National WIC Association

WIC Assistant Division Chief for Services

CDPH – WIC (Sacramento, CA)

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by serving as the Staff Services Manager (SSM) III, Assistant Division Chief for Services to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. As an Assistant Division Chief, the incumbent serves as part of a team that monitors, improves, and implements local and statewide policies which protect and serve Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program participants, vendors, and local agencies.

The incumbent works under the general direction from the Division Chief, Career Executive Assignment (CEA).  The Staff Services Manager III (SSM III) serves as the Assistant Division Chief for Services and provides expert advice to the WIC Division Chief, WIC senior leadership team, Center for Family Health and WIC managers on issues related to policy, program services, strategic planning, communications, workforce development, and CDPH initiatives. In partnership with the WIC Assistant Division Chief for Operations, this Assistant Division Chief actively participates as a member of the WIC senior leadership team and the WIC Division management team and provides support and acts as a backup for the Division Chief as necessary.


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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