Employment Opportunities

SOUTH DAKOTA OPPORTUNITIES:

FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION – CLAY COUNTY

The Clay County Board of Commissioners will be accepting applications for the position of Director of Equalization. All applicants need to have excellent computer skills and be willing to travel, attend schooling, and complete all the necessary requirements to become certified for the position within one year of hire date.

Application and/or resume required. Applications are available at the South Dakota Department of Labor, 1024 W. Cherry St., Vermillion, South Dakota. Application deadline is 5:00 pm on May 1, 2017. Clay County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BUFFALO COUNTY – DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION POSITION

Buffalo County will be accepting applications for the position of Director of Equalization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform statutory duties of the Director of Equalization in accordance with SDCL Chapter 10 and SD Department of Revenue Interpretive Rules. Serve as Zoning Administrator with duties of providing applications for zoning, variances and conditional use permits, and conducting Zoning Board meetings. Issue & maintain 911 addresses for Buffalo County residences. The Director of Equalization must obtain a Certified Appraiser Assessor designation from the South Dakota Department of Revenue within one year of appointment. These requirements are to complete and pass the 5 IAAO courses, South Dakota Department of Revenue Basic Course and work one year in an Assessor’s office.

APPLICANT MUST HAVE:
High School diploma or possess a GED Certificate.
A valid driver’s license.
Ability to read and understand maps, legal descriptions, plats, topographic maps and soil surveys.
Maintain good public relations with the public and other county employee’s.
Must be skilled in operating office equipment.
Willing to learn to use GIS equipment and soft wear, Arc Map and Microsoft office including work, excel & access.

Salary based on experience. Applications are available at the Buffalo County Auditor’s office or send resume to Buffalo County Auditor, PO Box 146; Gann Valley, SD 57341. Phone (605) 293-3217. Position open until filled.

MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Assistant Commission Administrative Officer
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes. SALARY:                $2,168.00 – $2,334.40 Biweekly OPENING DATE: 04/20/17 CLOSING DATE: 05/19/17 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County Commission Office invites applications for an Assistant Commission Administrative Officer. The Assistant Commission Administrative Officer is responsible for oversight and accountability of project deliverables to the Commission, department heads, and outside agencies; coordinates the execution of County projects in accordance with regulations and established budgets; organizes and facilitates County boards and committees; establishes and leads an effective public relations program; and monitors legislative and administrative trends to prepare Minnehaha County for future planning and development.

Please attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.

The hiring range for this position is $2,168.00 – $2,334.40 biweekly plus a comprehensive benefits package. The full earning potential for the position is $2,168.00 – $3,139.20 biweekly. Consideration for appointment above the hiring range is dependent upon qualifications.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Manage the development and execution of County projects in compliance with all laws and regulations and within schedules and budgets. Collaborate and ensure effective communication with project stakeholders and outside vendors. Assist in the development of proposals, project requirements, progress reports, documentation, and presentations. Assist with the development and analysis of performance metrics and risk analysis. Develop and revise project management plans and budgets, analyze project options and obstacles, and make recommendations for resolving complex issues.

Organize and coordinate County appointed boards and committees such as joint City/County meetings and other internal and external advisory boards. Interact with various department heads and the Commission to identify and recruit candidates for appointment. Develop and foster community relationships to ensure growth, implementation, and success of Commission initiatives.

Monitor legislative and administrative trends and provide legislative updates to Commission, department heads, and staff. Monitor statutory responsibilities for the Board of County Commissioners. Analyze short and long term impact of legislative changes and collaborate with key stakeholders to further initiatives for the County and its citizens.

Review and prepare County contracts for goods and services; monitor annual contract renewals and updates; and, in collaboration with County legal counsel, advise the Commission on potential impact of contract provisions and recommendations.

Assist the Commission Administrative Officer in analyzing policy and County initiatives to resolve administrative and fiscal issues. Conduct research and cost comparison studies to provide the Commission with information for decision making processes. Establish and coordinate an effective public relations program for networking and communicating County policy and information to news media, outside agencies, and other local and state government units. Prepare press releases and coordinate social media.

