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Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$86424 - 131996
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Nursing - Nurse Practitioner/Advanced
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 3212761 / Latpro-3821162 
Date posted: Sep-03-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$86,424.00 - $131,996.80 Annually


VA 22204, VA

Job Type



Department of Human Services

Job Number



9/16/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

Please note: This announcement is to fill a current bilingual (English/Spanish) vacancy.  It may be used in the future to fill bilingual, non-bilingual, full, and/or part-time positions.

The Arlington County Department of Human Services is hiring a Nurse Practitioner (Family Planning Clinic/Bilingual) within its Public Healthcare Division. This licensed Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical assistance to clients with family planning needs, including services for teens, prenatal maternity care, STI services, medical case management, and health appraisal exams for school age children. The Nurse Practitioner will participate on an inter-disciplinary team with other licensed Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Public Health Nurses, Clinic Aides, Nutritionists, and Laboratory Technicians. The population served is culturally and ethnically diverse. The incumbent will practice primarily as a licensed Nurse Practitioner as well as a Public Health Nurse as needed.

To learn more about Arlington County's Public Health Services, please visit PHD

Clinical responsibilities are within the Licensed Nurse Practitioner's scope of training and practice and includes:

  • Performing physical examinations;
  • Documenting medical histories and clinical care;
  • Obtaining and interpreting laboratory screening and diagnostic tests;
  • Developing treatment plans, including the prescribing and dispensing of medication;
  • Performing medical procedures for Family Planning clients including inserting and removing IUDs and contraceptive implants;
  • Providing clinical consultation to other members of the clinical team; and
  • Other Public Health and clinic duties as needed.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.
Selection Criteria


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a college or university program accredited by the American Nurses' Association;
  • Graduation from an education program accredited by the American Nurses' Association, the National League for Nursing, or the Joint Virginia Boards of Nursing and Medicine as an approved Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Prescriptive authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire; and
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish (for this recruitment)*.

Desirables:  Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Women's Health;
  • Family Health;
  • Prenatal Maternity Care;
  • Public Health; and/or
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish

Special Requirements

An online application is required.

*This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies. An assessment of oral Spanish proficiency will be required before a candidate can be appointed to a bilingual position (English/Spanish). The incumbent in a bilingual position would receive the language pay premium on all hours worked and on paid leave hours.

A resume and letter of interest are also required for a complete application.

Must be licensed by endorsement to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire. The Board of Nursing may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who has been licensed as a professional nurse by another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory. (see application details) .

Must be certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire. The Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine may issue certification by endorsement to an applicant who has been certified as a Nurse Practitioner by another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Virginia State Central Registry check is required.

Must possess current CPR and AED Certification.

Additional Information

Work hours:  Flexible schedule Monday through Friday within the core hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. plus one or two evenings per week.

Employee must be available to work after hours and in emergency situations. Work is performed as part of a 24/7 operation and the worker must be available to work shifts as necessary.

This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes career path and pay-for-performance elements. Starting pay within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and development.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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