Public Health Nurse (Spanish-Speaking)

Putnam County

Posted 4/23/2024


The Putnam County Department of Health is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Public Health Nurse (Spanish-Speaking).

This is a Competitive position under New York State Civil Service Law. Applicants must apply for and participate in an examination of Training and Experience. Applicants will be scored based on an evaluation of experience, education, and licensure. Additionally, applicants for this title must possess a conversational level of communication in both Spanish and English.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: This is professional nursing work involving assessment of health needs, development of plan of care, and provision of health/wellness education for individuals and families. Responsibilities include periodic re-evaluation of individual and family as well as support of community nursing needs. Work may be performed at patients’ homes or in clinic settings. Special work duty outside of normal work hours (such as on holidays or weekends) may be required. Work is performed under general supervision of higher level Health Department staff. Additionally, this position requires the ability to speak, write and understand Spanish as well as English. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Special Requirement

Possession of a license and current registration issued by New York State to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse at the time of appointment.

Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.

Fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, writing and translating Spanish and English.

Salary: $68,453 – $83,981 per year

To Apply

To apply, please visit the Putnam County Department of Health website here:

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: As this is a T & E (Training & Experience) Examination, the examination will consist of an evaluation of your experience, education, and licensure.

Qualifying Spanish Language Oral Performance Test: The Spanish language oral test is designed to
evaluate the candidate’s oral proficiency in the Spanish language. A Level 2 proficiency in Spanish is
required for this exam. This is equivalent to having a working oral language proficiency with
understandable, smooth expression at a conversational level of communication.

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