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SDHDA Contact: Brent Adney

Mortgage Purchase Officer

DESCRIPTION: Reviews residential real estate loan packages assuring all loans meet compliance with applicable state and federal regulations as they relate to single family mortgages. Develops and conducts effective training sessions for lenders.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidate must have knowledge of loan documentation requirements; possess analytical skills; an assertive attitude towards relationship building; ability to speak publicly; attention to detail; experience working with a variety of clients; the knowledge to interpret federal and state regulations; to work cooperatively with others; and the ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing. A background in mortgage lending, secondary markets and credit administration is required. Successful applicant must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LOCATION: Pierre, SD

STARTING WAGE: Depends on Experience. SDHDA offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits.

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CT). Please send cover letter and resume to Brent Adney, Director  Homeownership Programs, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, P.O. Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501‑1237; or email Brent@sdhda.org.

Veterans' Preference Eligible

Equal Opportunity Employer


SDHDA Contact: Mike Harsma

Plumbing/HVAC Supervisor

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for training and supervising inmates on both plumbing and heating functions of the Governor’s Houses in South Dakota. The Governor’s House Program is a program funded by SDHDA, in which prison inmates at the Mike Durfee State Prison build low-cost, low-maintenance, energy efficient homes to income qualified individuals and families.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidate must possess excellent customer service and plumbing and HVAC experience; experience working with a variety of clients; understand basic math functions and calculations; the ability to lift and carry heavy objects; knowledge of building codes and on-the-job safety; and the ability to communicate professionally.  Successful candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED and minimum three years of experience in the plumbing and HVAC field which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties. Being a licensed plumber or HVAC technician is not necessary but helpful.  Candidate would be working under a licensed contractor and may be eligible to gain apprenticeship hours while performing duties.

LOCATION: Springfield, SD

STARTING WAGE: $20.83-$24.66 per hour. SDHDA offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.  Apply in writing with cover letter and resume to:  Mike Harsma, Director of Single Family Development, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, PO Box 1237, Pierre, SD  57501-1237; or email to Mike@sdhda.org.

Veterans' Preference Eligible

Equal Opportunity Employer


SDHDA Contact: Mike Harsma

Home Repair Service Technician

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for repairs resulting from the delivery and installation of Governor’s Houses.  The Governor’s House Program is a program funded by SDHDA, in which prison inmates at the Mike Durfee State Prison build low-cost, low-maintenance, energy efficient homes to income qualified individuals and families.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidate must possess excellent customer service and trade skills; experience working with a variety of clients; general knowledge of home repair and improvement; and the ability to communicate professionally. The ability to fix sheetrock cracks, siding, shingles and alignment of doors a plus.  Successful candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED or a combination of three years of related education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

LOCATION: Statewide, SD (travel within the state required)

STARTING WAGE: $14.94-$17.30 per hour. SDHDA offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.  Apply by emailing Mike Harsma, Director of Single Family Development, South Dakota Housing Development Authority at Mike@sdhda.org.

Veterans' Preference Eligible

Equal Opportunity Employer


SDHDA Contact: Mike Harsma

Pilot Car Escort Driver

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for driving a company pilot car and assisting with the delivery and installation of Governor’s Houses. The Governor’s House Program is a program funded by SDHDA, in which prison inmates at the Mike Durfee State Prison build low-cost, low-maintenance, energy efficient homes to income qualified individuals and families.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful Successful candidate must possess excellent customer service and trade skills; experience working with a variety of clients; basic knowledge of State DOT Escort vehicle requirements, rules, and regulations; experience with hydraulic jacks, metal beams and other heavy equipment; and the ability to communicate professionally.  Home transport experience a plus.  Successful candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED or a combination of three years of related education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Must have good driving record.

LOCATION: Springfield, SD (travel within the state required)

STARTING WAGE: $12.18 - $14.10 per hour. SDHDA offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.  Apply by emailing Mike Harsma, Director of Single Family Development, South Dakota Housing Development Authority at Mike@sdhda.org.

Veterans' Preference Eligible

Equal Opportunity Employer

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