September 22, 2021

Employment (5)

Temporary Employment

Weed and Pest Spray Applicator (Seasonal –Part-time):  The Fall River County Weed and Pest Departments are accepting applications for a Spray Applicator.  Duties include noxious weed sprayer, and prairie dog applications and other duties as assigned.   Must be able to apply herbicides/pesticides, operate ATV-UTV vehicles, Pick-ups and trailers. Starting wage is $11-$13/hour depending on experience. Qualifications:  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 obtain a SD Commercial Pesticide Applicator License with right-of-way, and rodent control endorsement. Education: High school diploma or GED certificate.  Must possess a valid driver’s license. Submit applications to the Fall River County Weed and Pest Office, 709 Jenson Hwy, Hot Springs, SD. Open until filled. 

Permanent Employment

Administrative Assistant:  The Fall River County Treasurer’s Office is accepting applications for a full-time administrative assistant. Applicants must be reliable, a quick learner, have good organizational skills, excellent customer service, computer knowledge, and the ability to lift up to 30 lbs. APPLY AT THE TREASURER’S OFFICE, 906 N. RIVER ST., HOT SPRINGS, SD OR @ STARTING WAGE IS $12-$14 WITH FULL BENEFITS. Open until filled. 


Truck Driver/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 below. Open until filled. [Full Job Description]


911 Dispatcher: Fall River County Sheriffs Office is accepting applications for full-time 911 Dispatchers. The starting wage: $16.00/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 to be dispatched out simultaneously. Applicants must be able to remain calm and maintain composure and treat people with respect even under pressure in stressful situations. Individuals 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. [Dispatcher – Full Position Description]


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 ongoing training courses along with on-the-job training to prepare them to supervise inmates.

Starting wage: $16.50/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 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.  Must have a valid SD driver’s license and have no felony convictions. Applicants must pass a complete background investigation, interview process, and a drug screening test.  No experience is required. Females are encouraged to apply.  Submit Law Enforcement Applications to the Sheriff’s Office, 906 N. River St., Hot Springs, SD. Position open until filled. [Jailer – Full Job Description]


The following application is used for all employment openings in Fall River County. If you are interested in applying for a position with the county, please complete the application in its entirety. You may also attach a résumé if you have additional information you believe to be relevant to the position.

County Employment Application (application must be printed and submitted)

Law Enforcement Employment Application  (application must be printed and submitted)

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