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Employment Opportunities

APPLICATIONS
- South Dakota Law Enforcement Application
- Lake County Employment Application
- South Dakota 911 Telecommunicator Application
- 911 Dispatcher Supplemental Questions

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – DEPUTY SHERIFF (CERTIFIED)- FULL TIME

Salary: $22.35 per hour DOEQ, with an additional $.75 shift differential from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. NEW DIFFERENTIAL in January 2023 – additional $1.00 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on weekday nights (M-TH) and additional $1.50 from 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on weekend nights (F-SU).

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age, have graduated from high school or GED equivalent, and possess a valid drivers license. Applicant must possess certification by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy. Successful candidates must submit to a complete physical, background investigation, and drug screening prior to conditional offer of employment.

Description:Perform a variety of functions in providing general law enforcement work to maintain law and order throughout Lake County. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: patrol; investigating illegal or suspicious activities; traffic control; responding to calls for service; security patrols; transporting; serving criminal and civil process; courtroom security; and completing and maintaining accurate records and reports. Hours to be determined, but may include nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts could be rotating.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 95% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Class B Public Safety Retirement (8% county match), Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays, Longevity

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 shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (FEMALE APPLICANTS ONLY - FULL TIME)

Salary: NEW STARTING WAGE! Minimum starting wage is $19.35/hr, with an additional $.75 shift differential from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. NEW DIFFERENTIAL in January 2023 – additional $1.00 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on weekday nights (M-TH) and additional $1.50 from 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on weekend nights (F-SU).

Sign-on Bonus: $2,000 total bonus paid in three installments during the first two years of employment

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:This is a bona fide occupational qualification announcement limited to female applicants only. 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.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 95% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Class B Public Safety Retirement (8% county match), Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays, Longevity

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 shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (FULL TIME)

Salary: NEW STARTING WAGE! Minimum starting wage is $20.85/hr

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. 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 or ability to obtain one within 1 year.

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. This position works under the general supervision of the Highway Superintendent and/or Foreman. This position 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.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 95% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), SDRS Retirement (6% county match), Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays, Longevity

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 shelligust@lake.sd.gov. Position is open until filled.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – 911 DISPATCHER (FULL TIME)

Salary: NEW STARTING WAGE! Minimum starting wage is $19.35/hr, with an additional $.75 shift differential from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. NEW DIFFERENTIAL in January 2023 – additional $1.00 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on weekday nights (M-TH) and additional $1.50 from 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on weekend nights (F-SU).

Sign-On and Retention Bonus: $2,000 total bonus paid in three installments during the first two years of employment.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and possess high school diploma or GED. Ability to meet the minimum standards for employment as outlined in South Dakota Codified Laws Chapter 34-45 and South Dakota Administrative Rules Article 2:05. Must be able to type 35 wpm with accuracy. Complete background check, drug screening, physical and hearing test required.

Preferred Qualifications: Current certification as a South Dakota Basic 911 Telecommunicator, certified in Emergency Medical Dispatching and CPR, and certification as a Full-Use NCIC Operator. Residence within 30 minutes response time of the 911 Communications Center.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must obtain certification as a South Dakota Basic 911 Telecommunicator, certification in Emergency Medical Dispatching and CPR, and certification as a Full-Use NCIC Operator within one year of hire.

Description: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. Hours to be determined but may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Benefits Information: Health Insurance (County pays 95% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), SDRS Retirement (6% county match), Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays, Longevity

Applications: Applicants must complete the Lake County Employment Application and the South Dakota 911 Telecommunicator Application and the Supplemental 911 Applicant Questions. 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 – FIELD APPRAISER

Salary: NEW STARTING WAGE! Minimum starting wage is $18.60/hr

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 (County pays 95% premium for employee coverage), Vision (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), Life Insurance (County pays 100% premium for employee coverage), SDRS Retirement (6% county match), Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Holidays, Longevity

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 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.

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Shelli Gust

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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

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Announcements

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 12/27/2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Deadline to submit application to Zoning Officer for January Planning Commission meeting.

PUBLIC SNOW REMOVAL NOTICE
Saturday, November 12, 2022

NOTICE: An individual who plows snow from a driveway onto a public road, or plows snow from a driveway across a public road piling it in the ditch, may be in violation of a SD law that prohibits dumping on or within highway right-of-ways. Intentional dumping on a highway right-of-way is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This may also be a violation of a SD law that prohibits the destruction of a highway grade or ditch, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

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