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Title:  Public Health Nurse I

Application Deadline Date:  10/29/2020
Req ID:  8341
Department:  Health

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.59

Ready to be on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19?  Prepared to protect the public's health? Come work in Vermont's public health system where we excel in disease prevention and health promotion.  We are seeking a Public Health Nurse to join the Vermont Department of Health's St. Johnsbury Local Health Office.  Though the work of local public health is currently focused on COVID-19 response, the role of the Public Health Nurse is cross-disciplinary.  Candidates can expect to be involved in multiple programmatic areas including school health, maternal and child health, the immunization program, and epidemiology.  Public health nursing at the local level engages the community and gives nurses the opportunity to develop and maintain relationships with community partners and healthcare professionals, develop strategies to improve the population's health, and participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of public health initiatives. If you are passionate about public health, committed to community and interested in working as a member of an outstanding team of professionals, come join us.  Prior public health nursing experience is desirable but not a requirement.  St. Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom are home to a bounty of natural wonders for all seasons, a thriving arts and culture scene, and excellent primary, secondary and post-secondary schools.  We support a positive work/life balance so you can explore all the area has to offer.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Nurse I (Job Req #8341), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

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 8341


  • Level II: Job Requisition 8361


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Heather.Lindstrom@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
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 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

NOTE: 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.
AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

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.