Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government


Rapid City, SD

Job ID: 17378 Agency: Department of Health - Correctional Health Location: Sioux Falls - South Dakota State Penitentiary or Rapid City - Rapid City Community Work Center Salary: Negotiable - depending on experience and hours worked. Closing Date: Open until filled

Join the field of Correctional Health Dental Services! Correctional health dentists work autonomously to provide health care to an underserved population in a secure environment. Dentists are involved in diverse dental services including oral surgery, restorative, endodontics, removable prosthetics. Dental Services are provided in Correctional Health dental clinic with electronic health records and digital radiography.

Hours worked in this position is negotiable, typically 32 hours per week.

This position will be located in either Sioux Falls or Rapid City.

Please visit our website at https://doh.sd.gov/corrections for further information about the Department of Health - Correctional Health.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed or eligible to be licensed by the SD Board of Dentistry

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A desire to provide basic, essential dental care to a population with significant needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • human anatomy, oral disease processes, and comprehensive knowledge of dentistry;
  • properly use all dentistry tools and equipment;
  • work as a team with other dental professionals and provide advice and instruction regarding oral hygiene.

Additional Requirements: Please attach Curriculum Vitae and South Dakota Dentist License to application.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

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=FL9
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"