Career Opportunities

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the City complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the City has facilities. This policy statement applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

It is the policy of the City of Rapid City under SDCL 3-3-1 to provide Veterans' Preference in Employment.  This guarantees a veteran who meets the minimum qualifications for the position he or she has applied for an interview for that position.  Further, a veteran with a service-connected disability shall be given preference over a non-disabled veteran.  Under Resolution 2012-014, the City will provide  pdf Disability Consideration in Employment. (54 KB) Directions for the Veterans Preference or Disability Consideration can be found on the application.

The City of Rapid City does not currently sponsor applicants for work visas.  At this time, being authorized to work without a sponsoring employer in the United States is a precondition of employment.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications WILL be rejected (and you will not be considered for the position) if you do not complete the application with your entire education and work experience history. Applications that use language such as "see resume" will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for the position. You may upload your resume as an additional attachment along with a cover letter, references and any other documentation you deem appropriate to supplement your completed application.

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