processes; and organizational theory.
This position requires plan implementation; state and federal laws, rules and regulations; in negotiating consensus; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred: Advanced knowledge of specific program requirements as well as Department mission and Division goals and objectives.
The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to two years of college level work in the investigative/law enforcement area, or graduation from high school and four years of progressively responsible technical program of law enforcement or regulatory experience. Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record clear of any actions against the driving privilege for the past two years. POST certification in Montana or pass basic equivalency test as provided by POST rules; this must be completed within one year of hire. The following qualifications and experience are desired: Experience in a state level enforcement control program with specific experience in criminal traffic enforcement law or motor vehicle and driver licensing regulations. Experience auditing motor vehicle and driver license credentialing programs for compliance and fraud detection. Over two years commercial driver license skills testing and vehicle VIN inspection experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
Special Instructions:

The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant's qualification may include, but not limited to, an evaluation of the resume and cover letter, a structured interview, performance test, 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


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.
This Organization Participates in E-Verify.
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: Security/Protective Services Salary: $ 20.38 - 25.47 Hourly Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1 Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-Time Shift: Day Job Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Primary Location: Missoula
Agency: Department of Justice Union: 000 - None Bargaining Unit: 000 - None
Posting Date: Aug 12, 2019, 1:34:25 PM Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Aug 27, 2019, 12:59:00 AM Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact Name: Melissa Gardner | Contact Email: | Contact Phone: 406-438-1942
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