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November 27, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

MACo Seeking HCT Member Services Specialist/Office Coordinator

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking a Member Services Specialist/Office Coordinator for its Health Care Trust. The primary focus of this position is to perform a variety of…
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November 21, 2019 in NACo

Action Alert: Sign Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Support PILT & SRS

With 2019 nearing an end, the National Association of Counties (NACo) is leading a coalition of counties, school districts and other interested organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders…
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November 20, 2019 in Association News

Closing County Offices/Courthouses on Non-legal Holidays

We frequently get asked whether or not County Courthouses and County offices may be closed the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, or any other day not specified as…
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November 18, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Park County Seeking Registered Sanitarian

Park County is seeking a Registered Sanitarian. Join their dynamic team as you take an education-based approach to improving the Health in our community. Starting wage is $20.88 DOE. Open…
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November 18, 2019 in County News

Board Leadership Training

Read All News Presented by MSU Extension's Local Government Center For counties looking to provide board education/instruction, the LGC offers a “Board Leadership” training for all public board members (city,…
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November 16, 2019 in County News

Cybersecurity Awareness: Identity Theft & Internet Scams

Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes…
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November 14, 2019 in NACo

2020 NACo Achievement Awards Now Open

Applications are now open for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2020 Achievement Awards!  The Achievement Awards Program is a non-competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative county government…
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November 14, 2019 in Association News

Announcement! There’s Been a Name Change!

We’ve rebranded the workers’ compensation claims unit and are now the Injury Assistance Team. The goal of rebranding is to set ourselves apart from the standard workers’ compensation adjuster. Our…
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November 13, 2019 in Safety Corner

Safety Corner: Top 10 Ways to Build A Great Safety Culture

Do you want your County to experience lower absenteeism, a happier workforce, and lower staff turnover? The first step to reaching these goals is to develop a thriving safety culture…
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November 12, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Planner I

Lewis & Clark County is seeking a Planner I. Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, this position performs a variety of professional planning duties relative…
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November 12, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Planner II

Lewis & Clark County is seeking a Planner II. Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, this position performs a variety of professional Land-Use Planning and…
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November 8, 2019 in Obituaries

Keith L. Benson

Keith L. Benson (age 89) passed away in Helena on November 8, 2019. He was born to Ed and Cora Benson near Hogeland on September 1, 1930 - the youngest…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Public Works Director

Cascade County is seeking a public works director. This position is under the general direction and with the concurrence of the Board of County Commissioners (County Commissioners), is responsible for…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Planning Director

Cascade County is seeking a Planning Director. This position is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Cascade County Planning Department, performs a variety of difficult, complex and specialized…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Deputy County Attorney – Criminal

Cascade County is seeking a Deputy County Attorney - Criminal. The Deputy County Attorney - Criminal performs complex legal, professional and administrative work. The work is performed in accordance with…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County Seeking Information Technology & Services Director

Lewis & Clark County is seeking an Information Technology & Services Director. Under general administrative direction of the Chief Administration Officer and the City Manager, this position directs the day…
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November 7, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Planner

Cascade County is seeking a Planner. This position reports to the Planning Director and performs routine and complex administrative, technical professional work in planning programs for the County related to…
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November 1, 2019 in State News

Entitlement Share Growth for FY 2021

The Montana Department of Revenue has calculated the entitlement share growth factor for Fiscal Year 2021. For cities, counties, and consolidated governments, the growth factor for the entitlement share will…
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October 23, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Dawson County Seeking Correctional Officers

Dawson County is currently seeking correctional officers for the Dawson County Correctional Facility.
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October 23, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Dawson County Seeking Control Room Operator – Dawson County Corrections Facility

Dawson County is currently seeking a control room operator for the Dawson County Correctional Facility.
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October 18, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Interim Planning Director

Cascade County is seeking an Interim Planning Director. This position reports to the Planning Director and performs routine and complex administrative, technical professional work in planning programs for the County…
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October 16, 2019 in Association News

Congratulations to Shane Gorder, Richland County Commissioner & MACo’s New President

I would like to say thank you for allowing me to continue in this organization as the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) President.  It truly is an honor and I…
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October 10, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Richland County Health Department Seeking Public Health Director/Administrator

The Richland County Health Department is seeking a Public Health Director/Administrator. This position directs the provision of the 10 essential services of public health in Richland County and surrounding counties…
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October 10, 2019 in County News

Board of Crime Control Lifetime Achievement Award

The Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) announced that Tony Harbaugh, Custer County Sheriff--who has been in the county's Sheriff's Office for over 40 years--is the recipient of the MBCC…
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October 8, 2019 in County News

Refuge Revenue Sharing (RRS)

All Wildlife Refuges are managed under the U.S. fish & Wildlife Services, which is an agency inside of the Department of Interior. An important distinction on how annual Refuge Revenue…
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October 6, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Registered Sanitarian

Cascade County is seeking a Registered Sanitarian. This position spends approximately 75% of their time performing routine and follow-up inspect-ions of licensed establishments, provides information and education to establishment operators,…
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October 6, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Cascade County Seeking Environmental Health Division Manager

Cascade County is seeking an Environmental Health Division Manager. This position manages staff and all programs and contracted services under the Environmental Health Division including, but not limited to, DPHHS…
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October 2, 2019 in Association News

