City of Helena Career Opportunities
Situated in the picturesque backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and with a population of just under 30,000, the City of Helena, capital of Montana, offers diverse opportunities for anyone to feel at home! Step outside and experience world class fly fishing and water activities in nearby reservoirs or the Missouri River. Take your family and friends and access the city’s 1800 acres of natural, undeveloped park land where you can hike or bike to your heart’s content. Get out and explore the town that Rand McNally’s has called, “the #1 small town in the USA for Geocaching.” The area also offers skiing, ghost town tours, backpacking, golfing and many, many more great ways to spend your time outside!
When you need a break from the outdoors, come downtown to enjoy homemade ice cream, chocolates & candy, unique stores and restaurants; stop in at a local brewery, visit the carousel and ExplorationWorks!, or see a live production at the Helena Civic Center or Myrna Loy Center. The Helena Symphony, internationally acclaimed Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and many local sporting events are also great ways to spend your time in our city. The City of Helena welcomes you! Our local government is committed to helping support the great quality of life expected by our citizens. Join us if you want to make a difference in the place you will be proud to call home!
PLEASE READ: Below is a list of positions that we are accepting applications for. Please click the Details button first (or click the position title) to see the schedule, status, minimum qualifications and required documentation BEFORE you decide to apply. If you have not applied for positions using CivicHR before, you will need to create an account first. Once in the application, READ the instructions at the top of the screen. Applications submitted without all required documentation attached will be disqualified.
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Job Descriptions for previously posted positions can be found at: http://www.helenamt.gov/hr/position-descriptions.html
Individuals interested in becoming a police officer with the City of Helena first must pass a written and physical test administered by the MT Law Enforcement Testing Consortium (MTLETC) multiple times a year. Individuals who pass both tests are placed on a hiring eligibility list for 12 months. When we have an opening, we will directly contact individuals on the current eligibility list letting them know we are accepting applications and how to apply.
Firefighters -registration for the Annual written/CPAT testing, May 20-23, 2019 , is open until March 15th.
Individuals interested in be becoming a firefighter with the City of Helena first must pass a written and physical test administered annually by the MT Firefighter Testing Consortium. Individuals who pass both tests are placed on a hiring eligibility list for 12 months. When we have an opening, we will directly contact individuals on the eligibility list letting them know we are accepting applications and how to apply.
Additional information including registration dates, testing dates and other involved agencies can be found on the MT Firefighter Testing Consortium site.
Both Police Officers and Firefighters are confirmed by the City Commission after successfully completing their 12 month probationary period.
Selection Process - Information about the City of Helena's recruiting, application reviews, interviews and hiring process.