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: Appraiser 14-07
Salary: 2015 Salary Range – Effective January 1st – $17.62 – $18.51/hour, plus comprehensive benefits package.
Open Date: 11/21/2014
Closing Date: 12/19/2014
General Information:
Lincoln County invites applications for an Appraiser. The Appraiser independently performs technical and professional appraisal work to establish real property values for tax assessment purposes. Performs professional property appraising functions including identifying properties to be appraised on maps by use of legal descriptions and by review of building permits and property appraisal records as necessary. Performs on-site property inspections including reviewing of plans, recording data as necessary for real property appraisals, and calculating values using schedules for residential, agricultural, and commercial appraisals.
Examples of Duties Include: Appraise the market value of agricultural land, residential homes, commercial businesses, and accessory buildings for ad valorem tax purposes. Conduct on-site property inspections, review plans and record data necessary for real property appraisals. Calculate values using schedules for residential, agricultural, and commercial appraisals. Record information on property record cards as necessary and maintain current and historical information through building permits, sales analysis, mapping, photos, and physical inspection. Maintain and update property information. Analyze current level of assessment by applying Mass Appraisal techniques/statistical methods to determine values such as sales ratios, median, coefficient of dispersion, price related differential. Analyze agricultural sales and tests qualified sales for assessment programs. Analyze sales and market value trends of agricultural property to establish rates and guidelines for the valuations of agricultural land and buildings for tax purposes. Determine agricultural productivity values. Appraise improved and unimproved parcels. Calculate land values by classification using market value of comparable land. Use schedules, manuals and guidelines relating to appraisals of improved and unimproved property for classification purposes. Conduct on-site inspections of mobile homes. Locate same by researching certificates of title, calculates actual and assessed values and records information as instructed. Record data necessary for appraisals including detailed observations as to quantity, quality and type of construction components together with observed age and condition of improvements and calculate actual and assessed valuation of same. Answer off and on-site inquiries by phone, email, and letter or in person to provide information concerning appraisals or to respond to questions regarding aspects of the real estate tax process. Prepare mapping presentations from recorded transaction records, surveys, legal descriptions, subdivision and condominium plats. Locate and identify parcels of land on maps. Classify and identify classification of land as directed. Defend appraisal estimates and methods used to assess value during the appeals process by taxpayers during local and county boards. Assist the Director with the appeals by conducting physical inspections, comparative sales analysis, writing reports, attending meetings, and creating presentations. Keep informed and knowledgeable about changing state laws. Assist the Director in compiling data for the Department of Revenue to verify compliance with all applicable laws and rules. Attend annual schools, conferences, and workshops to maintain professional appraiser certification. Assist in completing building permits including remodels, repairs, additions, and new structures. Locate, inspect and value property and maintain the property cards for each parcel.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree plus two years of experience or comparable combination of education and experience. Possession of CAA certification or ability to attain certification within one year. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record with Lincoln County. Working knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures utilized in appraisal of property for tax assessment purposes. Working knowledge of state laws governing the assessment and collection of real property taxes. Working knowledge of the geographic layout of the county. Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions and a variety of maps. 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: Bachelor’s degree, real estate experience and/or construction experience.
To Apply:
Submit completed application, resume and cover letter by December 19, 2014 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 December 19, 2014 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.

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.