invites applications for the position of:
Commission Administrative Officer
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

SALARY: $4,696.80 – $5,185.60/Biweekly OPENING DATE: 1/26/2023 CLOSING DATE: 2/22/2023



Minnehaha County is accepting applications for a Commission Administrative Officer to directly support the Board of County Commissioners in the administration of Minnehaha County government.  Our full-time leadership team includes five elected officials and twelve appointed department heads who lead more than 600 full and part time staff over 17 departments.  This is an appointed position; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to SDCL 7-8-20. 

We are looking for a proven community leader who is passionate about creating organizational excellence in local government.  The individual selected will serve as a strategic visionary with the enthusiasm and perseverance to navigate a complex landscape to ensure the Commission’s policies, procedures, and programs are successfully implemented.  

Click on the Position Profile to learn more!

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

The hiring range is $4,696.80 – $5,185.60 biweekly with a full earning potential of $6,803.20 biweekly.  Appointment above the hiring range is dependent on qualifications and experience.  This position has a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays, generous Paid Time Off program, extended sick leave, retirement plan through the South Dakota Retirement System, an optional supplemental retirement program, and health, dental, and life insurance.

Key words: government, leadership, policy and procedure, public administration, public relations



·         Advise and support a five-member, part-time Board of County Commissioners in the leadership of county government.  Implement long-range and short-range planning systems and processes for overall county operations.  Collaborate with department heads to coordinate and direct programs. 

·         Develop and maintain business relationships with individual legislators to provide information to advance county legislative agenda.  Serve as legislative lobbyist.  Prepare legislation for consideration.  Testify before legislative committees.

·         Represent the commissioners at meetings with other government entities.  Present at public speaking engagements to provide information about county government operations.  Represent the Commission in labor relations and contract negotiations.  Assist in the preparation and review of county contracts for goods and services.

·         Coordinate with the Commission and County Auditor in preparation and review of county budgets.  Organize budget hearings and monitor budget on a continuing basis.  Oversee the preparation of ordinances, resolutions, briefing memorandums and other information for the meeting agenda.

·         Supervise Minnehaha County Commission Office staff.



A bachelor’s degree and five years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, business, or closely related field.  Ability to develop and negotiate collaborative relationships with local, regional, and national stakeholders to advance county legislative agendas.  Demonstrated leadership, public sector finance knowledge, and project management experience and an MBA or JD preferred.  The successful candidate will be a transformational leader committed to the continuous improvement of government operations and the services we provide to our growing community.


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

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: 605-367-4337  Email: [email protected]


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.