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PROGRAM COORDINATOR (W. I. C.)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for directing a supplemental nutrition program for women. infants, and children. Responsibilities include staff supervision, case management, program policy interpretation, fiscal management and implementation of regulations to assure WIC clients’ nutrition education and program benefits. Work is performed under the general supervision of departmental administrators who allow leeway for independent action. An employee in this class exercises general supervision over a small number of professional staff and over a number of paraprofessional level WIC Assistants and clerical personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Acts as liaison with state and regional WIC offices for the development, implementation and monitoring of WIC standards and the quality assurance system used to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations.
Supervises activities of the WIC Clinic and personnel assigned therein.
Monitors caseload and program operations to accommodate caseload growth or change.
Interprets and implements WIC policy and insures compliance with state and federal regulations.
Coordinates nutrition, vendor, fiscal, and clerical components to insure efficient operation of WIC Program.
Compiles and analyzes numerical information relating to the WIC program to fulfill reporting requirements of state and local government.
Assists In budget preparation and analysis of program and monitors expenditures of funds concerning administrative WIC budget.
Participates in public health preparedness activities as trained and assigned.
Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and physical abilities.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of public health program administration.
Good knowledge of program planning and instruction.
Good knowledge of rules and regulations of the WIC program.
Ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to interpret WIC rules and regulations.
Ability to prepare written reports.
Ability to compile and analyze numerical data.
Ability to express oneself orally.
Ability to analyze, prepare and monitor budgets.
Ability to publicize the WIC program.
One (1) year of permanent competitive class status in the title of Senior Nutritionist, Community Health Nursing Supervisor, Public Health Social Work Supervisor, Public Health Education Supervisor or Program Coordinator (Health).
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in planning, implementing, organizing and supervising a community service or community health program, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory position; or,
B. Six (6) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, two (2) years of which must have been in a professional administrative capacity in planning, implementing, organizing and supervising a community service or community health program, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory position; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
NOTE: Successful completion of thirty (30) graduate semester hours in public health, public health education, public administration, business administration or a very closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of non supervisory work experience.