Employment Opportunities


  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Salary: $19.00 - $25.00/hr DOEQ
  • General Information: The Director of Equalization is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. This position is responsible for the overall planning, operation, and supervision of the Lake County Equalization Office. This position is responsible for performing technical, supervisory, and administrative work to assess the value of real property for tax purposes.
    Minimum Qualifications: This position requires graduation from high school or possession of GED certificate; possession or ability to obtain a South Dakota driver’s license; and possession or ability to obtain a CAA (Certified Appraiser Assessor) designation through the South Dakota Department of Revenue within one year of appointment.
    Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business administration, mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, or related field preferred. Five years of increasingly responsible related experience. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Job Description: Complete Job Description
  • How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to use SDWORKS or contact the Madison Job Service Office to complete the application process.


  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Salary: $13.00 - $17.00/hr, DOEQ
  • General Information: Hours to be determined but may include nights, weekends, and holidays. Responsible for providing emergency and non emergency response to public requests for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services. Must be able to multitask and remain calm under stressful conditions. A high degree of confidentiality is required. Must possess high school diploma or GED. Minimum of 18 years of age. Complete background check, drug screening, physical and hearing test required.
  • How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to use SDWORKS or contact the Madison Job Service Office to complete the application process.

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



Dive Team Interest Applications
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lake County is seeking applicants interested in becoming part of a public safety dive team. Please visit the Lake County Dive Team page for additional information.

REMINDER - First Half of Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes Due
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Treasurer's Office would like to remind everyone that the first half of real estate and mobile home taxes are due by the end of April. Please bring in your payment coupons that were included with the payment letter you should have received back in late January!

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