Public Health Nurse Program Manager

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Concord, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $141,344.04 - $171,804.48 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position


Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting for qualified individuals interested in the Public Health Nurse Program Manager position to be assigned to the Public Health's Health Care for the Homeless Program and Public Health Clinic Services. This position is primarily based in Concord, CA and incumbents travel throughout the County to their assignment locations. Public Health Nurse Program Managers coordinate and supervise the activities of nursing and health education or health care personnel within one or more public health programs. They assist in program and budget development and budget monitoring, develop programs for public health information and education services to the public, and supervise clinical services related to the programs. Additional duties include planning and implementing special health clinics; providing consultation to the medical community on specific treatment and management of communicable diseases; developing and coordinating clinical services for populations at risk for public health problems.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
  • Ability to supervise staff and conduct training and health education programs
  • Knowledge of administrative principles applicable to the organization and functions of health education and health care programs
  • Knowledge of scope and practice of standards of nursing; clinical skills related to public health programs; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
Read the complete job description at The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Tentative Exam Date: Periodically Until Vacancies Filled
Typical Tasks
  • Develops program policies and procedures and interprets these to the medical community including physicians, health care personnel and Public Health Nurse field staff
  • Sets goals and objectives and establishes program priorities
  • Implements State and Federal program guidelines
  • Collects and analyzes disease and/or other program statistics
  • Develops or expands appropriate programs
  • Plans and implements special health clinics
  • Provides consultation to medical community on specific treatment and management of communicable diseases
  • Provides information and technical assistance to public and private schools relative to public health related issues
  • Develops and coordinates clinical services for populations at risk for public health problems
  • Coordinates and supervises the investigation of communicable disease and determines scope of investigation
  • Provides clinical assistance in special needs/emergency response clinics
  • Prepares reports as required
  • Assists with development and writing of program plans and funding proposals for grant applications
  • Meets with interested community organizations to promote program goals
  • Conducts or coordinates educational outreach activities and develops program information material for distribution to schools
  • Coordinates activities of Public Health with community based organizations, community groups and the general public
  • Conducts in-service education and orientation for program staff
  • Evaluates and supervises clinical, clerical and technical staff
  • Represents the department at various County, State and community meetings and participates on committees for theses various groups
  • Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a 1) a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process; 2) a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; and 3) a certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Three (3) years of full-time, or its equivalent, of professional nursing experience in a health care facility.
Substitution: One (1) year of additional experience, working in a public health agency as an administrator, manager or health care services provider may be substituted for the academic major.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.

Selection Process
  1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)
  4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here:

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Address

Concord, California United States View Map