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Public Service Specialist (part-time), Health Promotions

Posted: 08/09/2023

Job Summary


This position will be working 32 hours per week and will provide administrative and program support for the Health Promotion Unit of the Health and Human Services Department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Examples of typical duties include but are not limited to the following. Regular attendance according to the department approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.

  • Provide primary administrative and program support.
  • Program support for the Car Seat Program to include (but not limited to): scheduling, verifying eligibility, assembly of materials, classroom set-up and check-in.
  • Provide program support as needed to WIC clinic.  
  • Create documents and forms within the PH Docs system.
  • Compose routine correspondence with staff and clients as needed.
  • Scan documents into an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).
  • Enter and verify correct information for clients in varying databases.
  • Attend general staff meetings and unit meetings.  Attend conferences and other staff development workshops and training.
  • Respond 24/7 as needed during a Public Health emergency.


Minimum Qualifications


Education:  High school diploma/GED

Experience: 3 years relevant (office/clerical/reception) work experience.

Desirable qualifications include experience/training with: Office experience in a Public Health/Health Care setting. Experience with Electronic Health Record systems. Bilingual with a preference in Somali.


Supplemental Information


Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Ability to operate office machines.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Accountabilities Shared By All Employees 
  • Performs job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's vision, mission and values.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and county-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position.
  • Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
  • Seeks opportunities for further personal growth and development.
  • Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when conducting County business.
  • Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.

Starting Salary
$19.91/hour - part-time 32 hours per week, union position

Hours of Work 
This position has a usual work schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; may include occasional evening and weekend hours.