National WIC Association

Northern Section 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 Local Services Branch, the incumbent serves as part of a team that provides monitoring, training, support for and collaboration with regional local agencies that serve Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program participants.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Chief, Local Services Branch, Staff Services Manager (SSM) III. The Staff Services Manager II (SSM II) plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the work of a multidisciplinary team of professional, technical, and support staff of the Northern Section. Ensures that the activities of the WIC Division local agencies comply with applicable state and federal regulations and standards and that they support state and local efforts to promote healthy eating and active living for WIC staff and participants. Ensures that the contract management and technical assistance services provided by staff include direction, guidance, information, monitoring and technical assistance to the section’s portion of the WIC local agency contractors that provide WIC services to nearly 1 million participants according to federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Oversees the design and development of program standards applicable to all WIC local agencies for the purpose of providing quality nutrition services to WIC participants. Provides supervision to one SSM I, four professional staff, and four Public Health Nutrition Consultant III (Specialists). The manager actively participates as member of the WIC Division management team. This position may require statewide travel up to 15% of the time.


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