Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder – Lewis and Clark County, MT

The Lewis and Clark County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill the consolidated Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder’s office following the retirement announcement of current office holder, Paulette DeHart. DeHart’s official resignation date is September 25, 2020.

The position is an elected office; however, per statute, the BoCC must fill the elected office by appointment. Because the resignation will occur after July 31 in the second year of the current term before the general election, the person appointed by the BoCC will serve until the end of the term, which is December 31, 2022.

The consolidated office includes the following offices: Treasurer, Clerk & Recorder, Auditor, and Local Registrar. The position also holds the offices of Assessor and Surveyor, although in name only as these have been assumed by the State of Montana and Lewis and Clark County Public Works, respectively.

This position provides oversight of the divisions within the Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder’s Office, including Motor Vehicle, Elections, Property Tax, Records, and Treasurer/Accounting. The salary is $80,861 per year.

Required Qualifications:
General qualifications for county office, per Montana statute, require the person to be of voting age, a citizen of the state and an elector of the county in which the duties of the office are to be exercised.

Duties of the County Treasurer and Clerk & Recorder

Duties of the County Treasurer:

Duties of the County Clerk:

Application Instructions
Applications for this elected office position must be submitted through the Lewis and Clark County career portal website at Please attach a resume and cover letter in the resume upload section of the online application. Applications must be submitted by August 24, 2020. The BoCC will review applications in early September with interviews publicly noticed by the second week of September. For questions regarding this position or the application process, please call County HR at (406) 447-8317 or e-mail [email protected].