Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions - Human Resources
The City has 1,228 full-time employees.
First of all, we are looking for candidates who meet or exceed the minimum qualifications of the job description so be sure to review that when applying for the job.
We’re also looking for strong customer service skills for all positions because that’s what we’re here to do – provide excellent service!
No, having a felony conviction is not an automatic disqualifier. We will consider the type of offense, the date of the offense, and the position applied for when making a decision.
Some City departments have temporary and/or seasonal positions available on a fairly regular basis. In fact, the City hires approximately 500 such employees on an annual basis. View the Human Resources webpage to check out the temporary job opportunities available.
There is a specific hiring process, beginning with a written Civil Service exam, for these two positions. When you set up your account on the City’s website, select the Police Officer and/or Firefighter position(s) so that you will be notified when the application process is open. The City typically tests for Police Officer annually and for Firefighter once every two years. Hiring for these positions is a multi-phase process and is described on the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org on the Police and Fire Rescue home pages.