Employment Opportunities


SALARY: $2,788.80 – $3,003.20 Biweekly
Posting will close: 8/14/15 5:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION: Minnehaha County invites applications for a Human Services Director to provide leadership to establish and achieve effective and strategic vision for the Human Services department. The Human Services department strives to build better lives and stronger communities by providing clients with resources and referrals for assistance with rent, food, homelessness prevention, utility bills, medical and hospital bills, veteran’s services, and other necessities. The Human Services Director will manage staff, direct program services and procedures, develop and administer budgets, and act as a liaison with other public and private agencies and individuals.

***Applications must be completed online at jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Please include a cover letter and resume with the online application.

Consideration for appointment above the hiring range is dependent upon qualifications.  The full salary range for the position is $2,788.80 – $4,139.20/biweekly. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Set organizational goals and lead the department in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of Human Services’ policies, procedures, goals and objectives ensuring compliance with applicable ordinances and laws.  Provide direction for the department by developing and coordinating strategic short- and long-term goals and objectives.

Represent the Human Services department and county at various national, state, and local entities. Speak to various groups including the city council and county commission on the impact of chronic alcoholism to the community.  Manage Homeless Advisory Board staff and collaborate with advocacy groups to discuss solutions to homelessness.  Provide leadership, direction, and public education on human services programs. Educate policy makers and the public as to the needs of the indigent. Prepare media reports and interviews for TV, radio, and newspaper inquiries regarding homelessness, poverty, medical indigency, etc.

Supervise the Human Services department staff including recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, and performance management for all staff and volunteers.  Meet with management teams and staff to develop strategies for providing better services in the community.

Develop and manage the department’s annual budget. Review medical claims for the department, the Minnehaha County Jail, and the Mental Illness Board. Review and approve claims to be submitted to South Dakota Catastrophic Pool. Negotiate county liability for millions of dollars in hospital claims. Manage lien review. Oversee grant applications and management.  Review and approve expenditure vouchers for rents, utilities, doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies, funerals, bus tickets, etc.

Research models and develop strategies for meeting the health care needs of the indigent, serving chronic alcoholics, and responding to homelessness. Review reports and media articles, and visit other community sites to research efforts to address poverty.

Maintain and enforce necessary policies and procedures within the Minnehaha County Detox Center. Ensure requirements are completed and state accreditation for the Center is maintained.  Represent the Detox Center on community relations issues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social work, public administration, or related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in a professional human services or social work field. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern social program management. Ability to develop and write grant proposals. Ability to perform complex problem solving operations. Ability to supervise and train employees. Demonstrated ability to plan and administer a large budget. Ability to understand and interpret complex regulations and statutes. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.  Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.  Embrace a work place philosophy that supports team participation enriching staff’s ability to reach goals and provide a high level of customer service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous supervisory, budget management, and grant management experience.  Master’s of Social Work, Master’s of Public Administration, or a master’s degree in a related field.  Possession of, or eligibility to receive, a South Dakota social work license.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org

415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.

LINCOLN COUNTY COMMISSION invites applications for the position of: Veterans Services Officer
lary:  Base rate of $14.03 to $14.74 per hour
Open Date: April 30, 2015
Closing Date: May 18, 2015

***Candidates MUST include a copy of their DD214 along with their applications.

General Information: The Lincoln County Commission invites applications for a part-time Veterans Services Officer, to counsel and educate veterans on their benefits and eligibility.  The schedule for this position is somewhat flexible between regular business hours. The selected individual must be able to travel into the community to meet with veterans.

The full earning potential for this position is $14.03 to $20.77 per hour. Consideration for appointment above the hiring rage is dependent upon qualifications.

Examples of Duties: Counsel and educate veterans and dependents on benefit options and eligibility requirements. Assist veterans in completing necessary forms to apply for VA or state veterans benefits. Obtain necessary documents or records to complete claims. Maintain records, data, and filing systems related to veterans’ benefits and clients. Present information both individually and in public groups regarding veterans’ benefits. Maintain, apply, and communicate information about new and changing VA laws and state regulations related to veterans’ benefits. Assist in the development and planning of various aspects of a program, contact agencies, businesses and other appropriate parties to provide and develop services or resources for program clients. Attend meetings, training conferences and workshops as appropriate. Communicate and collaborate with state and/or county agencies. Maintain knowledge of relevant legislation impacting services provided to veterans.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus a minimum of 90 days of continuous active duty. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record with Lincoln County. Extensive knowledge of Veterans Administration rules and regulations and federal, state, and local laws governing veteran’s benefits.  Ability to read and interpret federal and state law and regulations. Position requires traveling through the County to meet with veterans who are unable to come into the office. Ability to work effectively with clients of varied ages, races, cultural traditions, and backgrounds who are economically disadvantaged.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

To Apply: Submit completed application and resume by May 18th to:
Lincoln County Human Resources
104 N. Main Street, Suite 130
Canton, SD 57013

Applications available on Lincoln County’s website under “Employment” at:  www.lincolncountysd.org.   Please call 605.367.4337 for questions on application process. All applications must be post marked by May 18, 2015 to be considered.

Lincoln County is an equal opportunity employer  and does not discrimination on the basis of race,color,creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry,gender, pregnancy, marital status,sexual orientation,age,disability,veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations  required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at 605.367.4337.

JONES COUNTY – Highway Superintendent

The Jones County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications to fill the position of highway superintendent.

Duties include, but not limited to: supervision of 4 full-time and 2-3 summer part-time employees to provide highway construction and maintenance; culvert, auto gate, sign installation; equipment operations and maintenance; gravel hauling and supervision of county highway shop. The applicant should be able to communicate with the general public and employees. Applicant must have a valid South Dakota CDL.

Applications and resumes will be received at the Jones County Auditor’s office, P.O. Box 307, Murdo, SD 57559. Applications may be picked up at the County Auditor’s office, 310 Main Street, Murdo, SD or the Jones County Highway shop, 311 N. Main Street, Murdo, SD. For further information, call 605-669-7102 (County shed), 605-530-3355 (Highway Superintendent cell) or 605-669-7100 (County Auditor’s office).

Position will be open until filled. Salary/benefit package D.O.E. Jones County is an equal opportunity employer.