The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Supervising Public Health Nurse II in the Health & Human Services Department. Under general supervision, the incumbent plans, organizes, reviews and evaluates public health nursing activities for the Yuba County Public Health Division; serves in the capacity of the Director of Public Health Nursing pursuant to the California Code of Regulations 17 CCR § 1253; assists in the development and implementation of public health goals, objectives, standards of performance and policies and procedures to meet legal, organizational and public health nursing needs; assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of professional nursing staff; and performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned. As a nursing professional, the incumbent promotes initiatives to improve the health and well-being of the community and prevent chronic and communicable diseases; consults on public health emergency preparedness and response and performs related duties as assigned. This is an advanced supervisory level in the Public Health Nursing series. The Health and Human Services Department offers flexible work schedules.
About Public Health:
Yuba County Public Health nurses work with individuals, families, and the community in a holistic way. The Social Determinants of Health and the 10 Essential Public Health Services heavily influence our programs and initiatives. This may look like applying fluoride varnish to a child, helping a new mother learn how to breastfeed, assisting a father who is worried about his one year old child’s developmental status, developing programs to assist the community achieve wellness and managing a caseload of medically fragile children or children in foster care.
About Yuba County:
Yuba County is situated in the Northern Sacramento Valley, approximately 40 miles north of the State Capitol in Sacramento and two hours away from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. The boundaries stretch from the farms and orchards of the valley to the timberlands of the Sierras. Yuba County offers its residents the many advantages of a rural lifestyle away from the pressures of the urban areas. The County’s rivers, lakes and outdoor recreation areas provide excellent hunting, fishing, boating and skiing opportunities. Our County vision is to create a “golden” future for Yuba County by inspiring a community of participation, embracing our unique history, and discovering the wealth of our untapped potential.
This position acts as a Director of Nursing for the County. The ideal candidate for this position will have an excellent understanding of the 10 essentials of Public Health services and how they are integrated into the daily activities of the division. They will have the ability to work autonomously to plan and manage complex programs and maintain compliance. The successful incumbent takes initiative and is innovative in their approach, while supporting the division’s strategic plan and accreditation. They will also possess excellent leadership skills and have the ability to coach and mentor employees to produce valuable, motivated and team oriented staff. This position requires experienced nursing ability in a public health setting and the soft skills needed to be a collaborative community and internal partner.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing and three years of progressively responsible experience in public health nursing.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, a Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health or Administration, with five years of progressively responsible experience as a Public Health Nurse, and two years as a Public Health Nurse Supervisor in a public health setting.
Licenses and Certifications: Possess a valid California Class C driver’s license; maintain throughout employment. Possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California; must provide proof of re-certification within 10 calendar days prior to expiration. Posses a current certification as a Public Health Nurse in the State of California.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical office or clinic setting and in the field at various community or residential locations. Work may require exposure to sources of potentially contagious pathogens in the course of field duties , while wearing personal protective equipment. When in the field, work with exposure to inclement weather, temperature extremes, equipment noise, heavy traffic and exhaust fumes, or other potentially dangerous conditions. May be required to work extended hours, weekends, holidays, evenings or irregular work shifts. May be required to attend meetings outside of normal business hours. May be required to be available for call back in emergency situations during weekends, holidays, and other off-hour shifts.
Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years
Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55
Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62
(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources webpage for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)
12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs
An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per yr
The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s).
County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for EE only and 80% for dependent(s).
County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.
Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available
EMPLOYEE ASST. PLAN:
County paid confidential family wellness plan
Yuba County Employee Association
TO APPLY FOR Supervising Public Health Nurse II:
Interested candidates should submit CV and contact information to:
Craig W. Southerland
Public Service Search
A completed official Yuba County application will be required. Please reach out to Craig Southerland at the contact information above with any questions regarding the recruitment process.
If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in the Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained by accessing the link on the Human Resources and Organizational Services homepage or by contacting Human Resources.
All applicants that have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war of national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.
QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL PANEL:
This is an oral examination process. Applicants may be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel. The process consists of three to four panel members of which include a subject matter expert who will ask individuals questions related to the essential functions and/or attributes required for the position.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES:
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST:
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a maximum of six months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
The Health and Human Services Department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.
Yuba County participates in the E-Verify system. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each NEW employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.