1-36A-1.2. Secretary as head of department. The head of the Department of Human Services is the secretary of human services. The secretary of human services shall be appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor pursuant to S.D. Const., Art. IV, § 9. The secretary of human services shall be qualified by training and experience to administer the programs of the Department of Human Services and have such other qualification as may be specified by statute.