MACo PCT Request for Proposals: Property Appraisal Services

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit offers from qualified vendors to provide property appraisal services for the Montana Association of Counties Property & Casualty Trust…
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October 1, 2019 in County News

Cybersecurity Awareness: Tips for Social Media

Cybersecurity is likely a term you've been hearing lately.  Below you find some additional tips regarding social media to better secure yourself, your family, and your organization. Also provided is…
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October 1, 2019 in Association News

2019 Directory of County Officials is on Sale

The 2019 Montana Association of Counties Directory of County Officials is on sale, down from $15.00 to $8.00. 
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October 1, 2019 in County News

New Lodging Rates Beginning October 1st

The General Services Administration has announced new lodging rates effective for travel beginning October 1, 2019.
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September 30, 2019 in State News

DOJ Advanced Authentication Requirement

In 2013, the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy put Advanced Authentication (AA) requirements in place. To date, many agencies and organizations haven’t implemented this security requirement. AA requires…
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September 30, 2019 in Safety Corner

Safety Corner: County Safety Culture

Is a bad safety culture bringing your County down and leading to increased accidents? Here’s how to tell if your County has a bad safety culture, and what you can…
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September 30, 2019 in State News

State of Montana 911 Grant Program Notice of Funding Available for SFY 2020

$2.5 million is available for 9-1-1 grant awards for state fiscal year 2020.  The grant process will begin after January 1, 2020, when a  notice for the application submittal time…
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September 27, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

MT Department of Commerce Seeking Community & Economic Vitality Specialist

The Community Development Division for the Department of Commerce is looking for a Community & Economic Vitality (CEV) Program Specialist with rich experience administering projects to promote and enhance community…
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September 23, 2019 in State News

Notification Dates for the Creation/Change in a Taxing Jurisdiction, Special District, or TIF District

Local governments must submit formal notification to the department of the creation or change to a taxing jurisdiction or special district by January 1 of the year in which the…
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September 21, 2019 in Obituaries

Larry Scanlan

Larry Scanlan, 82, was called home to join our heavenly father in the evening of Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Larry was born in Fergus, Montana…
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September 13, 2019 in State News

Statewide School Mill Levies for Fiscal Year 2020

The Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) has finished calculating the number of mills for fiscal year 2020 that the board of county commissioners and other authorized government entities may levy…
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September 12, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Park County Seeking Deputy County Attorney

The Park County Attorney's Office has a rewarding opportunity for a seasoned full-time Prosecutor to join our team as we serve the residents of Park County.
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September 10, 2019 in State News

Calculation of Maximum Mill Levy for Fiscal Year 2020 Statewide Mills

The maximum statewide school equalization levy remains at 95 mills.  The maximum statewide university system levy remains at 6 mills.  The maximum vo-tech mill levy remains at 1.5 mills.
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September 9, 2019 in Obituaries

Bill Dringle

Bill Dringle passed away September 9, 2019, in Ennis, Montana surrounded by his family. He died of complications related to Parkinson’s. He was born March 2, 1938 in Bozeman, Montana…
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September 4, 2019 in Association News

MACo President, Commissioner Jim Hart, Bids Farewell

WOW! The last 3 years as 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, and President have been such an amazing experience. I say both “Farewell!” and “Thank You!” for my time…
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September 3, 2019 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Ross Butcher, Fergus County

MACo is a very valuable tool to us, as elected local leaders, to provide support and the resources necessary to help carry out our duties and responsibilities. Should I be…
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September 3, 2019 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Jason Strouf, Custer County

I would be honored to be a part of the team representing the membership of MACo. I will listen to your opinions, suggestions, and comments, and you will be able…
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September 3, 2019 in Association News

MACo 2nd Vice President Candidate: Commissioner Roman Zylawy, Mineral County

I want our smaller voice at the county level to be heard and acknowledged by larger government entities while the discussion is happening and before the decisions are made. The…
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September 2, 2019 in Association News

Delegate Assembly Rules & Process for Late, Urgent, or Extraordinary Resolutions

Any resolution or bylaw change from a member district or county not submitted at the District meeting must be submitted to the Resolutions Committee no later than the Sunday before…
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August 30, 2019 in Safety Corner

2019 Recipients of the Governor’s Safety Achievement Awards

Congratulations to Dawson County, the 2019 recipient of the Governor’s Safety Achievement Award, as well as to Adam Carlson and Musselshell County, the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Safety Achievement…
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August 29, 2019 in Grants

County & Tribal Crisis Matching Grants & Mobile Crisis Unit Programs

Since 2009, a County Matching Grant program has been in place to address the critical need for crisis intervention and jail diversion in Montana communities.  Through House Bill 328, the…
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August 27, 2019 in County News

Webinar: Public Safety Grade GIS for NG9-1-1, Strategies for Success

Public Safety Grade GIS data required to support NG9-1-1 is fast becoming a reality. Consistent and accurate GIS data is at the core of the NG9-1-1 call routing process. It…
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August 21, 2019 in Employment Opportunities

Sweet Grass County Seeking DES/911 Coordinator

Sweet Grass County is accepting applications for a full time DES/911 Coordinator position.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and familiarity with public emergency services and 911…
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