WIC Advisory Team Manager (REMOTE)
WIC Advisory Team Manager (REMOTE)Georgia Department of Public Health
Pay Grade: N
This is a remote-friendly GRANT FUNDED position and is subject to available grant funds; subject to change.
Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of WIC Advisory Team Manager to join the Division of Health Promotion.
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Reporting to Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program Deputy Director of Integrity and Strategy, responsible for the oversight of operational, technical, and educational support and consultation needed by districts, clinics, and vendors to assist them with continuous improvement of the efficiency, and effectiveness of WIC program operations to meet federal and state policy requirements and performance standards.
- SME for the WIC MIS and EBT systems.
- Ensures that each new policy written for the WIC EBT environment and MIS system incorporates civil rights regulations.
- Provides the Regional WIC Advisory team the management and professional development necessary to ensure the team 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).
- Oversees support provided to WIC local agencies and vendors to enable consistent practices across the state and a focus on continuous improvement that aligns with regulations, policy, procedures, and the WIC program’s strategic plan.
- Reviews advisors’ reports, recommendations, and critical issues to ensure appropriate support and to identify program-wide best practices, issues and trends that would benefit from statewide solutions. Oversees the development of state-wide meetings (virtual and live) to disseminate critical information, updates, and education to local agencies.
- Monitors advisors’ responses to regional complaints and issues to ensure timely resolution and identify and coordinate solutions to prevent future issues.
- Serves on DPH’s Emergency Preparedness Team to define disaster recovery procedures or the WIC program and to properly instruct Advisory Team on how to lead the necessary response with local agencies when needed.
- Responsible for effectively managing team’s expenses and budget.
- Advises WIC leadership on issues that may affect policy, procedures or support needed by local agencies and vendors.
- 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 WIC’s program.
- Performs other assignments as required.
Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years experience managing professional level staff
Eight years of related professional experience AND Four years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment
Four years of experience at the lower level (GSM011) or position equivalent.
Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.
Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum qualification possess the following:
Master degree in Business, Public Health, Public Administration or related degree.
- Public sector experience with program management and consultative support.
- Familiarity with WIC program policies and procedures.
- Excellent management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers in providing effective consultation and support to increase operational and fiscal efficiencies and integrity.
- Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with senior leadership.
- Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, specifically related to providing quality consultative services, change management and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to provide effective coaching, support, and guidance to regional based team members
- 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 planning, project management and implementation skills.
- Strong analytical skills with ability to create relevant reports for a variety of stakeholders.
- Able to work effectively in a high stress, changing environment.
Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
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.
If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.
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.