Recruitment #2402-2219-001


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 charm with 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.


Public Health Nurses engage in a variety of population-based and individual nursing activities in homes, schools, clinics and community settings designed to assure that health care is accessible and available to residents. Nursing assignments may be in one of the following programs: Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM), Communicable Disease, Tuberculosis Prevention and Care, Home Environmental Health, Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Essential Functions


Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM)

  • Conduct appointments to provide health services to clients, including pregnant women, newly delivered mothers and their infants and members of the family support system.
  • Provide health-related education, including breastfeeding support, prenatal and postpartum support, and early childhood health, development, and well-being, with the overall goal of improving maternal/child health.
  • Provide evidence-based parenting curriculum and health education via the Parents as Teachers model.
  • Work in a dyad model with Public Health Social Workers to address the compounding nature of the social determinants of health.
  • Work to support the overall program goal to curtail child maltreatment and decrease infant and maternal mortality.
  • Administer immunizations during scheduled clinics at MHD health centers.

Home Environmental Health - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

  • Provide family-centered case management to assess developmental, nutritional and medical needs of children who test positive for lead poisoning.
  • Provide education on lead hazards and strategies to reduce exposure.
  • Conduct appointments to engage families and to develop and implement care plans.
  • Work collaboratively with Lead Risk Assessors to assure lead-safe housing.
  • Work with community organizations to provide lead poisoning prevention education.
  • Administer immunizations during scheduled clinics at MHD health centers. 


Communicable Disease Program

  • Perform communicable disease control activities, such as detection, intervention, surveillance, education and referral, to prevent the spread of infection (e.g., enteric illnesses, vaccine preventable diseases, water or vector borne infections, and new emerging infections).
  • Work collaboratively with MHD programs to investigate reportable communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Administer immunizations during scheduled clinics at MHD health centers.  

Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Care Clinic

  • Perform TB screening and assessment and provide treatment, in consultation with medical professionals, using established medical protocols.
  • Conduct and evaluate TB case investigations.

Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program

  • Provide breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women, coordinate diagnostic services, and enroll women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer into Medicaid, as needed.
  • Provide treatment services that support cardiovascular risk reduction to women with abnormal test results for high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol.
  • Administer immunizations during scheduled clinics at MHD health centers.  

Sexual and Reproductive Health Program

  • Perform sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening, assessment and counseling; treat clients seeking services using established medical protocols.
  • Participate in the prevention of STI, HIV and other communicable disease through one on one counseling, group education and community outreach.
  • Collaborate with local, state and federal partners to perform epidemiological investigations and follow up of suspected or confirmed STI and HIV cases.

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

  • Participate in a work schedule that includes occasional weekend and evening hours. The current hours of work are as follows: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. On rotating Mondays and Thursdays, the schedule is 10:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m.  
  • Must wear industry related personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, facemask or face shield.
  • May travel outside the City of Milwaukee, occasionally overnight, 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.
  • May be exposed to infectious agents or toxins.
  • The preplacement medical requirements for this title include:
    • Physical/lift test
    • Audiogram
    • Vision
    • TB Test; annually throughout employment
    • Hep B Vaccine
    • Covid 19 Vaccine Confirmation
    • MMR Vaccine
    • Varicella Vaccine
    • Medical evaluation for respirator
    • Respirator fit test
    • Non-DOT drug test

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.  (Note: Students in their final semester in school may participate in the selection process but may not be hired until the degree has been completed.)  
  2. Current permit or license to practice professional nursing in Wisconsin OR eligibility to receive such permit or license. License must be obtained by the time of appointment and maintained throughout employment.
  3. Valid driver's license and possession of a properly insured vehicle for use on the job is required at time of appointment and throughout employment. Private Auto Allowance May Be Paid Pursuant to Section 350-183 of The Milwaukee Code.  

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

  • Ability to provide interpretation for clients who speak Spanish, Hmong or another language. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of nursing practice and patient health assessment related to community and public health care.
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.
  • Ability to efficiently use database, spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and case management information systems.
  • Knowledge of mathematics to accurately calculate dosages and take various measurements. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and technical materials.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with coworkers and residents whose background may differ from one’s own. 
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, the public, various City of Milwaukee officials, and other agencies.
  • Ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Ability to speak effectively to individuals and to groups and teach and train others.
  • Written communication skills to accurately document patient information such as case notes, treatment and care plans, and produce written reports and job-related correspondence.  

Judgment and Responsibility

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple and changing priorities.
  • Listening and problem-solving skills to gather information and make informed decisions.  
  • Analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of health related and sensitive information.
  • Ability to perform work duties with professionalism, honesty, and integrity.
  • Highly, motivated, self-directed and well organized.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2GN) is $68,146-$76,474 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $70,191-$78,768 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
  • 12 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: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. 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 selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. 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
  • 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 in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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