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SDHDA Has Open Positions Available

For Immediate Release

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April 26, 2021

SDHDA Contact: Mike Harsma

HVAC Construction Supervisor 

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for training and supervising inmates on HVAC 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 HVAC installation 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 HVAC field which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties. Being a licensed HVAC technician is not necessary but helpful.  Plumbing experience or license is also helpful.  Candidate would be working under a licensed contractor and may be eligible to gain apprenticeship hours while performing duties. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and pass an extensive background check for SD Department of Corrections.

LOCATION: Mike Durfee State Prison, 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

CDL Truck Driver

DESCRIPTION: Primarily responsible for driving a company truck and assisting with the delivery and installation of 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 trade skills; experience working with a variety of clients; basic knowledge of State and Federal DOT 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 and Class A CDL.

LOCATION: Statewide, SD (Must be able to travel to Springfield to retrieve house and deliver within the state)

STARTING WAGE: $17.31 per hour or more depending 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: 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

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