South Dakota State Government
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  • CEO
    Governor Kristi Noem
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    500 E Capitol Ave Pierre...
  • Link
    South Dakota State Government website

Governor Kristi Noem’s goal is to create a culture in state government centered around servant leadership, the voters, and the taxpayers. South Dakota ranks among the top in the nation when it comes to unemployment rates, has a higher-than-average labor participation rate, and is proud to be a right-to-work state. South Dakota’s low cost of living, reasonable regulatory climate, and good quality of life are just a few of the reasons to consider living and working here.

Whether you are searching for a job, posting a job, or just looking for employment opportunities in South Dakota, start your search here. Our state is committed to promoting job opportunities for individuals and businesses through quality and responsive business practices. For more information or to learn more about South Dakota, please visit To view our available positions, please visit

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Rating is calculated based on 62 reviews and is evolving.



Disease Intervention Specialist in Remote
on June 18, 2022

Great work life balance. Clear instructions and support as things changed often. Lots of independence and team work when necessary. Good training to make you prepared. Health insurance was too costly premium, copay, and deductible wise.

Counselor in Sioux Falls, SD
on August 9, 2022

I enjoy what I do with the State. I have been here nearly 2 years and there is a great work/life balance. This includes good vacation and sick time. I recommend state jobs to my friends and family!

Employment Specialist in South Dakota
on May 11, 2022

Manager is great but Labor Program Specialist and Directors can come off as Pierre Shrills, don't work with them often though. Small 10-person office is nice. Room for growth may be limited

Not Disclosed in Pierre, SD
on May 10, 2022

Upper-tier jobs have the best pay and a higher chance of greater wage increases. Terrible benefits and benefits staff. Benefits used to be great, but have become too expensive, less coverage, and the systems are full of bugs/problems.

Engineer in Pierre, SD
on February 9, 2022

Working for the state out of college is great. It exposes you to many different departments to help you sculp your career. plus the state has great benefits. If you're willing to learn there is always someone there willing to teach you.

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