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
Sarah Kisman Administrative Secretary


  • labelSheriff Detention Officer

    Detention Officer Application


    Shift:       Rotating
    Wage:  $12.50 with .50 raises every 6 months for the first 3 years of employment



    Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Must possess a valid Montana driver’s license.  Must be physically fit.  Computer skills are a plus due to extensive use in the facility.  A full criminal history will be conducted.


    Job Description:

    Detention officers work 12 hour rotating shifts.  Shifts consist of day shift (0700-1900 hours) and night shift (1900-0700 hours).  Shift rotation may vary at times due to illness, lack of adequate staffing and/or special needs of the Sheriff’s Office.  Most duties as outlined below consist of dealing with inmates and their care, maintenance and cleaning of the facility.  Monthly schedules are printed in advance for employees to follow.



    Duties consist of computer booking, fingerprinting, photographing, cooking, feeding and monitoring inmates.  Officers must be physically fit as the need to subdue and inmate does arise from time to time, as well as the need to assist a Deputy with an unruly inmate.  Officers must be able to be on their feet for an entire 12 hours shift.  Officers must be able to react quickly and professionally during an emergency such as fire, riot, hazmat situation and medical emergencies.  Officers are required to clean and maintain the facility, which consists of sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, shoveling sidewalks, cleaning walls and kitchen appliances.  Officers may be required to supervise a trustee and community service people.  Officers must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and be able to lift #10 cans above their head to the storage shelves.  Officers are required to do physical checks on the inmates every 30 minutes.  There may be times when an officer may help with transfers, which require escorting an inmate to court or another facility.  And officer may be required to guard an inmate at the hospital, which would consist of standing guard for 12 hour shift.  Officers may be required to provide security for medical staff or others working in the facility.  During the outside recreation, the officer may be required to stand for prolonged periods of time.  Officers are required to climb ladders for changing lights.  Officers are required to administer medication to the inmates.  There are times a video recorder is required and an officer will be required to operate the recorder.  Certain incidents will require the officer on duty to submit a typed report to the supervisor in a timely manner.  It is important that you use proper etiquette when dealing with the public whether it is on the telephone or in person.  Officers are subject to being called out to work from off duty time when the need arises.  Officers are also partially cross trained to provide breaks to Dispatchers as needed.

    Submit Rosebud County online application and required attachments by 5:00 p.m. Friday, 12/06/2018.  Interviews  will be set up on Wednesday 12/012/2018 at an assigned time.  PLEASE SEE ABOVE INFORMATION.  Online applications may be sent to Sheriff Allen Fulton at or Undersheriff Bruce Price at  For any questions about online application process, call Sheriff Allen Fulton or Undersheriff Bruce Price at (406)346-2715.  Posted 11/15/2018

    Application available here

    Rosebud County is an equal opportunity employer

    180 So. 13th Ave.

    Forsyth, Montana 59327

Monthly Minutes
Minutes are posted at the beginning of every month for the previous month.
Pending Minutes are available at any time before the beginning of the month by contacting the Commissioners office.


NOTES from the Commissioners:

Growth Policy Review Draft

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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Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

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Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 AM – 3 PM

Phone Number






1200 Main St
PO Box 47
Forsyth, MT 5932