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Published January 19, 2023

Vacancy Announcement

Managing Defense Counsel

The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) County Litigation Group is seeking a Managing Defense Counsel. The primary focus of this position is to manage the County Litigation Group, including administrative oversight of civil litigation defense counsel and staff. This position also maintains a caseload of claims filed against member counties and is responsible for personnel and budgetary management.

Successful applicants should have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a law degree from an accredited law school and 10 years of experience in practicing civil law, including comprehensive human resource functions for local governments. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be licensed by the State of Montana to practice law. Other equivalent combinations of experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work may be considered.

The starting annual salary range is $111,026 to $135,397 depending on experience. MACo offers a generous benefit package including health insurance (including dental and vision), 401k retirement contribution, vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay.

Please access the full position description via our website:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

DeeAnn Cooney

Position closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023.

MACo is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable ADA accommodations will be made.