• Fresno County
  • 2220 Tulare St., Fresno, California
  • May 14, 2022
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Position Description Scheduled Salary Increase : 2% effective 1/23/23



The Fresno County Department of Public Health is offering a rewarding supervisory opportunity for a Public Health Nurse interested in expanding their career as a Supervising Public Health Nurse.

The Public Health Nurse classification series is primarily oriented to the provision of community nursing services. These services focus upon concepts of prevention, early intervention, communicable disease investigation, case management, and health education. Services may be delivered within the department, in homes, clinics, schools, and by liaison agreements, with other agencies or organizations. Services include: assessment of individual, family, or community health status; referral to appropriate organizations for treatment; demonstration and teaching of health concepts to individuals and groups; mobilizing of community resources to provide for continuity of client care between acute and extended care facilities and the home.

The Supervising Public Health Nurse classification is the full supervisory classification in the Public Health Nurse series. The selected candidates will be responsible for interviewing, selecting, training, assigning, directing, monitoring, evaluating, promoting staff and disciplining staff when necessary. Additionally, based on program need, incumbents may provide direct client care.

Please note : The current vacancies exist in the Communicable Disease Investigation/Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Chest Clinic within the Community Health Division. However, the eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or programs as they occur.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III - Heavy Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Minimum Qualifications Experience : Four (4) years of full-time, paid work experience equivalent to that gained as a Public Health Nurse with the County of Fresno.

Substitution : Possession of a master's degree in Nursing or a closely related field that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

Certificate : Valid Public Health Nurse Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing.

License : Valid Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Registered Nursing.

License : Valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent.

Note : Recruitment and/or certification may be limited to candidates with experience related to the specific position vacancy as authorized by the Director of Human Resources.

  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • Valid CA Public Health Nurse certificate number, CA Registered Nurse license number and driver's license number must ALL be listed on your application. Failure to provide this information on your application will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
  • Please fully list your education/work experience, including current position. Failure to list current, complete, and accurate education/work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You may attach a copy to your online employment application; fax a copy to (559) 455-4788, Attn: Samantha Her; or email it to
  • College/university transcripts may be requested to verify completion of qualifying degree.


Depending upon the number of applications meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one of the processes listed below:
  • Oral Examination - An oral examination includes a panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy. Candidates are asked structured questions and must respond orally to allow the panel to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.
    • If required, the oral examination will be administered in an online format via the Spark Hire interview platform.
  • Certify Without Examination - In instances where the number of eligible candidates is less than or equal to the number of qualified applicants the Department is entitled to receive under Personnel Rule 4212, the competitive examination process will be waived and the names will be certified without an examination.

Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to an additional 12 months), and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.

  • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

Please note : All required application materials must be received online only by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, in person, email or fax will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Applications for this recruitment must be submitted online only. An online application may be found at: .

Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin the online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions (such as the formatting of education or work experience) will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to: .

Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Fresno County Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

For the safety of our employees the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date or deadline.


Analyst: Samantha Her

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Job Address

2220 Tulare St., Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map