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


Bicentennial Library in Colstrip has an opening for a Library Clerk . This is a (10) hour a week position, $10.50 per hour, raises according to county policy.  Job description and application available through Mary Kay Bullard, Library Director 419 Willow Ave Colstrip Montana.  Position is opened till filled.  Please include resume with application. Applications and Resume may be left at Bicentennial Library of Colstrip.

Job Application Rosebud County

This position is a part time position (30 hrs/wk)

Acts as the Sheriff’s receptionist, screening visitors and telephone calls to determine the nature of business or inquiry, taking messages or referring matters to other staff as appropriate; answers inquiries on a variety of subjects, maintains confidential administrative files; researches and prepares investigative reports of a highly sensitive and confidential nature. Conducts confidential background investigations reports request from other agencies. Handles Concealed Weapons permit requests and prepares acceptance or rejection notices and any subsequent court documents; Sets up appointments and conducts CWP interviews. Transcribes case interviews, compiles case reports. Maintains Sexual Violent Offender Registry updates as well as new registrations. Types correspondence, corrects grammar, punctuation, and spelling in all outgoing correspondence. Operates a computer terminal or word processing equipment to input, access and to print data, reports, and project; prepares a variety of reports; schedules appointments for the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and senior staff members. Screens incoming correspondence and arranges items by priority for prompt response or action. Independently composes letters and other documents from marginal notes or oral directions. Sets up and maintains a variety of office files and records May act as primary contact with various vendors and service providers, and make recommendations for purchase. Operational tasks such as requisitioning office supplies, completing personnel action forms, May assist clerk with monitoring budget and expenditures. Trained in all areas of Civil Clerk job duties to be able to provide back up support as needed.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Mobility to work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment such as personal computer, including word processing and data base software; calculator; copy and fax machine.


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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1200 Main St
PO Box 47
Forsyth, MT 5932