Welcome to Rosebud County

Rosebud County was established on February 1, 1901 and is located in Southeastern Montana covering approximately 5,027 square miles (5,010 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water). The county Courthouse was built in Forsyth in 1912. Rosebud County is Montana’s twenty-second most populous county, with an estimated population of 9,329 as of the latest census.

Other cities and towns in Rosebud County include Angela, Ashland, Birney, Colstrip, Hathaway, Ingomar, Lame Deer, Rosebud, and Sumatra. A large portion of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation lies within Rosebud County.

  • Rosebud County is the fourth largest County by land area in the State of Montana.
  • Topography of Rosebud County is mostly rolling with small hills.  Elevations range from 1500 feet above sea level near the Yellowstone River to 4200 feet in the southern portion of the County near Ashland, adjacent to Custer National Forest.
  • The County’s leading source of income are from agriculture, tourism, railroad, coal mining and electrical generation.
  • There are 1,165 miles of County road.
  • Medical facilities are located in Ashland, Lame Deer, Colstrip and Forsyth.

    Elected Officials swearing in December 31, 2018

    Frank Arb – Coroner
    C. Kristine White – County Attorney
    Kathy Fahrenbruck – Treasurer
    Lisa Blevins – Superintendent of Schools
    Joan K. Duffield – Clerk & Recorder
    Judge Murnion
    Lee Busch – Justice of the Peace
    Allen Fulton – Sheriff

23 ° Forsyth, MT


JOB OPENING – Sheriff 911 Dispatcher

Rosebud County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for one full time 911 Dispatcher Shift: Full time: works an average of 40 hours per week in 12 hour rotating shifts. Wage: Starting wage is $12.50 per hour with a 50 cent increase every six months of employment based on a performance evaluation. After three years of employment, cost of living increases only. There will be no annual cost of living increases for the first three year period. Employer pays 100% of health insurance for employee. Responsibilities: The dispatcher will receive messages and relay them quickly and accurately. The dispatcher answers the radios, administrative telephone lines and 911 lines, sends and receives teletype messages, makes timely record entries, keeps logs accurately, will keep confidences, is courteous to all callers, officers, and fellow Sheriff Office personnel and is conscientious in all responsibilities. The dispatcher will page out ambulances, fire equipment, and other emergency personnel as needed. The dispatcher is responsible for other duties too numerous to mention. Job Requirements:

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February 6, 2019