|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.
Duties of the County Treasurer and Clerk & Recorder
Duties of the County Treasurer: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0070/chapter_0060/part_0210/sections_index.html
Duties of the County Clerk: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0070/chapter_0040/part_0260/sections_index.html