County Commissioners

  Name Position Email
Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee Presiding Officer, District 1
Douglas D. Martens Douglas D. Martens District 2
Ed Joiner Ed Joiner District 3
Charlene Berdahl Administrative Secretary

  • labelJob Opening - Probationary Deputy Sheriff - Patrol




    Rosebud County is conducting a recruitment to establish a hiring pool for Probationary Deputy Sheriff position(s). Initial assignment is to Patrol Division in ASHLAND, MT.

    To qualify applicants must meet the following statutory requirements:

    1. be a citizen of the United States; MCA 7-32-303
    2. be at least 18 years of age;
    3. be a graduate of an accredited high school or the equivalent;
    4. never have been convicted of a felony;
    5. be fingerprinted and search made of appropriate files to disclose any criminal record;
    6. not have been affiliated in any manner with a subversive organization within 5 years;
    7. within 30 days immediately preceding his/her date of employment have been examined by a physician licensed to practice in the state of Montana and have been pronounced in good physical condition (this examination is provided by the County);
    8. be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation;
    9. have successfully completed an oral interview in which the characteristics necessary to a peace officer are demonstrated;
    10. possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license

    Due to occupational requirements, applicants must agree to and successfully pass driving record review and criminal history check to qualify for consideration. Successful applicants must have/be able to obtain Montana driver’s license and must have safe driving record. Applicants must pass and extensive background investigation and, upon offer of employment, a medical fitness for duty examination, including drug screening and hearing and vision exams, provided at the County’s expense.

    Applicant must be able to complete the Montana Law Enforcement Academy or challenge course.
    Applications can be obtained through the Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office at (406)346-2715 or below.
    Applications must be received by 5:00p.m. May 31, 2019. Interviews will be set up on June 4, 2019.

    Incomplete application packets will be disqualified

    These additional documents must be attached to your online application which may require scanning:

    1. Copy of valid driver’s license, proof of US Citizenship (ex: birth certificate, passport, OTHER DOCUMENT LISTED ON I9 like certificate of naturalization), documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or GED certificate, and DD214 if claiming veterans preference, AND
    2. Completed and signed Waiver and Release form.

    Incomplete application packets will disqualified

    Submit Rosebud County online application and required attachments by 5:00 p.m. Friday 05/31/2019. Interviews will be set up on Tuesday 06/04/2019 at an assigned time.
    PLEASE SEE ABOVE INFORMATION. Online applications may be sent to Sheriff Allen Fulton at or Undersheriff Bruce Price at For questions about online application process call Sheriff Allen Fulton of Undersheriff Bruce Price at (406)346-2715. Posted: 05/07/2019

    Rosebud County is an equal opportunity employer.

    180 S 13th Ave

    Forsyth, Montana 59327

    APPLICATION available here

  • labelJob Opening - Bicentennial Library - Clerk

    Bicentennial Library in Colstrip has an opening for a Library Clerk (General Event Programming & Audio Visual Cataloging).

    This is a (10) hour a week position, $10.50 per hour, raises according to county policy.  Job description available through Mary Kay Bullard, Library Director and by stopping by Bicentennial Library.

    Please call 406-748-3040 for more information.

    Position opened till filled.

    Please include resume with application.

    Applications may be left at Bicentennial Library of Colstrip.


    The position will be open until filled.  Rosebud County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • labelJob Opening - Detention Officer Full Time

    Full Time Detention officer.  Wage starting at $12.50

    Applications may be returned to the
    Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office
    180 S 13th
    PO Box 85
    Forsyth, MT

    The position will be open until filled. Rosebud County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Full Job Description


    Release for Pre-Employment Background Information

  • labelJob Opening - 911 Dispatcher

    Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for one part time 911 Dispatcher

    Shift: 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:
    The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. A full criminal history will be conducted. Applicants need to have basic office skills dealing with telephones, computers, faxes, copiers, etc. Prior radio and dispatch experience desirable. Dispatchers must be able to hear and speak clearly, read well, interpret quickly, communicate effectively with people, deal with the public in a friendly manner, make good decisions under pressure, perform several tasks at once, and give accurate directions; have good spelling ability, typing skills, computer knowledge, a good memory and be able to deal with stress. The dispatch operator is willing to learn, accepts constructive criticism willingly, openly communicates with others, expects to be monitored, shares suggestions openly and is diligent to do as good a job as is reasonably possible and expected given the circumstances. The dispatcher must have the ability to learn to act quickly and accurately to an emergency, remaining calm at all times. The dispatcher realizes importance of establishing a good working relationship with co-workers and working as a team. Please include a resume with your application.

    Application available here!

    If you have any questions please contact Jenni Cherry, dispatch supervisor at 346-2715 or
    Rosebud County is an equal opportunity employer
    1200 Main Street
    Forsyth, MT 59327

Monthly Minutes


NOTES from the Commissioners:


The Rosebud County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. (first reading) and on July 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (second reading), at the Rosebud County Courthouse conference room, 2nd Floor, Forsyth, MT for the purpose of obtaining public comments regarding, Ordinance 2019-1, an Ordinance Approving a Ballot Question on the Issue of Whether to Allow Non-Partisan Elections.



The Rosebud County Commissioners will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Colstrip City Hall, Colstrip MT for the purpose of obtaining public comments on a tax abatement request on the Clearwater Wind Farm.

The Rosebud County Commissioners will also hold a public meeting on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Rosebud County Courthouse courtroom, 3rd floor, 1200 Main Street, Forsyth, Montana for the purpose of obtaining public comments on a tax abatement request on the Clearwater Wind Farm.



Census 2020

It may seem early to think about it but a very important time is approaching. The U.S. census is done every ten years and the time is now approaching us.

The census is used in various ways which effects our state, county, and many individuals. Each person recorded in our state amounts to almost two thousand dollars per year for the next ten years. That’s twenty thousand dollars per person! This money comes to the state for various programs which we will get in to in more depth as time goes on.

The Rosebud County Commissioners are interested in forming a Complete Count Committee. This committee will be formed to help inform the public about the implications the census does have, and to promote public service announcements and inform the public about the census.

Anyone interested in volunteering to be on this committee please let the Rosebud County Commissioners know! It will not be very demanding but your ideas are valued. You may contact us at 346-2251, or stop by the courthouse.

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Business Days

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 AM – 3 PM

Phone Number






1200 Main St
PO Box 47
Forsyth, MT 5932