Under the general direction of the Chief of the Training and Career Development Section, the AGPA independently coordinates, develops, conducts, and facilitates trainings and curricula for state and local WIC agency staff, based on WIC policies, learner-centered principles and practices, and public health models on topics such as Civil Rights, Customer Service, and Motivational Interviewing. Maintains a working knowledge of local WIC agency services, operations, policies, and procedures. Leads training-related workgroups and develops work plans for the successful implementation and evaluation of statewide trainings including distance learning. Independently reviews and provides feedback to other sections within the WIC Division who are developing training curricula. Assists specialists with the implementation of projects such as the Statewide WIC Training Bulletin, WIC Nutrition Assistant Certification, Academy for Participant-Centered Leadership, and WIC Career Development. Provides technical assistance to local WIC agencies on these projects to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Assists in coordinating the WIC Division’s participation in conferences such as the California WIC Association conferences, Childhood Obesity conference, and California Dietetic Association conferences. Works in conjunction with conference planning teams to market conferences, organize attendance, develop materials for exhibits, facilitate sessions, and ensure that conference activities maintain a public health focus consistent with the mission and goals of the WIC Division. Independently prepares training-related reports for internal and external use. Analyzes and interprets results of training evaluations. Conducts ongoing training needs assessments and evaluations to determine appropriate training methods for approximately 3,500 local WIC agency staff employed by 82 different local WIC agencies. Translates research, program regulations, needs assessments, and evaluation findings into practical program application plans and policy direction. Prepares bill analyses, issue memos, letters, reports, and other correspondence for the section.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to proficiently use common computer applications to conduct work
• Moderate travel (up to 25%) is required
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.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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