April 16, 2024


Hand County is an “Equal Opportunity Employer“.  All positions in the county require at least two weeks of publication in the official newspaper, The Miller Press.  Positions may also be listed on the South Dakota Department of Labor website.

Hand County Employment Notice on D.O.L.

Hand County reserves the right to re-advertise without notice to current applicants in order to broaden the applicant pool.

Hand County observes the federal minimum wage and the higher South Dakota Minimum Wage.


Applications can also be obtained at the Auditor’s Office in the Courthouse and by contacting the Office or Department seeking applicants.

Application for Part-Time or Seasonal Employment

Application for Full-Time (non-law enforcement) Employment

Posted 05/03/2023

HELP WANTED: The Hand County Highway Department is accepting applications for the position of highway maintenance worker.  This is a full-time position which includes benefits, some provided and some voluntary.  The position requires a class A commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain the license within six months.

If interested, please download and complete the application for full time employment (above) and return it to the auditor’s office in the courthouse.  This position will remain open until June 1, 2023.  Interviews will be schedule thereafter.  The successful candidate, if one is found, will be notified of the start date.

Please download and read this job description / announcement for additional information:


Posted 02/13/2023

The Hand County Weed and Pest Board is seeking applicants for the position of seasonal spray operator.

A seasonal spray operator must 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, have the ability to operate a pickup pulling a trailer, operate a UTV and smaller ATVs, and pass the state certification for chemical applicator.

The season typically starts the 1st of May and typically ends in October.

Entry pay is $14.67 per hour.

If you are interested in this position, contact Randy Peck on his cell: 605-204-0295.