Program Manager-Public Health Nursing (#RH1820)
$64.45-$78.34 Hourly / $11,171.96-$13,579.58 Monthly / $134,063.52-$162,955.04 Yearly


Under general direction, performs responsible supervisory and managerial functions in assigned on-site and/or field clinical/nursing programs in San Joaquin County's Public Health Services; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


Incumbents of this management level class plan, organize, staff, assess and implement assigned Public Health Programs in accordance with State of California guidelines. Incumbents manage diverse professional, para-professional, and support staff. General direction is received from senior administrative staff.


  • Plans, organizes, leads, controls, and manages assigned public health programs; develops, recommends, implements, enforces and reviews clinical and administrative policies and procedures for program operations; ensures that internal and externally imposed program requirements are met.  
  • Selects, assigns, orients, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate staff; recommends employee discipline as appropriate.
  • Serves as the primary resource nurse for staff on health problems, nursing practices, patient care issues, nursing assignments, and case management; plans and implements in-service training for nursing and other staff; ensures and is legally responsible for appropriate documentation and maintenance of nursing records, confidentiality of records and client information, and request for records (subpoenas or otherwise).
  • Develops, implements, maintains program budget(s); prepares or participates in the preparation of grant proposals; manages reimbursement monies, as appropriate; reconciles assigned budgets as appropriate.
  • May manage special grant programs, as assigned.
  • Through subordinate staff, obtains and assesses community health status specific to programs; analyzes statistical, epidemiological and outcome data; prepares contracts and correspondence, as mandated; disseminates findings as appropriate to other Public Health Services staff and the community; may assist in the development or review and revision of interagency agreements.
  • Integrates and collaborates programs with other Public Health programs and staff, other divisions of the Health Care Agency, private health providers, hospitals, community agencies, and public and private officials, as appropriate.
  • Supervises and participates in the development of health education material for the community; participates in or assigns participation in health fairs and community events designed to educate the community about program services; may make presentations related to programs and other public health topics; ensures appropriate and timely service to the public.
  • As assigned, attends, participates, and represents and serves as a resource for Public Health Services at State, regional and community conferences, meetings, functions, planning groups, collaboratives, and coalitions; reports content and outcome to administrative and other staff as appropriate.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Nursing.

Experience: Three years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience working with multiple programs in a public health setting, including one year of supervisory experience. 

Substitution: Possession of a Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory experience. 

License & Certificate: Possession of a valid registration as a Public Health Nurse in the State of California and possession of a valid California Driver’s License.


Principles, methods, trends, practices and procedures of public health nursing; principles of public health agency goals and organization; community health; social, cultural, health and psychological aspects of public health programs; principles and practices of management including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and budgeting; State of California mandates, policies and regulations of related public health programs; principles and methods of data gathering, research, statistical analysis and report writing; principles and methods of data gathering, research, statistical analysis and report writing; principles of public relations; and documentation and maintenance of nursing records.


Plan, organize, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional nursing and support staff; manage and coordinate Public Health Services Programs; analyze technical and regulatory data; prepare reports and correspondence; prepare and present effective training programs; express effectively orally and in writing; effectively represent the Health Care Services Agency and Public Health Services to the public, community organizations, and other government agencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, health practitioners, public and community groups; establish and maintain effective services to the public.


Mobility-Frequent operating of computer keyboard, sitting for long periods, walking, and driving; Lifting-Frequent lifting of 5 pounds or less; Visual Requirements-Constant overall vision, depth perception and reading close up; frequent eye/hand coordination and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent writing; frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech; frequent hearing on the telephone/radio, talking in person and talking on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Constant decision making and concentration; frequent public contact, working alone, and overtime/travel; occasional emergency situations, working weekends/nights.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH1820; EST: 1/13/1999;