Investigator - Gambling/Alcohol/Tobacco

Montana Department of Justice - Helena, Montana

May 22, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jun 4, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$26.00 - $28.00 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$$26.00 - $28.00 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$$26.00 - $28.00 hourly
Top Pay:
$$26.00 - $28.00 hourly

Job Description

*Enjoy Western Montana in beautiful Missoula! *

The Compliance Investigator provides investigative support to the Gambling Control Division, the Department of Revenue-Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and Tobacco Division by conducting background, suitability, financial, corporate and other inquiries of applicants for licensure and non-institutional lenders to ensure they comply with the public policy of the state; conducts criminal and/or administrative investigations through the use of overt and/or covert tactics to thwart illegal gambling, alcohol, and tobacco activities; maintains liaison with various criminal justice agencies; provides regular inspections of licensed gambling, alcohol and tobacco locations within the state; collects, maintains, disseminates and secures investigative records; presents various law enforcement training seminars at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and to Montana citizens

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.

· Three years of directly related experience.

· Other combinations of education or experience may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications:

· A law enforcement officer with a valid MT POST certificate.

· A current or former law enforcement officer who will qualify for MT POST certification through equivalency testing within 1 year of hire.

· Other regulatory or compliance experience considered.

Additional Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Basic knowledge on the use of social media and the Internet.

· Ability to research and comprehend criminal records, open-source intel, financial documents, communication with other law enforcement or regulatory agencies, and understand how to use other resources for determining suitability of applicants, owners, managers, and others financially tied to alcohol or gambling licenses.

· Advanced knowledge in developing, conducting, and presenting complex criminal and regulatory cases.

· Thorough knowledge of criminal procedures, rules of evidence, search and seizure, handling of criminal justice information and privacy/security regulations.

· Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.


To be considered for this position, you must attach a résumé at the time of application.

Tip: When attaching your resume, you must mark the attachment as a “Relevant File”.

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.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • Experience: Three years of directly related experience.

AMAZING State of Montana benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plan
  • Additional 457b Deferred Compensation plan
  • 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.

Closing Date (based on your computer's time zone): Jun 4, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

Contact Information

Armando Oropeza

Montana Department of Justice
850 Helena Ave Helena MT.
Helena, Montana 59620
phone: 1-406-459-3741

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