Employment Opportunities

APPLICATIONS
- South Dakota Law Enforcement Application
- Lake County Employment Application
- South Dakota 911 Telecommunicator Application
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT (FULL TIME)

Salary: $22.25 - $28.25 DOEQ

Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, civil engineering, construction management, or directly related field, and/or
- Minimum of ten years’ experience of increasing responsibility in highway construction and managing of construction or government operation, or
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience as is acceptable to the hiring authority.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- 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.
OTHER:
- Must live within Lake County (if currently outside Lake County, must relocate within 6 months of date of hire).
- Must successfully complete pre-employment background process.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous supervisory and budget management experience. Professional engineer.

Description: The Highway Superintendent is appointed by and reports to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. This position is responsible for performing professional and administrative supervision and engineering work in directing the planning, design, construction, maintenance, improvement, and repair of County highways, roads, and bridges for the Highway Department. This position provides leadership to establish and achieve effective and strategic vision for the Highway Department. This position also 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. Click here to view the full job description.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement, Sick leave, Vacation leave, Holidays

How to apply: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application. Applications may be completed through the Madison Job Service Office 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: $18.25/hr DOEQ

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Class A CDL or ability to obtain one within one year of employment. Must have a clean driving record.

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. Will work full time hours, with occasional nights and weekends. Seasonal overtime may be required. Successful candidates must submit to a complete background investigation and a drug screening prior to conditional offer of employment. Complete job description is attached here.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement, Sick leave, Vacation leave, Holidays

How to apply: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application. Applications may be completed through the Madison Job Service Office 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 - CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (FEMALE) (PART TIME)

Salary: $14.25/starting wage with an additional $.50 night differential (6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.). Potential for wage increase to $16.25 in FY20!

Minimum Qualifications: This is a bona fide occupational qualification announcement limited to female applicants only. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and not have any felony convictions which would prohibit the applicant from obtaining certification as a Correctional Officer.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous corrections experience is desirable, but not required.

Description: Candidates for this position must be able to respond to emergency situations in the jail, provide medical assistance including CPR, dispense medications, complete bookings, fingerprints, and perform additional duties as assigned. Hours to be determined, but may include nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts could be rotating, to include weekends. Successful candidates must submit to a complete background investigation and a drug screening prior to conditional offer of employment. Complete job description is available here.

How to apply: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application and the South Dakota Law Enforcement Application. Applications may be completed through the Madison Job Service Office or e-mailed directly to Shelli Gust, Human Resources Specialist, at shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.

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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.

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

Announcements

FLOOD RESOURCE GUIDE
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

County and city official have put together a RESOURCE GUIDE for Flood Response Efforts and information for local residents. This guide will be updated as needed. RESOURCE GUIDE

September - License Plate Renewal S
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with S.

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