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Nursing Services Director – Public Health

The Department of Health Services (DHS) seeks an experienced leader for the position of Nursing Services Director - Public Health

Starting salary up to $128,942/year, and a cash allowance of approximately $600/month.
Plus, a cash contribution of $342 per pay period, estimated to end no later than 07/10/19*

The Nursing Services Director - Public Health plans and supervises the work of DHS' nurse workforce of approximately sixty full-time staff and allied personnel to ensure the understanding of and compliance with laws, regulations, codes, and agency policies and programs. The Director oversees nursing services which are focused on the control and prevention of communicable and chronic disease; the promotion of maternal, child, and adolescent health; the prevention of abuse and neglect of children, elders, and spouses; outreach screening, case management, resource coordination, and assessment; and the delivery and evaluation of care for individuals, families, and communities. As an integral part of the DHS leadership team, the Director is also responsible for:

  • Implementing an 18-month work plan for Emergency Preparedness
  • Leading the development of quality assurance and performance measures across all DHS divisions, clinical programs, and services related to nursing and allied personnel
  • Developing, implementing, and updating plans, policies, protocols, and standards for nursing services
  • Supporting the integration of nursing services throughout the department
  • Overseeing professional development of nursing personnel, including the oversight and adherence to appropriate HIPAA, health regulations, codes, licensure, and certification requirements
  • Representing DHS at county, regional, state, and national levels
  • Coordinating nursing disaster service duties and serving as a member of the Department Operations Center (DOC) and/or Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in times of disaster

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess management, supervisory, and professional-level administrative experience within a multi-disciplinary public service delivery system
  • Be a strategic thinker who can identify courses of action that advance quality assurance and performance measures across all DHS divisions, clinical programs, and services of the Department
  • Provide forward-thinking direction in the application of principles, practices, protocols, and standards for nursing services
  • Be an initiator, identifying new possibilities for combining opportunities and resources to advance community health policies and goals
  • Develop relationships and serve as a liaison with agencies across county, regional, state, and national levels
  • Possess excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills

What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500, and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County combines in one location the beautiful Pacific Coastline, award winning wineries, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. For more information about our community, please visit: and

For more information, minimum qualifications & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 09/17/18


Public Health Nurse V

Juneau, AK


Stearns County

St Cloud MN

Public Health Nurse Supervisor (Human Services Supervisor II)

  Public Health Division

Primary Assignment: Family Health Unit

Stearns County derives strength from the diversity of its workforce and provides a welcoming environment where all are respected, honored and valued. The Public Health Division encourages diverse and talented applicants who want to come, stay and do their best work to create healthier families and communities.   We currently have a management opening in our Evidence-based Home Visiting Programs where we want families, communities, staff and diversity to thrive.  This is your opportunity to use and grow your leadership skills in a leading local public health agency and help us achieve our goal of health for all.

Position Objective:
To provide leadership and supervision of employees while managing Human Services programs and services. This position is responsible for ensuring that business is performed in accordance with policies, procedures, and laws, and providing reports and statistical information regarding human services programs. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing and two years of progressively related experience OR Bachelor's degree in nursing with a Master's Degree or higher and one year of progressively related experience. Must be currently licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Minnesota. Must possess the ability to obtain registration in Minnesota as a Public Health Nurse. Must possess a valid Minnesota Driver's License or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment, have reliable means of transportation and be able to travel to multiple locations around Stearns County and Minnesota, some of which may not be accessible by public transportation.

Starting Salary:  $73,753-$108,247/annually (Grade 26, Non-union position).

Position Profile

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Stearns County Mission: "Provide Exceptional Public Services to Assure a Safe, Healthy, Vibrant County for All".

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