National WIC Association

Program Specialist

CDPH WIC (Sacramento, CA)

  • The incumbent works under the general direction of the Chief, Local Communications Unit, Staff Services Manager I (SSM I). The Health Program Specialist I (HPS I) leads and coordinates the efforts related to the development, implementation, and monitoring of WIC local agencies and statewide partners. Serves as a highly skilled technical consultant working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team. The HPS I is responsible for the more complex programmatic, administrative, and fiscal tasks related to formal collaborations with local agency partners to ensure the implementation of local agency goals and activities. 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. Statewide travel up to 10% of the time with possible overnight stay(s).

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