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Application Consultant (210861)

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

Posted: Nov 01, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Application Consultant opening in Topeka. This position reviews initial applications for commercial childcare facilities in assigned management region and follows the process through to licensure or denial of application in accordance with the Kansas Administrative Procedures Act. Thoroughly reviews required documents communicating with facilities regarding missing information until application is complete. Requests initial and compliance surveys, reviewing findings and issuing temporary permits and permanent licenses according to procedures. Assist Monitoring team with other initial applications as needed. Works with KSFM to ensure fire approval is completed based on facility needs and surveyor assessment of facility measurements and license specifications. Works with KDADS, DCF and other partners to coordinate licensing efforts when childcare facilities are seeking dual licenses with other agencies. Reviews inquiry applications for programs seeking a determination on whether they need to become licensed to comply with State Laws and Regulations as a childcare facility.

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

Reviews all license amendment applications for commercial childcare facilities, following steps to licensure similar to initial applications. Oversee initial and compliance checks completed on residential facility initial applications that continue to have non-compliance issues. Works with facilities and surveyors to work towards compliance, completing the initial license process or requesting an Intent to Deny from KDHE Legal. Assist Monitoring team with other amendment applications as needed. Participates in the review of policy and management strategies in conjunction with the supervisor and field supervisor to provide internal quality control and evaluate program effectiveness. Participates in Staff meetings of the Early Care and Youth Programs Section as a team member and encourages creativity and teamwork among program staff. Promotes quality customer service, program goals and objectives, team partnerships, and provides positive leadership within and outside the Department. Work as a team member to contribute to the development of policies and procedures for the section and for local contractors. Implements and interprets policy and ensures compliance among program staff to increase consistency in application, timely flow, and completion of work processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in providing direction necessary to implement the objectives of an agency, program, or organizational unit. Education in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Social Services or a related field 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.

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Social Services, or a related field.
  • Two years of experience in child services and the childcare field.
  • Experience working on a team and organizing/coordinating activities and processes.
  • Experience exercising independent decision making.
  • Ability to set goals and develop strategies and plans to meet goals.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of principals/practices of early childhood education.
  • Regulatory experience.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • 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

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:

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Salary Range

$ $21.13 to $23.31