August 14, 2018

Vineyard Fire

All of Valley View Dr and Eagle Ct are under evacuation. The Mueller Civic Center is being opened for evacuees.  Valley View Dr and Eagle Ct are closed to all but emergency vehicles.

 

Update: 8/11/2018  20:50

Vineyard Fire

There is a fire along Fall River Road. Units are on scene. Please avoid travel on Fall River Road, traffic is currently restricted to a single lane.  Currently pre-evacuation notice in place for Valley View Subdivision.  Pre-evacuation means you should be prepared to evacuate at any time.

 

Updated: 8/11/2018  5:36

Employment Opportunity: Jail Officer

Jailer/Correctional Officer: The Fall River County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for correctional officers. Ideal applicants are those with good moral character, in good physical condition and who are interested in serving their community as a member of the Fall River County Sheriff’s Office Team.  Correctional officers, upon hire, undergo on-going training courses along with on-the-job training to prepare them to supervise inmates.

Starting wage: $12.50/hour. Shifts are day, evening and overnight, and include weekends and holidays. Benefits include paid health, vision and dental insurance; vacation, sick and personal leave and South Dakota State Retirement.  Applicant must be at least 18 year of age with high school diploma or GED.  Must have a valid SD drivers license and have no felony convictions. Applicants must pass a complete background investigation, interview process, and a drug screening test.  No experience required. Females encouraged to apply.  Submit Law Enforcement Applications to the Sheriff’s Office, 906 N. River St., Hot Springs, SD. Open until filled. [Full Position Description]

 

See employment page for law enforcement application.

 

 

Employment Opportunity: 911 Dispatcher

911 Dispatcher: Fall River County Sheriffs Office is accepting applications for a full time 911 Dispatchers. The starting wage: $12.00/hour. Shifts are day, evening and overnight, and include weekends and holidays. Benefits include paid health, vision and dental insurance; vacation, sick and personal leave and South Dakota State Retirement.

The position involves substantial public contact, receiving incoming radio and phone calls, and entering information into the computer aided dispatch system.  Individuals must be able to multi task with accurate typing (35 words per minute) and computer skills. This facility handles multiple calls from different agencies which will need dispatched out simultaneously. Applicant must be able to remain calm and maintain composure and treat people with respect even under pressure in stressful situations. Individual must possess the ability to consistently think clearly; act quickly; and calmly in a wide variety of situations.

The position requires SD State Certification for radio dispatching. The training, completed in Pierre, SD will be provided to successful applicants.  Position requires a medical physical (UA and hearing test), fingerprinting and background check. Submit application (see law enforcement application below) to Fall River County Sheriff’s office, 906 N. River St. Hot Springs, SD. Open until filled. [Full Position Description]

 

See employment page for law enforcement application.

 

Fall River County Fair

The Fall River County Fair will be held August 1st through the 5th at the Fairgrounds in Edgemont. Exhibit building and 4-H shows Thursday and Friday.  4-H Ag Olympics and Chuckwagon Feed Thursday afternoon. Demolition Derby Friday evening. Main Street Parade Saturday morning (10:30am).  Mud Hog Wrestling and Bull Riding Saturday afternoon.

For full list of events see the fair website: http://fallrivercountyfair.org/