$62,857.60 - $98,217.60 Annually
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Full Time
Position Information

Please Note: This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies, including non-bilingual and bilingual (English/Spanish) positions.

Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking an experienced Public Health Nurse for the Community Health Services Bureau in the Public Health Division . The programs in this Bureau provide a full range of services to improve and maintain the overall health of pregnant women and both women and men of childbearing age desiring family planning methods. Services include testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases as well as providing medications through the Virginia Aids Drug Assistance program (ADAP).

The Public Health Nurse works with a multidisciplinary team providing services in a clinical setting and through public health outreach in the community. The clinical services include: Maternity, Pregnancy testing, Family Planning, Immunizations, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV Testing, and AIDS Drug Assistance. The clinics serve an ethnically and culturally diverse population; Approximately 55% of clients are Spanish speaking, some with limited English proficiency.

Duties include:
  • Providing nursing care in the clinical setting as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Working in all clinics, Family Planning, Maternity, STI, HIV, ADAP, Immunizations, and Teen clinic;
  • Giving immunizations in Open Immunization Clinics as well as other clinics;
  • Providing case management and care coordination of an assigned caseload;
  • Supporting the clinic coordinators by providing medical follow-up for clients as needed;
  • Maintaining appropriate records and documentation to meet local, state and federal requirements;
  • Providing health education to clients, families and the community; and
  • Participating in home visits, outreach opportunities and emergency preparedness activities.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, plus one year of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN);
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in Virginia or a state with reciprocity; and
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.

* If eligible from another state, the selected candidate will be allowed 60 days to obtain Virginia license.

Substitution: Education may be substituted by additional directly related full-time experience on a year for year basis.

Desirables: Preference maybe given to candidates with additional background and/or experience including:
  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Public Health or a related field; and/or
  • Public Health work experience.

Special Requirements

An assessment of verbal and written Spanish proficiency will be required before a candidate can be appointed to the bilingual position(s). The incumbent in the position(s) will receive the language pay premium on all hours worked and on paid leave hours.

Applicant must possess or obtain by the time of appointment a valid Driver License, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

A state of Virginia Central Registry check will be performed.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, core hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m. with flexible schedule. Some evening hours are required weekly to cover evening clinics.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Please check all that apply:
  • I have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or higher)
  • I have at least one year of full-time work experience in Public Health Nursing
  • I am substituting directly related experience on a year for year basis for the education requirement
  • None of the above


Please check all of the boxes below which identify your background and/or experience.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Public Health or related field
  • Public Health work experience
  • Family Planning, STI Testing and/or working with adolescents
  • Maternal and/or children's health
  • None


Please provide in the box below: • RN License #: • State of License: • Date of licensure: • Expiration Date:


This recruitment may be used to fill this or future openings. Are you proficient in verbal and written Spanish to answer questions about clinic procedures and provide information about available health services to individuals who speak only Spanish? An oral examination is administered prior to an appointment in a bilingual position.
  • I am sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to perform these duties
  • I speak some Spanish, I feel I would need additional language training to perform these duties well
  • I do not speak or understand much Spanish

Required Question

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