Title:  Public Health Nurse II - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  07/24/2024
Req ID:  50523
Department:  Health

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $35.20 - $55.05


The Public Health Nurse supports various health department efforts to improve vaccination rates, health equity, and public health outcomes in Washington and Northern Orange Counties. The nurse will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of district colleagues and community partners to identify immunization gaps and disparities in underserved populations through a health equity lens. The work will focus on both child and adult vaccinations and will entail working on systems-level quality improvement projects with providers to help protect Vermonters against vaccine-preventable diseases. This is not a patient care position.   


As part of the Vermont Department of Health, the Barre District Office is among the largest of 12 local health offices in Vermont. Located in downtown Barre, we strive to offer a dynamic, supportive, professionally challenging, healthy, and vibrant workplace where employees can learn, perform, and thrive as public health professionals. The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department's diversity and commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect, acceptance, and equal opportunity. Examples of this may include a commitment to working with people from various backgrounds and cultures, including individuals with limited English proficiency and demonstrating the ability to promote and support diversity and cultural competency.  Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. To learn more about public health nursing, visit here.


*Starting rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. 


The Division of Local Health's vision and mission is to preserve and improve the equitable social, economic, and environmental conditions necessary to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all, thus ensuring healthy Vermonters and healthy communities.  To this end, the Division of Local Health is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment that respects and celebrates every person's strength, assets, and values.  The Division of Local Health is committed to leading organizational change efforts that address avoidable inequities and injustices as we work towards the elimination of health and health care disparities.  


The Department of Health supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance. 
The Department of Health's mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Our vision is healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities. Our goals are:  

Effective and integrated public health programs. 

Communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs. 

Internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support. 

A competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public's health. 

A public health system that is understood and valued by Vermonters. 

Health equity for all Vermonters. 



The Department of Health's culture is one in which our success and our workplace culture are interdependent. Our culture is driven by a passion for the mission. We are committed to these values:  

Creativity, innovation, and calculated risk-taking.  

Open and transparent leadership. 

 Staff expertise, autonomy, and excellence. 

Professional growth through individual development plans, special projects, and opportunities to stretch. 

Wellness and work-life balance.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Nurse II - Limited Service (Job Requisition #50523), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 


Level I: Job Requisition #50466


Level II: Job Requisition #50523


If you would like more information about this position, please contact tanya.crawford-stempel@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties primarily performed in a standard office setting. Work may be performed in clinic settings and possibly client homes. Exposure to communicable diseases and other stressful situations may occur. Private means of transportation is required. May be required to work evenings, weekends and 12 hour shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in nursing AND five (5) years or more of professional nursing experience INCLUDING three (3) or more years in public health or community health nursing*.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) AND three (3) or more years in public health or community health nursing*.

Possession of, or eligibility for, licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont OR eligible to practice in the state of Vermont via a multi-state license.

*Community Health Nursing is defined as school nursing, home health nursing, home visiting nurses and community nurse health educators.

NOTE: Must maintain Vermont licensure or multi-state license as a Registered Nurse as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.