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Lewis and Clark County Department of Criminal Justice Services
Helena, Montana, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Lewis and Clark County Department of Criminal Justice Services
Helena, Montana, United States
30+ days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$28.23 - $29.89
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Hourly Wage
Job Function
Program/Project Management



 Position Title:  Criminal Justice Services Program Analyst

 Organization:  Department of Criminal Justice Services Department

 Pay Rate:  $28.23 per hour to $29.89 per hour

 Position Type/Status:  Regular, Full-time, Non-exempt

 Closing Date:  May 31, 2024

 Who We Are

Through a holistic and collaborative approach, this Department aims to continually improve our county’s criminal justice system by providing effective community alternatives, solutions, and services to increase community safety, reduce crime, and assist defendants in finding success.

The Criminal Justice Services Department works collaboratively with:

  • Lewis and Clark County District Court;
  • Lewis and Clark County Justice Court;
  • Helena Municipal Court;
  • State of Montana City Court, East Helena Municipality;
  • Helena Police Department;
  • Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Lewis and Clark County Attorney’s Office;
  • Lewis and Clark County Youth Probation Office;
  • Department of Corrections Adult Probation and Parole Bureau;
  • Office of the Public Defender, Region IV.

Mission Statement

Lewis and Clark County's Department of Criminal Justice Services exists to improve the safety of the citizens of Lewis and Clark County and ensure the equitable and efficient treatment of defendants, offenders, and victims.


Lewis and Clark County offers a competitive benefits package!


  • Health Coverage – 2 Types of Health Plans which includes medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy coverage;
    • Traditional Plan - cost for employee only is $50 per month and with the Wellness incentive, the cost may be reduced to $0 per month for full-time employees;
    • High Deductible Health Plan – cost for employee is $0 per month and an additional $1200 per year to a Health Savings Account for full time employees;
  • PureView Health Center – preferred clinic provider and no cost to the employee and his/her dependents;
  • Retirement plans;
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays;
  • Employees are provided with $25,000.00 of Life Insurance and $25, 000.00 of AD&D insurance as a new employee;
  • Wellness Screening Incentive;
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement;
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance;
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF.  Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify!

Other Benefits


  • Working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Opportunity to serve on a variety of different committees;
  • Professional development and training opportunities;
  • Cost of living increases;
  • Market adjustments;
  • Step based wage increases;
  • Paid parental leave ;


·         Collects, summarizes, aggregates and analyzes local, cross-systems criminal justice data;

·         Point person and project manager for implementation of new, and improvement to existing data systems;

·         Tracks data and trends and develops strategies to create and maintain effective and efficient criminal justice programs;

·         Identifies and works with other local and State government performance measures reports;

·         Performs comparative data analysis to evaluate program success rates;

·         Updates and Maintains Department Web Pages on a regular basis;

·         Updates and Maintains Data Dashboards;

·         Updates and Maintains the Department Annual Reports, Quarterly newsletter, brochure(s) and other marketing materials;

·         Supervises the closing of Pretrial Program cases to ensure accurate data reporting;

·         Performs grant expenditure tracking and reporting duties;

·         Project coordinator for the State Pretrial Program Pilot project and Criminal Justice Data Initiative;

·         Lead worker for Court Services Assistant with ability to perform Court Service Assistant duties if required;

·         Maintains case files and databases;

·         Composes and compiles report for various entities and stake holders;

·         Prepares financial reports;

·         Purchases program and office supplies, codes and pays invoices, invoices grantors, and tracks and reports fiscal information on all grant related funding;

·         Prepares reports for, and assists with, the annual budget process;

·         Staff support to Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

Other Duties

·         Attends meetings, conferences and workshops as requested;

·         May conduct crisis intervention as needed;

·         May attend and testify in court and before administrative bodies on behalf of defendants.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and tasks may change with or without notice.


Examples of Knowledge

·         Lewis and Clark County policies and procedures;

·         Pretrial Services Program policies and procedures;

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;

·         Web design and ongoing maintenance;

·         Data dashboard design, implementation, and maintenance;

·         Business analyst skills;

·         Principles and techniques of tracking and analyzing data;

·         Research design and data collection;

·         Statistical analysis;

·         Criminal justice system at the local and state level including laws, regulations, and the court systems;

·         Impact of poverty and trauma on choices and interactions.

Examples of Skills & Abilities

·      Collect, analyze and present data;

·      Make effective recommendations bases on data analysis;

·      Evaluate effectiveness of program services and initiate improvements;

·      Maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, colleagues in the criminal justice system, defendants, and the general public;

·      Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds;

·      Advocate for program participants regardless of backgrounds, showing commitment to the just treatment of defendants and offenders;

·      Maintain confidentiality according to law and program guidelines; 

·      Adhere to strict boundaries and professional ethics;

·      Communicate well; orally and in writing;

·      Organize resources and establish priorities;

·      Maintain accurate records;

·      Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

·      Prepare reports according to prescribed standards;

·      Use software programs and apply effectively to work process;

·      Operate basic office machines (phones, fax, copier, etc.).


The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through the combinations of education and experience equivalent to:

·         Bachelor’s degree in statistics, data analytics, business analytics, or project management;

·         Two (2) years’ experience in policy analysis, data analysis, research work or quality assurance;

·         Must obtain 24 hours a year of job-related training, at least eight (8) hours of which must include training on mental health disorders and recovery from mental health disorders.

Special Requirements

Must pass criminal background check.

Physical Demands

Must be able to move or lift documents and materials weighing up to 10 pounds, operate standard office equipment, and attend meetings at off-site locations.  Local travel is required during the business day; occasional out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Application Instructions

Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal. Job Opportunities - Lewis & Clark County (

 The following items are required along with the on-line application:

·         Resume

o   Attach resume to online application in designated section

·         Cover Letter

o   Attach cover letter to online application in resume upload section as well. More than one document can be uploaded.

 For questions on this position or on the application process, please call e-mail.

Disclaimer:  Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: 73493581

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