Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to my application once I submit it to the Pennington County Human Resources department? 
The HR department accepts qualified applications for open positions through our online application program, NeoGov. The hiring Office/Department receives the applications as soon as they are submitted. The hiring official reviews the applications, contacts applicants they wish to interview, and makes a final hiring selection. Persons not selected for an interview will be notified by email or letter.

How can I learn more about a particular open position?
Interested applicants may view job announcements on our job openings web page. Job announcements may also be viewed in person at the Pennington County Administration Building, 130 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

Can I send my resume to the Pennington County Human Resources department for future job openings? 
No. Persons interested in employment with Pennington County must submit an application through the online application program, which is a requirement for all open positions. The Pennington County Human Resources department will not accept resumes or any other type of employment-interest documents from individuals who seek County employment when there is no current open announcement. Please do not submit an application or resume for a position that is not open for recruitment.

Can I just submit a cover letter and my resume to apply for an open position?
No. You must submit an application through the online application program. You may attach a cover letter, resume and other supporting documentation to your application.

How many positions may I apply for at one time?
You may apply for as many positions as desired, but you MUST submit a separate application for each opening.