Women Infants Children W I C Section Supervisor
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Position Title:
Women Infants Children W I C Section Supervisor
*Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.

Listing Number: 12775-1472 &
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State Agency:
Public Health and Human Services
Human Resources P.O. Box 4210
Helena , MT 59604
Phone: (406)444-3136
Fax: (406)444-0262
TTY: (406)444-2590
E-mail: hhsea@mt.gov

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Local Montana Job Service Workforce

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Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Public Health and Human Services

Public Health and Safety

Family and Community Health



State Application Required:

$29.45 - $36.81

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: Depending on qualifications and internal equity.

Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Special Information: The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a supplemental nutrition program that helps families start out strong and stay that way. The Department of Public Health is searching for a Section Supervisor to lead the Department's WIC Program and the program's staff. If you are passionate about improving the health of others through nutrition and promoting healthy lifestyles, consider applying for this job. We are looking for employees committed to improving the health of Montana's people and communities.

For this position, we offer yearly benefits which include:
  • A contribution of $9,672/year towards health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance;
  • Choice between two defined retirement benefit plans and an optional 457(b) deferred compensation;
  • Fifteen days paid vacation, twelve days sick leave, and ten paid holidays.

The majority of work takes place in a typical office environment with extended periods of keyboarding. Public speaking may be required. Approximately 25% in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check
Duties: This position serves as a Section Supervisor and is responsible for:

Program Development
  • Coordinates and conducts strategic planning to develop and establish plans that are aligned with the broader bureau and division goals and objectives.
  • Establishes section goals, objectives and work plans to guide program and grand administration.
  • Develops, writes and implements section and program policies, rules and regulations related to program/service delivery improvement including changes to administrative rules, and interpreting state and federal regulations.
  • Evaluate the impact of programs on public health improvement/disease prevention efforts and determine areas for improvement.
  • Ensure coordination with local and tribal health agencies, local health officials, and health professionals to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Conduct research and analysis to evaluate information on successful program policies and procedures regarding program/service delivery improvement.
  • Write grant applications to seek additional program funding through federal and other sources.

Program Operations
  • Provide direction and oversight in the development, implementation and evaluation of program activities and interventions with public health.
  • Oversee technical assistance and give direction to stakeholders in the development of systems and processes that will support public health service delivery at the local level.
  • Administer section budget, policies, grants, contracts, information systems and related systems and activities to ensure efficient program operations, compliance with statutory responsibilities, related laws, and compliance with state, federal and national standards.
  • Develop program budgets by reviewing allocations, recommendations from subordinates, project plans and objectives, and expenditures.
  • Develops and Writes technical reports.
Staff Supervision
  • Provides supervision to ensure decisions and actions are aligned with policies, laws, and best practices.
  • Evaluates the performance of all positions directly supervised by completing performance evaluations, and providing corrective actions and discipline.
  • This position supervises approximately ten FTE.

Competencies: Required for the first day of work:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of public health program administration, research methodology and disease prevention and control.
  • Knowledge of state and federal funding requirements, and grant, contract, and budget management.
  • Knowledge of public health program planning, development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of personnel management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, including using spreadsheets, word processing, database, email, internet and other computer programs.
  • Bachelor's degree in health sciences, behavioral/social sciences or a closely related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience that includes program planning and administration.
  • Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Three years supervisory experience required, five years preferred.
  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field is preferred.
Supplemental Questions:

Your answer to the supplement question must be specific regarding dates and employers.

  • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a high-profile program at both Federal and State levels. Montana receives guidance from Federal, regional and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) program partners. Participation on national and regional committees is essential to fully understand the breadth of the WIC program. Developing and maintaining relationships with Federal and State partners, contractors, retailers, and participants is essential to this position. Please provide an example of how you developed and maintained relationships with partners or stakeholders. Using this example, describe how you used these relationships to improve your program goals and objectives.

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