Licensed Vocational Nurse Ii

County of Fresno
Permanent $54,288 - $65,988 Per year CA Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health, 4441 E Kings Canyon Rd, Fresno, CA 93703, United States


Scheduled Salary Increases
Step 6 effective 7/8/24 ($54,288 - $69,290 Annually)
3% increase effective 5/12/25 ($55,926 - $71,422 Annually)

APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THE RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIMEAPPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY The County of Fresno is inviting applications for the position of Licensed Vocational Nurse II.

Licensed Vocational Nurses provide basic nursing care under the supervision of registered nurses and/or licensed physicians and within the scope of the Vocational Nursing Practice Act. Responsibilities include provision of basic hygienic and nursing care; measurement of vital signs; basic client assessment and documentation; administration of skin tests within the course of a tuberculosis control program; and administration of immunizing agents and prescribed medications.

Please note: The immediate vacancies are in the Department of Behavioral Health and Department of Public Health.  The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions in another division, program, or department where Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certifications may or may not be required. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III – Heavy Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Samples of Duties


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Minimum Qualifications

Experience: One (1) year of full-time, paid work experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

License: Valid Licensed Vocational Nurse’s License issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

Possession of a valid venipuncture certification may be required.

Possession of a valid Class “C” driver’s license, or equivalent, may be required.

Note: Recruitment and/or certification may be limited to candidates possessing a specific experience background related to the specific position vacancy as authorized by the Director of Human Resources.

  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  •  Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
  • Please fully list your work experience, including current position. Failure to list current, complete, and accurate work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application. 
  • A valid California Licensed Vocational Nurse's License number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this information within the job application will result in the disqualification of your application.
Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants will be scheduled for one of the processes listed below:
  • Written Examination - If required, the examination will be offered in an online format. Please indicate on the supplemental questionnaire if you have the ability to complete an online examination.
  • Certify Without Examination - In instances where the number of eligible candidates is less than or equal to the number of qualified applicants the Department is entitled to receive under Personnel Rule 4212, the competitive examination process will be waived, and the names will be certified without an examination.

Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up 12 months from the date of establishment) and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.


  • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

Please note: All required application materials must be received online only via our website by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, email, fax, or in person in our office will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.