Recruitment #2207-2228-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old-world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM) and Direct Assistance for Dads (DAD) Project are long-term home visitation programs that serve pregnant women, expecting fathers, and families with young children, utilizing an evidence-based model to improve outcomes for Milwaukee's families.



The Public Health Nurse (PHN) Coordinator in the EFM Program is a nurse leader and data specialist, and supports both program staff and leadership in evaluating and achieving program goals and outcomes, and assuring quality nursing services.

Essential Functions

Nursing/Home Visiting Consultation, Coordination and Training

  • Provide nursing leadership in the EFM Program/DAD Project to ensure the provision of high-quality services with a focus on health and wellness.
  • Provide clinical nursing consultation for nurses and non-nurses working in the EFM Program and DAD Project, including assisting with case planning and care coordination.
  • Provide supplemental field support to home visitors to support the health and wellness of clients, children and families.
  • Assist in the creation and revision of policies, procedures, and nursing assessments used in home visiting with a nursing lens and attention to current best practices.
  • Assist in identifying and developing health education and health promotional materials used in home visiting.
  • Train home visitors on nursing assessments, other assessments and job duties.
  • Provide back-up supervision to EFM home visitors using the evidence-based model guidelines and individual staff needs.
  • Conduct quality assurance on monthly billing, including approving billing prior to reimbursement.
  • Collaborate with supervisors to manage intake and assignment of referrals made to the program.

Data Reporting, Management and Evaluation

  • Act as Patagonia Super-User and DAISEY Champion for EFM/DAD programs, and monitor, manage and maintain program data including user access to appropriate data bases for EFM/DAD.
  • Train and support program staff on use of data bases and data entry/documentation requirements; provide ongoing training and support when changes are made.
  • Extract, manipulate, report and interpret customized information from databases for program strategic planning and evaluation, trend analysis, service delivery management, quality assurance, academic research support, legislation support, public records requests, quarterly and annual statistics, time-line analyses, and reports to funding agencies.
  • Maintain the program’s databases to track enrolled families, and current staff caseloads to collaborate with supervisors/program manager and ensure individual home visitor acuity is sustained and program capacity is maximized.
  • Coordinate with leadership and staff to identify, evaluate, plan, implement and maintain solutions and schedules for program data needs.
  • Participate in program Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives, providing data insight, support and evaluation.
  • Contribute to the creation and revision of policies and procedures used in home visiting related to data and evaluation.
  • Analyze, report and solve data problems, collaborating with the Information Technology Management Division (ITMD), Policy, Innovation, and Engagement (PIE), Patagonia, DAISEY, grant funders and other entities as needed.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding software upgrades and program changes to enhance the system, and program service delivery.
  • Input data into databases as needed.
  • Assist with program reports and grant writing as needed.

Community Collaboration, Outreach and Advocacy

  • Conduct community outreach to increase community awareness of EFM/DAD Project, and supports client recruitment and enrollment into the programs.
  • Collaborate with community organizations that work with case management teams to provide necessary services and support to target families.
  • Facilitate client group meetings and events.
  • Conduct health education classes for groups.
  • Participate in the coordination and administration of services at health centers/special events.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional, and/or programmatic committees.
  • Develop networks and relationships with the community and other agencies to serve as liaison and advocate for clients and populations.
  • Represent the MHD in professional organizations and events, supporting MHD and EFM/DAD goals, outcomes, policies, and strategies.

Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) Clinical Nursing Services

  • Perform MHD public health nursing duties to support the needs of the department and the community.
  • Administer immunizations, based on MHD policy, to specified populations. 

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.

  • Must wear industry related personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • The Public Health Nurse Coordinator is considered essential staff during the current public health emergency.
  • Must carry a mobile device during business hours.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work outside of standard business hours (evenings and weekends) as required by the needs of the department.
  • Travel outside the City of Milwaukee, occasionally overnight or weekends, for training purposes or to participate in meetings as a representative of the City.
  • Required pre-employment vaccines include:
    • TB Test (at time of hire and annually through-out employment)

    • MMR Vaccine
    • Hep B Vaccine
    • Varicella Vaccine
  • Required pre-employment tests include:
    • Physical Exam
    • Vision Exam
    • Audio-Gram
    • Drug Screen - Non DOT

Minimum Requirements

1.    Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.

2.    Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment, throughout the selection process and throughout employment.

3.    Two years of progressively responsible nursing experience.

4.    Valid driver’s license at time of appointment, throughout the selection process, and throughout employment and the availability of a properly-insured personal vehicle for use on the job (automobile allowance provided).


Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, or Russian.
  • Experience with home visiting, maternal and child health, and/or child attachment.
  • Experience with data management, program reporting/outcomes, quality assurance, and/or quality improvement.
  • Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of public health, including community home health visiting programs and case management principles.
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories of child development and parenting.
  • Knowledge of social service agencies and health care delivery systems pertaining to maternal and child populations.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health, health equity and racial disparities.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents in English.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and the ability to apply mathematical concepts, such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, as well as probability and statistical inference.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, project management, and inventory software applications.
  • Ability to track and monitor data and reports.

Interpersonal and Professional

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with diverse clientele, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, City Officials, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and residents whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to manage emotional or difficult situations.
  • Ability to develop relationships with community organizations and agencies to improve the health of the community.
  • Commitment to identify and improve workplace processes.
  • Ability to remain professional at all times.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to delegate work effectively. 

Communication and Judgement

  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively, and respond to questions from managers, clients and the general public.
  • Ability to write clearly and informatively, including narrative case notes, routine reports, professional correspondences and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak in a clear and concise manner before groups of clients, colleagues and community members.
  • Ability to examine and provide services in a culturally sensitive manner and address implicit biases.
  • Honesty, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to organize assignments and manage time to complete tasks based on departmental deadlines.
  • Ability to present effectively before clients, colleagues and community members.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2GN) is $57,359-$73,504, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $59,080-$75,709.



The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass 

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Milwaukee Health Department reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job. 


INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the above listed deadline. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice.  However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting    

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.



EEO Code = 206

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.