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Direct Hire Positions

For certain classified positions requiring professional practice licensure or those positions meeting approval criteria as hard-to-fill, outside applicants may apply directly to the Department of Health’s central office service, division or county health department having a posted vacancy without the need to be certified to the agency on a Merit System Certified List.  Applicants must submit an original, signed Merit System Application Form (OPM-4) showing they meet all minimum qualifications for the position and level as stated in the job family descriptor and attach a copy of their current professional practice license if applicable for the position.  All documents must be submitted in person or by mail (copies of these documents cannot be accepted by fax or e-mail).

Direct Hire Authority is authorized for the Department of Health by the State Office of Personnel Management for the following professional practice licensure positions:

Registered Nurse (All Levels)
Nursing Manager (All Levels)
Advance Practice Nurse (All Levels)
Clinical Health Facility Surveyor (All Levels)
Licensed Practical Nurse (All Levels)
Speech Language Pathologist (Levels II, III, IV)
Audiologist (Levels II, III)
Nutrition Therapist (Levels II, III, IV)

Direct Hire Authority is authorized for the Department of Health by the State Office of Personnel Management for the following hard-to-fill positions:

Epidemiologist (Levels I, II, III)

Unclassified Positions

Qualified applicants interested in an announced unclassified position may apply by sending a letter of interest and resume via e-mail or hard copy to the contact individual listed on the vacancy announcement by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Note

All non-health department applicants may be subject to a pre-employment background investigation following a conditional offer of employment.

Any qualified applicant with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to complete the application/interview process. The specific nature of the accommodation requested and the reason for the request must be indicated at the time the written request is submitted.

  

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