Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government


Pierre, SD

Job ID: 17423 Agency: Department of Health - Division of Finance Location: Pierre Salary: $24.59 - $26.04 per hour, depending on experience Closing Date: Open until filled

The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.

The South Dakota Department of Health helps every South Dakotan be healthy and strong. We do this through providing core public health services in every county in the state. Consider joining our team of highly dedicated professionals if these guiding principles speak to you:
  • serve with integrity and respect;
  • focus on evidence-based prevention and outcomes;
  • support data-driven innovation;
  • achieve health equity in all communities;
  • demonstrate proactive leadership and strengthen partnerships;
  • exhibit transparency and accountability.

Our staff are the foundation of our Department. As a member of the Department's Division of Finance, you will assist programs to provide cost effective and accountable services and be part of a team with a family-friendly employer.

This position reports to the Department's Audit and Internal Control manager. The Accountant II is responsible for, but not limited to, timestudy analysis, cost allocations, and fiscal impact statements. The Accountant II approves payments to vendors and travel reimbursements for the DOH. This position is a team lead to the accounting assistant and works with department staff with payment inquiries. The Accountant level will be determined based on the experience of the applicant.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Bachelor's degree with emphasis in accounting, or 5 or more years of related accounting experience.

Knowledge of:
  • the principles and practices of fiscal management and budgetary control;
  • generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), standards, and practices;
  • statistics and financial reporting;
  • Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, and Query;
  • state accounting system;
  • purchasing policies and procedures.

Skill to:
  • meet reporting requirements;
  • make timely and accurate decisions.

Ability to:
  • organize and oversee multiple requests and tasks on a daily basis;
  • provide technical assistance to department staff;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationship with others;
  • interpret rules and regulations;
  • follow established procedures.

Additional Requirements: Attach a resume with your application.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FNR
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"