National WIC Association

Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)

California Department of Public Health (Sacramento County , CA)


Federal Grant Analyst

$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/28/2021

Job Description and Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by ensuring integrity and accountability of the Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) food grant expenditures. As an employee of the Federal Grant Management Section, the incumbent serves as part of a team that supports the budget and financial responsibilities of WIC to ensure a legally operable, fiscally sound and financially credible statewide organization.  

The incumbent works under the direction of the Chief, Federal Grant Reconciliation & Reporting Unit (FGRRU), Staff Services Manager I (SSM I), the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) maintains program accounting and fiscal information for the WIC program. The AGPA is an integral member of the FGRRU team and is required to function independently and effectively as a team member. The AGPA must establish and maintain professional relationships between WIC, CDPH Accounting office, and various Control Agencies. The AGPA performs the more responsible, varied, and complex technical analytical tasks related to the development of cost projections for WIC grants, and provides expertise on fiscal concerns and financial compliance, implementation, and services for the Division. Uses a variety of analytical techniques to provide necessary projections for revenues, reimbursements, and expenditures. Utilizes problem exploration and various research methodologies to examine data, trends and services and provides consultative and administrative support on all phases of the fiscal process. Acts as a liaison and subject matter expert (SME) on a variety of areas, translating fiscal terms into everyday language, while communicating with other related programs for all areas related to estimates, invoices, expenditures, and other internal and external accounting fiscal reports.  

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Federal Grant Analyst



$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 A

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Sacramento County

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Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Women, Infants, Children Program (WIC) has been part of the nation’s nutrition safety net for over 40 years.

Extensive research has found WIC to be a cost-effective investment that leads to healthier infants, more nutritious diets, health care for children, and subsequently higher academic achievement for students. WIC helps families receive healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other community services.

Like other divisions within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), WIC builds its program by addressing social determinants of health. WIC impacts the life course by promoting health practices that can ultimately improve life outcomes often experienced by vulnerable communities.
WIC serves babies and children up to age five, pregnant women, and new mothers. Dads, grandparents, foster parents of young children, and working families are welcome at WIC too!

Monthly, nearly one million WIC participants can find support at one of 84 local agencies which offer services at more than 500 sites throughout California. WIC participants can redeem their food benefits at approximately 3,800 grocers who are authorized to serve WIC families.

In 2020 - 2021, the WIC Division implemented a new Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card called the California WIC Card and a new management information system that will allow WIC participants to be served more efficiently.

About the CDPH/WIC Family

Over 200 state staff work at California Department of Public Health’s WIC Division located at the Natomas campus in Sacramento (free parking!). During the COVID-19 pandemic, WIC has supported a teleworking environment to allow employees and their families to remain safe. As with all CDPH divisions, some staff have been re-directed to work on COVID-related projects to support the health of all Californians.

The WIC Division is led by senior managers administering a Local Services Branch, Vendor Management Branch, Policy and Planning Branch, and the Data Analysis, Research, and Evaluation Section.  Through these branches, support staff, analysts, specialists, researchers, and nutritionists serve the needs of WIC local agencies.

As important as our work, WIC is in its fifth year of a professional development process to build a division wide team that is collaborative, and strengths based.  WIC is serious about this commitment to excellence, and it is believed that through exploration of a strengths-based approach, this division can continue to develop and best serve the WIC participant.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the WIC community!  

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