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Salary: $4,400.00 - $5,508.00
Posted: 07/01/2014

Job Description:

The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for analyzing reports and redemption data to formulate effective strategies for compliance investigations. Plans, prepares, and oversees undercover compliance activities on high-risk vendors. Travels state-wide utilizing sound judgment to maneuver through remote, densely populated, and high-crime areas to conduct investigations. Acts as the lead while performing investigations in the field. Conducts the more complex and sensitive investigations such as testing for trafficking and the sale of alcohol or tobacco.

Plans and conducts compliance monitoring of vendors for adherence to federal and state regulations. Reviews investigation reports for accuracy, completion, and integrity. Evaluates, reports, and makes recommendations for appropriate action to be taken, i.e., impose sanctions, follow-up investigation, audit, or vendor education. Write sanction letters including warning, disqualification and termination letters. Evaluate violations that impact other state and federal programs and make the appropriate referrals to other agencies for action. Coordinate efforts with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure reciprocal sanctions are issued. Independently plans, organizes, and conducts on-site store inspections of WIC authorized vendors to enforce the provisions of laws regulating the WIC Program. During the course of the inspection, the AGPA strives to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of the vendor owner and/or manager to obtain compliance with program requirements. Gathers and analyzes data to ensure the store is in compliance with authorization requirements.

Prepares on-site inspection reports and analyzes findings to make recommendations to management, various Sections within the WIC Program, and other governmental agencies for appropriate action. Represent the California WIC Program during the administrative appeal process by testifying at hearings to explain the activities which lead to the sanctions filed against the vendor and assists with special projects as assigned by the Section Chief.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Must be Able to Travel Statewide (Overnight) up to 50%
• Knowledge of CA WIC Program
• Bi-Lingual Skills a Plus
• Experience with Compliance Investigations
• Effective Writing and Communication Skills
• Knowledge of SharePoint, Excel and Microsoft Word a Plus
• Demonstrate Strong Analytical Skills
• Consistent and Regular Attendance

Who May Apply: Individuals currently at the Associate Governmental Program Analyst classification level or eligible for transfer, reinstatement, or list appointment are encouraged to apply. Send a completed, signed application to the person and address provided below. In the “Explanations” section of the State Application (STD 678), all applicants must indicate the basis of eligibility (e.g., SROA, Surplus, Reemployment, Reinstatement, Transfer, List Eligibility, etc.). If eligibility is by a list appointment, please provide a copy of your test results. Appointment may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. SROA/Surplus applicants must submit a copy of their letter with their applications. Applications will not be accepted by email. Failure to follow these instructions may result in automatic elimination from the hiring process for this position.

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.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Associate Governmental Program Analyst 580 - 510 - 5393 - 857
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
07/11/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
WIC Program - Attn: Kimberly Anderson
3901 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, 95834
Kimberly Anderson

Special Requirements:
Transfer or list eligibility

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