|Date Opened||9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$46,034* - $60,398/year (*New state employees start at the minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||10/14/2022 11:59:00 PM|
Are you a self-starter and like collaboration?
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others?
Are you ready to help make an impact on our communities?
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health's (DPH) Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention and Control Program is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented individual to join this exciting, fast-paced public health program as an Office Assistant. The STD Prevention and Control Program works to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as syphilis and HIV, by connecting people to appropriate testing and treatment services, identifying people at risk of infection, and notifying people of exposure to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Program staff work in the community with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic populations and persons with limited access to health care, lower levels of income or other adverse circumstances. The program is growing and was recently awarded a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build the public health workforce of the future.
In this role, discover the opportunity to:
As a member of this growing team, this position will support a full range of office operations and tasks for the program, including data processing, communications with health care providers and other clerical duties as needed to fulfill grant requirements. This will require the ability to maintain confidential and sensitive data, data entry experience and the ability to prioritize the workload based on program needs.
The Mission of DPH is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring:
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.
This position is conveniently located in our office at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. This is a full-time, first shift, 40 hour per week position with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday. There is opportunity for a partial telework schedule. The DPH offers a competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!
In a state agency this class is accountable for performing a full range of general clerical functions or for carrying out responsibility for the flow and completion of clerical work in an assigned area.
1. TYPING: Types a variety of materials in relation to other duties or as assigned; enters and retrieves data on personal computers and computer terminals.
2. FILING: Sets up and maintains office procedures, filing and indexing systems and forms for own use.
3. CORRESPONDENCE: Composes routine correspondence.
4. REPORT WRITING: Compiles and generates recurrent technical, statistical or financial reports requiring judgment in the selection and presentation of data (format).
5. INTERPERSONAL: Provides general information and referral services in response to citizen complaints or questions regarding an agency's services or authority; responds to inquiries from other work units or departments/agencies; applies agency policies and state statutes and regulations in determining case status or responding to requests for procedural assistance; may lead lower level employees in carrying out assigned clerical functions.
6. PROCESSING: Maintains calendars of due dates and initiates recurring work or special clerical projects accordingly; processes a variety of documents in determining routine case status; exercises discretion in choosing appropriate follow through procedures within defined guidelines including assembling and reviewing incoming materials for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established guidelines and agency policy and procedures, verifying information through use of internal resources and contacts with sender and other work units and soliciting additional information as required by phone or form letter; processes purchase requisitions/purchase orders for subsequent action; prepares payment lists and billing invoices; receives shipments of materials and matches/verifies shipment or billing invoices against original purchase orders; maintains billing control cards, files, journals or account ledgers by posting credits, expenditures, interest, etc.; figures payments, costs, discounts and adjustments using prescribed methods and formulas; receives monies in various forms such as cash, checks and money orders and prepares for deposit; maintains inventory and orders supplies; uses a variety of automated equipment to perform job functions; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of office systems and procedures including proper telephone usage and filing; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing arithmetical computations; basic interpersonal skills; ability to perform a full range of clerical tasks; ability to operate office equipment which includes personal computers, computer terminals and other electronic automated equipment; ability to operate office suite software; ability to schedule and prioritize workflow; ability to read and interpret complex instructions.
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling six (6) months of experience.
Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial individuals will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.