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Planning Commission Vacancy

City of Box Elder

Notice of Vacancy for Planning Commission Seat

The City of Box Elder is now accepting letters of application for one open Planning Commission Seat. The seat appointment will expire in April 2022.

            The City is also accepting letters for two Planning Commission advisory seats for a five-year term. Planning Commission members must be a resident of the City of Box Elder and may not hold another public office or position within the City of Box Elder.

            Although no specific experience is necessary as prerequisite to this appointment, special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience or education in local government, construction, planning, law, architecture or a related field.

            Letters of application should be addressed to the Mayor and City Council, Attn: Larry Larson, and may either be sent to 420 Villa Drive, Box Elder, SD 57719 or Via email at

            Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM and appointments for the open seats will be made by the City Council at the May 1, 2018 Meeting. For further information please contact Larry Larson, Mayor, at 605-923-1404.

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Equipment Operator I, II, III

City of Box Elder

Job Title: Equipment Operator I, II, III

Closing Date:  Position Open Until Filled

Pay Range:

Equipment Operator I: $14.84 to $22.36 per hour, dependent upon experience

Equipment Operator II: $16.38 to $24.69 per hour, dependent upon experience    

Equipment Operator III: $18.08 to $27.25 per hour, dependent upon experience

New employees typically start at the low end of the pay range.

This is a full-time position located in the Box Elder City Hall; normal schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; working some evenings and weekends.

These positions report directly to the Public Works Superintendent. 

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Police Officer

City of Box Elder

Job Title: Police Officer

Opening Date: 04/12/2017

Closing Date: No end date.

Pay Range: $39,170.59 – $53,436.24 Annually


The Box Elder Police Department is seeking a motivated and hard-working individual with a law enforcement certification for the position of Police Officer. This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property.

Box Elder Police Officers work 8 hour shifts, 5 days per week on a varying schedule that rotates every 2-4 months. Officers patrol the City, respond to calls for service, conduct investigations, enforce traffic laws, conduct code enforcement, arrest offenders, provide assistance to other emergency service providers and engage the community and its members in a positive, professional manner.

The testing portion of this process will take place in early-May.

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