Monterey County
Department of Social Services

Public Health Nurse II
Monthly Salary: $6,562 - $8,962
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:00pm PST

Tentative Oral Examination Date: Week of March 20, 2017

Work Location:
Marina, California

The Position
This position functions as a member of the Adult Protective Services team. Adult Protective Services is mandated by the State of California to investigate reports of abuse perpetrated against elders over the age of 65, as well as dependent adults between the ages of 18 and 64. The position performs investigations that involve complex health and safety issues which require the specialized assessment skills of a Public Health Nurse. The position requires the review of the client’s immediate and ongoing risk factors related to health, safety, capacity and the ability to protect him/herself in addition to identifying possible resources to help reduce those risks. The position also requires travel to all areas of Monterey County and visits to clients are often unannounced. This position is part of a multi-disciplinary team including, but not limited to, of Social Workers, law enforcement, and local medical providers.

The ideal candidate shall have the following characteristics: experience working with elderly and disabled adults, as well as those with mental illness or substance use disorders. The candidate shall have experience conducting home visits. Bilingual preferred, but not required.

Minimum Qualifications
While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, only applicants who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job will be selected to continue in the recruitment process. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the application deadline.

Pursuant to Title 17 of the California Administrative Code, possession of a license in active status, to practice as a registered nurse in California and possession of a Public Health Nursing Certificate.

One year of responsible professional experience in public health nursing.


An equivalent combination of education and experience to satisfactorily perform these duties.

To view additional information about the typical duties, knowledge, skills and abilities for this classification, please visit the county website at

Additional Information
Employees must have and show their original Social Security Card and a valid California Driver License on first day of work. Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California Driver License for the class of vehicle driven. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible for overtime pay.

All new hires will be subject to Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Monterey County is a Drug-Free Workplace.

The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the bilingual proficiency examination administered by CPS HR Consulting prior to appointment.

Examination Information
The examination process may include one or more of the following components: application evaluation, computer skills assessment, secondary screening, supplemental questionnaire, written examination, writing assessment, job related exercise, and/or a structured oral examination.

The tentative dates of the examination components are listed on the first page of this job bulletin. In the event that a supplemental questionnaire is included, please note that the answers provided may be used as a secondary screening to evaluate applicants.

The exam will be weighed based on the examination components administered for this recruitment.

CPS HR Consulting will send you an email informing you of your status once it has been determined. Applicants who apply via a paper application and do not provide an email address will receive all recruitment notification(s) via United States Postal Service. Selected applicants will be invited to the next step of the examination process. If you have not received notice at least two (2) working days prior to the tentative test date, please contact CPS HR Consulting at

Please add emails with the extension of to your safe sender email list (example: This will help ensure that you receive all notifications. Periodically check your spam folder.

CPS HR Consulting is not responsible for emails that are not received, and examinations will not be re-scheduled because of emails not being received.

Some positions require that all approved applicants take and pass an oral examination to continue in the recruitment process. If this job bulletin states that there will be an oral examination for this position, please note the following: Prior to being scheduled for the oral examination, you may receive an email regarding scheduling an examination time from CPS HR Consulting, If you do not respond to the email sent to you by the specified deadline, or you are not available on the specified examination date, you will not be scheduled for the oral examination.

Special Testing Arrangements
Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CPS HR Consulting at or 916-263-3614 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

Foreign Education
Applicants who completed their education outside of the United States must submit verification of degree and/or course equivalency by the application deadline. Organizations that provide foreign education credential evaluation services can be found at CPS HR Consulting will accept verification of degree and/or course equivalency from any of the listed member agencies. You must fax all pertinent documents to MSS at 916-648-1211 or email them to prior to the application deadline.

About Monterey County
Monterey County, with a population of approximately 428,826, is located on the central coast of California, approximately two hours south of San Francisco.

Salinas, the county seat, has a population of approximately 155,662.

Monterey County offers a mild, spring-like climate year-round. The County offers a wide range of scenic locals including: Monterey's picturesque bay and seaside restaurants, the Salinas Valley's hillside vineyards, Big Sur's rugged coastline and redwood groves, Pebble Beach's perfectly groomed golf courses, Salinas' renowned old-fashioned rodeo, and Carmel-by-the-Sea's elite music and art festivals.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit a completed online application, including any of the additional documents/materials indicated. Additional documents/materials are included in the online application. Apply online by logging onto and follow the instructions.

The information you include on all recruitment and selection related documentation is an integral part of your examination and will be reviewed and evaluated based on the current job requirements. Only the education, experience, and training you list will be compared to the criteria measuring the qualifications for this job, and only applicants with the most relevant education, experience, and training will be included in each phase of the selection process. Therefore, it is especially important that your responses to each component of this process be as complete and detailed as possible. Be very careful to list all relevant education, experience, and/or training that should be considered for this job.

It is recommended that you apply via the online application system. Applicants without Internet access may fax a paper application to (916) 648-1211 or mail to the address below. Faxed or mailed applications will ONLY be accepted on the dates/times indicated on the front of this job bulletin. POSTMARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Application packets may be obtained by contacting CPS HR Consulting, or the Social Services, Child Support, or Human Resources Department in the County.

CPS HR Consulting
Merit System Services Unit
241 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 263-3614

Note: Your application and any additional material become the property of CPS HR Consulting.

Please make a copy for your file.

This job bulletin will not be available online after the application deadline.

Please print a copy for your records.

Nothing in this recruitment bulletin constitutes an expressed or implied contract. MSS reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan and/or schedule in accordance with Local Agency Personnel Standards.

Bulletin Issue Date: February 1, 2017