Recruitment #2205-4802-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.    

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Public Health Nurse (PHN) Supervisor assigned to the Disease Control and Prevention, Clinical Division of the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) provides leadership, management, and primary supervisory oversight of the reportable communicable and emerging infectious disease surveillance programs. 

Essential Functions

Program Supervision and Management

  • Supervise, assign, and schedule multidisciplinary professional, technical and administrative staff within the communicable disease and immunization programs; determine appropriate levels of staff necessary to provide services.
  • Create and promote an adaptive, diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Promote employee development, results accountability, input in decision making and participation in Public Health Clinic initiatives.
  • Conduct interviews and make recommendations for hiring candidates. 
  • Provide orientation, training, coaching, mentoring, guidance, supervision and evaluation of Public Health Nurses and administrative support staff; recommend personnel actions, including discipline.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of staff development needs to maintain best practices in current public health and nursing practice.
  • Serve as an adviser and mentor relative to clinical nursing issues and concerns.
  • Assume oversight relative to the quality of clinical practices and service delivery.
  • Review national, regional, state and local data to determine communicable disease trends and recommend appropriate prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Work closely with the MHD Medical Director or physician consultant to assure clinic, field and surveillance protocols are current and enforced. 
  • Provide programmatic support and assistance to the Emergency Preparedness Program. 
  • Participate in developing preparedness and response planning and exercises for disease outbreak and bioterrorism events within the city.

Community Partnership and Collaboration

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with healthcare provider organizations, businesses, other governmental agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs) relevant to the practice of communicable disease control and immunizations.  
  • Facilitate clinical learning experiences and site visits for program partners and grantors; provide professional expertise to research projects, proposals and undertakings.
  • Collaborate with a variety of MHD programs to integrate communicable disease and immunization services in the Milwaukee community. 
  • Participate in and provide leadership to workgroups, committees and task forces, including those related to public health emergency preparedness and response.  

Information and Data Management

  • Collaborate with the Infectious Disease Program Manager on assessment of communicable and emerging infectious disease trends in the region and City, using available bio surveillance systems. 
  • Ensure data entry integrity within assigned program areas;
  • Serve as a division point of contact for State of Wisconsin electronic database systems involving communicable disease reporting and immunization records.  
  • Provide information and reports in order to prepare the annual budget.
  • Ensure data entry integrity within assigned program areas. 
Compliance and Safety  

  • Support implementation of clinical policies and protocols and documentation of clinic processes; assist MHD leadership in ensuring compliance with legislation and regulations related to health care clinics.
  • Maintain current knowledge of professional licensing and scope of practice requirements for clinical staff, ensuring that staff maintain required licenses and credentials.
  • Provide leadership and follow up with regard to incidents, errors, and other patient service issues.
  • Oversee appropriate actions related to safety and emergency preparedness.  

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.

  • Work standard hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; however, on a rotational basis, the incumbent in this position will provide supervisory or clinical coverage during some evening or weekend hours.
  • Must wear industry related personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, facemask or face shield.
  • Must pass a TB skin test annually.
  • May travel outside the City of Milwaukee, occasionally overnight, in order to attend training and conferences.
  • May be required to carry a mobile device during business hours.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 25 lbs.
  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be exposed to infectious agents or toxins.
  • The Public Health Nurse Supervisor is considered essential staff during a public health emergency.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.
  2. Current permit or license to practice professional nursing in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  3. Four years of progressively responsible nursing experience which includes at least two years of full-time experience leading, supervising or managing health related staff, programs and/or projects.
  4. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment and the availability of a properly-insured personal vehicle for use on the job (automobile allowance provided).  

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing or public health from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of principles, methods, techniques and procedures of current professional nursing, public health and public health nursing. 
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in the fields of nursing, health care services and public health. 
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and of health care delivery systems. 
  • Ability to apply the principles, practices and techniques of professional nursing. 
  • Ability to interpret and follow federal, state and local guidelines, laws, and regulations related to nursing practice, clinic operations and health interventions, related specifically to disease control and prevention. 
  • Ability to effectively work with computer applications, including the internet, spreadsheet, database and word processing software. 
  • Knowledge and ability to create and manage budgets, grant proposals and contracts. 
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data and information and making appropriate recommendations.

  • Ability set performance standards, provide guidance and training, monitor and evaluate performance, coach and counsel employees, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and best practices.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all employees are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths, and feel that they can safely express themselves.  

Communication and Interpersonal  

  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative and positive working relationships with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff, the public, the media, City officials and other agencies.
  • Ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Verbal communication skills, including the ability to provide clear and concise information and to make presentations, both internally and externally.
  • Listening and problem solving skills to gather information and make informed decisions.  
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing in an understandable and clear manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and clients whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.  

Judgement and Responsibility

  • Analytical, reasoning and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple and changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of health related and sensitive information.
  • Ability to perform work duties with professionalism, honesty, and integrity.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, possessing excellent planning, organizational, and time-management skills.

Current Salary

The current salary range (PG 1EX) is $69,381-$83,481 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $71,463-$85,986 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.      


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit:

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Milwaukee Health Department reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises.

INITIAL FILING DATE – The examination will be held as soon as practical after Friday, June 3, 2022. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Applications and further information may be accessed by visiting,
  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.  



The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.