Pre-Trial Supervision Officer


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences and two years’ experience in social services, law enforcement, or correctional employment. Or related experience meeting requirements outlined in MCA 44-4-301.
  2. The ability to relate with offenders in firm, empathetic fashion.
  3. Public relations skills and the ability to relate with referral agencies.
  4. Good writing and verbal skills.
  5. Ability to type 40 words per minute.
  6. Experience and demonstrated ability in records management.
  7. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office programs.
  8. A current, valid Montana driver’s license.


  1. Working experience in a correctional system.
  2. Direct public relations experience.
  3. Montana Law Enforcement Academy training as provided in 44-4-301 MCA. (Must obtain this training within one year of hire.)

The current starting salary for the position is $14.00 per hour, although consideration will be given the successful candidate’s experience and educational background.

***Candidates who are POST certified may be considered at a higher rate of pay***

The PTSO shall monitor and clearly document all Misdemeanor Supervision functions while showing professional judgment. The PTSO shall provide firm, fair, and consistent misdemeanor services in a team setting which is supportive of a crime-free lifestyle. The PTSO must be able to organize, manage time effectively, and keep records orderly and up to date. The PTSO must exhibit skills necessary to work in a team environment with a positive attitude.

Beta Alternatives programs are aligned with local and county courts; therefore, PTSO is required to work the same business hour schedule as these agencies, which is Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This schedule allows the PTSO to coordinate cases for these agencies and also gives offenders/agencies the ability to access staff during normal business hours. Probation officers are given a one-hour lunch break. Overtime must be preauthorized by the BJAS.

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