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Career Opportunity

Registered Nurse [Experienced Nurses] - DPH (2320)

Recruitment: REF29323X

Published: February 21, 2024


Elaine Adams -

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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2320-Registered Nurse
Salary range: $156,884.00 - $210,002.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Continuous
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Entrance


San Francisco Department of Public Health is looking for experienced Registered Nurses across a range of specialties. If you want to make a real difference in the lives of San Franciscans, you should consider a career at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).


  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • The chance to make a real difference in the lives of San Franciscans
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse workforce is essential to providing high-quality public health care.
  • As a leader in public health innovation. We are constantly developing new ways to improve the health of San Franciscans.

Role description

Registered Nurses support SFDPH's mission to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans through the work of two main Divisions - the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health. The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications

License: Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License;


Experience: At least one (1) year of experience working as a Registered Nurse.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your experience and preferences as part of the application preferences.

What else should I know?

*As of March 29, 2023, in order to place you at the appropriate salary step, please include your complete and verifiable registered nursing employment history (up to 21 years) on our application.  The information that you provide on the application will be used to determine your salary step.  For additional information please see paragraph 414 of the collective bargaining agreement

What else should I know? Please click here for additional details.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Elaine Adams at or (628) 271-6974.

We may use text messaging to communicate with you on the phone number provided in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.