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 the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants.
The incumbent works under the general direction of the Chief, Local Services Branch, Staff Services Manager III (SSM III). The Staff Services Manager II (SSM II) plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the work of a multidisciplinary professional and technical staff in the Local Support Section (LSS) through two SSMIs who oversee the Local Communications Unit (LCU) and the Contracts and Monitoring Services Unit (CMSU). The SSM II ensures that the contract management and technical assistance services provided by staff includes direction, guidance, information, monitoring and technical assistance to 84 local WIC agency contractors that provide WIC services to over 1.4 million participants according to federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. The SSM II coordinates with state, local and national partners to implement these activities. The manager actively participates as a member of the WIC Division management team. Statewide travel up to 5% of the time.