Employment Opportunities

invites applications for the position of: County Auditor

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

OPENING DATE: 10/06/20
CLOSING DATE: 11/04/20 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for County Auditor. The Auditor is an elected position with a term ending by March 2023. The current Auditor has resigned effective December 31st, and the remainder of the term will be filled by the selected candidate.

The Auditor performs and coordinates all statutorily required aspects of the office and serves as the clerk for the County Commission. Responsibilities include preparation of an approximate $113 million budget and all related financial reports, levying and apportioning over $350 million in taxes, overseeing all county elections including appointing and training up to 250 individuals to assist on election day, maintaining an accurate record of official proceedings including recording and maintaining commission meeting minutes and preserving documents, and managing approximately 10 staff within the Auditors Office.

Under SDCL 3-4-1, the Auditor must be a resident of Minnehaha County.  Well qualified candidates would possess: a bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or business administration plus five years of progressively responsible accounting or financial experience; significant budget management experience; previous experience with governmental accounting; knowledge of the real estate tax process; knowledge of elections procedures and requirements; ability to organize and ensure the integrity of election processes; past supervisory experience; and strong communications skills.

The salary for the Auditor is determined by the Commission and will be dependent upon qualifications. This position is benefits eligible including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as retirement benefits with the South Dakota Retirement System.

Interested candidates should attach a cover letter and resume detailing applicable experience and salary requirements.


415 N Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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.

Position Open:          Director of Equalization
Spink County
Redfield, SD 57469
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the overall planning, operation, and supervision of the Spink County Equalization Office, which includes performing technical, supervisory and administrative work to assess the value of all real property within Spink County for tax purposes, according to current law.  Additional duties include: Drainage Administrator & GIS Coordinator.  The position is full-time.  The Director of Equalization is appointed by and reports to the Spink County Board of Commissioners.

Applicant must have: a high school diploma or GED Certificate; knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word; the ability to learn the County software system and numerous state laws; the ability to interact well with the public; and must be willing to complete the necessary requirements and obtain South Dakota Certified Appraiser Assessor designation within a one-year period.  An agricultural background is a plus.

Please complete an Application for Employment, available in our office or online at http://www.spinkcounty-sd.org/auditor.html, submit application along with a resume and references to:

Spink County Auditor
210 E 7th Ave
Redfield, SD  57469

Closing Date: open until filled

Spink County is an equal opportunity employer.


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