Public Health Support Staff

Local health departments handle a wide variety of ongoing and emerging health and community issues and require committed support staff, such as accountants, secretaries, stenographers, typists and IT technicians to ensure that daily operations run smoothly. Support staff play an important role in coordinating internal and external information and resources, facilitating IT functions, communicating with the public, maintaining databases, safeguarding confidentiality, filing and retrieving essential information during regular public health work and especially during emergencies.