December 1, 2020

Courthouse Closed – Thanksgiving

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th & 27th, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume Monday, November 30th.

Employment – Assistant to Maintenance Supervisor

Fall River County is looking for full-time maintenance/custodians.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:  locking and unlocking assigned buildings and windows, using chemicals and supplies properly, perform cleaning and related activities, snow removal or debris or other custodial duties, like cleaning bathrooms, sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming as needed, moving and cleaning furniture, equipment, supplies and tools as needed, attending to emergencies when necessary, replace light bulbs, empty wastebaskets, trash containers, cigarette urns and ash trays.

Must be able to use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools, buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and other tools and equipment as needed, as well as safely operate all vehicles.  Other duties/skills may include attending safety and other related meetings, attention to detail, following directions, calculating and math skills, organizing and interpersonal skills.  Assisting with setup of facilities for meetings is also required.  Classes in cleaning and maintenance, CPR and first aid are helpful.

Other duties may include: tracking the fire sprinkler system and inventory, testing boiler water daily and keeping jail supplies stocked, using ladders when require in work assignments, washing walls and windows, launder cleaning rags and dust mops, clean blinds, refill restroom dispenser and strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors.  Ability to follow direction, support and enforce policies and to lift 50 pounds.

IT support/computer experience beneficial.  Wage dependent upon experience, minimum experience high school diploma.  Starting wage: $13.00-$15.00 DOE, full benefits including: vacation & sick leave, SD retirement; paid health,vision & dental insurance. Open until filled.

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Employment Opportunity – Truck Drive/Heavy Equipment Operator

The Fall River County Highway Department is accepting applications for a full time Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator. This job requires that the applicant possess a Class “A” C.D.L. Full benefits including: vacation and sick leave, SD retirement; paid health, vision and dental insurance. For more information call us at 605-745-5137. Application available on the county employment page or at one of the following locations: the SD Department of Labor, the Fall River County Courthouse, the Fall River County Highway Department Office. Open until filled.


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Courthouse Closed – Veterans’ Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran’s Day. Regular hours will resume Thursday, November 12th.

Hot Springs Schools will broadcast its Veterans Day Program on November 11 on its LiveTicket network. Due to COVID restrictions they will not be able to have the public and parents in the gym during the performance.  Approximately 260 students and staff will be presenting again this year in the district’s Case Auditorium. The performance will be recorded and available for viewing for an extended period of time.


Employment Opportunity: Sheriff’s Deputy

The Fall River County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a county deputy. Candidates must be able to think and act quickly under pressure; remain calm in stressful situations; demonstrate ethical behavior; pass a background and drug test; be physically able to perform job functions.

Starting wage is $15.50-17.50/hour (uncertified), $17.50-19.50/hour (SD state certified). Training and certification provided and required for continued employment.  Shifts may vary and may include weekend, overnight and holiday hours.  Benefits include paid health & dental insurance; vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and South Dakota Retirement. Submit Law Enforcement Applications to the Sheriff’s Office, 906 N. River St., Hot Springs, SD. Position open until filled.


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