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Positions Available at SDHDA

For Immediate Release


SDHDA Contact: Mike Harsma

Administrative Assistant

DESCRIPTION: Performs routine administrative duties requiring independent judgement, analysis and latitude in decision-making and problem-solving to administer assigned duties and to support office functions as they relate to the Governor’s House Program. Position also serves as the primary backup for the receptionist for answering phones. 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: Ability to communicate both orally and in writing; to provide excellent customer service skills; to answer general questions and direct calls; to coordinate document execution and creation; to request moving permits from counties and cities; to maintain accurate records; to practice a high level of detail and to work cooperatively with others. Successful candidate must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and 3-5 years of customer service and/or office experience.


STARTING WAGE: $13.75-$16.00 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: October 2, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Apply in writing with resume and cover letter to: Mike Harsma, Director of Single Family Development, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, P.O. Box 1237, Pierre, South Dakota, 57501; or email to

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