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  • 415 North Dakota Avenue
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
  • Jen Adix
  • Phone: 605-367-4337
  • Phone:: 605-367-4488

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Correctional Officer, Caseworker, Civil Engineer, Attorney's

Minnehaha County • Sioux Falls, SD

Posted 6 days ago

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Social Services, Law Enforcement, Government - Civil Service
Nonprofit - Social Services, Engineering, Government


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Job Description



All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.


The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office invites applications for Correctional Officers to fill female and male posts maintaining safety and security within the county's correctional facilities. Minnehaha County offers a rewarding career in the field of corrections that includes: 

             Full-time pay/hours by working only 15 days a month

             Fri/Sat/Sun off every other week

             12-hour shifts including overnights, weekends, and holidays

             Overtime opportunities

             Career advancement potential

             Paid classroom and on-the-job training

             County benefits including health, dental, life, and vision insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; retirement plan; and a deferred compensation plan.

To be considered for a position, applicants must apply online and those who meet the minimum qualifications must complete the written examination through  Once your application has been reviewed by Human Resources, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you to take the written exam. Testing sites are located throughout North and South Dakota including The University Center in Sioux Falls, SD. To schedule for an exam, and for additional information regarding the EMPCO exam, visit For questions regarding the application process contact human resources at 605-367-4337.

You are not required to retake the exam if you have taken, and passed, the exam within the last 12 months.

New employees are hired as Correctional Officers In Training and promoted to Correctional Officer at a higher pay grade after successful completion of probationary period. This recruitment may also be used to staff Corrections System Operator vacancies at a lower pay grade.

This position will remain open until filled.  The 2018 hiring range for these positions is $17.63 - $18.99/hr.


Perform inmate head counts, cell checks, and searches. Monitor, log, and supervise inmate movement, recreation, visitations, cleaning, laundry, and security checks. Receive and release inmates by completing paperwork, fingerprinting, photographing, data entry, and conducting checks for outstanding warrants, protection orders, etc. Log and manage inmate property, money, and supplies. Exercise appropriate use of force and self-defense tactics to restrain disorderly inmates and deescalate volatile situations. Operate and maintain radios, telephones, and other communication equipment. Operate doors and intercoms and perform security checks of the perimeter, buildings, and grounds. Answer phones and assist callers with questions and concerns. Answer inmate questions and concerns and assist inmates with paperwork as necessary. Prepare and complete reports.


High school diploma or GED and one year of relevant work experience. Comparable combination of education and work experience may be considered.  Must pass a written examination. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartiality. Ability to learn and apply the policies and procedures of law enforcement operations. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.


Associate's degree or bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Experience working in corrections. Knowledge of legal terminology.


SALARY: $21.49 - $23.14/Hour

CLOSING DATE: 10/20/17 at 5:00 PM


Minnehaha County Human Services invites applications for a Caseworker to perform intensive case management for the Alliance Program in support of their mission statement:

To empower individuals with challenged histories due to mental health concerns, drug and alcohol abuse, and involvement in the criminal justice system to establish a strong working alliance with supportive services to decrease recidivism and promoted individual success.

***Please include cover letter and resume with your online application.

Selected candidate to begin appointment in early 2018.  The 2018 hiring range for this position is $21.49 - $23.14/hr.  


Perform intensive case management and provide human services assistance including assessing client needs, determining eligibility for assistance, adapting services to meet the client's needs, and providing information concerning other supportive services. Interview individual clients to obtain information concerning immediate personal or family needs.  Research programs and options for assistance. Assist in the formulation of a plan concerning other supportive services. Resolve conflicts between needs and resources. Coordinate provision of services.  Maintain professional case records and enter client case data. Compile correspondence for a variety of medical and emergency services issues. Monitor statistical data and compile and present reports.  Contact agencies, businesses, and other appropriate parties to provide and develop services or resources for program clients. Attend meetings, training conferences, and workshops. Communicate and collaborate with colleagues within human services and other related agencies. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation impacting services provided to clients. Transport clients on a limited basis to support access to medical care, housing, employment, and other supportive services.


Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, or related human service field. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Training and/or experience in crisis intervention, chemical dependency, and mental health. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Basic knowledge of modern social work theory and practices and the ability to set up and follow through with case management plans. Awareness of and ability to work effectively with clients of diverse ages, races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ability to understand and follow written and verbal directions. Ability to work rotating "on call" schedule. Will be required to carry a cell phone to be available for work outside of regular schedule. Must be available to work at all times during the "on call" schedule and therefore must not be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. Must demonstrate team participation and embrace a work place philosophy that enriches staff's ability to reach goals, and provide a high level of customer service. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, community providers, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.


Three or more years of work experience in a similar position.



The Minnehaha County Highway Department (MCHD) is looking for a civil engineer to join our top performing team of experienced professionals.  Our Engineering Division staff works together to support the Department's vision of Transportation Excellence.

MCHD recognizes that our team is essential to the successful development and operation of our transportation system. Although we are small with an administrative and maintenance staff of 34, our efforts are mighty as we complete $14-18 million of improvements annually. We strive to recruit and retain dynamic and well-rounded employees looking to make a difference each and every day!

We invite you to consider working with the MCHD Engineering Division and enjoying...

Opportunities to be involved from beginning to end with a diverse scope of transportation related projects

Building relationships with engineering consultants, government agencies, land owners, and our communities throughout the life of our projects

Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Active involvement in professional and technical associations

Excellent work / life balance with our fantastic summer schedule - 4 day work weeks March to November

Highly competitive insurance rates for single, E+1, & family - (contact HR for more information at 605-367-4337)

Comprehensive benefits package - paid holidays; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and an optional deferred compensation plan

This job posting remains open until filled with the initial review of applications beginning on October 10.


Depending on the skills, experience, education of our selected candidate, we will hire at either a Project Engineer or an Engineering Supervisor level.  (Click on the job titles for complete job descriptions and list of qualifications.  Engineering Supervisor is classified as a Senior Project Engineer.)

The hiring range for a Project Engineer is $2,277.60 - $2,452.80 biweekly ($59,217.60 - $63,772.80 annually) with full earning potential of $3,298.40 biweekly ($85,758.40 annually). Consideration for appointment as an Engineering Supervisor requires a minimum of four years of relevant work experience and the hiring range is $2,514.40 - $2,707.20 biweekly ($65,374.40 - $70,387.20 annually) with full earning potential of $3,640.80 ($94,660.80 annually).  Consideration for appointment above the hiring range may be given dependent upon the applicant's qualifications.


Posting will remain open until filled.


The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.

The hiring range for this position is $2,514.40 - $2,988.00/biweekly with a full earning potential up to $3,640.80/biweekly.


Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the State of South Dakota; be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next bar examination offered in South Dakota; or be a recent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process.


Demonstrate a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

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415 N Dakota Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-367-4337 [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.

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