Department of Agriculture Seasonal Jobs

The Department of Agriculture is not currently accepting seasonal applications.
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FILLED: Seasonal Wildland Fire - Dispatcher

Requisition #:
Department of Agriculture- Wildland Fire Division
$13.12 per hour

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Applicant needs to possess a working knowledge of computer software such as the MS Windows Operating System and MS Office Suite of Word, Excel and Outlook. The duties of this position are carried out under the supervision of a dispatch supervisor on the initial attack floor at the Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center, 8123 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702. Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center (GPC), is part of the National Response Framework and the national interagency dispatch system where GPC is a third tier all hazard dispatch center. Applicant must be able to communicate clearly and effectively over the phone and on a two-way radio console. He or she will be required to answer phones, take messages, pass on messages, and follow instructions and protocol as required by the Supervisory Dispatcher.


Applicant must be able to work at a computer workstation for long periods of time under a high stress environment. Applicants are required to work nights, weekends, and holidays when circumstances warrant it. They need to be available for on-call status on weekends, holidays, and evening hours.

Applicants must be 18 years old by date of hire and possess a valid driver’s license. Housing is the responsibility of the employee. Transportation to and from work and associated costs is the responsibility of the employee. Positions require employees to work holidays, weekends, and irregular or rotating shifts. The normal summer season is mid-May through Labor Day. Some employees may work earlier or later. Seasonal employees are paid only for hours worked.

To Apply:

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Use a State of South Dakota Seasonal Application form. Applications will need to have the Requisition Number and location listed above. All jobs are listed under one seasonal Requisition Number. Applications are available from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office(s) or the Bureau of Human Resources. Photocopies are acceptable.

Be specific in completing the application form. List any relevant licenses or certificates (e.g., driver’s license, CDL, CPR, certification, etc.) as well as any equipment or office equipment you are able to operate. Please include both the beginning and ending dates you are available for employment. It is essential that your mailing address be complete including Apartment Number, Box Number, Lot Number; as well as Street, Lane, Avenue, etc., if applicable.

Supervisors will contact those applicants they wish to interview. Interviews may begin in April. Not all applicants will receive an interview, but all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Applicants requiring application materials in an alternate format or assistance with the application process may contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 605.773.3148 (VOICE/TTY).

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