Our Careers


$ 25.53 Hourly with Benefits
  • No Experience Required
  • HS Diploma or GED Required
  • 20 years of age or older


$ 20.19 Hourly with Benefits
  • No Experience Required
  • HS Diploma or GED Required
  • 18 years of age or older


$ 20.19 Hourly with Benefits
  • No Experience Required
  • HS Diploma or GED Required
  • 19 years of age or older

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Wages & Benefits

Great Wages!

Starting Pay is $25.53 PLUS regular opportunities for overtime! Time and a Half Working Pay on Holidays with Overtime Opportunities!

Full Benefits Package!

Vacation and Sick Leave, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, state pension program with income throughout retirement! $20,000 employer-paid employee life coverage!

Paid Benefits!

We will train you to be successful at your job! 11 Paid Holidays Annually, 80 Paid Vacation Hours after the first year/120 Paid Vacation Hours after second year. 80 Paid Sick Hours annually!

Great Opportunities!

Advancement Opportunities! South Dakota State Retirement System PENSION, 8% employer match, vested after 3 years! Federal Student Aid Forgiveness!

Great Programs!

Wellness Offerings!
Connections Employee Assistance Program!
Employee Incentive Challenges!
Chaplain Program! Employee Referral Program!
Post 9/11 GI Bill!

And More!

Onsite Gym!
YMCA Discounts!
Time of Service Bonuses! Bereavement Leave!


Jeremiah McKnight


"I found my way into corrections by applying for a Deputy job. I found out with my lack of experience in Law Enforcement that I would need to start in corrections first therefore I took the opportunity offered in corrections. After finding out the benefits that came with this opportunity and the amount of on the job training, it has become one the best decisions I have made. It has also opened the door for so many other opportunities within the county."

Kasey Ballard


"I work here because I went to school for criminal justice. I like what I do and I like working here. I love my co-workers. They become your family."

Work With Us

Interested in a career with Rapid City Sheriff’s Office? Fill out the Work with Us form and click SUBMIT to begin the interview process. If you have any questions or concerns, use the button below to begin texting with a recruiter!