Community Health Nurse

Civil Service Job: Yes


Part Time - $21.93/ Full Time - $26.54-$29.58

Information on the Community Health Nurse position

VACANCIES:  The eligible list established as a result of this examination may be used to fill vacancies that may occur within the Cattaraugus County Health Department.


Fee Required: The State Civil Service Law requires our office to collect a processing fee from each applicant.  The amount of the fee is fifteen dollars ($15) per applicant for Each examination applied for, payable at the time of filing of the application form, by check (personal or certified) or money order, payable to the "Cattaraugus County Treasurer".  Cash Will Not Be Accepted.  Applicants whose personal checks are returned for insufficient funds will not be considered as candidates.  Applicants must record the Examination Number(s) and Title(s) on their checks. Refunds of fees will not be issued to applicants who are disqualified for not meeting the minimum qualifications for admittance to the examination or who do not appear for testing on the scheduled test date.  Therefore, Do Not Apply for an examination if you are not sure that you meet the minimum qualifications.  Application fees shall be waived for candidates that are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household or are receiving public assistance.  Please contact this office for an Application Fee Waiver Request and Certification Form, or download from our website here.

DUTIES: Duties are performed by a nurse who plans, provides, directs, and evaluates nursing care in a variety of settings and offers instruction and guidance in health practices for individuals and families.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a Supervising Community Health Nurse.  General supervision may be exercised over Health Care Aides and other staff assigned to carry out health care plans. 

SUBJECT 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.

In your summary of training, include all 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.  Also include a copy of your professional license or documentation indicating eligibility for licensure.  Specify the date that your license was first issued.

In your summary of experience, you must specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked per week, your title, and the main duties for eachBe specific; vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor.  Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.

RESIDENCY: There are no residency requirements that need to be met for the inclusion of names on the eligible list resulting from this examination. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a license and current certification to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State and EITHER:

 A.  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, or a health or human services field;   OR

 B.  Two (2) years of experience in home care nursing.

(Minimum qualifications pursuant to the State Hospital Code, Title 10 NYCRR Part 700.2.)

NOTE:  Experience as referenced above refers to full time paid experience.  Paid experience gained on a part-time basis will be pro-rated to determine eligibility.  Therefore candidates must be specific when reporting number of hours worked.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT: Possession of a New York State Driver's License.

This examination is being prepared and rated by the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Law and Rules for the Classified Service of Cattaraugus County.

ELIGIBLE LISTS: Candidates who are successful in this examination and who meet the qualifications will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or on which they took the examination.  The names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for one (1) year.

VETERANS:  Disabled and non-disabled war veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veterans' credits.  Candidates who wish to claim veterans' credits on an examination should request an application and information sheet from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission.   The completed forms must be received before the eligible list for this examination is established in order to utilize additional credits.

APPLICATIONS:   Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and may be obtained from the Civil Service Commission web page, click here for a direct link.


Reissued: January 2017

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Community Health Nurse position.


Applications for Community Health Nurse may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

Application Forms

Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer

This job was filed for Health

Filed under: Continuous Recruitment