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Join the South Dakota Department of Health Team

Are you passionate about promoting the health and well-being of the people of South Dakota? Do you want to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to improving public health outcomes and enhancing the quality of life in our state? If so, we invite you to consider a rewarding career with the South Dakota Department of Health.

As an agency responsible for safeguarding and improving the health of our communities, the South Dakota Department of Health offers a wide range of career opportunities in various fields. We are committed to recruiting talented professionals dedicated to public service and striving to positively impact the lives of individuals and families across the state.

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Why Work with Us?

When you join the South Dakota Department of Health, you become part of a supportive and collaborative team that values innovation, excellence, and teamwork. We provide a professional and inclusive work environment where your skills and contributions are recognized and appreciated. As an employee, you'll have access to the following benefits:

The South Dakota Department of Health values flexibility in the workplace. Part of that flexibility includes the ability to work from home. Working from home is a meaningful way to meet individual needs, wants, and desires when it comes to balancing the entire team’s home and work lives. That balance is something we value while allowing most positions the opportunity to work remotely up to 3 days a week. Working from home is a privilege and is subject to review depending upon the position.

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages to attract and retain top talent.

We are committed to the professional growth and development of our employees. We provide opportunities for training, continuing education, and advancement within the organization.

By working with us, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of South Dakotans. You'll contribute to public health initiatives, disease prevention efforts, emergency preparedness, and much more.

We foster a collaborative and supportive work environment, where teamwork and idea-sharing are encouraged. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with professionals from various disciplines and contribute to multidisciplinary projects.

Current Job Openings:

To view our current job openings, please visit our official job portal at Our job portal provides a comprehensive list of available positions within the South Dakota Department of Health. We regularly update our job listings to reflect new opportunities, so we encourage you to check back frequently for the latest openings.

How to Apply

To apply for a position with the South Dakota Department of Health, please follow the application instructions provided in each job posting. We carefully review all applications and select candidates who best meet the qualifications and requirements for each position.

We appreciate your interest in joining our team and your commitment to public health. By working together, we can create a healthier and safer South Dakota for all its residents. Join us in our mission to promote and protect the health of our communities.

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