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PUBLIC HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
Salary: $4,400.00 - $5,508.00        Date Posted:05/12/2014
Working Title Position Number
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (2 positions) 580 - 510 - 5393 - 904
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STAFF SERVICES ANALYST (GENERAL)$2,817.00 - $4,579.00
Location
Sacramento
Timebase Tenure County
Full Time Permanent   month(s) SACRAMENTO
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/22/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
WIC Program - Attn: Mark Meis
3901 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, 95834
Mark Meis
916-928-8706
Special Requirements: Transfer or list eligibility
Job Description & Additional Information

Duties:
Under direction of the Chief of the Program and Business Integrity Section, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)/Staff Services Analyst (SSA) is responsible for applying program policy in relation to allegations of abuse of the WIC Program. Receives allegations from the public, local agency personnel, law enforcement personnel, district attorney personnel, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other WIC Branch staff. Interacts on a daily basis with a variety of persons in a various disciplines and backgrounds. Uses good judgment in gathering essential information. Protects confidential data of WIC participants and vendors. Prioritizes highest-ranking allegations of fraud/abuse for immediate attention. Provides fraud awareness training presentations for local agency and WIC Program staff. Develops fraud awareness materials to provide during training presentations. Provides recommendations to management on issues identified during the training sessions. Provides technical assistance and guidance to WIC local agency staff on highly sensitive issues such as participants threatening violence against staff. Assists in devising a plan of action to alleviate the threat and identifies follow-up actions. Reviews detailed financial records and conducts independent research of other programs that may have an overlapping relationship, such as Medi-Cal, Department of Social Services, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, etc. Generates collection actions when improper receipt of benefits has occurred.


Provides local agency personnel with technical assistance on difficult policy interpretation issues which may result in sanctions against participants, including providing guidance in documenting critical considerations and actions as part of a case report.


Prepares reports containing facts, evidence, and recommendations for action on cases. Formulates alternatives of possible administrative sanctions. Provides detailed analytical information to the Fraud Prevention Specialist, local agency personnel, and DHS Audits and Investigations for review and possible action. The information typically includes interpretation of federal/state regulations as they apply to the allegation. Provide WIC local agency staff immediate assistance regarding dual-participation WIC matches. Provides assistance to the supervisor in determining eligibility and disqualification issues.


Reviews program policy and develops procedures for the participant sanction process. Provide local agency personnel with technical assistance on difficult policy interpretation.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Good Communication Skills
• Strong Organizational Skills
• Case Management
• Ability to Multi-Task
• Bi-Lingual
• Computer Literate
• Good Writing Skills
• Willing to Travel

Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from persons with transfer or list eligibility to the class of Associate Governmental Program Analyst.

Note: Please include job title and position number for which you are applying. Applications will be reviewed and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

The State Personnel Board’s State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) lists will take precedence.

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