Supervising Public Health Nurse

Monterey County Human Resources
April 6, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description

A Drug-Free Workplace
Invites your interest for the position of
$8,569 - $11,703 per Month
Opening Date: November 25, 2020
Priority Screening Date: December 9, 2020
Final Filing Date: Continuous

Exam # 20/52E80/11LPC

Summary of Position
The Health Department's Public Health (PH) Bureau is seeking to fill a fulltime Supervising Public Health Nurse position in the Tuberculosis (TB) Unit of PH's Communicable Disease Prevention and Control program.

The Supervising Public Health Nurse (SPHN) coordinates and supervises the operation of health-related services and programs involving comprehensive case management, education, prevention, and collaboration with and coordination of community resources. These services are delivered by a team of professional, para-professional and support staff that collaborate to ensure comprehensive health services are provided throughout Monterey County. The supervisor uses principles of reflective practice and staff development to provide primary support and appropriate oversight to the nurse home visitors to build and model a strengths-based client-centered culture. These programs include:

Tuberculosis (TB)/Communicable Disease Unit (CDU) SPHN: TB has the primary responsibility to provide early intervention, prevent TB transmission, coordinate patient care to ensure an adequate course of treatment is followed, and identify and address other urgent medical and psychosocial needs through appropriate utilization of resources. The TB program administers the Directly Observed Therapy program in Monterey County. CDU provides communicable disease prevention and control services for all Monterey County residents. Program activities include conducting detailed interviews, collecting biological specimens, delivering health education, linking clients to treatment and/or preventative services, and providing guidance to medical providers, schools and congregate living facilities on screening, treatment and infection control practices.

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 in principles methods, and procedures of public health nursing.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices used in basic budget and grant administration.
  • Knowledge of community aspects, needs and resources relative to specific public health programs.
  • Ability to understand interpret and apply rules, laws, policies, and regulations relative to specific public health programs.
  • Ability to evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data; evaluate problems, policies, procedures and formulate an effective course action.
  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques, methods and terminology used in specific medical specialties which includes case management, maternal/child and adolescent health, nutrition, foster care, immunization and communicable disease control.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team leader
  • Collaboration and utilization of a team approach
  • 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 with a satisfactory driving record, or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation by the appointing authority.
  • 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.

Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.

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

Education: Completion of coursework leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Nursing which included courses in the principles of supervision and administration and Supervising Public Health Nurse
Experience: Two years of progressively responsible professional public health program experience which include lead-worker level responsibilities, and which provide a broad knowledge of public health programs.

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

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

Priority Screening Date: December 9, 2020
Final filing date: Continuous

  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions

    Or apply on-line at

    All application materials must be received by priority screening date of December 9, 2020 for a guaranteed review. Please be aware if the application form, and responses to supplemental questions, is not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. Resumes may be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.

    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 (F 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 "F" MOU prevails over this listing.

See for more information (F bargaining Unit Benefit Summary Sheet.)

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-4946.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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