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Public Health Nurse I or II  

Category Public Health/Environmental Health  

Position is Open Until Filled unless posted otherwise.

Hiring pay range:

  • Public Health Nurse I: $49,566.40 - $61,963.20
  • Public Health Nurse II: $55,244.80 - $69,056.00

Full pay range:

  • Public Health Nurse I: $49,566.40 - $74,360.00
  • Public Health Nurse II: $55,244.80 - $82,867.20





  • Public Health Nurse I: This is the entry level position in public health nursing classification series. This position is responsible for performing the more routine tasks and duties assigned. Assignments are generally limited in scope and are performed within a procedural framework.
  • Public Health Nurse II: This is the fully competent level classification in this series. Incumbents independently perform the full range of public health nursing services for complex client cases.


Provide comprehensive professional public health nursing services in a variety of office, clinic, and community settings.


(These duties are illustrative of typical essential responsibilities of the job, and may vary according to assignment)

Public Health Nurse I:

  • Under close supervision, performs routine public health nursing services for the public in offices, outlying clinics, and community settings.
  • Participates in Garfield County Public Health activities requiring RN participation and community outreach.
  • Participates in continuing education offerings.
  • Reviews all work products to ensure highest level of quality.
  • Performs emergency response roles, as requested.

Public Health Nurse II:

  • Under minimal supervision, performs all essential functions of PHN I.
  • Performs comprehensive public health nursing services for the public in offices, outlying clinics, and community settings.
  • Represents the department as a health resource person, in community health organizations, programs and activities.
  • Contributes to preceptorship of professional nursing students as assigned.
  • Participates in group teaching to client and community groups.
  • Performs emergency response roles, as required.
  • May assist with ordering and maintaining supplies necessary for program area.

Other duties as assigned.


(Representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of the position)

  • Public Service: A commitment to the mission of providing exceptional services to the citizens of Garfield County. It is who we are, and what we do.
  • Customer Service: A commitment to providing exceptional service to all customers (internal & external), which includes being helpful, professional, courteous, and taking the time to understand customer’s needs.
  • Stewardship & Innovation: Is a good steward of public resources and looks for ways to be innovative and improve efficiency.
  • Teamwork: Able to work together with a diverse group of people towards a shared goal, while considering the needs of others.
  • Business Technology: Ability to utilize the technology required of the position and demonstrates a willingness to learn new technologies as required to assist the County in providing exceptional services, innovation, and work efficiencies.
  • Communication: Proficient in communication, and able to communicate using the English language, including written, verbal, or other communication channels as required by the position.
  • Integrity: Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism while performing essential job functions.
  • Public Health Nursing: Understands the principles, practices, and objectives of professional and public health nursing. Can provide core public health functions and essential services.
Position Requirements


(Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as determined by Garfield County may be substituted for the following requirements.)

  • Education: Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in nursing from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing.
  • Experience:
  • Public Health Nurse I: Less than one year of nursing experience.
  • Public Health Nurse II: Two years of public health nursing experience. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required.
  • Licenses & Certifications: Valid driver’s license. Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Colorado, CPR certification, and current credentials including continuing and pertinent education in the field of public health nursing.


The physical activities and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to reach, grasp, finger, stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Work is primarily performed in a standard medical office environment. Extended periods of sitting are required.


  • Hours are typically 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • There may be times when an employee may need to work outside the established work week, such as after hours or on the weekend.


The employee will frequently be required to travel within the County.


Computer and relevant software applications, spreadsheets, calendars, and word processing. Will also work with calculators, telephone systems, and mobile phones. Will frequently work with medical equipment such as vaccine equipment, physical assessment tools, personal protection equipment, and emergency communication devices.

NOTE: This position requires a pre-employment background check which will include a Criminal Background Check, Education Verification, Employment Verification, and Motor Vehicle Record. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of these items.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description describes the County’s current assignment of essential functions. Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Glenwood Springs, Colorado  
Benefit Information To review more information about our benefits package visit our website at  
Hiring Range PHN I - $46,508.80 - $58,136.00; PHN II - $51,792.00 - $64,750.40  
Full Pay Range PHN I - $46,508.80 - $69,763.20; PHN II - $51,792.80 - $77,708.80  
Driving Classification Essential  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PUB-24-00002  
Open Date 4/19/2024  
About the Organization Garfield County, Colorado consists of rugged alpine vistas and high desert mountains in the Rocky Mountain region, which dwells along the Continental Divide. Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound, including hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting and kayaking, biking, skiing and snowboarding. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado - the Flattops Wilderness, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, a popular family ski resort, and Hanging Lake, designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011.  
EOE Statement Garfield County is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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