FoodShare Program and Policy Analyst

Position Summary

This position is part of a team that has primary responsibility for planning, identifying, analyzing, developing and implementing policies to promote program and department objectives for FoodShare, Wisconsin’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The tasks and projects of this team are ever changing.  This position requires adaptability, along with strong organizational and time-management skills.

This position is responsible for the development and analysis of key eligibility policy relative to all aspects of the FoodShare program. The incumbent is responsible for:

  1. Assisting bureau, division and department management in identifying and developing necessary policy changes, which vary considerably in degree of scope and complexity.
  2. Working with information systems staff, to ensure that the data and systems necessary to implement the FoodShare-related program policy changes are properly developed.
  3. Developing detailed and comprehensive program plans, including a role in statewide procurement efforts with external vendors and partner.
  4. Staying apprised of FoodShare and SNAP related policy changes at the state and federal government level.
  5. Coordinating and analyzing feedback from external stakeholders and advocates regarding the impact of any changes to FoodShare policy or guidance.

Salary Information

Pay for this position is between $32.00 and $37.00 per hour (approximately between $66,560 and $76,960 per year) depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. A 12-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 07/03.

Pay for current or former state employees is set based upon the rules that apply to compensation for the applicable transaction.

Job Details

All applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether they are vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.

For positions that do allow remote working flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.


Minimally qualified applicants will have the following:

  • Experience conducting program/policy research and analysis, developing recommendations, and presenting recommendations to leadership both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience contributing to system or policy projects as the program expert or lead.
  • Experience working with Medicaid, FoodShare, or other public assistance programs.

Well-qualified applicants will have one or more of the following:

  • Experience administering Wisconsin’s FoodShare program or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing State and Federal policies, legislation, or laws.

For tips on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here. Please note, the letter of qualifications is limited to one (1) page.

How To Apply

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You will be required to attach your current resume and letter of qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format. Your resume and letter of qualifications are reviewed to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job qualifications listed above. Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Current or former permanent, classified, state employees must complete the online application process to be considered.

Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Questions can be directed to Roanne Quinn at

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.

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Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is March 23rd at 11:59 pm.


Organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Job Location: Madison, WI

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