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  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Nov 01, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Program Manager opening in Topeka. This position plans, develops, and evaluates the Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative (PMI), Teen Pregnancy Targeted Case Management (TPTCM), and other grant projects as assigned. Provides program leadership to ensure a high level of quality health services are maintained for women (including pregnant women), parents/other caregivers, infants, children, and adolescents throughout Kansas. Provide consultation to local agency staff, other KDHE bureaus, agencies, and public organizations regarding program populations. Establishes standards/criteria for use by local agencies and others regarding program functions in compliance with state and federal regulations and professional standards.  Disseminate population specific health information to medical service providers, local health department staff, pregnant women, parents and families, and other state and community partners. Disseminate written guidelines and standards of care for PMI and TPTCM services with reviews and revisions completed as necessary. Evaluate progress of local agencies in meeting program objectives by review of semi-annual narrative reports and periodic review of client visit data. Ensure statewide coordination of planning and implementation of program services.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Develops federal grant applications including budgets, assures compliance with state and federal requirements and regulations. Prepares Aid-to-Local (ATL) PMI and TPTCM grant application and reporting guidance materials. Reviews ATL grant applications for projected outcome and process objectives and makes funding recommendations. Develops contracts with local agencies, individuals and others relating to MCH program functions. Provides on-site monitoring review of local grantees that includes a review of client records, quality assurance activities, compliance with standards, policies, and protocols; and provides technical assistance in problem identification and assists in finding solutions. Reviews semiannual reports and statistical data for ATL grantee progress toward meeting program objectives. Reviews and approves quarterly financial status report of expenditures to assure cost effective use of funds and for conformance to federal and state intent. Seeks out grants and funding sources to improve maternal and child health related services according to identified needs and priorities for the state.

Evaluates data as a basis for program modifications, makes program recommendations based on the reviews and analysis, and prepares program reports as required by federal funders and state legislators. Assists in periodic review of state, county, and community health data in consultation with the Community Partnership Unit Director to assist local communities in addressing state priority health concerns and to assure that resource allocations address priority concerns. Conducts or reviews analysis of data to identify trends, needs and problem areas and develops appropriate strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of experience in planning, organizing, and directing the work of a department, program, or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.


  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications:

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public heath, nursing, social services, family studies or related field.
  • Master’s degree in public heath, nursing, social services, family studies or related field.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships.
  • Ability to plan, organize and perform variety of functions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and implement education and public health programs.
  • Ability to work with groups and individuals.
  • Ability to provide professional training and in service.
  • Ability to develop partnerships with community-based organizations.
  • Field experience in public health, behavioral health, social services programs.
  • Experience addressing health disparities and social determinants of health.
  • Experience in outreach and engagement of diverse populations.
  • Experience implementing programs for pregnant women (including adolescents).
  • Experience executing state/federal grant programs or similar complex projects.
  • Four years of experience in management/administration of health or social service.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

Please include the Job ID number (209979) when emailing.

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Salary Range

$ $22.16 to $25.68