Justice of the Peace (Early Term Vacancy)

Location: Park County Courthouse (Livingston, MT)
Posted: 02/07/2024

Start Date: April 16, 2024
Term: April 16, 2024 - December 31, 2024
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday


We are seeking a qualified individual to fill an early term vacancy for the office of Justice of the Peace. The appointed individual will serve in this capacity through December 31, 2024, pending the election and qualification of a successor who will complete the remaining term from January 1, 2025, through December 31, 2026. Further instructions on how to file for candidacy in the General Election will be provided at a later date.



  • Must attend two Supreme Court-supervised training conferences each year and pass a Certification Examination each term.
  • Must take the constitutional oath of office before entering upon the duties of the office, as outlined in Montana Code Annotated.
  • Must be certified as provided in Montana Code Annotated 3-1-1502 or 3-1-1503.
  • Must reside in the county in which the court is held.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have been a resident of the county in which the person is to serve for at least 1 year preceding election or appointment.

Key Dates:

  • The first mandatory training conference is scheduled for April 25-27, 2024, in Bozeman.


Pursuant to Section 7-4-2504, MCA, the Park County Commission fixes the salaries of the elected officials on or before July 1 of each year after consideration of the schedule developed and recommended by the Park County Compensation Board. As of the date of appointment, this base rate is $65,105.10 annually.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered including Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plans, and more. Contact the Human Resources Department for specific details.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant certifications or documentation demonstrating eligibility for the position to the Human Resources Department at Park County. You may submit application materials via email or in person. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2024 at 5pm.

Kaley Thomas - Human Resources Director
414 E Callender St
Livingston, MT 59047

The Board of County Commissioners will make their decision on an appointee on March 26, 2024 at the 9am Commission Meeting.

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