HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

Jerry Derr, Commission Assistant/HR Director

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

Jordan Neeb, Administrative Assistant

jneeb@meadecounty.org
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

WHAT WE DO 

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.

Benefits

Full-time positions include a generous benefits program with:

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

    Meade County is an EOE/AA EMPLOYER

    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

    If applying, 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 below, or you may submit your application via mail at the address listed in the job posting. You may choose to submit an online employment application also found by clicking the button below.


    Current JOB Openings


    Please complete a Meade County Employment Application



    CITIZEN REQUESTED TO SERVE ON THE MEADE COUNTY WEED AND PEST BOARD

    Meade County is accepting applications from individuals who are interested in serving on the Meade County Weed and Pest Board.

    • One (1) Opening 
    • Appointment is for a Three (3) Year Term  
    • Appointment will be effective February 2018
    • Residents of Unit 2 (see attached map) are eligible to apply
    • Compensation: $100 per meeting plus mileage reimbursement

    Purpose:  The Meade County Weed and Pest Board is responsible for the implementation of an integrated management plan for invasive species throughout the County.

    Scope of Work:  The duties of the Meade County Weed and Pest Board are to control the spread of invasive species on County Right-of-Ways and to assist private landowners and major stakeholders with proper management techniques and strategies. 

    The Weed and Pest Board manages staff/budget (cooperative effort with county commission) to implement the County program and coordinates activities with local / state / federal agencies.

    Individuals who want to be considered for an appointment are asked to fill out a Citizen Interest Application (click link) form and submit same to the Meade County Board of Commissioners, 1300 Sherman Street, STE 212, Sturgis, SD 57785.  Citizen Interest Application available via Human Resource Office. https://www.meadecounty.org/human-resources-forms

    All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018. 

    Contact: Jerry W. Derr, HR Director @ 605.720.1625 / jderr@meadecounty.org

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    Clerical Assistant 

    Employment Opportunity:    Job # 18-01 

    Posting Type:    Open Announcement    

    Closing Date:    Until Filled

    Starting Wage:    $12.75 - $ 12.75 

    Application Procedures:    Please submit a Meade County application to:                                                                  

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

    Meade County Register of Deed's Office

    Seasonal (Less than 20 hrs per week) 

    Main duty will be scanning records in Register of Deed's Office

    General Statement of Duties

    Under the direct supervision of the Register of Deeds, is responsible for performing clerical work in maintaining records that are filed with the Register of Deeds.

    Typical Duties and Responsibilities

    • Operate computers, typewriter, copy machine, fax machine, etc.
    • Understand, search and index legal descriptions for certain titles and records.
    • Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.
    • Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Experience and Education:

    • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.
    • Experience as a bookkeeper or secretarial position of modern office practices, procedures and   equipment to include typewriter, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, and computer software preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Ability to demonstrate good communication skills.
    • Ability to work well with others and get along with the general public.

    Physical Demands:

    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.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  
    • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.  
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Work 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.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

    Examination, Testing, and Certification:

    The Examination, Testing and Certification 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.

    • Oral interviews.
    • Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.

    Maintenance Laborer   

    Employment Opportunity:    Job # 17-13 

    Posting Type:    Open Announcement    

    Closing Date:    January 19, 2017

    Starting Wage:    $13.81

    Application Procedures:    Please submit a Meade County application to:                                                                  

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

    General Statement of Duties

    Under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager, is responsible for a variety of indoor and outdoor duties related to the general maintenance, and light construction in and around all County owned buildings, and related infrastructure.

    Typical Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Acts in a manner which shows personal initiative in all his/her action to act in  the best interest of the citizens of Meade County. 
    2. Assists and takes direction from the Facility Manager for installation, maintenance, and repair of county buildings. Responsibility includes HVAC, plumbing, electrical, plus general interior and exterior maintenance, and grounds keeping including custodial services. 
    3. Requisition tools, equipment, and supplies.
    4. Remove snow during inclement weather.
    5. Attend training sessions and meetings as required.
    6. Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies. Wear Personal Protective Equipment when required.
    7. May be called upon to work during off-duty hours including nights, holidays and weekends.
    8. Perform other such duties and functions as assigned by supervisor. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    Experience and Education:

    1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. 
    2. One (1) year building maintenance experience. 
    3. Physical strength and stamina sufficient to perform maintenance, janitorial duties, and work extended hours if necessary.
    4. Ability to demonstrate good communication skills.

