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


September 11, 2018

Planner / GIS

Employment Opportunity:  Job # 18-12

Posting Type:  Open Announcement    

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

Starting Wage: $16.96 per hour 

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

Application Procedures:  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 Director and Deputy Director of Planning.  Responsible for performing technical and professional aspects of planning, ordinance compliance, permitting, FEMA compliance and or GIS mapping and analysis. 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Identify properties by use of legal descriptions, maps, review of permits and property appraisal records.

  2. Answer on and off-site inquiries to provide information concerning planning issues and various permitting.

  3. Explain various permitting requirements or platting processes to constituents.  

  4. Ability to work with GIS (ESRI) to preform functions of the Equalization and Planning Department.

  5. Interview persons familiar with property improvements to accurately analyze all factors affecting compliance to Meade County Ordinances. 

  6. Attend appropriate seminars and training courses as approved by recommendation of the Deputy and approved by the Director. 

  7. Perform duties in data management, FEMA and U.S. Census and Building permit reports. 

  8. Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.

  9. Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary in Planning and/or the Equalization offices.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education

  1. GIS or Planning Certification or degree preferred. 

  2. Knowledge of county ordinances and state laws governing the Planning procedures for real property.

  3. Knowledgeable with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software and Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) hardware.

  4. Knowledgeable with building permitting and construction.

  5. Knowledgeable with FEMA requirements in regard to floodplains.

  6. Knowledgeable with math and statistics.

  7. Adaptable to multiple computer programs used by the county.

  8. Knowledge of the layout within Meade County and ability to read and understand legal descriptions.

  9. Ability to work well with others and get along with the general public.

  10. Ability to demonstrate good communication and organizational 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; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  

  3. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  

  4. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  

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 exposed to outside weather conditions.  

  2. 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 Driver’s License.

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

  3. Be certified by SD-DENR in On-Site Wastewater Systems in 90 days

  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.


August 23, 2018

Deputy Sheriff

Employment Opportunity:  Job # 18-11

Posting Type:  Open Announcement    

Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED 

Starting Wage: $19.62 per hour 

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

Application Procedures:  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 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.


 

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.