National WIC Association

Health Program Specialist I - Program Specialist

California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) - WIC (Sacramento County, CA)

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-342727
Position #(s): 580-510-8338-023
Working Title: Program Specialist
$6,061.00 - $7,587.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

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 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Division’s Operations Team and specifically the Business Support Section, the incumbent supports the section chief who leads two units that provides technical oversight and assistance on contracts and facility oversight and maintenance of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program property.  

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Chief, Business Support Section (BSS), Staff Services Manager II (SSM II). The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) serves as a highly skilled professional who is responsible for leading and collaborative planning, development, and coordination of complex management of activities and projects to enhance and improve internal operations in the CDPH WIC Division. In collaboration with the BSS Chief, the HPS I assists in the coordination and development of strategies related to streamlining WIC contract processes, improving operations activities and support, coordinating various audits, and enhancing and tracking the section’s reporting. This position requires the ability to think clearly, analyze problems of the organization and take effective action, work under pressure and time constraints, handle changing priorities, establish cooperative working relationships, clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing (includes acting as the lead in researching and writing contractual solicitations that align with programmatic technical needs and regulations), and demonstrates a high degree of initiative, independence and analytical skills. In addition, this position ensures compliance with state and federally requirements as well as assists with coordination and preparation of responses to BSS assignments and drills from executive management.

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