Employment Opportunities

Highway Superintendent
Hughes County Highway Department

Hughes County is currently accepting applications for the position of Highway Superintendent in the Highway Department. This is a full time position and has a full range of benefits, including health, dental & life insurance, retirement, and paid vacation and sick leave.
This position is responsible for the overall planning, direction, coordination and control of Hughes County Highway Department, including the effective, safe, and efficient construction, maintenance and engineering of all county primary and secondary roads and related services and structures, achieving the best quality of workmanship, and procuring materials at the most reasonable cost which will meet the needs of county taxpayers. This is an appointed position which serves at the pleasure of the Hughes County Commission.
Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must possess experience and a thorough working knowledge of road maintenance, construction and management practices. Must possess a valid South Dakota commercial driver’s license (CDL). In addition, applicant must have a good working knowledge of computers and bookkeeping procedures. The applicant must also possess excellent public relations and organizational skills. Applicant should be able to work with little supervision and be flexible.
Must be able to supervise, train, direct and motivate others. Must have knowledge of highway design, construction, maintenance and land surveying. Must be comfortable with management and budgetary practices, and possess the ability to communicate effectively. Should have experience in the contracting and bidding process. Must be able to work more than 40 hours, depending on work needs, and be able to work in varied conditions. Must be able to obtain the SD Highway Superintendent Certification.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Starting Salary will be $60,890 or higher, depending on qualifications.
For an application packet including a full job description contact your local Department of Labor or Karla Pickard at 104 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501. Phone 605-773-7477.
Applications should be returned to: Kevin Hipple, County Manager, 104 E. Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
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MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of:
Assistant Commission Administrative Officer

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

SALARY: $2,735.20 – $2,944.80/Biweekly OPENING DATE: 6/2/2021 CLOSING DATE: 7/1/2021

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County Commission Office invites applications for the Assistant Administrative Officer.  This position serves as the Assistant Director for the Commission Office.  The office offers a dynamic and fast paced environment supporting five elected Commissioners who guide the County in matters relating to budget, policy and procedures, and services.  The position offers the ideal opportunity for someone interested in serving their community in local government.  The selected candidate will be directly involved in project management in a variety of areas including new building and remodeling initiatives, policy and procedure development, and new regulation implementation.  The person will also organize and facilitate County boards and committees; establish and lead an effective public relations program; and monitor legislative and administrative trends to prepare Minnehaha County for future planning and development.

The full salary range for this position is $2,735.20 – $3,959.20 biweekly.  Consideration for appointment above the hiring range is dependent upon qualifications.  Comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; retirement plan; and a deferred compensation plan.

Key words:  project management, public administration, policy and procedure, public relations.


•             Facilitate project management to ensure projects are completed timely and in accordance with guidelines. Collaborate and communicate effectively with project stakeholders and outside vendors. Assist in the development of proposals, project requirements, progress reports, documentation, and presentations. Aid in the development and analysis of performance metrics and risk analysis. Develop and revise project management plans and budgets, analyze project options and obstacles, and make recommendations for resolving complex issues.

•             Organize and coordinate County appointed boards and committees such as joint City/County meetings and other internal and external boards. Establish and foster community relationships to ensure growth and success of County services. 

•             Monitor legislative and administrative trends and provide updates to Commissioners, department heads, and staff.  Support Commission in legislative work and may serve as lobbyist.  Analyze short- and long-term impact of legislative changes and collaborate with key stakeholders to further initiatives for the County and its citizens.

•             Establish an effective public relations program to communicate County policy and information to news media, outside agencies, and other local and state government units. Prepare press releases and coordinate social media.

•             Assist the Commission Administrative Officer in analyzing policy and County initiatives to resolve administrative and fiscal issues.   Conduct cost comparison studies to provide the Commission with information for decision making processes.

•             Act in the absence of the Commission Administrative Officer by representing the commission office at meetings and providing direction to staff as needed. Coordinate and collaborate with department heads; local, state and federal agencies; and the public.

•             Assist in the preparation of ordinances, resolutions, briefing memorandums, and other actions for the weekly County Commission agenda. Coordinate with department heads, outside agencies, and other persons to gather appropriate material for review and formal action by County Commission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, public policy, government, political science, or a closely related field plus three years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, project management or a closely related field. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, project management or a closely related field.  Project management professional (PMP) certification.  Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field. Knowledge of project management, research methods and analytics; and financial statements and budget summaries. Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, state laws and regulations, and departments and functions of county government. Knowledge of applicable state bid laws, county policy, and preparation, review and writing of contract documents.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-367-4337  Email: jobs@minnehahacounty.org

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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