Employment

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Employment Opportunities

APPLICATIONS
- South Dakota Law Enforcement Application
- Lake County Employment Application
- South Dakota 911 Telecommunicator Application
- 911 Dispatcher Supplemental Questions

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (FULL TIME)

Salary: Minimum starting wage is $25.35/hr

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in public administration and/or administrative/executive support. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 89% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), SDRS Retirement (6% county match), Sick Leave (104 HRS), Vacation Leave (2 WKS), Holidays (15), Longevity

Applications: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application. Applications may be returned to Paula Barrick at lakeauditor@lake.sd.gov or in person at the Auditor's Office, 200 E. Center St., Madison, SD 57042. Position is open until filled.

Description: This position will perform professional administrative work in direct support to the Board of County Commissioners in the administration of Lake County government.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Below is a non-exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. Other duties and responsibilities may be required if requested.

1. COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER DUTIES:
§ Serve as an assistant to the five-member, part-time Board of County Commissioners performing a variety of administrative functions
§ Prepare ordinances, resolutions, briefing memorandums, and other actions to assist in the construction the Commission agenda; coordinate with department heads, outside agencies, and other persons to gather appropriate material for review and formal action by the Commission
§ Assist in the construction of the Commission agenda and the preparation of the meeting packet for Commission meetings; serve as a resource for agenda items
§ Implement long-range and short-range planning systems and processes for overall county operations; and establish action plans and monitor results
§ Oversee and conduct cost comparison studies, research studies, and gather information as required to provide the Commission with the best possible information for making decisions
§ Attend Commission meetings, training sessions, and other meetings as directed
§ Assist with training sessions and educational programs as necessary
§ Review all correspondence and e-mail directed to the Commission and determine whether any action or response is needed
§ Assist in the formulation of policies and procedures for Commission approval
§ Assist in the preparation and review of county contracts for goods and services, including preparation of bid documents and requests for proposals, and recommend to the Commission acceptance, modification or rejection of same
§ Assist the Commission and Auditor in preparation and review of county budgets including those of internal departments, outside agencies, and other organizations
§ Manage and coordinate up-to-date memberships of all County appointed boards and committees; identify and recruit candidates for appointment
§ Monitor legislative and administrative trends and statutory responsibilities for the Commission; keep the Commission and county elected and appointed officials informed on developments that affect all areas of their designated responsibility and authority
§ Perform other duties as assigned by the Commission, such as: assist with organization of county meetings and workshops, assist with organization of joint city/county meetings; courthouse tours, etc.
§ Act as a liaison, assist and coordinate activities on behalf of the Commission with county elected and appointed officials, other county, municipal, and township officials, state and federal agencies
§ Work with county elected and appointed officials to coordinate and direct programs and projects on which policy has been established by the Commission; carry general responsibility and authority for assuring the successful completion of these programs and projects
§ Assist county elected and appointed officials with goal setting and long range planning
§ Work with county elected and appointed officials with organizational problems within departments and across departmental lines
§ Represent the Commission, or individual commissioners through their liaison assignments, at various outside agency board meetings and meetings with other governmental entities; serve as support for commissioner appointed citizen task forces and committees
§ Act as a liaison on behalf of the Commission with the media and the public
§ Coordinate the resolution of citizen complaints as directed by the Commission
§ Establish and coordinate an effective public relations program for networking and communicating County position and policy to news media, outside agencies, and other local and state government units
§ Prepare official press release announcements on behalf of the Commissioners
§ Perform public speaking engagements on behalf of the Commission on various aspects of county government to include policy, procedures, and general information, if requested and as needed

2. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
§ Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, state laws and regulations, and the departments and functions of county government
§ Knowledge of county budget processes, including revenue sources, statutory requirements, fund balances, and general accounting practices and principles
§ Knowledge of applicable state bid laws, county policy and preparation, review, and writing of contract documents
§ Knowledge of rules, procedures, and processes of state legislative sessions and ability to communicate recommendations
§ Knowledge of South Dakota local government law
§ Knowledge of principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research
§ Ability to coordinate, plan, and independently complete various administrative projects with strong attention to detail § Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
§ Ability to establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public
§ Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
§ Ability to use various computer programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc
§ Ability to interpret federal, state, and county policy, laws, and regulations
§ Ability to exercise tact and to maintain confidentiality
§ Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills, be goal oriented, and meet deadlines
§ Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others
§ Skill in administering, planning, and directing various administrative functions
§ Skill in analyzing and interpreting federal and state regulations, comprehending technical data, and performing research

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (FULL TIME)

Salary: Minimum starting wage is $20.85/hr

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Possession of a valid Driver’s License; supplemented by a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a valid South Dakota Class A Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 1 year.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience operating heavy equipment.

Description:This position is responsible for operating a variety of heavy construction grade equipment and trucks utilized in the construction, maintenance, and repair of county roads, bridges, and associated structures. This position works under the general supervision of the Highway Superintendent and/or Foreman. This position performs various semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of county roads, bridges, traffic control devices, warning devices, storm drainage systems, and other related duties. This position will operate a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 89% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), SDRS Retirement (6% county match), Sick Leave (104 HRS), Vacation Leave (2 WKS), Holidays (15), Longevity

Applications: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application. Applications may be returned to Paula Barrick at lakeauditor@lake.sd.gov or in person at the Auditor's Office, 200 E. Center St., Madison, SD 57042. Position is open until filled.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – FIELD APPRAISER

Salary: NEW STARTING WAGE! Minimum starting wage is $18.60/hr.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from High School or GED equivalent

Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in a related field. Previous real estate and/or construction experience. One year of increasingly responsible related experience. A comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must possess a valid driver's license. Must obtain a CAA (Certified Appraiser Assessor) designation through the South Dakota Department of Revenue within one year from the date of hire. Recertification is required every five years.

Description: This position works under the general supervision of the Director of Equalization. This position is responsible for independently performing full working level technical and professional appraising work in establishing real property values for tax assessment purposes.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (99% County paid premium for employee,) Vision (100% County paid premium for standard coverage for employee,) Life Insurance (100% County paid employee premium,) SDRS Retirement (6% County match,) Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays (15) and Longevity Pay after 5 years of employment.

Applications: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application. Applications may be returned to Paula Barrick at lakeauditor@lake.sd.gov or in person at the Auditor's Office, 200 E. Center St., Madison, SD 57042. Position is open until filled.

In addition to being posted on this website, this job will be posted on Indeed.

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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 the Commission Office at 605-256-7600.

  • 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.

Staff

VACANT

Human Resources Specialist

Contact Information

Main Office

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

Phone:
605-256-7600

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Announcements

Plat Deadline 7-8-24
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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