National WIC Association

Operations Specialist

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 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Division’s Operations branch, the incumbent supports the branch chief, who leads two sections and one unit that include WIC’s budget and financial responsibilities, contract and business responsibilities, and workforce services.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager III (SSM III), Operations Assistant Division Chief. The Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) (Specialist) is responsible for leading and collaborative planning, development, and coordination of complex management activities and projects to enhance and improve internal operations within the WIC Division. The incumbent works as a highly skilled, independent consultant with the ability to act authoritatively, researching and gathering information and data, evaluating alternative strategies, and providing management progress reports and recommendations in support of WIC operations and to implement initiatives, based on best practices, intended to improve the quality of operation in the WIC Division, the Center for Family Health, and CDPH. The incumbent has the ability to think clearly, analyze problems of the organization, and take effective action while adhering to deadlines and time constraints, working under pressure, and handling changing priorities.

This position is primarily a remote-centered position (telework), with an occasional need to report to the office, in Natomas/Sacramento, based on business need.

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