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Accountant III (212647)

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

Posted: Apr 24, 2024


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Accountant III opening in Topeka. This position directs the fiscal administration of Bureau of Air trust funds and federal grants. Coordinates with technical staff in preparation for trust fund draw down requests and annual grant applications for numerous programs.  Prepares and submits active trust and grant reports per established schedule.  Verifies available funds per inquiry of Bureau staff for trust and grant expenditures. Communicates established trust and grant deadlines to relevant KDHE staff.

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

Oversees the development and completion of contracts using trust or grant funds for associated workplans with KDHE districts and local agencies for Kansas Air Quality Program activities such as air quality public education, planning, monitoring, emission reductions compliance inspections and permit issuance. Review all workplan tasks and deliverables associated with contracts to assure work is eligible for a specific fund. Prepare reports, as required, for management on objectives, deliverables, and progress in meeting contract requirements. Coordinate contracting activities with technical and fiscal staff through RFP development, bidding, and award of contracts.

Assists in the development and maintenance of policy documents for use and distribution by the Bureau to the regulated community, stakeholders, consultants, and public officials. Develops and recommends new and revised fiscal policies and procedures to agency management related to trust or grant fund program management. Serve as the main point of contact for dispute negotiation in trusts and grants matters. Coordinates with legal counsel, if needed, for mitigation of issues that require enforcement activities such as termination of access to the funds and subsequent cost recovery activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in professional accounting/auditing work. 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.

  • Experience with grant management, fiscal management, or financial forecasting.
  • Experience in providing direction necessary to implement the objectives of an agency, program, or organization.
  • Financial management skills.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret federal regulations and technical assistance documents.
  • Ability to assemble data and prepare reports.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.

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
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

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

How to Apply:

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

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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ 23.31 to 25.68