Employment with Hamlin County

Blade Operator

Hours Per Week:  40 Hours (10 Hour Shifts)
Department:  Highway Department

Minimum Education Preferred:  High School Diploma or GED Certification

Minimum Age:  18 Years Old

Salary:  $18.50 Starting

Retirement:  Class A SDRS
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Information:  Open until filled.  Must have a Commercial Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days from hiring date.  

The Hamlin County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Blade Operator.  The position will require that the applicant have a valid South Dakota Driver’s License, along with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).  May obtain one within 30 days from hiring date.  Knowledge and experience with heavy equipment preferred.  May repair and maintain equipment in additional to other duties.  Job can be physically demanding at times, requiring the ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and up to 100 pounds occasionally.  This work will have duties operating in blade to smooth county and township roads and cleaning roads of snow during the winter.  

Shifts are typically from 7:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday with a 30 minute lunch break. 

Benefits: South Dakota Class A Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation, Health Insurance and Longevity Pay after 5 Years.

Hamlin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Mail Applications To: 

Hamlin County Highway Department
PO Box 297

Hayti, South Dakota 57241-0297

General Civil Process:

Monday - Friday,  Closed Holidays

8:30am - 4:00pm Central Time

Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 308

Sheriff's Sale or Executions:

Chad Schlotterbeck


Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 301 

General Application:

General Full-Time Benefits:

  • South Dakota Retirement System.

    • Class A Employees, County matches 6% of employee's salary.​

    • Class B Employees, County matches 8% of employee's salary.

    • Details of SDRS, visit their website at sdrs.sd.gov.

  • Longevity pay after 5 years.

    • 5-9 years:  $25 per month

    • 10-14 years: $50 per month

    • 15-19 years: $75 per month

    • 20-24 years: $100 per month

    • 25-29 years: $125 per month

    • 30-34 years: $150 per month

  • Sick leave

    • 8 hours per month.

    • Max hours of 480 hours.

  • Vacation:

    • First Year: ​ 3 hours per month

    • 1-2 years: 40 hours

    • 2-6 years: 80 hours

    • +7 years: 120 hours

  • Health Insurance (Employee Pays):

    • Self: $169 per month
      Family: $859 per month