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Public Health Secretary

The DeKalb County Health Department is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Public Health Secretary. The Public Health Secretary functions as a member of the Communicable Disease Team under the direction of the Communicable Disease (CD) Program Coordinator.


  • Perform routine secretarial duties in the Community Health & Prevention Division programs, particularly in Communicable Disease and Immunization Programs.
  • Under the direction of the CD Coordinator, schedules appointments, registers clients, answers and direct calls and completes follow-up activities as required.
  • Conducts data entry into various platforms.
  • Organizes and files records.
  • Verifies client insurance information.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Two years secretarial (or related) experience required.
  • Basic knowledge of medical billing preferred.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with the public and employees.
  • Intermediate word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in work-related tasks upon completion of formal and informal training.
  • May require some early evening and weekend hours.

Benefits Package

  • Salary range of $15.24 to $16.00 per hour
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Health and Dental Insurance (Employee Contribution Required) or Buyout Option
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension (Employee Contribution Required)
  • Annual Paid Time Off – starting at 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 13.5 holidays
  • Eligible for a one-time sign on bonus totaling $1,000
  • This is an AFSCME Bargaining Unit position

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