Employment Opportunities

- South Dakota Law Enforcement Application
- Lake County Employment Application

- Closing Date: Open Until Filled.
- Salary: EMA $16.00-$22.00 per hour / Asst to the VSO $15.00 - $19.00 per hour DOEQ
- Drivers License Class: Class 1
- General Information: The Emergency Management Director, under general supervision of the County Commission, is responsible for performing emergency management work of considerable difficulty in planning, organizing, training, exercising, and coordinating emergency management activities. This position has direct responsibility for the development and implementation of emergency and disaster plans, organization, administration, and operation of the local organization for emergency management. Most work will occur in Lake County, SD with occasional paid travel for training including multiple day and overnight events.A complete job description is available here. The Assistant to the Veterans Service Officer, under general supervision of the Veterans Service Officer, is responsible for assisting veterans and family members with services provided by the Veterans Affairs Department, providing administrative support for the department, and preparing reports as needed. A complete job description is available here. Successful applicants must pass a local and federal background check.
- Benefits: Health Insurance, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement, Sick leave, Vacation leave, Holidays
- How to Apply: To apply for this position, applicants must fill out a Lake County Employment Application. Applicants are encouraged to use SDWORKS or contact the Madison Job Service Office to complete the application process.
- Additional Information or Questions: Please contact Shelli Gust at 605-256-7630.

In addition to being posted on this website, job announcements are also posted with the Madison Job Service Office. Applicants are encouraged to use SDWORKS or contact the Madison Job Service Office to complete the application process.

Notice: Any posted position may be closed or extended at any particular time during the application period, at the discretion of Lake County.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, political affiliation, affectional preference, marital or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by law.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I learn more about a specific open position?

    For questions about positions with Lake County, please contact Shelli Gust, Human Resource Specialist, at 605-256-7630. Job announcements are also available on the SDWORKS website.

  • How many positions may I apply for at one time?

    You may apply for any open positions, but each position that you are applying for must be clearly indicated on the application.

  • What types of benefits are offered?

    Full-time positions include a generous benefits package including: SD Retirement System; Health Insurance; Vision Insurance; Life Insurance; Vacation Leave; Sick Leave; and Holiday Leave.

  • Can I send my resume to the Lake County Human Resource Specialist for future open positions?

    Lake County will not accept resumes or any other type of employment-interest documents from individuals who seek County employment when there is no current open announcement. Please do not submit an application or resume for a position that is not open for recruitment.

  • How does the County recruit and fill open positions?

    The County has several methods of recruiting qualified applicants to fill open positions within the County. These include promotion from within, transfer from within, open announcement and advertisement, or at the discretion of the Commission, an open position may be filled with no advertising.


Shelli Gust

Human Resources Specialist Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Lake County Human Resource Specialist
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042



Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - First Half
Sunday, April 1, 2018

First half of Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes due by the end of April. Remember, the Treasurer's Office now has a drop box for property tax payments ONLY located between the double doors of the north entrance to the courthouse!

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