State of South Dakota Pierre, SD
Job ID: 10229

Agency: Department of Health - Family and Community Health

Salary: $11.95 per hour

Pay Grade: GD

Closing date: Open until filled

The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

Please visit our website at for further information about the Department of Health.

This position is with Department of Health Office of Child and Family Services in Pierre, SD. The candidate selected will work primarily with clients receiving Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) program services, immunizations, family planning, and other public health programs. Duties will include reception, greeting and checking-in clients, scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, obtaining demographical and financial information from clients, calculating financial information to establish program eligibility, data entry, and other clerical duties as assigned. Must be willing to travel for service provision in other locations as needed.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Good communication and excellent customer service skills.

Knowledge of:

* Business English including grammar, spelling, and punctuation;

* basic computer software applications.

Ability to:

* establish rapport with clients;

* gather information in a confidential and respectful manner;

* explain programs and processes at a client's level of understanding;

* gather, compare, and summarize data from a variety of sources;

* operate a variety of standard office equipment;

* communicate information clearly and concisely;

* read and comprehend materials;

* establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and team members;

* prioritize work and adapt to quickly shifting priorities;

* work with culturally diverse populations.


The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit

Apply at:

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"