Nov 08, 2016
Jan 14, 2016 - May 31, 2016
The Governor of the State of Montana is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Montana. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms in any 16 year span. The governor has the duty to see see that the Montana Constitution and the laws of the state are faithfully executed. The governor has the power to appoint and supervise the directors of each executive department. Additionally, the governor, as mandated by the state constitution, will give information to the state legislature and recommend measures considered necessary and suitable. This includes submitting a budget recommendation detailing expenditures and revenue. The governor has the responsibility to carry out the duties of commander-in-chief of the militia forces of the state. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Delegating powers to the Lieutenant Governor, excepting those that are Constitutionally vested in the Governor; Filling vacancies in all other Executive offices; Making all appointments not otherwise provided for by law, filling vacancies with the consent of the Senate, and making recess appointments; Vetoing bills, "except bills proposing amendments to the Montana constitution, bills ratifying proposed amendments to the United States constitution, resolutions, and initiative and referendum measures," subject to a legislative override; Convening special sessions of the legislature; Granting pardons and reprieves, remitting fines and forfeitures, and restoring citizenship; Requiring reports from any executive office and appointing committees to investigate the same; The Governor may also recommend amendments to bills. The salary for this position is $108,167/year.
Submit application to:
Montana Secretary of State, Montana Secretary of Stateâs Office, Helena, MT, 59620, US