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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Public Health Nurse IV (8211)

​​ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Public Health Nurse IV

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: TJ85
  • Class Code: 8211
  • Established: 10/16/1974
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction of the Chief of Public Health Nursing (Contract Counties), and in coordination with local health officers and county boards of supervisors in an assigned multicounty area of the State, to plan, organize, direct, review, and evaluate comprehensive public health nursing programs; and to do other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, directs, reviews, and evaluates public health nursing programs in one of the two multicounty areas of assigned counties which contract with the Department of Health Services for services under Section 1157, Health and Safety Code; consults with county boards of supervisors, health officers and other agencies to develop, implement and coordinate programs to provide needed services to the counties; directs, supervises, and evaluates the work of public health nurses assigned to counties within the assigned area; evaluates existing programs through reports, field visits, and statistical data; makes workload analyses and work assignment changes as indicated; plans and coordinates continuing staff education; develops recording and reporting methods; establishes statistical records and research methods and projects; assembles data and written reports for periodic reporting of program goals; and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid license as a registered nurse and a certificate as a public health nurse in California. (Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure the required license and certificate before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and Either I One year of experience performing the duties of a Public Health Nurse III in the California state service.



Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience in public health nursing, at least one year of which shall have been in a generalized program in an organized health department. This experience must have included or been supplemented by at east two years of experience in a supervisory, consultative, or administrative capacity in public health nursing in a local health department; and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college including or supplemented by completion of a university or collegiate program of study approved for public health nursing.

Knowledge​ and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, and practices of nursing as applied to public health practice and of preventive medicine; public health nursing administration; community aspects of nursing programs including provisions for continuity of patient care, nursing services in school health programs, and nursing care in the home including teaching preventive aspects; causes and means of transmission and methods of control of communicable diseases, including tuberculosis and venereal diseases; child growth and development and procedures involved in promotion of maternal and child health; environmental, sociological, and psychological problems encountered in carrying on a rural community health nursing program; current literature and trends in community health nursing; work of other social and health agencies and functions of other professions as related to public health; nursing; principles of mental health; functions and purposes of the California State Department of Health Services; principles of effective supervision; department's affirmative action program objectives; a manager's role in the affirmative action program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate public health nursing programs and activities; to act as a leader in community health program development; to conduct field studies and program evaluations; conduct educational programs in public health nursing; secure the cooperation of and work effectively with individuals and agencies; direct and supervise the work of others; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; address an audience effectively; prepare reports; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated leadership ability; pleasing personality and appearance; tact; willingness to travel throughout the State and to work irregular hours.


Work Week Group: 4C

  Updated: 9/12/2017
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