Yuba County

Public Health Nurse Intern- Public Health Nurse I/II (20128922)

Northern California Inland
Until filled
$5,620.00-$6,957.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


5730 Packard Aveune, Suite 100 Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Public Health Nurse Intern, Public Health Nurse I/II in the Health and Human Services Department. This position provides the full range of public health nursing services in homes, clinics, schools and community centers that include: education, assessments, clinical services and communicable disease control and prevention. Public Health Nurses are assigned to specific programs such as; Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, California Children’s Services, Child Health and Disability Prevention, Foster Care and communicable disease control. Performs related work as assigned.

Public Health Nurse Intern is a recruiting and training level class established to qualify candidates for duties as a PHN I/II in Yuba County Health & Human Services Department. Under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of public health nursing duties in assigned program areas while pursuing a Public Health Nurse Certification.

Public Health Nurse I is the entry level in this class series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of public health nursing duties in assigned program areas. As experience is gained, assignments become more complex and are performed under more general supervision. This class is flexibly staffed with the PHN II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience, qualifications and demonstrating proficiency which meet the requirements for the higher level class.

Public Health Nurse II is the journey level in this class series, fully qualified to provide public health nursing services for complex cases and to review the work of para-professional or support staff assigned to a nursing team.

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 and managing a caseload of medically fragile children, children in foster care or developing programs to assist the community achieve wellness.

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.



Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate has the ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions, be self-motivated, skilled communicator, organized, advanced computer skills as well as skill in providing excellent nursing services in a variety of settings.  Additionally, assesses patient status and needs and takes appropriate action to provide for the modification of treatment plans to maximize care effectiveness.

Required Qualifications:

Public Health Nurse Intern Minimum: Graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in nursing and possession of a license as a Registered Nurse. The ability to obtain a valid certification as a Public Health Nurse within 12 months of employment with proof of application within 3 months of date of hire.

Public Health Nurse Level I Minimum: Graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in nursing, possession of a license as a Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nurse Certificate.

Public Health Nurse Level II Minimum: Graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in nursing, possession of a license as a Registered Nurse, a Public Health Nurse Certificate, and one year of experience equivalent to the County’s class of Public Health Nurse I.

Licenses and Certifications: Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment. Possess a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Working Conditions: Work in a standard office or clinic setting. Work may require exposure to sources of potentially contagious pathogens in the course of field duties, while wearing personal protective equipment.




Hiring Range Intern: $5,620-$6,182 Monthly + Benefits

Hiring Range PHN I: $5,962-$6,559 Monthly + Benefits

Hiring Range PHN II: $6,324-$6,957 Monthly + Benefits


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


County paid confidential family wellness plan


Yuba County Employee Association

Special Instructions

Final Filing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED  (Next Applicant Review Date - Wednesday, August 4, 2021)

Due to the coronavirus affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provide direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary.  The Human Resources department is working with departments to provide support to fill critical positions. 



An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire (delete if not applicable), copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire (if applicable).


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.


All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County. Communications are sent from two mail servers; Yuba@CalOpps.org and @co.yuba.ca.us.


Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.


(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx)


Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:

  • Completed Yuba County Employment Application (OnLine or Hard Copy)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire 
  • Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Copies of RN/LVN Certifications



The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.



The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:

  • Department Interviews

(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 10 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).



If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.



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.



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.



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.

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