Employment Opportunities


HUGHES COUNTY Equalization Director, full time. Opportunity for organized, innovative, dedicated, personable, good natured and self motivated individual to guide county Equalization Department efforts. Responsible for appraisal work to establish property values for tax assessment purposes. Position requires knowledge and training in the field of property appraisal, assessment and taxation and has supervisory responsibility. Certification preferred, required within one year. Salary range $21.23 to $25.85/hr DOQ. Contact your local Dept of Labor or Karla Pickard, 605-773-7477, Hughes County Commission, 104 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501.  Closes January 22. EOE

invites applications for the position of: Deputy Sheriff
Salary: Base rate of $19.21 – $20.18 per hour
Open Date: January 29, 2015
Closing Date: February 20, 2015
***Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, generous vacation and sick leave programs; flexible compensation plan; SDRS retirement plan; and a deferred compensation plan.***
General Information: The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office invites applications for Deputy Sheriff to provide law enforcement services throughout Lincoln County. Responsibilities include investigating illegal or suspicious activities and completing and maintaining accurate records and reports.
Examples of Duties: Perform general law enforcement work to maintain law and order. Enforce traffic laws, enforce South Dakota state laws and make arrests, maintain traffic flow at accidents, and assist accident victims and investigate cause of accidents. Investigate illegal or suspicious activities. Serve warrants, subpoenas, and summons. Locate and take individuals into custody on arrest warrants. Complete and maintain reports concerning crimes, incidents, information, traffic accidents, etc. Respond to dispatch calls. Mediate disputes. Respond to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance from the public, media, legal and medical staff, various agencies, etc. Administer first aid and CPR. Maintain weapons, vehicle, and equipment.
** This position may include forensics, detective, 24/7 coordinator and/or jail coordinator responsibilities.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for the written examination:
 Two years of college or vocational school
 Two years of work experience as a certified law enforcement officer
 Two years of active, full-time military experience
 Four years of military reserve experience, or
 Four years of comparable education and experience
Must pass a physical examination and a pre-employment drug test.
Must be age 21 at the time of hiring. Must be eligible for certification under the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. Working knowledge of the principles, policies and procedures, codes, laws, and statutes of law enforcement operations. Capability to work independently. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and to act with tact and impartiality. Ability to direct and supervise subordinates. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. 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.
**The applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted after the position closes to schedule for a written examination.
**When applicable, candidates must submit college transcripts, proof of law certification, or DD214 by attaching the documents to the application or by submitting the documents to Human Resources. Please contact Human Resources at 605.367.4337 with questions.
To Apply: Submit completed application and resume by February 20th 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 February 20, 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.

JERALD COUNTY HELP WANTED – Director of Equalization: 
The Jerauld County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications
for the position of Director of Equalization until the position is filled.  Applications can be picked up at the Jerauld
County Auditor’s Office which is located in the Courthouse at 205 Wallace Ave.
S. in Wessington Springs, SD or call the Auditor at 605-539-9301.  Applications may be sent to PO Box 422 in
Wessington Springs, SD, or hand delivered to the Auditor’s office.  Jerauld County is an Equal Opportunity


Director of Equalization/Planning Director – Full-time position

Location: Butte County Director of Equalization Office, 839 5th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD  57717

Job Description: Under the direction of the County Commissioners and the Department of Revenue, this person is responsible for performing administrative and managerial work associated with organizing, directing, coordinating and appraising of real estate located within the County for purpose of taxation.

The Planning Director will be responsible for issuing Building Permits and Septic Permits and performing other job duties that pertain to Planning in Butte County. The Planning Director is responsible for attending the Planning Meetings which are held once a month at 7:00 p.m. Posting of the meeting’s agenda, record and publish the minutes of each meeting are also a requirement. Posting and publishing public notices for public comment on final subdivision plats are also a requirement.

 Basic Eligibility Requirements: High School Diploma or G.E.D.  Experience in Real Estate Appraisal and/or Accounting Experience is desirable.  Must be certified or become certified within one year.

Preference will be given to Butte County residents but a non-resident wishing to apply for employment in Butte County is encouraged to do so and may apply to the Butte County Commissioners for a waiver.

Butte County offers an excellent Wage and Benefit Package.

Application Procedure: The Butte County Auditor’s office, which is located at 839 5th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD  57717 is accepting resumes and/or applications.  Application forms are available at the Butte County Auditor’s office or by calling 605-892-4485.

The position will remain open until filled.

 Equal Opportunity Employer: Butte County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and offers all benefits, services, education and employment opportunities without regard for ancestry, age, race, citizenship, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, national origin, sexual preference or veteran status.