Pursuant to Title 1, Chapter 6A of the Colstrip Municipal Code, the City of Colstrip is accepting proposals for the position of City Judge. The position of City Judge is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The appointment is to fill a vacancy for the remainder of a four year term and expires the first Monday in January 2020. Successful applicant will be eligible for reappointment for a four-year term beginning in January 2020.

The Colstrip City Judge is a ¾ FTE position or approximately 130 hours per month. Benefits are pro-rated and compensation is set by resolution of the City Council. City Court maintains office hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and must be open to the public during this time.


Education & Experience:

         1. No specific educational requirements; High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred and two years general office and computer experience, preferably in local government or the legal field; or an equivalent combination of  education, training and experience.
         2. Must meet the qualifications as set forth in Montana Code Annotated Section 3-11-202. Must be a resident of Rosebud County. (Ordinance 99-12, 8-15-1999; amd. 2003 Code)


The appointed person is required to complete the orientation course of study held under the direction of the Montana Supreme Court or has been excused by the Montana Supreme Court. If a person is appointed after the course is offered, the appointee must agree to take the course at the next offering, and upon failure to do so, will be disqualified.


Those interested in appointment as City Judge should submit a proposal describing their qualifications, together with a resume or vita. Please submit proposals for consideration to the City of Colstrip, Attention City Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Richards, PO Box 1902, Colstrip, MT 59323 no later than 5:00 pm on Friday March 22, 2019. An information packet for this appointment is available at Colstrip City Hall, 12 Cherry Street, or by calling (406) 748-2300