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Tehama County Health Services Agency

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Testing Date: 6/22/23 – 6/23/23. Testing will be provided via email.
Tentative Interview Date: June 26, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

In compliance with current regulations in the state of California, this position does not require employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination, although it is highly recommended.

(A-E Steps)
Public Health Nurse I:
$36.00- $43.75 Hourly / $2,879.70- $3,500.29 Bi-Weekly
Public Health Nurse II:
$39.73 – $48.30 Hourly / $3,178.65- $3,863.67 Bi-Weekly
Bilingual incentive pay is +7.5% above the PHN I or PHN II salary

Are you looking for a fulfilling opportunity to support our community and make a difference in the lives of the citizens of Tehama County? The Health Services Agency is hiring one new support staff team member for our Health Services Team!

Under general supervision, the Public Health Nurse I/II provides nursing services essential to the prevention of disease and disability, health promotion and maintenance and restoration of personal health. They provide prevention oriented nursing expertise in assigned program areas focused on population based policy development and education to groups and individuals in the community.

Required Knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods, procedures and current trends of nursing as applied in public health practice, preventative medicine and environmental health;
  • Community aspects of nursing programs;
  • Current literature and trends in public health and in public health nursing
  • Prevention and/or early detection of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, handicapping conditions, mental illnesses and other disabling conditions;
  • Bilingual Candidates: Translate, interpret and otherwise communicate with members of the Spanish speaking community.

Skills in:

  • Exercising independent judgment in the planning, organization and provision of community nursing services;
  • Investigating outbreaks of communicable disease; planning and implementing programs for the prevention and control of communicable disease.
  • Educating and counseling clients and families regarding specific diseases or health conditions; referring clients to other agencies/health care providers as appropriate, and assisting clients in obtaining adequate services and benefits which promote health.
  • Responding to public health emergencies and disasters as needed, utilizing the nursing skills authorized under their professional Scope of Practice.

Required Education

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
    • PHN I:  No experience required.
    • PHN II:  One (1) year of experience in a public or community health setting.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Bilingual Candidates: 
    • Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify.


  • Requires a valid license to practice as a registered nurse and a valid public health nursing certificate issued by the State of California.
  • Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure.
  • Must possess, or be willing to obtain, a national provider identifier (NPI).

PHN I:  Applicants who have recently graduated from a Baccalaureate Nursing program, and have not taken the NCLEX-RN may apply using a California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN) interim permit (IP). The IP will also serve until they receive their Public Health Certificate.  The interim permit is not renewable and is in effect to the expiration date (6 months after issuance) or until the results of the examination are mailed, at which time it becomes null and void. Continued employment is dependent on receiving a passing score on the NCLEX-RN.

Recruitment Information:
To Apply: Visit, and search for this job title to apply online.

The department is currently recruiting for multiple vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Public Health Nurse I/II or Registered Nurse I/II (see separate recruitment), as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact:

Osmara Herrera

530-527-8491 x3817 | Osmara.Herrera@tchsa,net

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None