Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Senior Secretary

Pierre, SD

Job ID: 17024 Agency: Department of Health - Division of Family and Community Health Location: Pierre Salary: $17.56 per hour, 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 http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.

The Senior Secretary performs professional and secretarial functions or high-level clerical support functions for the Department of Health Office of Disease Prevention Services. Duties include high level program administrative support as well as handling invoices, responding to record requests, ordering supplies, answering phone and answering inquiries, and maintaining data systems.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Experience with secretarial and administrative support duties, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position requires the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously, often with interruptions and directional changes due to needs within the organization.

Knowledge of:
  • computers and a variety of programs, including Microsoft Office Suite software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access);
  • specialized programs and databases used within the Department.

Skill to:
  • manage multiple projects with attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness, and prioritize those projects as necessary;
  • ask appropriate questions when needed;
  • manage day-to-day functions and long-term projects for the Department;
  • provide excellent customer service to callers and visitors of the Office of Disease Prevention.

Ability to:
  • work in collaborative team environments;
  • demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills, often handling multiple projects at one time;
  • Pay close attention to detail and to communicate effectively and timely.

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 ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=F68
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Senior Secretary