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Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) at California Department of Social Services

Category: Programs / Government

Closing Date to Submit Applications: July 15, 2024

Job Title: Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)

# of Positions: 1

Organization: California Department of Social Services

Salary: $5,684.00 - $7,114.00 per month

Location: These positions are located in Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties


Job Overview: The Family Engagement and Empowerment Division (FEED) California Department of Social Services is looking for (3) Associate Governmental Program Analysts (AGPAs) who are responsible for conducting the administrative reviews (ARs) of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which are mandated federally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The AGPA are Subject Matter Experts, particularly with financial evaluation of the ARs. They will complete all areas of the ARs within child care centers, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, at-risk child care centers and day care home reviews to ensure state requirements and federal regulations are met. In addition, they will complete highly sensitive assignments which involve follow-up, complaints, problematic and seriously deficient reviews.

This position requires at least 50 percent travel. Travel is expected within the local area region and throughout California.

Some duties include:

  • Plan, schedule and conduct federally mandated ARs of the CACFP using state laws and federal regulations

  • Monitor, evaluate, and prepare detailed written reports containing CACFP federal regulations and state requirements

  • Receive and analyze all corrective action documents with the CACFP ARs, complaints and investigations

  • Educate, train, and provide technical assistance to CACFP Program Operators, all levels of food service, executive directors of community programs; and establish liaisons with licensing departments and county and city officials to promote successful ARs

  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert as it relates to the State laws and Federal regulations governing the CACFP oversight and accountability

  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for the Administrative Review (AR) process, particularly those parts related to CACFP Operators financial management

  • Conduct and review CACFP Operators financial viability, administrative capabilities, and program accountability

  • Serve as a team leader on large ARs or investigations for governmental control agencies for assigned sponsors upon request

  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert and evaluate training materials for statewide implementation

  • Maintain effective relationships and collaborate with CACFP Operators and between departments and within the Child and Adult Care Food Programs Branch

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement below.

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CalCareers Exam: Those interested in obtaining employment with the California Department of Social Services must apply and compete through the State recruitment process. Applicants who successfully pass the examination will be placed on an eligibility list used to recruit for positions.

To apply for the examination for this position, click on the link below to search for the examination and follow the “How to Apply” instructions in the examination announcement: CalCareers Exam/Assessment Search

If you already have list eligibility for this classification, you do not need to retake the examination, except when your list eligibility expires. For questions regarding the examination process and/or career opportunities with the California Department of Social Services, please contact the Examination Unit at

Contact: The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Gail Andersen

(916) 651-7344

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:

EEO Office

(916) 657-2326

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


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