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$46,009.60 - $70,304.00 Annually
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Some vacancies may be bilingual (English/Spanish) and eligible for the language pay premium.

The Community Health Services Bureau is hiring a bilingual Clinic Aide to be part of the Public Health Division. This employee serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals who provide a variety of services in the public health clinics at 2100 Washington Blvd. These services include: Maternity, Family Planning, Immunization, Pregnancy Testing, Teen Health, Health Assessment, PPD readings, Car Seat Safety Classes, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Nurse of the Day (NOD). The population served is an ethnically and culturally diverse community, with approximately 55% Spanish speakers, many of whom Spanish is the primary language and who have limited English skills.

To learn more about our services, please visit Community_Health .

Responsibilities include:
  • Stocking and setting up exam rooms before each clinic and breaking down and cleaning rooms after clinics;
  • Checking-in clients, assisting patients into exam rooms, orienting them on clinic procedures, and providing support to clinicians during medical procedures;
  • Obtaining client measurements, taking blood pressures, and documenting/graphing results in medical records;
  • Preparing lab slips, and collecting, sorting, filing, and recording lab specimens and lab results;
  • Placing reminder and follow-up phone calls for clinic appointments, referrals, and general information;
  • Entering data into the county/state data bases (e.g. VISION); and
  • Stocking supplies for clinics and educational materials for the different programs.
The employee may be asked to accompany Public Health Nurses on home visits as an interpreter, and/or to interpret for clients who only speak Spanish.

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

Language proficiency: English/Spanish for bilingual vacancies.

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Two years of full-time experience providing direct human services (e.g. taking vital signs, setting up and restocking exam rooms, assisting nurses and clinicians to ensure a smooth clinic flow, providing support to the different clinic coordinators by preparing medical records and performing other post clinic follow up activities) in a health care setting; and
  • CPR Certification or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire.
Substitution: Satisfactory completion of college coursework in a human services related field may be substituted for up to one year of experience on a year for year basis (an academic year is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.) Additional education may not substitute for more than one year of full-time experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates who have experience working with culturally diverse communities.

Special Requirements

An assessment of oral Spanish will be required before a candidate can be appointed to a bilingual position. The incumbent of a bilingual (English/Spanish) position will receive language pay on all hours worked and on paid leave hours.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence 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. 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-employment criminal records check as well as a State of Virginia Central Registry check will be conducted.

Additional Information

An online application is required.

Work Hours: This is a full-time position. Flexible scheduleMonday through Friday within the core hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and one or two evenings per week.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. 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.


This position requires two years of full-time experience providing direct human services in a health care setting. Candidates may substitute the equivalent of one year of college coursework in a human services related area for one year of this experience. Please check the statement which best summarizes your background and experience.
  • I have at least two years of full-time experience providing direct human services in a health care setting.
  • I do not have two years of full-time experience providing human services in a health care setting and am substituting college coursework for one year of full-time experience.
  • None of the above


This recruitment may be used to fill a bilingual vacancy and an oral Spanish proficiency examination would be administered prior to appointment. Are you sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to obtain medical information from and explain clinic procedures to Spanish speaking individuals who have limited English proficiency?
  • Yes
  • No


I hold a current CPR Certification (or have the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire.)
  • Yes
  • No


If you wish to substitute college coursework for one of the two years of required full-time experience, please provide:
•Name of the College or University:
•Major field of study and dates of study:
•Title of courses and credits earned:


Check all boxes that describe your experiences as related to the selection criteria:
  • Working with culturally diverse communities
  • Providing direct human services assistance in a health care setting
  • None of the above


Describe your work experience in all the areas checked above in the previous question #5. If you have clearly defined this experience on your application, you may cite the name of the employer(s) with whom this experience was gained. If you do not have this experience, please respond with "NA".


This announcement may be used to fill similar vacancies in the future. Please provide your availability.
  • Please consider me for future full-time similar positions.
  • Please consider me for future part-time similar positions.
  • Please consider me for this recruitment only.

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