National WIC Association

Food Package Unit Chief

CDPH – WIC (Sacramento, CA)

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) participants, vendors, and local agencies.


The incumbent works under the general direction of the Chief, Vendor Policy and Food Package Section, Staff Services Manager II (SSM II). The Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) supervises, plans, and organizes the work of staff to interact with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), major food manufacturers, and nutritionists to identify foods, medical formulas and nutritionals, and food packages that provide the necessary nutritional content while reducing costs to the WIC program. The SSM I actively participates as a member of the WIC Division management team.


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