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Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

SALARY: $2,735.20-$3.250.40 Beweekly  OPENING DATE: 1/12/21  CLOSING DATE: Continuous

General Information

The Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications for attorneys to join our top performing team of prosecutors.  Supported by experienced investigators, victim/witness assistants, paralegals, and legal office assistants, our attorneys enjoy a strong sense of camaraderie working in a think tank of legal minds.

Minnehaha County prosecutors are an integral part of the criminal justice system closely collaborating with law enforcement, probation, parole, juvenile justice centers, and numerous community agencies.  With a high volume caseload in a fast-paced environment, our office provides an intriguing challenge for attorneys who want to make a difference in their community by helping victims of crime and ensuring due process for the accused.  Even our new attorneys experience the excitement of a job regularly engaged in hands-on courtroom trial work.  

Attorneys who work in the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office have had impressive accomplishments!  Three of our former attorneys have been appointed as magistrate judges and another served as a circuit court judge.  Since 2002, six of our prosecutors have been named South Dakota State's Attorney's Association's **Prosecutor of the Year**. 

To be considered for this extraordinary opportunity, submit your application today.  Contact us for more information, or with questions, at 605-367-4337.

***Please include cover letter and resume with online application.

Posting to remain open until positions are filled. Application review begins on January 27, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

Vacancies will be filled at either a Deputy State's Attorney (Download PDF reader) or a Senior Deputy State's Attorney (Download PDF reader) level, depending on our selected candidate's level of experience.  (Click on the job titles for complete job descriptions and a list of qualifications.)

Compensation for appointment as a Deputy State's Attorney will be between $2,735.20 - $2,802.40/bi-weekly. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State's Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, and compensation will be between $2,873.60 - $3,959.20/bi-weekly dependent upon qualifications.  Full earning potential for position is $3,959.20.60/bi-weekly.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and an optional deferred compensation plan.  Our insurance rates for single, E+1, & family are highly competitive!  (Contact HR for more information at 605-367-4337.)

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org Job #21-14 DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY MB


Associate Attorney – Pierre, SD

Moreno, Bachand, Hruska & Scheibe, P.C. is currently accepting applications for an associate attorney. This is a growing firm that practices in general civil litigation, family law, personal injury, probate, estate planning, real estate and governmental matters. We are looking for an attorney who is a self-starter and has strong written and verbal communication skills. This position offers a competitive salary with a generous retirement plan. Visit our website at www.pirlaw.com to learn more about our firm and its long-standing history in the Pierre area.

All applicants are welcome to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Paul E. Bachand
Moreno, Bachand, Hruska & Scheibe, P.C.
PO Box 1174
Pierre, SD 57501
pbachand@pirlaw.com


Deputy/Senior Deputy Public Defender

SALARY: $2,735.20 - $3,250.40 Biweekly

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Interested in becoming part of an experienced litigation team that has a high capacity for trials and offers an expansive opportunity for courtroom practice? The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Our attorneys have multiple jury trials each year and daily courtroom appearances. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity with access to a vast document library to help you in your criminal defense career and to be surrounded by skilled criminal defense attorneys.

The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is a County department responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel.  The office provides representation in criminal, delinquency, child welfare, mental health, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, community-oriented defense, and protecting fundamental constitutional and human rights.  The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office enjoys a reputation for ensuring that attorneys are provided support and skills training in their areas of expertise which includes memberships to the South Dakota and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SDACDL and NACDL) and National Association for Public Defense (NAPD), registration expenses for CLE's, and State Bar of South Dakota annual dues.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.***

The hiring range is $2,735.20 - $3,250.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,959.20/biweekly.

This posting will remain open until filled.  Review of applications begins on January 4, 2021.

