Job Posting

Department of Public Health



Final Filing Date: 12/15/2017

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-89786
Position #(s):
$5,346.00 - $7,021.00
# of Positions: Multiple
Work Location: Kern County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Health care facilities in California are licensed, regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Health Care Quality (Center) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These agencies have separate -- yet sometimes overlapping -- jurisdictions. The Center is responsible for ensuring health care facilities comply with state laws and regulations. In addition, the Center cooperates with CMS to ensure that facilities accepting Medicare and Medi-Cal (in California, Medicaid is referred to as Medi-Cal) payments meet federal requirements. The Center also oversees the certification of nurse assistants, home health aides, hemodialysis technicians, and the licensing of nursing home administrators.

Job Description and Duties

**Employees appointed to this classification shall receive a Recruitment and Retention Differential of $200 per month.**


The Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse (HFEN) conducts inspections, investigations, surveys, and evaluations of health facilities for conformity with licensing and certification requirements of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and for compliance with State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to medical care. Advises healthcare facility administrators and community agencies regarding State health facilities inspections, licensing, and certification programs.  Primary responsibility is for uniform application and enforcement of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, pharmacy, social, dental, and related services. Extensive travel will be required.


Travels to and conducts in-depth surveys of healthcare facilities, individually or as part of a team, to determine compliance with state licensing and federal certification requirements. Conducts and documents interviews of relevant patient information, documenting necessary information for legal action while ensuring patient confidentiality. Independently, or as part of a team, makes a determination of healthcare facilities’ compliance with state and federal laws and regulations based on survey findings and observations. Prepares written comprehensive deficiencies when deemed appropriate.

Develops and presents both written and verbal testimony to provide support for civil monetary penalties at informal conference, citation review conferences, evidentiary hearings, informal dispute resolutions, municipal or superior court proceedings, and arbitration procedures. Responds to these legal actions as an expert witness on matters relating to state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to patient care and the healthcare delivery system.

Attends meetings and participates in local programs to improve uniform compliance in licensed health care facilities. Attends training sessions in order to keep abreast of trends in the healthcare delivery system and industries.

Advises and assists healthcare facility administrators in matters relating to the State requirements for inspections, licensing, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities.

Other duties as required, including, but not limited to, collecting data required for special studies and preparing licensing and complaint packets for staff.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 12/15/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Public Health
Attn: Classification and Certification
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
P.O. Box 997378 MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Classification and Certification
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
P.O. Box 997378 MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Principles, practices and trends of the healthcare delivery system.

Reason logically, evaluate relevant data and formulate conclusions, analyze data and present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing, consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of subject-matter areas pertaining to the healthcare delivery system, gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work.

SPECIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Ability to take initiative, and work both independently and as a team member. Ability to independently represent the Licensing & Certification Division and the CDPH in a professional manner while in contact with licensed healthcare facility staff, residents, and the public.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with co-workers and the public, interacting with individuals of varying personality types and personal backgrounds.

Extensive travel to various healthcare facilities in order to conduct surveys, investigations, and evaluations. Some over-night travel required on a case-by-case basis. Transportation of manuals and binders to various facilities while conducting survey and investigation activities, which, in total, may exceed 50 pounds. Ability to think and reason in analyzing quantitative and qualitative information. Efficiently perform assigned tasks under demanding and competing deadlines. Ability to comprehend both written and oral information necessary to perform assigned tasks and complete assigned objectives.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Human Resources Branch
    (916) 445-0983
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Jean Chiang
    (661) 336-0543
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Office
    (916) 445-0938
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
  • Drop-off
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Additional Documentation
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)