IT Systems Support 1

  • Full Time
  • Helena

Montana's Official State Website

Qualifications – External

  • Associate degree in information technology or related field.
  • One to three years of experience supporting network or computer systems technologies.
  • Other combinations of education, certification or experience may be substituted.
  • Must have the ability to work in all aspects of a team environment including support, communication, personal awareness, ability to utilize and provide professional critiques, and demonstrate emotional intelligence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of desktop/laptop computer support and troubleshooting to include previous and current versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office application uses and troubleshooting.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer peripherals such as scanners, printers, and MFPs.
  • Thorough knowledge of system, diagnostic, and utility software – PC Tools, MS Sysinternals, remote desktop support applications and methods, antivirus and anti-malware tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of LANs, WANs and WWANs.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft System Center applications.
  • Knowledge of mobile computing devices like tablets and smartphones.

Minimum Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • May require 8 or more hours a day working with a computer.
  • May require more than a 40-hour workweek and on-call to perform systems upgrades and address issues during off-hours.
  • May require regular phone use to resolve issues through long-duration calls.
  • Ability to regularly lift, move, and install computer hardware – up to 25 lbs.

Special Instructions: 

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
  • Driving History



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.


A complete online state application is not required.  To initiate an application, attach the résumé to be considered for this position.  Failure to attach 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 preference documentation to Terri Christianson at Terese.Christianson@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
  • Retirement plans 
  • 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.

Division Overview:

The Justice Information Technology Services Division (JITSD) provides vital Information Technology (IT) infrastructure upon which Montanans and local and state law enforcement agencies rely for timely, accurate information.  JITSD manages the IT systems, services, and interfaces to support nearly 800 DOJ employees, 325 statewide county motor vehicle system users, and over 3,000 Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) users across the state.  The work of JITSD affects all Montanans because it is vital to nearly every aspect of the Department’s business and mission operations.

Job Overview:

The primary duties of the IT Systems Support 1 position involve hardware and software installation, maintenance, and training onto microcomputer workstations in local and wide area networks. The incumbent provides technical problem resolution on microcomputer workstations that include hardware, communications, or multi-product integration. This team supports end-user and data processing personnel, and manages and provides trouble resolution for DOJ-wide area network users and authorized agents. Some state vehicle driving and lifting/moving hardware up to twenty-five pounds is required.

The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources (HR) system. Each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the agency’s HR staff identified on the job listing or by dialing the Montana Relay at 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer services including assistance with submitting an online application.

State government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political beliefs or affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.


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