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Title:  Public Health Nurse Supervisor

Application Deadline Date:  02/02/2023
Req ID:  46054
Department:  Health

Brattleboro, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $35.03


The Vermont Department of Health is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced nurse to lead a dedicated, dynamic, and caring team towards improving population level health. This is achieved through the delivery of essential public health services and programs such as chronic disease prevention, immunizations, maternal and child health, healthy homes, infectious disease, school health, and emergency preparedness.  


The position is a member of the Brattleboro District leadership team and supervises seven staff. The work involves extensive relationship building with staff, state partners, and community partners. Duties are performed under the supervision of a Public Health Services District Director. This is a unique opportunity to have a broad impact on Vermonters' health and wellbeing.


Responsibilities include performance management of nursing and non-nursing staff, coordination and implementation of local public health programs, as well as the provision of clinical direction to nursing staff. There is a focus on staff development, staff evaluation, program implementation, performance management, and evaluation of interventions to improve health outcomes. 

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Nurse Supervisor (Job Requisition #46054), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


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 may be performed in a variety of settings including but not limited to clinics locations and office. Incumbents may be exposed to infectious diseases and bloodborne pathogens. Essential skills include the personal ability to endure stress, act judiciously in personally acting upon or directing others in emergency situations, demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply techniques for varying behaviors, including, but not limited to physical and verbal aggression. Exposure to personal injury or danger may occur based on the patient population and the specialty setting. Ability to meet minimum physical abilities as defined by the setting including, but not limited to extensive periods of standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling and lifting. Duties may include travel and use of personal vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications

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 AND five (5) years or more of professional nursing experience in public health or community health nursing* INCLUDING one (1) year or more at a supervisory level OR leading a group or team.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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

NOTE: Must maintain Vermont licensure as a Registered Nurse OR eligible to practice in the state of Vermont via a multi-state license as a condition of employment.


•    Demonstrated ability to lead implementation of population-level public health interventions in a culturally competent way.
•    Demonstrated excellence in building collaborative relationships to address complex social issues that impact health.
•    Strong project management, group facilitation, and communication skills.
•    Strong supervision skills and considerable knowledge in conflict resolution, motivation and coaching skills.

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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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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.

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