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Advocate on behalf of individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors through all phases of litigation to include pre-trial, trial, and litigating all aspects of the case through disposition. Coordinate efforts with a support team of paralegals and other staff to ensure the responsible handling of a demanding caseload through disposition of the case. Maintain client communications by telephone, office appointments, and institutional visits. Keep client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings. Appear at regularly scheduled court dockets and appearances related to an assigned caseload. Conduct legal research and draft motions and pleadings. Interview witnesses. Review legal documents, police reports, transcripts, and related correspondence. Attend professional development training both within and outside the office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the State of South Dakota or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next bar examination offered in South Dakota. This opportunity is also open to recent law school graduates who are eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures, and the principles and practices of legal research. Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele. Working knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research. Working knowledge of general law and established precedents. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrates a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337. 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

415 N Dakota Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-367-4337

jobs@minnehahacounty.org


Judicial Qualifications Commission

State of South Dakota

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD  57101

Telephone 605-773-3474

Fax 605-773-8437

 

 

Mark Haigh, Chair                                                                  Lori Grode, Executive Assistant

Mark Roby, Vice Chair                                                           Email: Lori.Grode@ujs.state.sd.us

Hon. Robin J. Houwman, Secretary

Hon. Robert Gusinsky

Rebecca Porter

Timothy Engel

Robert Morris

  

December 30, 2020

Notice of Judicial Vacancy

 

TO:                  All Active Members of the State Bar of South Dakota

 FROM:            Robin J. Houwman, Secretary, Judicial Qualifications Commission

The retirement of the Hon. Robert A. Mandel will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position (Position A) in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  The Judicial Qualifications Commission is now taking applications for this position.

All lawyers and judges interested in applying should obtain the application form at http://ujs.sd.gov/, or contact Lori Grode at the State Court Administrator’s Office. The application must be returned to the Administrator’s Office and must be postmarked no later than 5:00 PM on February 26, 2021.  Applicants should make sure the application submitted is the 2018 revision. 

You may also obtain the application form by writing or telephoning:

Lori Grode

State Court Administrator’s Office

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

Telephone:  605-773-3474

Email:  lori.grode@ujs.state.sd.us

Or, visit http://ujs.sd.gov/ for current job openings.

The Seventh Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Pennington, Custer, Fall River and Oglala Lakota.   


Evans Haigh & Hinton LLP is currently accepting applications for an attorney with 3+ years’ experience in litigation.  Evans Haigh & Hinton is a growing civil litigation firm with an emphasis in commercial litigation, health care litigation and personal injury litigation.  We are looking for an attorney who is interested in litigating complex and  significant cases.  Applicants with trial experience, civil or criminal, are preferred.  We offer an attractive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Mark Arndt at:

Mark J. Arndt

Evans, Haigh & Hinton, LLP

101 North Main, Suite 213

P.O. Box 2790

Sioux Falls, SD  57101

(605) 275-9599

(605) 906-8904 (DD)

(Email:  marndt@ehhlawyers.com

Website:  ehhlawyers.com


LITIGATION ASSOCIATE:  Sioux Falls, SD – Donahoe Law Firm P.C. is seeking an associate attorney to assist in litigation, including appeals, plus estate planning and business law/commercial matters. In addition to research and brief writing, associate will have significant client contact and responsibility including hearings, motion practice, trials and appeals before public bodies or agencies, and the state and federal courts mainly in South Dakota, plus Minnesota and Iowa.  All applications will be held confidential.  Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: brian@donahoelawfirm.com or Donahoe Law Firm, P.C., 401 East 8th Street, Suite 215, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. 


CISA Trust Company South Dakota is currently accepting applications for an experienced trust Risk/Compliance officer. Applicants should have at least 3 years of experience in the trust industry in a compliance/audit role or have equivalent experience. Applicants with a working knowledge of BSA/KYC protocols, FinCen, CRS, FATCA and Infovisa software are desired. Applicants with international trust experience and relevant professional designations will be given priority consideration. Must be able to think and work independently.  To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jolson@cisatrust.com.



Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Aberdeen

Bantz, Gosch & Cremer, L.L.C. has an opening for a full-time paralegal/legal assistant in Aberdeen, SD.  The successful applicant will be detail-oriented, have excellent computer and communication skills, have a strong work ethic, and can work independently in a fast-paced professional environment.  Experience in the legal field is preferred.  Salary is dependent on experience and additional benefits are available, including health insurance, retirement, disability, PTO.  Please send your resume and cover letter to Paige Anderson at panderson@bantzlaw.com. 


STAFF ATTORNEY - RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office.  The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins in South Dakota.

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be willing and qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Experience representing veterans and Victims of Crime Act victims a plus. 

SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


STAFF ATTORNEY - MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Mission, South Dakota, office.  The Mission office serves the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp counties in South Dakota.

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; and must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.

SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has excellent fringe benefits, including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


STAFF ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, branch office.  The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Oglala Lakota, Jackson and Bennett counties in South Dakota.

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Applicant must have at least one-year experience in the practice of poverty law or Indian law, with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts or two years' experience in the general practice of law. 

SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY POSITION, HUGHES COUNTY: Full-time permanent position now open for a Deputy State’s Attorney in the Hughes County Office of the State’s Attorney in Pierre, South Dakota.

Looking for a criminal attorney to handle a variety of complex matters and responsibilities including but not limited to preparing and managing a caseload of primarily misdemeanor cases, present those cases for legal proceedings, preform legal research, and prepare, draft and file legal documents and correspondence.

Looking for a team player who would be willing to cover felony hearings, advise local law enforcement agencies, deal with juvenile justice issues, provide information to victims and witnesses, perform civil work on behalf of the County, and help fulfill the statutory responsibilities of the office.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota or willing and qualified to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination.

Pay is commensurate with experience and competitive with other local agencies.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica LaMie, Hughes County State’s Attorney, 104 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD  57501. Resumes and cover letters will also be accepted via facsimile at 605-773-7460 and email at jessica.lamie@co.hughes.sd.us.

Posting to remain open until the position is filled.  All inquiries are confidential. Hughes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Associate Attorney

Immediate opening for an associate attorney who may be interested in practicing in Watertown, SD.  The position is open to persons who want to step into a practice that has the mentoring of an established attorney in both civil and criminal areas of law.  This is full time position for the primary public defender’s office in Codington County with an additional private practice. Codington County has a vast public defender practice with a variety of criminal cases.  Each attorney may also develop a private practice in addition to the public defense contract.   Presently, Sutton Law Offices, PC is a solo practice that is looking for permanent expansion and potential buy out of the 40 year established practice.  Salary is negotiable with experience.  Watertown, SD offers extensive hunting and fishing opportunities with 2 lakes within the city limits of Watertown.   Please send your resume to jo@suttonlawwtn.com, if by mail PO Box 1053, Watertown, SD 57201


Associate Attorney – Rapid City

Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP, an AV-Rated 20+ lawyer firm located in Rapid City and Pierre, South Dakota, is looking for an associate attorney for the firm’s litigation section in our Rapid City office. The ideal candidate must be in good standing with the South Dakota State Bar and have strong legal research and writing skills. Class ranking of top 1/3 or 3 years minimum litigation experience is required.

The firm offers a comprehensive benefit plan, a competitive salary structure and the opportunity for professional development in the legal business work environment. You can learn more about our firm by visiting our website at gpna.com.

 All inquiries will be kept confidential. Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and references to solsen@gpna.com or 506 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.


Goodsell + Oviatt Law Firm is seeking a Litigation Associate in Rapid City, SD.  Primary work will be personal injury, construction, insurance law, with some estate planning and business law/commercial matters.  This position also requires research, brief writing, trial preparation and complex litigation before state and federal courts in South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota.  Strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills (both oral and written) required.  The firm offers a comprehensive benefit plan and an opportunity for professional development and growth.  Compensation DOE.  Confidential inquiries, including résumé and cover letter detailing experience, should be directed to Nathan Oviatt, Goodsell + Oviatt Law Firm, 246 Founders Park Drive, Suite 201, Rapid City, SD  57701 or by email at nate@goodselloviatt.com.


Corporate Counsel – Midco

Midco proudly serves residential and business customers in 342 communities in KS, MN, ND, SD, and WI with cutting-edge internet, voice, cable, and data center products.  Midco is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join its in-house legal team to support the company and our customers, by negotiating contracts, overseeing regulatory compliance, researching business-related legal questions, providing litigation advice, and supporting the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and outside counsel in preparing documents and conducting due diligence for acquisitions. 

The ideal candidate has 5-10 years of relevant experience, is licensed to practice in MN, ND, and/or SD, and has experience in telecommunications law or is willing and interested in developing this technical expertise.  Please apply online at: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/MID1014MIDCI/JobBoard/ca97a482-b516-4320-be97-08b06a44002f/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=7c7a10e1-a053-4438-bc31-112ccccba95d

Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view our full EEO and federal contractor supplemental posters, please refer to Midco.com/FederalPosters.


