Public Health Nurse #45000

Tioga County Personnel
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Oct. 12th 2020
  • Owego, NY 13827

Job Description

Public Health Nurse - #45000; Continuous Recruitment; T&E

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted and rated continuously. No written examination. Applicants are rated based upon their training and experience. Review the information and instructions at the end of this announcement.

Application Filing Fee: $15.00

Candidates must submit a separate application filing fee or Application Fee Waiver form for each open competitive examination that the candidate is applying to take. The filing fee or fee waiver form for this examination must accompany the application. Online credit or debit card payment is subject to a surcharge. Credit or debit card payment is not available if paying in person, in our office.

LOCATION OF WORK - Tioga County Public Health Dept.
Minimum Salary - $55,917 - $56,617 (CSEA SG XV)
VACANCIES - Current & Anticipated

Residency Requirements: Candidates are not required to be legal residents of Tioga County immediately preceding the date of the written test. Preference may be given to residents of the civil division in which the vacancy exists. When preference in certification is given to residents of a municipality pursuant to subdivision 4a of Section 23 of the Civil Service Law, an eligible must have been, at the time of certification and for at least four months prior thereto, a resident of such municipality in order to be included in a certification as a resident of such municipality. When a candidate’s residence changes, it is his/her responsibility to notify the Tioga County Personnel Department of such change by submitting the Change of Residence Address Form. Be advised, the candidate may also be required to provide documentation to validate his/her new residence.

SPECIAL NOTE: Effective January 1, 2016, a criminal background check is required prior to employment within all Tioga County Departments. An offer of employment will be conditional pending results from the criminal background check.

Minimum Qualifications: Licensure and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university. Copy of college diploma is required at time of application.

Anticipated Eligibility: If you expect to complete the educational requirement within 12 months from date of application, you can be admitted to this examination. If successful on the examination, you will not be certified for appointment until you have submitted proof of completion of the requirements to the Tioga County Personnel Department. Failure to submit proof of your completed educational requirements within 12 months from date of application, may result in your removal from the eligible list.

Special Requirements: Appointees must satisfactorily complete all applicable training courses approved by the State Health Department within designated time frames. Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate to the vehicles operated or otherwise demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Must be available in the event of a public health emergency.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An incumbent of this position is responsible for the performance of public health nursing activities including specific tasks as mandated by New York State Public Health Law. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervising Public Health Nurse or in his/her absence the Deputy Director of Public Health. Does related work as required.

Typical work activities for this position are available to review upon request.

Subjects of Examination: The only subject of examination will be an evaluation of your training and experience. You are, therefore, asked to include in your application a summary of all pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that your background may be evaluated against the duties of the position.

Training: In your summary, include all relevant college course work, formal in-service training, and seminars you have attended. You must specify either the number of credits received or the number of contact hours and dates of attendance.

Experience: In your summary, specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked each week, your title, and the main duties for each. Be specific; vagueness and ambiguity will not resolve in your favor. Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.

NOTE: You are responsible for completing all sections of the official application. To receive credit for experience on a job, basic information such as address, name and title of supervisor, hours in the work week, if paid or unpaid, etc. must be shown. Identification by means of SSN may be required. Applications available for download online: or upon request from the Tioga County Department of Personnel & Civil Service.

Continuous Recruitment Eligible Lists: Successful candidates will have their names placed on the eligible list in order of their final score. Candidate scores from different testing dates will be interfiled on the eligible list. A candidate’s eligibility for appointment begins on the date their name is added to the eligible list and they will remain eligible for appointment for one (1) year from the date. Appointments from an eligible list must be made from the three highest standing candidates willing to accept appointment.

Termination of Program: Tioga County reserves the right to terminate this continuous recruitment program and reestablish the periodic type of examination.

Send check or money order payable to Tioga County Treasurer, as directed above, and write the examination name(s) & number(s) on your check or money order. Submit this to the address above. If paying by cash, please bring payment(s) directly to the Tioga County Department of Personnel & Civil Service. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified. A check returned for insufficient funds may disqualify your application and result in further action and/or service charges. Online credit or debit card payment is subject to a surcharge. Credit or debit card payment is not available if paying in person, in our office.

Exception to the application fee will be made for the following:

1. Promotional exams;

2. Provisional Tioga County employees who have held a permanent position prior to provisional appointment in title named for this examination;

3. Examination candidates receiving public assistance from a State or Local social service agency, and/or who are currently unemployed. Individuals wishing to claim this waiver of fee must complete the Application Fee Waiver Form at time of application. All information is subject to verification, and if found to be fraudulent, are grounds for barring examination or appointment.

Tioga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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