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Title:  Public Health Nurse I

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  2863
Department:  Health

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.19

Ready for a positive change in your lifestyle?  Become a Public Health Nurse!  The Vermont Department of Health, St. Johnsbury Local Health District Office is seeking a public health nurse to join our team. Depending on the applicant's interest and experience, the public health nurse will be hired to work in multiple programmatic areas, such as epidemiology, immunization, maternal child health or school health. Public health nurses participate in the development, refinement and implementation of department programs and public health initiatives at the local level.  Public health nurses collaborate with other professionals, community partners and consumers on strategies to improve population health.  The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department's diversity and commitment to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.

This posting is for 2 vacancies within the Department of Health; St. Johnsbury Office; one position will be permanent and one is an interim position. The interim position is expected to continue through September of 2020.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Nurse I (Job Requisition #2863), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

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:

PH Nurse I:  Job Requisition #2863
PH Nurse II:  Job Requisition #2861

If you would like more information about this position, please contact allison.reagan@vermont.gov
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 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 two (2) years or more of professional nursing experience.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).


College senior in the final semester of a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) program. (Graduation from the BSN program must occur prior to hire and continued employment will be contingent on the employee passing the Nursing Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

Possession of, or eligibility for, licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Special Requirements

Must maintain Vermont licensure as a Registered Nurse as a condition of employment.

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
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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