Top Reasons to Consider a Career with BIT

Earlier this week, a short video clip was posted about working for BIT. Hopefully in the future, we can post a few more to help with our recruitment efforts and showcase a variety of the work individuals do around here. For now, take a look at the top reasons on why you should consider joining our team of fun, hard working professionals.

State-of-the-Art Technology and Equipment
South Dakota is one of few states where information and technology services have been fully and successfully centralized. It is one of even fewer states that has been centralized for more than 15 years; having achieved this in 1996. Since that date, centralization has accomplished tremendous financial and technology efficiencies for the state. With that, our staff continue to work in an environment that promotes the latest software and newest technology so they are well equipped to do their jobs.

Training and Educational Opportunities
It is a strong belief to recruit, build and retain a highly skilled workforce by investing our efforts in mentoring, training and professional development opportunities for our staff.

Competitive Pay
An Occupational Career Ladders and Pay Banding for technology and software engineers was implemented in July 2012. Technology engineers support the state’s technology infrastructure and software engineers develop business applications systems. It is critically important to attract and retain talented individuals in these professions. This new pay system is market-based and the State of South Dakota continues efforts to ensure these professionals are receiving pay commensurate with their private sector counterparts. 

Customer Service
The customers are the most important part of the business at BIT and we are committed to helping them succeed as well as provide an excellent level of support to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and ultimately provide better products and services to the citizens of South Dakota. BIT provides a variety of services, including: project management, technology integration, software and hardware, hosting, collaboration, telephony, document imaging, computer and network support services, GIS, ongoing technology maintenance and much more.

Teamwork and Contributions
Whether you are developing the latest agency application, suggesting ways to improve business processes and customer services, providing successful solutions to enhance technology efficiencies or configuring infrastructure to serve multiple agencies; the work is important to our team. Staff are expected to use their knowledge and creativity to develop new ideas and contribute in a meaningful way.

Benefits and Incentives
Vacation, sick and military leave are available as well as paid holidays. Employer paid employee health insurance with reasonable group rates available for dependents. Dental, vision, major injury, hospital and disability insurance are also available (employee paid/rates vary). Medical and daycare spending accounts along with a fully matched 6 percent retirement plan are available to
employees. Additional benefits and wellness programs are available. Check out bhr.sd.gov to learn more about the extensive benefit package offered by the State of South Dakota.

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