Boyce Law Firm, LLP, a top-rated 20+ lawyer firm located in Sioux Falls, is accepting applications for ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS in the firm’s litigation section. Applicants must be self-starters with a strong desire to learn. Superior written and verbal communication skills are of utmost importance. Visit our website at www.boycelaw.com to learn more about the firm, our history, and our people. 

All applicants are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in the top 1/3 of their class, to those who have prior work experience, and to those currently licensed to practice in South Dakota. 

Start Date: Upon hiring.

Benefits include generous 401K match, profit sharing, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships, and numerous incidental benefits. 

Direct resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to Michele Benson, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to mlbenson@boycelaw.com.  


Legal Assistant Position – Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, LLP – Aberdeen

Siegel, Barnett and Schutz is seeking a  legal assistant to add to our team.  Applicants interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Janet Miller at jmiller@sbslaw.net.  All applications will be kept confidential. 


Assistant County Attorney I

Nobles County Attorney’s Office

Provides legal services, representation, prosecution and advice for Nobles County.  QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school; current license to practice law in Minnesota, or will obtain prior to start date.  Experience preferred but not required. Valid driver’s license required.  Salary DOE. Nobles County offers a competitive benefits package.

APPLY TO:  Nobles County Administration Office.  Visit our website at www.co.nobles.mn.us for application and to view full job description and benefit sheet. 

REQUIRED: County application forms are required.  Closing Date for Applications: Open until filled.  EEO/AA Employer

 


Trust Officer - Sioux Falls, SD

Life Insurance Trust Company is a South Dakota based Trust Company focused exclusively on the administration of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs) and provides fiduciary services to grantors and beneficiaries of these trusts. Life Insurance Trust Company is a member of the ITM TwentyFirst family of companies.  ITM TwentyFirst is among the largest and best equipped servicers of Trust Owned Life Insurance in the United States. Our purpose is to empower parties to life insurance policies held in trust to make informed decisions and realize the full value of life insurance assets. 

We are looking for a positive and energetic individual with an eagerness to learn and a passion for fiduciary and trust services. We offer a competitive benefits package, pay, and a positive work environment with a collaborative team focused approach. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Review of trust documents for new business acceptance
  • Completion of annual account reviews
  • Assist with settlement and account cash flow activities
  • Answer client questions and resolve issues
  • Assist with opening and closing accounts
  • Serve on the Trust Committee
  • Administer ILITs in accordance with the Trust Company’s Policies and Procedures
  • Assists with internal and external audit functions
  • Work closely with Life Insurance Trust Company’s affiliate company on administration and remediation needs for policies held in trust
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • 1-2 years’ experience in trust, banking, life insurance, or financial services
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and think critically

Preferred consideration given for:

Prior trust administration or life insurance experience, CTFA, JD, or MBA

This position is based in Sioux Falls, SD.


Trust Associate - Sioux Falls, SD

Life Insurance Trust Company is a South Dakota based Trust Company focused exclusively on the administration of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs) and provides fiduciary services to grantors and beneficiaries of these trusts.  Life Insurance Trust Company is a member of the ITM TwentyFirst family of companies.  ITM TwentyFirst is among the largest and best equipped servicers of Trust Owned Life Insurance in the United States.  Our purpose is to empower parties to life insurance policies held in trust to make informed decisions and realize the full value of life insurance assets.

We are looking for a positive and energetic individual to provide day-to-day administrative support for all aspects of trust administration under the guidance and direction of the Senior Trust Officer.  We offer a competitive benefits package, pay, and a positive work environment with a collaborative team focused approach.

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Complete daily settlement and account cash flow activities.
  • Enter incoming funds and outgoing distribution requests on the trust accounting system.
  • Assist Trust Officers in answering client questions and resolve client issues.
  • Provide coverage for Trust Officers as necessary and after demonstrated capability to assume such responsibility.
  • Assist with opening and closing accounts.
  • Work as a competent member of the team, willingly providing back-up support for co- workers when appropriate and actively supporting group goals.
  • Work closely with the Senior Trust Office on special projects and provide support for the Senior Trust Officer on compliance and other administrative tasks.    
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • 1-2 years of trust, banking, life insurance, law, or financial services experience.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the trust administration business.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong working knowledge of technology including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

This position is based in Sioux Falls, SD.