    Physical Demands

    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.

    1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

    2. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.

    3. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

    4. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

    5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and color     recognition.

    Work 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.

    1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.

    2. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock.

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

    Examination, Testing, and Certification

    The Examination, Testing and Certification 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.

    1. Valid South Dakota Drivers License.
    2. Ability to be insured on the county insurance policy.
    3. Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.
    4. Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.

    Deputy State’s Attorney

    Employment Opportunity:    Job # 17-10 

    Posting Type:    Open Announcement    

    Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

    Starting Wage:    $4,740 Monthly 

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

    General Statement of Duties

    Under the direct supervision of the State’s Attorney, is responsible for performing detailed legal work as required in the areas of Adult and Juvenile crimes.

    Typical Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Review, authorize and prosecute violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of South Dakota (and County ordinances) committed inside the County.
    2. Authorize and prosecute felony adult & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses.
    3. Prosecute cases in regards to violence against women.
    4. Represent the County in criminal matters as well as juvenile delinquencies, and parental neglect proceedings.
    5. Process mental commitment cases.
    6. Process juvenile delinquency proceedings.
    7. Process cases of abused or neglected children.
    8. Prosecute state statute violations.
    9. Assist the State’s Attorney in advising the County Commission and other County officials in legal matters.
    10. Serve as the State’s Attorney in the absence of the State’s Attorney.
    11. Attend training sessions and meetings as required.
    12. 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. A duly licensed attorney and counselor at law having the qualifications required of a State’s Attorney by South Dakota State law.
    2. Extensive knowledge of laws pertaining to Criminal statutes and procedures as well as County government.
    3. Ability to demonstrate good communication skills
    4. Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees.
    5. Ability to be confidential.
    6. Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills.
    7. Ability to train others.

    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. Licensed Attorney in the State of South Dakota.
    3. Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.
    4. Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.

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


    FIRE MITIGATION SPECIALIST

    Employment Opportunity:             Job # 17-2

    Posting Type:                                 Open Announcement

    Closing Date:                                 No Closing Date

    Starting Wage:                               $15.00 per Hour/ Short-Term Employee

    Application Procedures:                Online or submit a Meade County application and Resume to:

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

    General Statement of Duties

    Under the direct supervisor of the Fire Mitigation Coordinator, is responsible for the marking, thinning, and removal of trees from private land owner’s property who are participating in the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise Communities Program.  

    This is a jobs training employment effort for Veteran qualified individuals based on federal funding.

    Hours of Work

    This position is classified as a Short-Term Employee position.  These employees are hired for a specific short-term project, or on a short-term freelance, per diem or temporary basis.  Short-Term Employees are not eligible for county benefits or statutory benefits.

    Typical Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Identification of trees to be thinned for Firewise mitigation efforts.
    2. Fall trees with hand-held power chain saws or mobile felling machines.
    3. Prune low-hanging limbs to reduce ladder fuels.
    4. Removal of trees and brush.
    5. Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.
    6. Data collection with GPS as assigned.
    7. Maintenance of accurate records.
    8. Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.
    9. Continued training and skill development to include fire mitigation and tree falling which may include working with local volunteer fire departments.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Experience and Education:

    1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certification.
    2. Possess valid driver’s license. 
    3. A Veteran as defined under SDCL 33-16-27 and 33-17-1.
    4. Ability to work independently.
    5. Physical strength and stamina sufficient to perform maintenance, and work extended hours if necessary.

    Physical Demands:

    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.

    1. The employee spends their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather, and sometimes in isolated areas.
    2. This position is physically demanding and can be hazardous.
    3. The employee must be able to lift, climb, and perform strenuous activities including heavy lifting up to 100+ pounds.
    4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Work 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.

    1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
    2. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
    3. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to extreme.

    Examination, Testing, and Certification:

    The Examination, Testing and Certification 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.

    1. Valid Drivers License.
    2.   Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.
    3.   Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.