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

    Employment Opportunity:     Job # 16-8 / Control Room Operator 

    Posting Type:                             Open Announcement    

    Closing Date:                              October 26, 2016

    Starting Wage:                            $13.21 per Hour/ Full Time with Full Benefits 

    Application Procedures:          Please submit Application / Resume to:                                                               

    • Human Resources Office  / 1300 Sherman Street Suite ▫ 212 ▫ Sturgis, SD 57785


    General Statement of Duties

    Under the direct supervision of the Jail Administrator, is responsible for operating the control console to monitor and control various functions of Meade County’s sheriff and correctional operations and to provide guidance and direction to personnel.

    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.