Summary: Position requires a broad skillset and encompasses a range of responsibilities that support the implementation of the Montana State Fund Agricultural Safety (MSFAG) Program. This position is responsible for working with members of the State Fund Ag Group to develop and present safety training material.  

Position is located at the MFBF office in Bozeman, MT and is a full-time salaried position.  

Primary Job Responsibilities: 

 Provide to the members of the Montana State Fund Ag Group (MSFAG) the following items:

  • Coordinate and conduct workers' compensation-related workshops and Individual Operation Evaluations (IOE). 
  • Update as needed in conjunction with MSF a safety handbook specifically for Agriculture safety.
  • Provide a quarterly report of safety activities to MFBF and the MSF Underwriting Services Leader.
  • Development of Member specific safety plans which emphasize, employee training, and safe operating procedures.
  • Claims education and information regarding employer responsibility in the event of losses are incurred.
  • Claims analysis as developed in cooperation with the MSF, which may serve as a yardstick of loss control effectiveness, or as an annual targeting tool for service needs and goal setting.
  • Promote the MSFAG program through written communication, web page development, newsletters, meetings and consultation with MSFAG and the MSF safety services staff. 
  • Develop web-based material and training for Members of the State Fund Ag group.
  • Prepare materials for and conduct Individual Operation Evaluations (IOE) as requested by producers and ag organizations. 
  • Solicit grant income for the expansion of the safety program.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of agriculture is required; background in production agriculture is helpful but not required 
  • Possess strategic and operational understanding of safety procedures 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly and effectively with agricultural operators
  • Ability to exercise judgment, initiative, and independent decision making 
  • Ability to develop and present agricultural safety programs
  • Ability to travel in state frequently 
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, boards of directors and MSFAG membership 
  • Possesses strong writing ability and is familiar with writing for blogs, press releases, opinion editorials and official comments on proposed regulations and rules  
  • Possesses keen attention to detail and exemplary time management skills 

Work Environment:

  • MFBF fosters a supportive, fun and creative work environment.  Employees are encouraged to utilize their own talents, experience and expertise to grow and develop programs and projects in their purview. 
  • Work is primarily independent but must be able to work in a creative, collaborative style with other staff and often be willing to provide input, effort and time into projects and tasks as a group. 


For more information or to submit a resume contact: John Youngberg, Executive Vice President, with a copy to Diana Bailey, Executive Secretary/CFO,