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  • Full Time
  • Sacramento
  • 7420-9219 per month USD / Year

Website CA Dept of Public Health WIC

Job Description and Duties
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by advancing the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. As an employee of the Communications, Food, and Vendor Policy Branch, the incumbent serves as part of a team that monitors, improves, and implements local and statewide policies which protect and serve Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program participants, vendors, and local agencies.

The incumbent works under the direction of the Chief, Communications, Food and Vendor Policy Branch, Staff Services Manager (SSM) III. The SSM II plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the work of a multidisciplinary team of professional, technical, and support staff in the Vendor Policy and Food Package Section. The SSM II ensures that the WIC program is in compliance with new and existing laws, legislation, and regulations, and determines the impact it may have on the WIC vendor food delivery system and local agencies. The SSM II oversees vendor and food package regulations development, the hearings and appeals process, the authorization of WIC foods, the special formula ordering process, public request act responses, infant formula bidding process and contracts, steering committees, and various workgroups. Provides supervision to two SSM I’s, eight professional staff, and two Public Health Nutrition Consultant III (Specialists). The manager actively participates as a member of the WIC Division Management Team.

This position may be eligible for telework up to three (3) days per week and is required to report in-person to the designated headquarters office location a minimum of two (2) days per week. The amount of telework permitted is at the discretion of the Department and is subject to change, consistent with CDPH’s Telework Program. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

Business travel may be required, and reimbursement considers an employee’s designated headquarters office subject to regulations and bargaining unit contract provisions. All commute expenses to the designated headquarters office will be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

The headquarters office location for this position is identified in the attached duty statement.

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