The Gambling Control Division (GCD) was formed by the State legislature in 1989 to ensure the proper gambling environment in the state. Our 46 employees work diligently each day to protect the businesses, players, organizations, citizens, and all who are affected by legalized gambling in Montana. Because of the nature of this billion-dollar industry, it is highly regulated. Our mission is accomplished through licensing, permitting, auditing, inspecting, investigating, testing, and prosecuting. While there are many types of gambling we oversee, such as poker, bingo, keno, raffles, sport pools, etc., one of our main responsibilities is related to video gambling machines. We license 1,400 gambling operators who operate over 16,000 video gambling machines across the state which generate $60,000,000 in tax revenue for the state each year. In addition to gambling regulation, GCD works with the Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division to provide licensing, auditing, and investigative services. GCD investigations also provide services to the Department of Revenue for tobacco tax enforcement. Regulation of what some may consider three common vices – gambling, alcohol, and tobacco – creates a diverse and interesting mission in which every day is a new challenge!
The License Examiner (License Examiner 2) performs a variety of administrative duties related to Montana state gambling control regulations. This position also provides paraprofessional services in the administration of the Division’s license and tax section including permit application review and determination, tax collection and compliance functions. The incumbent is responsible for collection and compliance processes; conducting desk audits of tax reports and machine records; conducting and coordinating liquor licensing and gambling operator license application examinations, video gambling machine permit application reviews, special permit reviews and a variety of other program functions, including database updates and changes, license fee collections, and reporting and aiding the division as needed to support regulation of authorized gambling activities.
Associates degree in business or related field.
Three years of job-related work experience in compliance or licensing, business operations, or program administration.
Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This position requires:
Ability to multitask, organize competing priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to follow through and meet commitments and agreements in a timely manner.
Ability to take a logical approach to problems and identify root causes.
Ability to communicate professionally, in written and verbal form.
Thorough knowledge and experience in the use of general office software and equipment.
The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant's qualification may include, but are not limited to, an evaluation of the résumé and cover letter, a structured interview, performance test, academic transcripts, 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
Real ID Compliant Credential Required and/or Passport:
State employees are required to present legally binding photo identification at the time of hire. Generally, this is a valid driver license, U.S. Passport or Employment Authorization ID (Form I-766).
All DOJ positions require a valid REAL ID or U.S. Passport within 60 days of hire, effective May 3, 2023.
For further information go to https://mtrealid.gov or https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-frequently-asked-questions
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and résumé at the time of application.
Tip: When attaching your cover letter and resume you must mark each of the attachments as a “Relevant File”.
Your Cover Letter: How do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and what makes you the best candidate for the job?
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.
A complete online state application is not required. To initiate an application, attach the cover letter and résumé to be considered for this position. Failure to attach a cover letter and résumé will result in an incomplete application that 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. Please submit DD214 to Rylee Much at Rylee.Much@mt.gov via File Transfer Service.
To request an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.
Your service is rewarded with competitive compensation and generous State of Montana Benefits.
Medical, dental and vision coverage
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.
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
Salary: $ 18.35 – 18.35 Hourly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Primary Location: Billings
Agency: Department of Justice
Union: 000 – None
Bargaining Unit: 000 – None
Posting Date: Nov 22, 2021, 1:12:49 PM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Dec 3, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact Name: Human Resources | Contact Email: DOJCSDHR@mt.gov | Contact Phone: 406-444-5528