• Los Angeles, California
  • May 13, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $85,389.36 - $124,396.33 Annually

Job Description



Open Competitive Job Opportunity


Beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

Providespublic healthnursing servicesin a facility or in the field, at the individual, family, and systems levels.
Positions allocable to this class work under the administrative andtechnical supervision of anurse supervisor or nurse manager. Public Health Nurses utilize the public health nursing process as comprised of assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning,implementation, and evaluation in the provision of generalized or specializedpublic health nursing services that promote the well-being of the community, seek to control and prevent disease, disability, and premature death, and improve the quality of life among thepopulation of interest. Positions work independently within established professional and agencystandards, regulations, and guidelines to apply a range of technical, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational knowledge and skillsto problems of health as these affect the individual, family, and community. Assignments in this class involve making independent judgments in assessing health status, formulating a nursing diagnosis, identifying healthimprovement outcomes, developing and implementing strategies and activities, and providing and evaluating nursing services to ensure that outcomes are achieved. Some positions in this class, upon completion of special training, function in a specialized sub-field of public health.
Essential Job Functions

Identifies the health problems of an assigned geographical area or targetpopulationby monitoring thehealth problems of patientsin clinics, homes, and thecommunity; evaluates identifiedproblems; and provides nursing servicesor recommends the provision of appropriate health services such asprimary care or environmental health or social servicesinvolvement.

Identifies adverse findings during initial assessments and takes appropriate actions in accordance with policies and procedures.

Documents information during initial and ongoing assessments in accordance with policies and procedures.

Prioritizes assignments in accordance with program manual guidelines and standards and community public health needs.

Manages a caseload of patients or consults on patients within an assigned geographical area by determining priorities for the follow-up of patients' physical and mental health problems and patient and family health needs that may require home evaluations, nursing care, and other services.

Performs and interprets diagnostic procedures and administers therapeutic treatments and preventive measures in accordance with medical orders or standardized procedures.

As directed by supervisor, conducts investigations,makes nursing diagnoses, and makes responses in connection withthe health problems of a geographic area or target population; assists in setting priorities for public health nursing action based on public health program goals and improvement objectives related to community and system-level interventions.

Collaborates with patients and providers to identify needs and desired outcomes based on patients' value and belief systems and documents these findings in accordance with applicable policies and guidelines.

Researches and reviews current trends and practices in the field of public health in order to identify appropriate nursing interventions.

Identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Leads and participates in group discussions with patients and stakeholders on matters concerned with the health status of the population.

Participates in epidemiological investigations to identify and locate persons who have, or are suspected of having, infectious diseases in order to encourage and ensure their treatment; counsels involved persons on examination and treatment needed to prevent further spread of the disease and treat the existing condition.

Provides public health education and training to various groups through publicspeaking, multimedia presentations, and written materials to explain the function of public health and its roles and services in order to improve individual, family, and community health outcomes and encourage community members to become more responsible for the community's health.

Promotes collaboration anddialogue between the agency and community-based organizations in order to identify public health needs within the community.

Involves the population of interest and otherhealth professionals, organizations, and stakeholders in formulating expected public health outcomes.

Integrates and applies current standards and emerging trends, statutes, regulations, policies, and research in nursing and public health-related fields during the planning process.

Leads and participates in group discussions with other health professionals and community members in order toprovide guidance and support toward improving the health status of the community.

Participates in systematic and ongoing criterion-based evaluations of expected goals and outcomes concerning the population of interest.

Participates in public health emergency response as needed.

Orients and instructs newstaff concerning agency policies, procedures, and practices.

Collaborates with community groups to implement new policies and changes to existing policies designed to improve public health outcomes.

Provides technical supervision to lower-level nursing employees and ancillary staff, as assigned.

A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing
A California Public HealthNurseCertificate.
  • A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. To qualify, applicants must have a current and valid license as a Professional Registered Nurse, issued by theCalifornia Board of Registered Nursing, without limitations or restrictions.
  • A California State Public Health Nurse Certificate. To qualify, applicants must have aCalifornia State Public Health Nurse Certificate. For information on how to obtain a California State Public Health Nurse Certificate, click on the link:
  • A valid California Class C Driver License is required to carry out job-related essential functions. All positions in this classification, depending upon assignment, require possession of a valid California Class C Driver License to perform job-related essential functions. Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a current valid driver license before appointment.
  • A current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) program.All positions in this classification require possession of a current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association's BLS for CPR & AED program to perform job-related essential functions. Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a current certification before appointment.

3 - Moderate:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

*A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Public Health, or Administration (MSN, MPA, MBA, MHA, MHS, MPH).

*In order to receive credit for any type of college degree, such as a Master's degree, you MUST include a legible copy of the official diploma OR copy ofofficial transcripts from the accredited institution which shows the area of specializationwith your application at the time of filing or e-mail to within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.

**Please ensure the License and Certificate Section of the application is completed for the Registered Nurse License and Public Health Nurse Certificate. Provide the title of your required license and certifications, number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Selection Requirements on your application at the time of filing or e-mail the information to within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.

Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification andvalid California Class C Driver License to their application at the time of filingor e-mail the documents to within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.

Additional Information
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I: This examination will consist of a written test weighted 75% that contains both computerized and paper-and-pencil components covering:
  • Written Expression
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Achievement
  • Confidence and Optimism
  • Deductive Reasoning Ability
  • Independence
  • Influence
  • Professional Potential
  • Reliability
Only applicants that achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will proceed to Part II, an evaluation of training and experience.

Part II: An evaluation of Training and Experience that will cover professional/technical knowledge, instructing, office computing, customer service, and desirable qualifications weighted 25%.


Candidates must meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

Applicants with disabilities who require special arrangements must provide the Examination Unit with written notification at the time of filing.

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at . You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to . While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for other exams within the last 12 months, will have their written test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.

Notification(s) may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Please add to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Final examination results will be sent by U.S. Mail. Examination Scores cannot be given over the phone or by e-mail.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and will be promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacanciesthroughout the Department of Public Health as they occur.


The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet theSELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application, supplemental questionnaire, and Training and Experience questionscompletely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours per week, description of work performed, and salary earned.

If you are unable to attach required document(s) to your application online, you must e-mail them to within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. In the "Subject" of the e-mail please type theExam Number and Exam Title.

Applications must be filedonline only. Applications submitted by U.S.Mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. We must receive your application and any additional documents by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting, you can also track the status of your application using this website.
  • All information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
  • We mayreject your applicationat any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application may be REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.

All applicants MUST enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 869-8505
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Beatriz Retamoza
Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488
Department Contact E-mail:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous