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Employment Opportunities

- South Dakota Law Enforcement Application
- Lake County Employment Application
- South Dakota 911 Telecommunicator Application


$17.35 per hour DOEQ, with an additional $.75 shift differential from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Minimum Qualifications: 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. Successful candidates must submit to a complete background investigation and drug screening prior to conditional offer of employment.

Applications: 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 Position is open until filled.


Salary: Uncertified starts at $15.35; Certified starts at $16.60

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Previous real estate and/or construction experience. One year of increasingly responsible related experience. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must obtain a CAA (Certified Appraiser Assessor) designation through the South Dakota Department of Revenue within one year from the date of hire. Recertification is required every five years.

Description: This position works under the general supervision of the Director of Equalization. This position is responsible for independently performing full working level technical and professional appraising work in establishing real property values for tax assessment purposes.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance, Vision, Dental, AFLAC, Life Insurance, Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays

Applications: 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 Position is open until filled.


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 Resources Specialist Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

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


Photo Credit: Tess Nelson


County Offices Closed - 1/17/2022
Friday, January 7, 2022

County offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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