September 23, 2020

Employment Opportunity – Secretary

The Fall River County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a permanent full-time secretary. Duties include assisting with pistol permit applications, logging civil process paperwork, notarizing paperwork for employees and the public, assisting with timesheet preparation for Sheriff’s office employees, and providing other clerical support to the Sheriff’s Office. Confidentiality is a Must. Workday is Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Starting salary $11.00 – $13.00 (DOE). Position has full benefits: health insurance, SD retirement, annual & sick leave. Submit applications to the Fall River County Sheriff’s Office or to Dispatch. Open until filled.

See employment page for full position description and application.

Weekly Reassessment Area – September 14th

Week of September 14th: Assessors will be wrapping up the summer reassessment project in the next couple weeks. So we are going to post the areas remaining, how quickly we are able to finish is weather dependent. Areas remaining: Pine Haven Subdivision, Wind Cave Rd and various roads that come off of Wind Cave Rd, and in town a couple blocks along the bypass. For more information on reassessment see our Summer 2020 Reassessment page.

Map of reassessment area for week of September 14th, 2020.

Why my property?  Fall River County implemented a 7-year rotation after the county-wide reassessment was completed.  This ensures that every property is physically visited by an assessor at least once every 7 years.  Your neighborhood is one of those scheduled to be visited this year.

What is reassessment?    Reassessment is when the assessor comes to your property to check for any changes, whether improvements or deterioration of buildings.  They will take new exterior photos and walk around the outside of your buildings.  If you are present they may ask you questions about the interior of the building, if you are not present they will leave a doorhanger with contact information so they can converse with you about the property later via phone or email.

What about the COVID-19 pandemic?  The assessor’s work does not require personal contact.  They will remain outside and observe proper distancing.  Our employees will conform to the current recommended practices for safety.   Employees will not enter a home unless invited by the owner and will wear face masks while inside. Employees are health screened every morning before beginning work.  If you have additional concerns about this issue regarding the assessors visiting your property, please contact our office.

When exactly will you be at my property?  We will be posting on our website which streets are being assessed each week, you can check there for updates.

Why don’t you make appointments? The short answer: it takes less time for our assessors to start at one end of the street and do each property than it does to jump from property to property based on appointments.  As we are paid by tax dollars, we consider it most important that we perform this job in a time efficient manner.   The door-to-door method has proven to be three times more efficient than making appointments.

Who is coming? Our assessors will have county identification badges and will be driving a county vehicle. If you are suspicious that someone is falsely claiming to be an assessor, please call our office at 605-745-5136 or Fall River County Dispatch at 605-745-5155.

Employment Opportunity – Combined Administrative Assistant

Emergency Management and Weed/Pest Assistant (Full-time):

The Fall River County Emergency Management and the Weed and Pest Departments are accepting applications for a combined Administrative Assistant.  Duties include assisting the public on the phone and in person, data entry, correspondence and mailings, filing, and other duties as assigned.   Additionally may be called upon to assist with Emergency Operations Center, deployment to the scene, resource ordering, tracking and coordinating with assisting agencies.  May be exposed to fire, smoke, toxic and hazardous materials that could pose a significant risk to health. Must be able to apply herbicides/pesticide and operate mosquito surveillance equipment, ATV-UTV vehicles, Pick-ups and trailers.

Starting wage is $11-$13/hour depending on experience. Benefits include contributions to SD Retirement, paid leave, health and dental insurance.

Qualifications:  Working knowledge of Microsoft computer applications including Word and Excel, good organizational skills, effective written and verbal communication, attention to detail, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agencies and the public, ability to read maps and legal descriptions, ability to work independently, positive attitude and desire to learn. Physically must be able to lift 50+ lbs and walk 4-5 miles over uneven terrain.   Work assignments may be in all kinds of weather under varying conditions.

Must possess the ability to learn all requirements of the EMP and related fields that ensure the safety of residents and protection of property. Must obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License with right-of-way and rodent control endorsement.

Education: High school diploma or GED certificate.

