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  GA Department of Public Health
Hlth Promo/MCH

WIC Deputy Director of Program Integrity and Strategy (61716)
Requisition Number: 405-61716ac
County of Vacancy: Fulton
Functional Area: General Support Services
Recruitment Period: 8/1/2013 - 8/23/2013
Number of Openings: 1
Shift: First
Screening Type: Resume Review
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Annual Salary Minimum: N/A
Annual Salary Maximum: N/A
Salary Details: Depends on Qualifications



In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Healthís Online Employment Application. The Application can be found at Click on "JOBS"

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The Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Health Promotions WIC Program, is seeking candidates for the position of WIC Deputy Director of Program Integrity and Strategy.

Job Summary Ė ďAbout the PositionĒ:

Reporting directly to Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program Director, responsible for working with WICís senior leaders and stakeholders to define and implement Georgia WIC programís strategic direction and State Plan, monitor progress and compliance against both the State Plan and WICís strategic plan, and make recommendations as needed. Oversees training and regional support teams to ensure staff, participants and retail vendors are provided the education and support needed to maximize program benefits and compliance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Leadership
Serves as a member of the WIC Program Leadership team to define the programís strategic direction, objectives and operational plan to ensure consistent, high quality service is provided to its participants in a manner that maximizes resources, minimizes costs and adheres to the Federal WIC program requirements and the Department of Public Health (DPH) strategy.
Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations, and program requirements.
Advises WIC and DPH leadership on issues and changes to policy, threats and potential opportunities related to strategy and program integrity.
Provides the Program Management unit the strategic direction, management and professional development necessary to ensure the unit effectively meets its objectives.
Responsible for all supervisory activity of staff (e.g., hiring, on-boarding, setting performance and development objectives, evaluating performance, corrective action planning, recognizing, performance, reviewing leave requests).
Participates, or assigns appropriate staff, to represents WIC with internal DPH teams and external public agencies, private sector and the Regional USDA team to coordinate efforts and share best practices to enhance Georgia WICís strategy and overall program integrity.
Maintains ongoing awareness of DPHís overall strategy, government and social conditions and trends to ensure appropriate responses to changes in policies and finances.

Unit Oversight and Direction

Assists WIC Director in program policy development and planning (e.g., through discussion and research of issues, collection of data, programmatic, fiscal and political ramifications impacting provision of services to women, infants and children.)
Designs, develops and oversees an annual strategic planning methodology to assess project needs and activities which address both WIC specific activities and inter/intra agency activity coordination.
Defines WICís strategic objectives and metrics and establishes monitoring methods to ensure that they are in accordance with the annual USDA-FNS regulations, GA State Plan and DPHís directives.
Develops and implements strategies coordinated with internal and external partners to improve access to and the quality of WIC services.
Manages annual review and changes to the federally mandated WIC State Plan by working with the WIC team and key stakeholders to respond to requests and/or executive policies and procedures and to create a plan that meets federal regulations, maximizes participant services, minimizes costs and aligns with DPHís strategic direction.
Oversees provision of statewide monitoring, technical assistance and support to local and State WIC staff in Social Marketing (e.g., outreach, health promotion, civil rights compliance, coordination and collaboration with other programs and agencies, customer service and satisfaction, DPH legislative team, and public relations).
Oversees the development of WIC training programs by leveraging subject matter experts and the regional WIC Support team to design content and deliver quality training to DPH staff, participants and retail vendors.
Oversees the development and dissemination of testimony for federal and state legislative hearings, such as cost-benefit analysis and service impact studies, and provides focus for programmatic information to other formal/informal organizations such as advisory groups, media and state officials.
Provide assistance and guidance to WIC state staff, clinics and districts to identify and secure appropriate funding opportunities that align to WICís needs and strategy.
Performs other assignments as required.

Minimum Training & Experience: Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years experience managing professional level staff, OR Seven years of experience, three years of which managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment, OR Three years of experience at the lower level or position equivalent (GSM010), OR A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.

Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Minimum Training and Experience:

Bachelorís degree in Business, Public Health, Public Administration or related field
10 years of program management, including creating and monitoring strategic and operational plans
6 years team management experience, demonstrating ability to positively impact strategic and tactical initiatives
Familiarity with nonprofit/public sector finance regulations
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum qualification possess the following:

Masterís degree in Business, Public Health, Public Administration or related field
Experience with public health program management and strategic planning, with knowledge of WIC program a plus
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with senior leadership and state legislators
Strong strategic planning, implementation and decision making and highly proficient in analyzing, monitoring and reporting on a variety of information
Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, specifically related to new process design, change management and conflict resolution skills
Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers in designing and implementing new processes and programs to increase operational and fiscal efficiencies and integrity
Ability to build strong partnerships and relationships across multiple functions, locations and governmental agencies (i.e., state, local and federal)
Ability to set priorities, delegate and proactively follow up to ensure deadline and desired outcomes are achieved
Strong mentoring, coaching experience with a team with diverse levels of expertise
Able to work effectively in a high stress, changing environment


In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Healthís Online Employment Application. The Application can be found at Click on "JOBS"

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Administration rules regarding salary.

This position is pay grade 20 on the SWD Salary plan.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check. As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

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