State Inspector

Salary $37,767.00 Annually
Job Type Full-Time
Closing date and time 3/9/2020 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Location  Wall, SD
Department Department of Public Safety

Job-State Inspector

Job ID: 13433

Agency: Department of Public Safety/Inspections/Weights and Measures 

Location: Rapid City, Wall, or Kadoka 

Salary: $37,767 annually 

Pay Grade: GH

This is a full-time position with the Department of Public Safety. For more information on the Department of Public Safety, please visit https://dps.sd.gov/.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is looking for applicants to the State Inspector job.

State Inspectors work to ensure businesses, schools, and daycare providers are meeting set standards and requirements so that consumers can be confident in their decisions. The South Dakota State Inspections Program provides field inspection services for a variety of state agencies and departments. Inspections can take from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on the type and complexity. Inspectors examine compliance in lottery equipment, health, and food safety, agriculture equipment and facilities, daycare providers, and more.

State Inspector

This position requires frequent overnight travel across the state and general daily travel.

Top candidates have these qualities: 

Self-motivated. Much of the work and decision making is left up to each inspector. An Inspector needs to be able to keep themselves focused to do this job well.

Excellent Customer Service. Being a state inspector requires you to deal with multiple types of people in a variety of situations daily. It is important to have the ability to create a pleasant relationship with customers even if the subject matter is difficult.

Technically Savvy. Technology has become important in how the State Inspector conducts inspections. A solid understanding of computers and other electronic devices is important to stay “up to speed” with changes in the many industries our program oversees.

 “The encouragement of working together and developing new techniques gave me a valuable feeling to the department even though I am still fairly new to the position. The fact that everyone has a voice in the department no matter their age or seniority took a lot of stress away from being new to the position.”  – Elijah, State Inspector since Oct 2018.

PAY AND BENEFITS: State Inspector

Starting annual pay of $35,767 plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. We also offer a flexible work schedule after completion of a six month probation period.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume.


The successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

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 offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer” 

How to Apply-State Inspector

Applications accepted at https://scssdltmprod.agilera.net/ltm/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=5ME

Agency State of South Dakota
Website http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus
Address 500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, South Dakota, 57501



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