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

Category: Programs / Government

Closing Date to Submit Applications: December 8, 2022

Job Title: Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)

# of Positions: 4

Organization: California Department of Social Services

Salary: $5,518.00 - $6,907.00 per month

Location: These positions can be filled in Sacramento, Fresno or Los Angeles counties.


Job Description: The Family Engagement and Empowerment Division (FEED) Field Services Section (FSS) is looking for Four (4) AGPA positions throughout the State of California to conduct federally mandated administrative reviews (ARs) of Program Operators participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). DSS is looking for individuals who can provide excellent customer service, technical assistance and training while working with CACFP Operators at participating child care centers, day care homes and adult day care centers. This position requires 50 percent travel throughout the State.

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.


How to Apply:

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


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