Date: Sep 1, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit




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$81,801.00 - $138,964.00

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This is advanced level nursing supervision in local Health Departments which have a variety and/or complexity of programs and employ nursing services personnel on varying levels. Employees may be responsible for a major division or program of the Public Health agency or be responsible for the overall nursing program in a small agency. A variety of disciplines may be involved in the programs supervised; however, it is anticipated that nursing functions will be a strong component of the programs. Employees at this level spend a significant amount of time in administrative and supervisory responsibilities and coordinating services with other health professionals and community groups and organizations. Position serves as the Program Manager for the Communicable Disease (CD) Program including Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunizations, Refugee Health, and all CD surveillance.

This position answers directly to the Division Director.





The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Directly supervises three staff and indirectly supervises all others in program.
  • Has oversight of budgets in four cost centers. Develops policies in all CD areas, working closely with the Medical Director.
  • Might have primary oversight in CD emergencies.
  • Serves as agency administrator for NC Electronic Disease Surveillance System. 
  • Provides written reports of program status.
  • Engages in frequent informal discussions regarding occurrences within the programs to provide the Director of Nursing with the opportunity to monitor the status.
  • Performs related tasks as required.





  • Thorough knowledge and skill in the administration and organization of Public Health programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of public health nursing and supervision of staff and programs.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing through practices, principles and techniques employed in the field of public health in general and in Communicable Disease in particular.
  • A thorough knowledge of community resources and organizations.
  • The ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others.
  • The ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with day-to-day activities and with potentially volatile situations.
  • The ability to secure the cooperation of others.
  • The ability to maintain an effective working relationship with others and to foster good working relationships among staff member.
  • The ability to accurately record and interpret reports.
  • The ability to be flexible and receptive to change in dealing with staff needs, agency needs, changing patient populations, changing program requirements and other community agencies.
  • The ability to write clearly, accurately, and concisely and to edit the work of others for spelling, grammar, and style.
  • The ability to use a computer for word processing, data entry and retrieval, and budget management.
  • Knowledge of presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint) is also helpful, though not required.
  • This job requires long periods spent in inspection of changing regulations, reports, budget sheets, etc.
  • Attention to detail is required in preparation of the budget and program statistics and reports.
  • Ability to plan and execute work effectively and to deal tactfully with the public health and other health professionals.
  • The ability to work with considerable independence.





Requires a Master's in Nursing and three years of Public Health nursing experience (including one year of experience in a supervisory capacity); or graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and four years of Public Health nursing experience (including one year of experience in a supervisory capacity); or a Master's in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and three years of Public Health Nursing experience (including one year of experience in a supervisory capacity); or graduation from a school of professional nursing and five years of professional nursing experience four of which must have been in Public Health (including one year of experience in a supervisory capacity); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.





  • Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.



Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh