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Check with seller Public Health Assistant Sioux Falls

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States


Job ID: 18899
Agency: Department of Health - Division of Family and Community Health
Location: Sioux Falls
Salary: $17.56 - $18.59, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GF
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 opening is for a full-time paraprofessional – Public Health Assistant with the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Disease Prevention Services in Sioux Falls, SD. This position provides public health services in infectious disease through coordination with disease intervention specialists and program directors. This position will work with cases of vaccine-preventable disease, HIV, sexually transmissible infections, tuberculosis, bioterrorism events, emerging disease, and other infectious diseases.

In consultation with disease intervention specialists and program directors, duties may include providing transportation for clients to and from appointments, linkage clients to care, assisting with client referrals specific to their health and social needs, collaborating with health professionals and community partners, contact tracing, providing patient education, assisting with quality assurance efforts, administrative support to include billing services, among others. This position will require occasional travel both in state and out of state.

Licenses and Certifications:
License or certification not required. Post-secondary education in a health-related field is desirable. The incumbent will be trained to meet the required level of expertise to perform the duties described and have initial and annual proficiency testing for paraprofessional duties.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Effective communication skills that support collaborative working relationships with clients, families, co-workers, and community partners. Will demonstrate empathy, initiative, and professionalism. Will be organized, plan, and set goals and priorities. The ideal candidate will work autonomously and cooperatively with their team to help achieve the Department of Health's strategic goals.

Knowledge of:
health care protocols;
basic computer skills;
nursing case management;
ethical and professional conduct;
privacy practices and reporting procedures;
able to develop a strong knowledge base of multiple programs.

Skill to:
actively listen;
critically thinking and problem-solving skills.

Ability to:
work effectively with interpreter services and with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations;
work in multiple computer software applications;
multitask, prioritize complex situations and adapt to quickly shifting priorities;
listen and respond to client and provider needs.

Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume with your application.


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 State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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