Must possess a valid South Dakota Drivers license

Experience: One year of experience in office clerical, customer service or a related field.  Submit applications to the Fall River County EM or Weed and Pest Office, 709 Jenson Hwy, Hot Springs, SD

Open until filled. 

See employment page for application

Weekly Reassessment Area – September 8th

Week of September 8th: Assessors will be wrapping up the summer reassessment project in the next couple weeks. So we are going to post the areas remaining, how quickly we are able to finish is weather dependent. Areas remaining: center section of Memorial Road, Pine Haven Subdivision, Wind Cave Rd and the various roads that come off of Wind Cave Rd including Argyle Road, and in town a couple blocks along the bypass.

Map of area remaining in Summer 2020 reassessment project as of September 8th.

Why my property?  Fall River County implemented a 7-year rotation after the county-wide reassessment was completed.  This ensures that every property is physically visited by an assessor at least once every 7 years.  Your neighborhood is one of those scheduled to be visited this year.

What is reassessment?    Reassessment is when the assessor comes to your property to check for any changes, whether improvements or deterioration of buildings.  They will take new exterior photos and walk around the outside of your buildings.  If you are present they may ask you questions about the interior of the building, if you are not present they will leave a doorhanger with contact information so they can converse with you about the property later via phone or email.

What about the COVID-19 pandemic?  The assessor’s work does not require personal contact.  They will remain outside and observe proper distancing.  Our employees will conform to the current recommended practices for safety.   Employees will not enter a home unless invited by the owner and will wear face masks while inside. Employees are health screened every morning before beginning work.  If you have additional concerns about this issue regarding the assessors visiting your property, please contact our office.

When exactly will you be at my property?  We will be posting on our website which streets are being assessed each week, you can check there for updates.

Why don’t you make appointments? The short answer: it takes less time for our assessors to start at one end of the street and do each property than it does to jump from property to property based on appointments.  As we are paid by tax dollars, we consider it most important that we perform this job in a time efficient manner.   The door-to-door method has proven to be three times more efficient than making appointments.

Who is coming? Our assessors will have county identification badges and will be driving a county vehicle. If you are suspicious that someone is falsely claiming to be an assessor, please call our office at 605-745-5136 or Fall River County Dispatch at 605-745-5155.

Reassessment Area – September 4th

Friday, September 4th: The assessors will be in the area west of Wind Cave Rd; along Larive Lake, and the first portion of Argyle Rd. Below is some information on reassessment if you have further questions please contact the Director of Equalization’s office at, 605-745-5136.  For more information on reassessment see our Summer 2020 Reassessment page.

Map of reassessment area for September 4th.

Why my property?  Fall River County implemented a 7-year rotation after the county-wide reassessment was completed.  This ensures that every property is physically visited by an assessor at least once every 7 years.  Your neighborhood is one of those scheduled to be visited this year.

What is reassessment?    Reassessment is when the assessor comes to your property to check for any changes, whether improvements or deterioration of buildings.  They will take new exterior photos and walk around the outside of your buildings.  If you are present they may ask you questions about the interior of the building, if you are not present they will leave a doorhanger with contact information so they can converse with you about the property later via phone or email.

What about the COVID-19 pandemic?  The assessor’s work does not require personal contact.  They will remain outside and observe proper distancing.  Our employees will conform to the current recommended practices for safety.   Employees will not enter a home unless invited by the owner and will wear face masks while inside. Employees are health screened every morning before beginning work.  If you have additional concerns about this issue regarding the assessors visiting your property, please contact our office.

When exactly will you be at my property?  We will be posting on our website which streets are being assessed each week, you can check there for updates.

Why don’t you make appointments? The short answer: it takes less time for our assessors to start at one end of the street and do each property than it does to jump from property to property based on appointments.  As we are paid by tax dollars, we consider it most important that we perform this job in a time efficient manner.   The door-to-door method has proven to be three times more efficient than making appointments.

Who is coming? Our assessors will have county identification badges and will be driving a county vehicle. If you are suspicious that someone is falsely claiming to be an assessor, please call our office at 605-745-5136 or Fall River County Dispatch at 605-745-5155.

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