Director of Public Health Nursing

  • County of Yolo
  • Woodland, California
  • Feb 25, 2021
Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description


The County of Yolo Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA)is recruiting to fill one (1), at-will, full-time Director of Public Health Nursing.

The DPHN oversees the county's public health nursing workforce and provides leadership to the infectious disease unit.

The DPHN also serves as the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Director with responsibilities to oversee and assure the programmatic implementation and fiscal oversight of the county's MCAH Title V work. The position supports the public health director in the agency's overall strategic plan to improve MCAH. This includes the supervision of program staff in the CPSP, FIMR, SIDs, Title V and home visiting efforts (CalWORKs HVP, CHVP, Nurse Home Visiting).

Under general direction, plans, organizes, and directs the Public Health Nursing Program of the Health Department; and does related work as required.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in this classification: however, other duties may also be required.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the nursing programs of the Department of Public Health;
  • Evaluates the nursing programs in relation to the meeting of program objectives;
  • Maintains standards of public health nursing programs including securing medical approval of nursing practice as necessary and assuring that services are provided according to County, State, and departmental regulations and policies;
  • Recruits, selects, and assigned nursing personnel;
  • Supervises the public health nursing staff;
  • Collaborates with other health professionals and citizen groups in studying, planning, and putting into action community health programs;
  • Assists with preparation of budgets for public health nursing programs;
  • And does other work as required.

Employment Standards

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Public Health Nursing from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing. Possession of a Master's degree in Public Health Nursing is preferred.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public health nursing, including at least two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate of registration issued by the California Board of Nursing Examiners; a valid certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Department of Health.
Driver's License: Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge of: principles, procedures and techniques of Public Health Nursing; causes, treatment and prevention of communicable disease; the methods of promoting maternal and child health; the sociological problems involved in a Public Health Nursing program; community resources; principles of supervision and training.

Ability to: participate effectively in community activities; prepare clear and concise reports; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Application & Selection Process

Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. A resume may be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:
  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to
  • By fax to (530) 661-2674
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process. The selection process steps may change with or without notice.

Week of 10/12/2020 Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 10/12/2020 Screen for Best Qualified
TBD Department Selection Interviews
TBD Reference Checks (Finalist candidates only followinginterviews)
TBD Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen

Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student's name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.

For recent graduateswho have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.
Pleasedo notsend originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.
All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site ( ).

Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:

1. A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.
2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.

EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790
(619) 265-5810
CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272
GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact HHSA Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8600.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

Job Address

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