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Supervising Public Health Nurse, Salinas, CA

Organization: Monterey County Health Department
Category: Nurse
Location: Salinas, CA
Date Job Posted: July 29, 2022
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Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

Supervising Public Health Nurse
Salary: $8,959.60 - $12,235.60 Monthly
Final Filing Date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Exam # 22/52E80/07LPC

Summary of Position

The Health Department’s Public Health (PH) Bureau is seeking to fill a fulltime Supervising Public Health Nurse position in the Enhanced Care Management (ECM) 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.

The ECM Program serves clients who are experiencing homelessness, have chronic medical conditions, are high utilizers of the emergency department and/or hospitalizations, and/or have severe mental health diagnosis. As part of the CalAIM initiative, the Bureau's ECM program is expanding to serve a larger proportion of individuals in Monterey County eligible for services. The SPHN will lead a multidisciplinary team of Community Service Aide IIs, Behavioral Health Aides, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Public Health Nurse II’s. In this position, the incumbent will hire and train new team members, assign and review the workload of the team, and coordinate with partners. This will include the evaluation of program effectiveness, and provide technical expertise and recommend and implement policies and procedures to ensure ECM’s daily operations comply with both long and short-term program goals and objectives and agency policies and Procedures. Additionally, the incumbent will also assist the PH Program Manager and/or Director of Public Health Nursing with developing budgets, tracking expenditures, and drafting reports.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Thorough knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods, and procedures of public health nursing.

Working knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices used in public health program coordination and implementation.
  • The principles and practices used in basic budget and grant administration.
  • The laws, codes, and standards applicable to specific public health programs.
  • Community aspects needs and resources relative to specific public health programs.
  • Principles and practices of staff supervision and development.

Some knowledge of:

  • Basic statistical concepts.
  • Knowledge on particular public health programs assigned, each position in the class will require knowledge of the principles, techniques, methods, and terminology used in the specific medical specialties (e.g., maternal/child health, immunization, perinatal, communicable disease, STDs, etc.)

Skills and Ability to:

  • Analyze, evaluate, and draw logical conclusions from data; evaluate problems, policies, procedures and formulate and effective course of action.
  • Think creatively; develop new methods, procedures or approaches to achieve program goals; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgement in identifying and solving difficult administrative and technical problems.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement overall work plans to achieve a designated objective; coordinate multi-faceted projects and studies, including coordination and planning for resources, manpower, and timing.
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate the work of others.
  • Speak effectively before groups for the purpose of soliciting and providing information and/or persuading others to pursue a specific course of action.
  • Write effectively in order to produce a variety of reports, correspondence, and advertisement materials.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted through the course of work; interface with community and agency representatives regarding issues of a sensitive or political natures.
  • Work independently with little or no direct supervision.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply rules, laws, policies, and regulations relative to specific public health programs.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent 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

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

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:

Conditions of Employment:

The required conditions of employment include, but are not limited to the following:

  • 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 a valid California Class C driver license at the time of appointment and possess and maintain a satisfactory driving record or provide evidence of suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
  • The Health Department will conduct thorough background and reference checks which include a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 30 pounds.


Apply On-Line at by August 15 2022, at 11:59 PM(PST)


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by contacting:
Health Department
Attn: Human Resources
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 755-4519

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the final filing deadline of August 15, 2022 will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.


On July 30, 2021, the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link. Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical /Religion.


Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the F Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

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