Public Health Nurse III

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Aug 30, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $8,039.20 - $10,980.67 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description An Equal Opportunity Employer Drug-Free Workplace
Invites your interest for the position of
$8,039 - $10,980 per Month
Final Filling Date: Continuous
Exam # 20/52E23/07RU

Summary of Position

The Health Department's Public Health Bureau is seeking to fill a vacant Public Health Nurse III position to coordinate program activities and provide specialized services in our Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) and the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program.

The Public Health Nurse III (PHN III) is responsible for the implementation and the ongoing operations of the CLPPP and CHDP programs, which includes provider outreach, trainings, care coordination and case management. This position will also assist the CLPPP Coordinator and CHDP Deputy Director in monitoring the programs and plan to improve access and quality of services. The PHN III will advise staff on handling of complex cases, evaluate and update protocols and procedures, and provide guidance on work restrictions and other types of control measures. Coordinates care and confers with physicians, nursing staff, agencies and community members. Refers clients to appropriate public and private resources, agencies and clinics for further evaluation and treatment.

A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise. 

Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities :  
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of public health nursing.
  • K nowledge of community aspects of nursing programs including provisions for continuity of patient care, nursing services in health programs and nursing care in the home.
  • K nowledge of epidemiologic investigations; causes, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illness, handicapping conditions, mental illness and other disabling conditions.
  • K nowledge of environmental, sociological and psychological problems associated with public health nursing clients and families.
  • K nowledge of normal and abnormal human physiological development and behavior patterns.
  • K nowledge of prevention, detection, reporting and treatment to specific public health programs.
  • K nowledge of the use of community resources for assistance in public health programs. Knowledge of the principles and practices used in public health program coordination and implementation.
  • K nowledge of basic statistical concepts.
  • A bility to use common medical instruments.
  • A bility to analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data; evaluate problems, policies, procedures and formulate an effective course of action.
  • Ability to think creatively; develop new methods, procedures or approaches to achieve program goals; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment in identifying and solving administrative and technical problems.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing to prepare a variety of reports and records.
  • Ability to work effectively with public and others contacted during work.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply rules, laws, policies and regulations relative to specific public health programs.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply oral and written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to independently manage an assigned caseload.
  • Ability to communicate verbally to address groups and individuals.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Organized
  • Effective leadership
  • Proficient in the use of technology
  • Employee excellent and courteous customer service
  • Team facilitator
  • Sensitivity, both culturally and linguistically
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Conditions of Employment :
  • Pursuant to Title 17 of the California Administrative Code, possession of a license in active status, to practice as a registered nurse in California and possession of a Public Health Nursing Certificate.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License
  • Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, the Health Department reserves the right to fingerprint and conduct police background checks of appointees for some positions.


Examples of Experience/Education/Training The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:

Experience: Two years of extensive experience in public health nursing.

For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906

Final Filing Date: Continuous
  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions

Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions, and copies of Certificates is not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. 

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Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination. For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4618.

  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4618.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.


The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (S Unit) 
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "S" MOU prevails over this listing.

See for more information (S bargaining Unit Benefit Summary Sheet.)    
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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