Career Opportunity - Highway Superintendent

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HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT 

Employment Opportunity:  Job # 19-5 

Posting Type:    Open Announcement    

Closing Date:     Open Until Filled

Starting Wage:  $64,292 -$83,865 per year DOEQ / Full-Time with Full Benefits

Application Procedures: Submit a Meade County application (https://www.meadecounty.org/employment-application to: Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street  STE 212  / Sturgis, SD 57785

Position Objective: The Highway Superintendent performs professional and administrative supervision and engineering work in directing the planning, design, construction, maintenance, improvement, and repair of County highways, roads, and bridges. The incumbent provides leadership to establish and achieve effective and strategic vision for the Highway Department. 

This is an appointive position; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to SDCL 7-8-20.

Essential Functions:  Responsibilities include ensuring proper care of all County highways, roads, and bridges; supervising technical, skilled craft, and maintenance technician workers; preparing budgets;   managing, developing and implementing county and department policies / procedures. 

  • Actively involved in all personnel decisions including but not limited to; hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, workload requirements, maintaining employee morale, and promoting workplace safety.

  • Contract negotiation and administration, public relations, design and implementation of repair strategies.

  • Develop bid documents, cooperative agreements, and other transactions with other agencies and units of government, private businesses, subcontractors and project consultants.  

  • Direct short and long range planning, programming, implementation and evaluation of operations and programs for County initiatives.

  • Coordinate with the State of SD Department of Transportation on state transportation programs and plans in the County and follow relevant rules and regulations.

  • Coordinate with township governing boards and perform the statutorily required administrative functions of South Dakota Statutes in relation to township requirements.

  • Coordinate county highway activities with the involved municipalities.

  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and County standards and general policy established by the Meade County commission and the rules and regulations of the SD Department of Transportation.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position.  Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Experience and/or Education: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or directly related field, and/or 10 years’ experience of increasing responsibility in highway construction and managing of construction or government operations. An equivalent of education and experience will be considered.

  • Ability to obtain SD Highway Superintendent Certification 

  • Valid driver’s license.

Working Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed both indoors in an office where noise and interruptions often occur and outdoors where the employee is exposed to outside weather conditions including; extreme cold, extreme heat, moving mechanical parts, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, high volume traffic, heavy equipment and noise related to construction projects. Noise level may be loud at times.

  • May require working in excess of 40 hours per week to meet project deadlines or attend evening meetings and travel. 

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Able to frequently sit, walk, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, reach and lift, push or pull and manual dexterity is needed to type, write, use a calculator, and answer telephone. Upper body strength is a requisite to lift/move 20 lbs. unassisted; and lift/move 50 lbs. with assistance. The ability to talk and hear via the telephone and through face-to-face communication is needed. May be required to use appropriate personal protective equipment.


Employment Opportunity - Legal Secretary

LEGAL SECRETARY

Part-time @ 20 hrs/week 

Employment Opportunity: Job # 19-03

Posting Type:   Open Announcement    

Closing Date:   CLOSED

Starting Wage: $15.61 per hour

Application Procedures: Please submit a Meade County application to:  Please submit a Meade County application (https://www.meadecounty.org/employment-application to: Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street  STE 212  / Sturgis, SD 57785

General Statement of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the State’s Attorney, is responsible for performing complex secretarial and office administrative duties of a legal nature.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serve as an office receptionist answering the telephone and greeting individuals.  Answer questions and schedule appointments for the State’s Attorney and the Deputy State’s Attorneys or direct individuals to the appropriate personnel.

  2. Take dictation and transcribe correspondence and legal documents.

  3. Accept insufficient fund checks from merchants and process paperwork.

  4. Prepare paperwork after a court appearance to include typing, copying and filing with the Clerk of Courts.  Send copies to the Sheriff’s office.

  5. Assist in the preparation of information for adult and juvenile court appearances such as initial complaint/indictment, preliminary hearings, trials and sentencing, type subpoenas, provide discovery to the defense attorney and assist in any research, as directed by the supervising attorney.

  6. Assist in printing up warrants, prepare reports, records, letters and petitions.

  7. Maintain professional and confidential case files on juvenile and criminal cases.

  8. Order all necessary inventory for the State’s Attorney Office.

  9. Maintain office while both State’s Attorney and Deputy Attorneys are not in.

  10. File and type active and inactive warrants.

  11. Assist crime victims of family violence, adult and child sexual assault, and other personal crimes, serving as a liaison between the victims and law enforcement.

  12. Advise victims about legal proceedings and of their rights and responsibilities, inform victims of counseling services in the community, and accompany victims to hearings and sentencing.

  13. Attend training sessions and meetings as required.

  14. Perform additional duties as required, performing all duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position.  Incumbents shall follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Education:

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.  Vetch degree with legal background.

  2. No less than two (2) years’ experience with a legal background, or an equivalent of experience and education may be acceptable.

  3. Extensive knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment to include typewriter, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, dictaphone, computer software, etc.

  4. Ability to demonstrate good communication skills.

  5. Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees.

  6. Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills.

  7. Ability to train other.

Physical Demands:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.

  2. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit.

  3. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  

  1. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Examination, Testing, and Certification:

  1. Valid South Dakota Drivers License.

  2. Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.

  3. Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County and/or the State’s Attorney.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Career Opportunity - Deputy Sheriff

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February 28, 2019

Deputy Sheriff 

Employment Opportunity:  Job # 19-02

Posting Type:  Open Announcement    

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

Starting Wage: $19.91 per hour 

Full-Time Position:  40 Hours per week / Full Benefit Package 

Application Procedures:  Please submit a Meade County application to: Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street  STE 212  / Sturgis, SD 57785

General Statement of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, and Night Supervisor, is responsible for performing general law enforcement functions related to law and order and to serve the legal process of the courts.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

1. Patrol assigned areas to enforce laws, issue citations, make arrests, investigate violations, and prevent criminal activity.

2. Serve civil and criminal warrants, subpoenas, summons, and other processes.

3. Transport prisoners to courtrooms, prison, medical facility and other locations as needed.

4. Investigate illegal and/or suspicious activities and persons.  Arrest violators, sign complaints, prevent disturbances.

5. Locate and place persons under arrest.  Transport persons on arrest warrants into custody.

6. Investigate domestic violence and other disturbances.

7. Assist with traffic control as deemed necessary.

8. Assist with weather observation, fire and ambulance calls and any other communication activities.

9. Testify in court.

10. Maintain courtroom security.

11. Carry out orders and enforce directions from State and Federal Court System.

12. Maintain records and complete required reports as deemed necessary.

13. Assist in vehicle maintenance.

14. Assist any calls assigned by dispatch.

15. Attend training sessions and meetings as required.

16. Wear Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.

17. Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices.

18. Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:

1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.  One (1) year experience with State and Federal mandates or an equivalent of experience and education may be acceptable.

2. Ability to obtain Certification by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy with in 12 months of hire date.

3. Must be 21 years of age or older.