This position functions as a legal specialist for the Population Health Administration in the Public Health Legal Division within the Bureau of Legal Affairs. This position is responsible for specialized legal knowledge on complex issues primarily for the WIC program but also for other public health programs including maternal and infant health, division of HIV/STD programs, smoke free air, and tobacco-related programs. This position is also responsible for legal guidance to the entire department on contract issues.  This position requires independent judgment and discretion, as well as advanced knowledge of applicable areas of law, and therefore requires a Juris Doctor degree. This position is responsible for responding to the legal needs that impact the Public Health Administration leadership and staff, primarily for the WIC program.