National WIC Association

WIC DIRECTOR (Health Planning Administrator 3 – PN 20013620)

Ohio Department of Health (Columbus, OH)

Job Description - WIC DIRECTOR (Health Planning Administrator 3 – PN 20013620) (2200059Q)



Primary Location

: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County-Columbus

Work Locations

Health Department Building 
246 North High Street 1st Floor
 Columbus 43215


: Health
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt


: Full-time
Work Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Compensation: $38.13/HRLY

Unposting Date

: Jun 17, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Job Function

: Public Health

Job Level

: Manager / Supervisor Agency Contact Name: Maria Kapenda
Agency Contact Information: You will be contacted via phone/email if selected for interview 
WIC DIRECTOR (Health Planning Administrator 3 – PN 20013620) (2200059Q) 


Job Duties

About Us:

Our mission at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is advancing the health and well-being of all Ohioans.  Our agency is committed to building a modern, vibrant public health system that creates the conditions where all Ohioans flourish.

The Ohio Department of Health supports a hybrid teleworking model. This position may work a hybrid schedule at the discretion of the manager or supervisor, which will require occasional attendance in the office for training, meetings, and other operational needs. Employees must reside within a reasonable distance to their assigned headquarters for compliance with workplace reporting requirements.

This position is in the Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health (BMCFH)’s Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to 5 years of age.

What You'll Do:


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The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is seeking a Health Planning Administrator 3 to administers activities for the state’s WIC nutrition program. This person will oversee the preparation, submission to USDA, and implementation of the Annual State Plan of Operations and the evaluations of local projects delivering services in all 88 counties within Ohio. The WIC Director will provide the overall focus and direction for strategic planning and critical decisions.

The ideal candidate will have front line management experience, WIC experience, strategic planning, or strategic partnership development experience. Experience with public health working with WIC is a plus. Must have strong oral, written, communication and organizational skills. This position will require collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders.  

Hours of Work/Schedule: (Monday-Friday, 8a-5pm Flexible)

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Primary Job Duties:

  • Oversee the WIC Program.
  • Directs business applications of service providers, purchases and payments for ongoing program activities and service delivery.
  • Monitors financial activities as they relate to daily operations.
  • Administers annual budget.
  • Oversee the development of ongoing audit activities to assure compliance with local, state, and federal audit mandates.
  • Oversee the annual State Plan of Operations for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Additional Duties:

  • Directly supervises staff and assigns duties.
  • Conducts performance evaluations.
  • Interprets and analyzes the proposed state and federal regulations on program operations.
  • Manages infant formula and other food-related rebate bids and contracts.

What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan. 

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave 
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees.  The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement.  The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary.  Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.



Completion of graduate core program in field of public health, health administration, preventive medicine, social work, nursing or other health-related field or public policy & management/public administration or business administration;

2 yrs. exp. in planning & administering health programs, with education & experience to be commensurate with approved position description on file.


5 yrs. exp. in planning & administering health programs, with experience to be commensurate with approved position description on file.


12 mos. exp. as Health Planning Administrator 2, 65246, with experience to be commensurate with approved position description on file.


2 yrs. exp. as Health Planning Administrator 1, 65245, with experience to be commensurate with approved position description on file.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

 Knowledge of health-related field or management; program planning & evaluation; health policy development; epidemiology; health information systems & data collection health care organization & health care systems delivery; budget development & fiscal control; supervisory principles/techniques; employee training & development; federal & state laws & rules governing administration of assigned program*; public relations; technical writing; effective oral communications; management consulting. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; develop complex reports & position papers; deal with large number of variables & determine specific course of action; prepare & deliver speeches before non-technical audiences; interpret extensive variety of material in books, journals & manuals; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials, providers & general public; establish friendly atmosphere as manager. 


All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application using the TALEO System.  Paper applications will not be considered.  Applicants must clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications.  Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties above.  An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed.  


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Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide transcripts within five (5) working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration. 

Please note that a transcript is considered "official" only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution's website will not be accepted. ODH reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity's award of a putative degree.       

 Background Check Information 

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

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