NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGER, WIC CLASS PURPOSE To plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate a statewide program to provide nutrition services for women, infants, and children (WIC); supervise staff; perform related work. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Program management. Typical responsibilities: plans and directs development of program policies, standards, guidelines, and goals; prepares WIC program grant applications and budgets; negotiates with federal agencies in obtaining funds, application of federal regulations, modifications of guidelines, and changes in operating plans; reviews and analyzes grants and budgets submitted by local agencies, recommends modifications, and allocates funds; drafts and negotiates local agency contracts; develops program budget and monitors expenditures; obtains bids for financial services of banks for processing WIC checks; prepares financial data for fiscal reporting; directs needs assessments on program services; prepares WIC program component of annual state health plan; directs monitoring operations and evaluates compliance of local health agencies and food retailers with federal and state regulations and guidelines; obtains bids for infant formula rebate contracts and negotiates terms; provides technical assistance to local agencies in developing and providing program services; directs maintenance of a computerized system that generates WIC checks and information for use in monitoring services, program evaluation, and reporting; prepares specifications for system modifications; resolves data processing problems; authorizes programming changes; hires staff and evaluates performance. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Certification as a Registered Dietician by the American Dietetic Association. Considerable knowledge of: maternal and child nutrition. Good knowledge of: management practices. Experience: supervising staff; planning and evaluating a nutrition program; interpreting statistical and scientific findings in nutrition; providing nutrition consultation.