Criminal Justice Clerk

November 18, 2023
Missoula, MT
Job Type


This is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The starting rate of pay for this position is $18.1938 per hour.
The Sheriff's Department is seeking a CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLERK to join their team. This position will p erforms advanced level clerical and secretarial duties in the Missoula County Sheriff's Department to prepare, process, maintain and preserve records and reports for the criminal justice, civil process, and warrants offices.

Details: Priority screening will begin on Thursday, November 30, 2023. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.
To Apply:

  • Please complete all sections of the online application even if a resume is requested.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: A letter of interest, and a resume.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

Representative Examples of Work
Answers inquiries from the public and employees. Disseminates arrest records and investigative reports, according to state laws. Transcribes taped statements that become part of the official criminal or court records. Ensures that reports are accurate and able to be used for court evidence. Updates and maintains computerized records management system including: scans documents; prepares incident report files; reviews incident reports for accuracy; returns reports requiring editing to the originating officer; and finalizing incident report in system. Performs research of records to provide information to the County Attorney's office within legal guidelines and department policies. Fingerprints the public as requested and maintains related records. Performs reception of callers and visitors; answers inquiries from the public and employees; prepares and disseminates daily mail and other information. Prepares schedules; prepares replies to written correspondence; maintains department records and files. Performs computer data entry and word-processing. Obtains information as required to complete detailed forms and applications. Makes moderately complex calculations and tabulates data. Updates statistical information to generate reports. Checks civil papers and court documents that are to be served for completeness and processes documents in accordance with established procedures and law. Answers routine inquiries regarding civil process and procedures. Schedules and processes legal advertising for sheriff's sales as required. Makes determination on bonding requirements prior to accepting papers for service by the civil process officer. Provides administrative support for the abandoned vehicle program. Processes required paperwork; prepares forms for the sale of vehicles; and maintains all required records. Performs support duties for warrants division. Processes warrants of arrest. Processes orders of protection. Completes monthly validations of entered records. Provides criminal records and driving history to authorized personnel. Performs related work as required or directed. Other duties: May collect money, issue receipts, and prepare deposits for money received for various fees. May perform data entry for concealed weapon permits.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires high school diploma or GED.
  • Requires two years of clerical work experience in an office, retail setting, or other settings such as food service environment. Requires experience engaging directly with the public both in person and by telephone. Requires experience using a computer or a POS (point of sale) system.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Successful candidate must pass an extensive background investigation.

Physical/Environmental Demands
The employee commonly remains in an office setting. The work requires long periods of sitting at a computer terminal. May require work outside the office environment to process forms at abandoned vehicle sale or sheriff's sale. Requires occasional light lifting (20 lbs).
Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region.
Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.

This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

Missoula County will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

Excellent Medical Health Benefits- Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $258.00 per pay period.

Medical deductible is $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Flexible Benefits Plan- Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage, Long and Short-Term Disability, Critical and Accident Insuranceare offered through Mutual ofOmaha.

Public Employees Retirement System- Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS)- A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Working for Missoula County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Supplemental Retirement Benefitsare offered through Valic or Nationwide.

Sick Leave- Full-time employees accrue 7.38hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once you have been an employee for 90 days.The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Vacation Leave- Full-time employees accrue 9.24 hours per month and are eligible to use leave after continuous employment for a period of 6 full months. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Holidays- The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)-In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Missoula County 6 continuous weeks of PPL to eligible full-time employees that have been with the county for 180 days. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Missoula County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

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