Employment Opportunities


  • Closing Date: 3/27/17
  • Salary: $19.00 - $25.00/hr DOEQ
  • General Information: This position provides administrative support to the Sheriff in overall operations in the jail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overall administration of the correctional facility; directly supervising employees in the correctional facility; administering the Work/School Release Program, along with Electronic Monitoring and Trustee Programs; ensuring accuracy and compliance of the 24/7 Program; implementation of the rules, regulations, and procedures in the correctional facility. Minimum Qualifications: This position requires graduation from high school or possession of GED certificate; United States citizenship; attainment of at least 21 years of age by date of the employment; and possession or ability to obtain a South Dakota driver’s license. Applicant shall be free of any chronic disease or organic or functional defect, as determined by a medical examination, that would impair performance of the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants shall be of good character as determined by a background investigation. Applicants must reside in or be willing to relocate to Lake County. Applicant must have at least 4 years of experience in a jail setting. Experience in supervision at a correctional facility is preferred, but not required. Completion of training in the POST Law Enforcement Academy for Basic Certification is preferred, but not required.
  • 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: $14.00 - $18.00 DOEQ
  • Driver's License Class: A – Combined Vehicle > 26,000 GCWR & TRL 1 > 10,000 GVWR and Class 1
  • General Information: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Must possess high school diploma or GED. Successful candidates must submit to a complete background investigation. Will work full time hours, with occasional nights and weekends. May operate construction equipment such as skid steer, loader, back hoe, scraper, excavator, etc. Experience operating heavy equipment is preferred, but not necessary. Seasonal overtime may be required. Must have a clean driving record.
  • 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



Zoning Office Closed - 3/27/17
Monday, March 27, 2017

The Zoning Office will be closed on 3/27/17.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

There will not be a meeting of the Lake County Public Safety Building Advisory Committee on 3/27/17 due to a lack of agenda items.

County Board of Equalization
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Board of County Commissioners sitting as a County Board of Equalization will meet in the commission room on 4/11/17. Please view our Public Notices page for additional information.

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