National WIC Association

Vendor audits Analyst

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 Data and Integrity Branch, the incumbent serves as part of a team that collects, analyzes, monitors, and leverages data, research, and policies to benefit, optimize, and protect the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and its participants, local agencies, and vendors.

The incumbent works under the direction of the Chief, Vendor Audits Unit, Staff Services Manager I (SSM I). The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) travels statewide to perform inventory audits and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Independently conducts on-site visits to vendors (retail stores), by planning, organizing, and tracking inventory, analyzes reports and prepares and reviews all information and invoices submitted by the vendor in support of the audit.

Evaluates reports and makes recommendations for appropriate action. If the vendor appeals the findings, the AGPA will provide expert testimony at administrative hearings on issues pertaining to the inventory audit review process. Assists with development of targeted audit strategies to maximize effectiveness of the inventory process at detecting fraudulent or abusive behavior.

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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