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 Road Department is now accepting applications for a blade operator for the Ingomar/Sumatra area to include Rattlesnake, Bascom, Ingomar North and South, Oil Field Road, Musselshell River Road and related area. Successful applicant must live in that area full time. The applicant must have a Class A Type II commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsements. A clean driving record is required, skill in operating and knowledge of blade maintenance preferred. Applicants should be in good physical condition and able to lift seventy pounds without injury, as some duties will require manual labor. Applications and job descriptions are available at the Rosebud County Road Department Shop. Stop in or call 346-2261 to get more information. Applications available here.  Applications may be returned to the Rosebud County Road Department Shop, east of Forsyth, mailed to PO Box 1117 Forsyth, MT 59327, the Commissioner’s office at the Courthouse or emailed to Application deadline is May 6th, 2021.


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 are available for download here and must  be received by 5:00p.m. April 29, 2021. Interviews will be set up on May 5, 2021.

Incomplete application packets will be disqualified


These additional documents must be attached to your online application which may require scanning: Rosebud County on-line application available at; AND

  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 veteran’s preference, AND
  2. Completed and signed Waiver and Release form.


Incomplete application packets will be disqualified


Submit Rosebud County online application and required attachments by 5:00 p.m. Thursday 04/29/2021. Interviews will be set up on Wednesday 05/05/2021 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: 04/06/2021.


*Facebook application will not be accepted*


Rosebud County is an equal opportunity employer.

180 S 13th Ave

Forsyth, Montana 59327

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

Applications are being accepted for Rosebud County Fairgrounds Seasonal Workers.  Under direct supervision, successful candidates will perform tasks in the upkeep and maintenance of the fairgrounds.  Must possess a Montana Driver’s License.  Must demonstrate a willingness to be trained to operate various types of equipment at the fairgrounds.  Includes grounds keeping and minor building maintenance.  Willingness to work a modified schedule and/or overtime when deemed necessary.  Salary $9.00 per hour.  Applications available here.  This 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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