Employment Opportunities

SOUTH DAKOTA OPPORTUNITIES:

LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE invites applications for the position of: Deputy Sheriff 16-04
Salary: Base rate of $19.69 – $20.69 per hour
Open Date: May 10, 2016
Closing Date: June 7, 2016
***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. Transport inmates to and from court.
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 June 7th 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 June 7, 2016 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.

LINCOLN COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT
Invites applications for the position of: Planner 16-03
Sa
lary: $19.32 – $20.30/hour, plus comprehensive benefits package.
Open Date: 4/27/2016
Closing Date: 6/22/2016

General Information: Lincoln County invites applications for a Planner. The Planner performs professional planning duties in the development and implementation of county planning activities to support the functions of the Lincoln County Planning Department. Responsibilities include issuing building permits; reviewing and processing planning submittals; researching and preparing reports and analysis of planning problems; and assisting the Planning Commission and the County Commission, the public, and various outside agencies with planning related inquiries, plans, and policies.

Examples of Duties Include: Respond to public inquiries relating to projects and activities including county plans, policies, and ordinances. Research and prepare staff reports to the Planning Commission and the County Commission. Perform special projects as assigned. Assist in the review of proposed actions or decisions before the Planning Commission and the County Commission. Make written and oral presentations on such matters. Assist with preparation of agenda. Review and process planning submittals such as Conditional Use Permits (CUPs), temporary use permits, building permits, septic permits, home occupation permits, rezoning’s, variances, and platting. Review and issue permits as required by Lincoln County ordinances. Investigate complaints and violations of Lincoln County ordinances. Draft and send violation notices to property owners in non‐compliance of various county ordinances. Work with the public to resolve concerns such as zoning and public nuisance issues. Collect and interpret the data relevant to the preparation and implementation of County planning documents. Prepare and maintain maps, records, reports, and construction and other statistical information for the office.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning or related field of study plus some relevant work experience. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre‐employment background process. General knowledge and understanding of all county ordinances, permitting procedures, and planning procedures. Ability to learn and enforce code and other planning related ordinances. Ability to work with people in potentially stressful and emotional situations. Ability to communicate effectively orally 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: Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning. Master’s degree in planning or closely related field. Ability to read legal descriptions and maps. Public speaking experience. Previous experience in public planning, GIS and/or code compliance.

To Apply: Submit completed application, resume and cover letter by
May 17, 2016 to: Lincoln County Human Resources
104 N. Main Street, Suite 140
Canton, SD 57013

Applications available on Lincoln County’s website under “Employment” at: www.lincolncountysd.org. Please call (605) 764-6609 for questions on application process. All applications must be postmarked by May 17, 2016 to be considered.

Lincoln County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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.