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MACo Defense Services Seeking Paralegal

By | Employment Opportunities

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking a Paralegal for its Defense Services. The primary focus of this position is to provide paralegal and litigation support to the attorneys in Defense Services. This position has extensive contacts with MACo members, outside counsel, court officials, claims adjusters, medical providers, and legal vendors.

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Cascade County Seeking Health Officer

By | Employment Opportunities

The Health Officer is responsible for overall leadership, community engagement, and executive responsibilities as the Health Officer of the City-County Health Department (CCHD); assessing and monitoring health factors in Cascade County and developing strategies to effectively address and communicate health issues to the public; providing oversight, evaluation and program management for delivery of public health services; developing and implementing plans, policies, and procedures for the department; fiscal management of the department and program budgets, as well as program compliance to local, state and federal requirements; provides leadership and support for public health improvement activities and maintain CCHD Public Health accreditation; plans, organizes, directs and manages all activities of the CCHD; areas of programming include environmental health, prevention services, family health services, and administrative services; administrative services team provides key operational assistance to all CCHD programs related to facilities, operations, finances, HIPAA compliance, accreditation coordination and performance management; must have experience in the development and application of Emergency Response Plans and public health preparedness and response capabilities; the effective and efficient use of department resources including funding, personnel, materials, facilities and time; implements and maintains sound organizational and operational practices to assure optimum health services and supports to the community, and develops and recommends County and department policies and strategic plans related to or involving public health; provides administrative, technical and professional support to staff, other departments, outside agencies, advisory boards, coalitions and community members as appropriate; must develop and maintain effective working relationships with other organizations concerned with health and human services as well as the public safety system, education, County support service departments, advisory boards, and numerous community facilities, agencies and groups.

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2019 Risk Management Safety Awards

By | Association News, Safety Corner

The MACo Risk Management Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Midwinter Conference in Helena.  MACo recognizes counties exhibiting a continued commitment to job site safety and whose safety performance and programs are excellent.  The Awards promote awareness of workplace health and safety throughout the counties and offer the opportunity for counties to share model programs.  This year, awards were presented to Sanders County and Dawson County.

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Lesson Learned: Exploding Batteries

By | Safety Corner

On 2/13/19 A lead-acid battery exploded in a member county road shop.  Battery acid splashed on to the employee.  Luckily, the employee was not injured because he was wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which included safety googles, rubber gloves, boots, and a long sleeve shirt.

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