Employment Opportunities

LAKE COUNTY is currently seeking a candidate for appointment of a full-time State's Attorney. The appointment will continue until January 6, 2019.

  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled. Review of letters of interest, resumes, and references will begin on October 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Salary: Negotiable based on experience. (Minimum $71,534)
  • General Information: Appointee would need to run in the general election on November 6, 2018, for a new two-year term that begins on January 7, 2019, and win in order to continue in this position. Appointee will perform professional legal work in the civil representation of Lake County and prosecution of criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Lake County. View the entire Notice of Vacancy for examples of duties.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate degree and be admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Work experience in criminal law and/or the representation of state, municipal, or county government.
  • How to Apply: Individuals who want to be considered for appointment are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, and a list of references to the Lake County Commission by e-mail at lakegovt@lake.sd.gov; by mail to the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Shelli Gust, 200 East Center Street, Madison, SD 57042; or in person to Shelli Gust, Commission Administrative Officer, 2nd Floor of the Public Safety Building.
  • 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 Resource Specialist Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

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



Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event
Monday, October 2, 2017

Lake County's FREE Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click on this flyer for additional information!

Second Half of Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes Due
Sunday, October 1, 2017

REMINDER - The second half of real estate and mobile home taxes are due by the end of the month of October! Please bring your tax notices with you or include them with your payment to ensure proper credit to the correct parcels of land. Tax payments must be made for the exact amount only and may be made in person at the Treasurer's Office or by mail, which must be postmarked by October 31.

Notice of Vacancy
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lake County is currently seeking a candidate for appointment of a full-time State's Attorney. The appointment will continue until January 6, 2019. Please view the Notice of Vacancy for additional information!

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