Coordinate and oversee County administrative processes and proceedings for items such as property insurance and liens. Provide information and guidance to the Commission, staff, and community members. Ensure records and documents are maintained in compliance with laws and regulations.

Prepare ordinances, resolutions, briefing memorandums, and other actions to construct the weekly County Commission meeting agenda. Coordinate with department heads, outside agencies, and other persons to gather appropriate material for review and formal action by County Commission.

Act in the absence of the Commission Administrative Officer by representing the commission office at meetings, communicating county policy or position, and providing work direction to staff as needed. Coordinate and collaborate with Minnehaha County elected officials and department heads; local, state and federal agencies; and the public on behalf of the Minnehaha County Commission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, public policy, government, political science or a closely related field plus three years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, project management or a closely related field. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Ability to plan and implement new work processes and process improvement. Ability to coordinate, plan, and independently complete various administrative projects. Ability to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and analytically evaluate information and situations. Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage emerging priorities. Ability to manage cross-functional project teams through complete project development life cycle. Ability to manage conflict and effectively handle difficult people and conversations with tact and diplomacy. Strong skills in the use of various computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, and Power Point; project management software and applications; and other related programs. 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, project management or a closely related field. Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. Knowledge of project management, research methods and analytics; and financial statements and budget summaries. Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, state laws and regulations, and departments and functions of county government. Knowledge of applicable state bid laws, county policy, and preparation, review and writing of contract documents.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org

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.

MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Deputy Sheriff
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.
SALARY:                $22.24 – $23.95/Hour
OPENING DATE: 4/17/17
CLOSING DATE: 6/1/17 at 5:00 PM
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office invites applications to join their patrol team as a Deputy Sheriff to provide law enforcement services throughout the County, including several surrounding towns. Previous law enforcement experience not required and all necessary training will be provided. Being a Deputy Sheriff with our organization means upholding the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office mission to preserve public safety and quality of life in Minnehaha County. Consider a rewarding career in law enforcement that offers:

Full time pay/hours by working only 15 days per month
Fri/Sat/Sun off every other week
Overtime opportunities
Advancement potential
Diverse specializations
Continuous training opportunities

Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO and extended sick leave programs; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and a deferred compensation plan

The 2017 hiring range is $22.24/hr – $23.95/hr with a full earning potential up to $32.21/hr.

***Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email with instructions to schedule for a written exam. Exams will be offered on several dates: June 14th, 17th, 20th, and 22nd.

This recruitment may also be used to staff other vacancies at a lower pay grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Investigate illegal or suspicious activities. Conduct investigations. Interview victims and witnesses. Gather evidence. Enforce traffic laws. Maintain traffic flow at accidents. Assist accident victims. Investigate the cause of accidents. Issue citations. Serve warrants, subpoenas, complaints, and summonses. Perform civil process procedures including executions, foreclosures, lock-outs, civil paper service, and collection of fees. Locate and take individuals into custody on arrest warrants. Complete and maintain accurate records and report concerning crimes, incidents, information, traffic accidents, etc. Conduct staff training and development. Respond to dispatch calls. Mediate disputes. Respond to questions, complaints and requests for information and/or assistance from the public, media, legal, and medical staff, various agencies, etc. Administer first aid and CPR. Maintain and safely and appropriately use weapons, vehicle, and equipment. Provide testimony when required. Provide traffic control and police protection for special events. Provide community outreach. Attend meetings and ongoing trainings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify to take the written examination:

Two years of college or vocational school; or
Two years of work experience as a certified law enforcement officer; or
Two years of active, full-time military experience; or
Four years of military reserve experience; or
Four years of professional work experience.

Must be a minimum of age 21 at the time of hiring. Must be eligible for certification under the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. Must pass a written examination. Basic knowledge of the principles, policies, procedures, codes, laws, and statutes of law enforcement operations. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartiality. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public. Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

***In addition to the online application, applicants must attach documentation including a college transcript, proof of law enforcement certification, or DD214 to verify their minimum qualifications. Documents may also be presented directly to Human Resources. If you do not possess any of these documents, please provide an explanation in the supplemental questions section of the application.***

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org

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.