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$86,424.00 - $131,996.80 Annually
Apr 30, 2021
May 13, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Please note: This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week, 12 months a year.

The Arlington County School Health Bureau seeks a dynamic professional Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor who is passionate about improving the lives of the residents by providing services to Arlington County Public Schools (APS) and the community. The employee is one of five Public Health Nurse Supervisors, providing supervision to a team of public health nurses and School Health Aides (approximately 10-13 employees), located in various school clinics throughout the County as part of the Department of Human Service's Public Health Division.

The Supervisor will focus on direct supervision of employees, assisting with health education and promotion, prevention of communicable diseases in the schools, quality improvement, quality assurance and other initiatives to improve the overall health of students, and their ability to access learning.

To learn more visit: School Health .

  • Representing the bureau and managing bureau programs by developing and maintaining a collaborative, high-performance team;
  • Supervising staff, including hiring, training, assigning work, performance management, staff development, conflict resolution, and team-building;
  • Working with the Arlington Public Schools (APS) leadership team, principals and staff on matters related to student health, including serving on APS committees and coordinating responses to disease outbreaks in schools;
  • Managing and contributing to various program efforts, including recommending program and policy changes to improve delivery of school health services, measuring results and performance, and input on potential programs;
  • Contributing to the management of contracts and agreements by developing and implementing plans that meet budgetary goals;
  • Ensuring compliance with required standards by initiating and/or implementing quality assurance activities per applicable standards;
  • Developing and monitoring quality reports, completing required state reports, utilizing results of reports to recommend improvements;
  • Managing the data systems to measure programs results, complying with County administrative requirements, assisting with annual emergency preparedness exercises and ensuring timely and accurate completion of documentation; and
  • Ensuring staff compliance with maintaining up to date staff licenses and certifications, completion of mandatory trainings ;and attendance at required meetings.
The ideal candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.

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;
  • Significant and progressively responsible experience as a Registered Nurse in community, school health, pediatric, or public health nursing, which included program administration or coordination; and
  • Must be licensed or eligible for license by endorsement to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire.
Substitution: Additional directly related qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • School health experience or clinical experience in pediatrics, particularly in a community setting;
  • Supervisory experience; and/or
  • Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health, or a related field.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid driver's license or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite.

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

The candidate selected will be required to complete a State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Additional Information

Work Hours and availability:
  • Monday through Friday between the core hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • May work Tuesday evenings (3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.) or must be available, on call as needed for Arlington's immunization clinic.
  • This is a year-round position.
  • Employee is based at 2110 Washington Blvd and travels throughout the County to provide onsite supervision at schools and some community sites.
  • Meetings and trainings will be held at the School Health Bureau's main office (2110 Washington Blvd.) or at other locations throughout Arlington County.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours for other clinics, events, and meetings (locations may be throughout Arlington County).
  • Public Health Division employees are considered essential personal.
  • The Public Health Division is currently running major aspects of the county-wide Covid-19 Response, participation in these activities may be required.
Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here .

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 provide the following:
  • Type of degree earned:
  • Valid RN license number:
  • Date of issuance and expiration:
  • State of Issuance:
  • Years of Public Health nursing experience:

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    Please indicate if you have experience in one or more of the following:
    • School health or clinical experience in pediatrics
    • School health or clinical experience in a community setting
    • Supervisory experience or coordinating the work of others.
    • Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health or a related field
    • None of the above


    Please describe your experience in community, school health, pediatric, or public health nursing.


    Describe any experience with program administration and/or coordination.

    Required Question

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