County Commissioners

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


Rosebud County is conducting a recruitment to establish a hiring pool for Probationary Deputy Sheriff position(s). Initial assignment is to the Patrol Division in ASHLAND, MT.
To qualify, applicants must meet the following statutory requirements:
a. be a citizen of the United States; MCA 7-32-303
b. be at least 18 years of age;
c. be a graduate of an accredited high school or the equivalent;
d. never have been convicted of a felony;
e. be fingerprinted and search made of appropriate files to disclose any criminal record;
f. not have been affiliated in any manner with a subversive organization within 5 years;
g. 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);
h. be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation;
i. have successfully completed an oral interview in which the characteristics necessary to a peace officer are demonstrated;
j. 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 a extensive background investigation and, upon offer of employment, a medical fitness for duty examination, including drug screening, hearing and vision exams, provided at the County’s expense.
Applicant(s) must be able to complete the Montana Law Enforcement Academy or equivalency course. Applications can be found below.
Applications may be sent to Undersheriff Scott McDermott at If the applicant(s) decide to email their application, these additional documents need to be scanned and emailed as well:
a. 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
b. Completed and signed Waiver and Release form.
Applications and required attachments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, the 26th of August 2022. Interviews will be set up on Wednesday, the 7th of September 2022 at an assigned time.
Incomplete application packets will be disqualified.
For questions about the online application process call Sheriff Allen Fulton of Undersheriff Scott McDermott at (406)346-2715.
Posted: 8/04/2022
Rosebud County is an equal opportunity employer.
180 S 13th Ave
Forsyth, Montana 59327


Rosebud County Landfill – Solid Waste Equipment Operator II

Applications are being accepted for a Solid Waste/Landfill Equipment Operator II.  Successful applicant will operate and maintain medium/heavy equipment, and work with all aspects of the Solid Waste/Landfill Operation. Field test may be required. A current Montana CDL preferred but not required.  Position will be for a Full-Time person working a 40-hour work week.  Salary DOE.

Job Description

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


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

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Doug Martens of Rosebud County
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Doug Martens of Rosebud County for his years of service to his community and his recent election to be President of the Montana Association of Counties.
Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, each week Daines will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.
Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.
The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record:
Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Doug Martens of Rosebud County for his years of service to his community and being elected to serve as President of the Montana Association of Counties.
Doug raised his family in Montana and is a proud husband, father, and grandfather. Before serving ten years as a Commissioner in Rosebud County, Doug was a fire warden and President of the Montana Fire Wardens Association. Doug is a dedicated public servant, and at the same time, he runs his family farm and ranch operation outside of Forsyth, Montana.
Doug has also been an outspoken advocate for Montana energy and coal jobs. He has been a passionate leader in this space and continues to help educate Montanans on the importance of coal including the jobs it creates and the energy it produces throughout our Nation.
It is my distinct honor to recognize Doug for his lifetime of service to the people of Rosebud County. I have no doubt his dedication and hard work will continue to serve his community and the Montana Association of Counties exceptionally well.

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