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 – WINTER SEASONAL SNOW PLOW OPERATOR (TEMPORARY SEASONAL)

Salary: Minimum starting wage is $20.85/hr

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must have a valid driver’s license and Class A or Class B commercial driver’s license.

Description: The normal winter season is approximately October 1 through May 1. Must be willing to work during inclement weather conditions, including weekdays, weekends, holidays, early mornings, and evenings. Must be available to respond within 30 minutes, under normal driving conditions, from the time of notification for snow events. The hours may vary from 20-40 hours a week, to include response for snow removal operations, or they maybe limited to response for snow removal operations only (intermittent reserve drivers). Applicants interested in either arrangement are encouraged to apply.
This position is responsible for snow and ice removal on county roads during inclement weather. This position is also responsible for assisting in the maintenance and repairs of equipment needed for snow removal.

Applications: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application. Applications may be completed through SDWORKS or e-mailed directly to Shelli Gust, Human Resources Specialist, at shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.

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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 completed through SDWORKS or e-mailed directly to Shelli Gust, Human Resources Specialist, at shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.

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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 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.

Staff

Shelli Gust

Human Resources Specialist Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

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

Phone:
605-256-7630
Fax:
605-256-7632

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Announcements

Plat Deadline - 3/11/2024
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Complete applications due for Plats to be considered at 3/19/24 meeting

CUP / Variance Deadline - 3/4/2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Complete applications due for CUPs and Variances to be considered at the 3/19/24 meeting

HIGHWAY SEASONAL BIDS
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Commission will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. on 3/1/24 for materials or services needed by the Highway Department in 2024 and during the 2024 construction season. Click here for the notice and bid specifications.

WEED SPRAY BID
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Commission will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. on 3/1/24 for contract spraying of county right-of-way and riprap for noxious weeds. Click here for the notice and specifications.

February - License Plate Renewal C/D/E
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that beings with C or D or E.

LOAD LIMITS - EFFECTIVE 2/15/24
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Seasonal Load Limits will be effective on 2/15/24 due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the notice.

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