Jerry Derr, Commission Assistant/HR Director

1300 Sherman Street, Suite 212, Sturgis, SD 57785
605.720.1625 | Fax: 605.720.1633 |
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

Jordan Neeb, Administrative Assistant
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

 The Human Resources Office provides:

  • Direct support to the County Commission
  • Personnel support services to employees 
  • Support services to departments and offices 
  • Resource to community on career opportunities

The office supports the County Commission with employee classification and establishing staffing levels, pay scale, and allocation of positions with recommendations to the Board.


Positions include a generous benefits program with:

  • SD Retirement System
  • Health / Dental and Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending Account(s)
  • Vacation / Sick / Holiday Leave


    Current Opening

    The Meade County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from individuals who are interested in serving on the Meade County Planning Board. 

    • Two (2) Positions Available 
    • Appointment effective January 2017
    • Three (3) year terms 
    • Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 1:00 pm

    The Meade County Planning Board is a seven-member advisory Board whose members are appointed by the Meade County Board of Commissioners.  

    This Board makes recommendations to the Meade County Commission regarding planning functions and procedures. The Board is tasked with ensuring county planning ordinances are implemented consistently and offers oversight to the growth, planning, and development activities within the County. 

    Individuals who want to be considered for an appointment are asked to fill out a Citizen Interest Application form and submit same to the Meade County Board of Commissioners, 1300 Sherman Street, STE 212, Sturgis, SD 57785. Citizen Interest Application available at: via Human Resources Office. 

    All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2016.

    Please contact the HR office @ 605.720.1625 with any questions. 




    Reserve Deputy Sheriff

    Sheriff Ron Merwin is seeking motivated citizens for his Reserve Deputy Sheriff Program: 

    RESERVE DEPUTY: (Volunteer Position) 

    Under the direct supervision of the Sergeant and general supervision of the Sheriff, is responsible for performing general law enforcement functions related to law and order and to serve the legal process of the courts.


    - Enforcement of laws
    - Prevention and suppression of crime
    - Protection of the public in emergency situations

    Reserve Deputies partner with our team during periods of additional law enforcement needs: Special events, projects and mission objectives.



    • Please complete a Meade County Employment Application


    ONLINE APPLICATION                                                           

    Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

    Meade County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, political beliefs, or disability.  Meade County buildings are accessible to disabled persons.

    Application Procedures

    Please submit a Meade County employment application and resume to the Director of Human Resources. The Meade County employment application can be found on the "Forms & Documents" button located above. You may choose to submit an online employment application also found by clicking the button above.