April 29, 2017

First Half of Taxes Due – April 28th

The first half of property taxes are due each year on April 30th.  This year April 30th falls on a Sunday making Friday, April 28th the last day you can pay your taxes in person and Saturday April 29th the last day to mail your payment.  Don’t let this date sneak up on you!

Employment Opportunity: Election Administration Assistant

Election Administrative Assistant: The Fall River County Auditor’s Office is accepting applications for an election administrative assistant. Starting wage is $10 per hour (DOE) with full benefit package. Responsible for all election activities. Requires ability to work well with others, excellent customer service skills, computer skills, ability to lift up to 30 pounds. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the Employment page or stop at the Auditor’s office for a full job description and application. Position open until filled.

Tornado Warning Systems to be Tested April 26

A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT (10:00 and 10:30 am CDT) Wednesday, April 26.  Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the actual alerts used for tornadoes.

Outdoor warning sirens will be sounded in many towns.  The sirens may not be heard inside homes and office buildings, as they are intended to alert people who are outdoors away from radio or TV.

The drill will also include activation of the Emergency Alert System, which will interrupt local media broadcasts.  The scroll on broadcast television and cable TV channels will look like a real warning, while the NOAA Weather Radio and broadcast audio will be identified as a test.

Local emergency response agencies may practice their response procedures and many schools will conduct safety drills for their students.

People do not need to take any action during the drill, but they are encouraged to make plans to protect themselves and their families before storms develop.  Don’t wait until the storm is headed toward you as there won’t be time.  Information about storm safety is available from county emergency management offices or visit the following web sites:

Rapid City National Weather Service: www.weather.gov/safety

American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.ready.gov

Good Friday – Courthouse Open

The Fall River County Courthouse will be open on Friday, April 14th.  However, State Offices will be closed for Good Friday, which may impact services county offices provide to customers.  Services offered by the Treasurer’s office and the Register of Deeds are most likely to be impacted.

Employment Opportunity – Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant: The Fall River County Treasurer’s Office is accepting applications for a full-time administrative assistant. Applicant must have the ability to work well with others, good organizational, computer & customer service skills, and the ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Starting wage is $10.00/hour with full benefits: paid health & dental insurance; vacation, holiday and sick leave; and South Dakota Retirement. Position is 40 hours a week, hours are 8-5, Monday – Friday. Apply at the Treasurer’s Office at 906 N River St. (605-745-5145). Position open until filled.

 

See employment page for application and other available jobs.