July 7, 2020




McPherson County Deputy Sheriff job opening.

The McPherson County Sheriff’s Office provides county wide law enforcement within McPherson County and has contracts with two municipalities, Eureka and Leola. This opening is for the contract deputy position in Eureka and is where the assigned duty station is located. In addition to law enforcement responsibilities, deputies will serve as deputy coroners, emergency managers, as well as assist cities with ordinance concerns. This deputy will join a team consisting of the Sheriff and two deputies in the Leola area.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who has good people skills and is interested in becoming a part of our community. We encourage our employees to be active in the schools and the community both on and off duty. Certified applicants are preferred, but is not a requirement. The applicant must be able to become certified in the required time permitted by law. Successful un certified applicants will be trained. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, a United States Citizen, and a graduate of an accredited high school or has a high school equivalency certificate. The applicate must have a valid South Dakota driver license or be able to obtain one, and must have a good driving record. The applicant must pass a criminal history background check, and have no criminal history that would prevent the applicant from becoming a certified officer. The applicant must also pass a pre employment physical and drug test.

Wage will depend on experience. Full benefit package to include retirement, health and life insurance. Dental and eye insurance is available. Deputies are assigned take home vehicles.

The standard LET application and release of information form may be used to apply for the position. Interested applicants may request applications from, or submit completed applications and resumes to:

Sheriff Dave Ackerman
PO Box 158
Leola, SD 57456
[email protected]

The position will remain open until filled.