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BHP Bureau Director (210277)

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

Posted: Sep 06, 2023


Job Description:

The position (K0228709) Performs high level managerial work in coordinating the activities and setting priorities for planning, organizing, and directing the operation of a bureau with the responsibility for administering major agency and/or statewide programs that assure a comprehensive public health approach for the prevention, early identification, and control of chronic diseases, injuries, and disabilities that meet the overall mission and goals of KDHE. Coordinates assigned functions and activities of the bureau with other bureau and divisions and state, federal, and local agencies, planning process and the comprehensive statewide program for the prevention and control of Chronic disease and injury, including but not limited to cancer, cardiovascular disease, disabilities, arthritis, diabetes, SAFE Kids, unintentional and intentional injury.

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

Evaluates the effectiveness of existing and proposed programs through assessment of their impact on the public’s health and determines program requirements to meet overall bureau objectives and goals. Researches, develops, and implements methods or procedures used in the identification and resolution of complex health problems relating to disease and injury control issues. Develops and justifies bureau policy, procedures, and program operations in accordance with administrative objectives and state and federal laws. Establishes criteria for and directs preparation of grant applications to submit to private and federal government funding agencies for potential grant awards to KDHE for the purpose of implementing and evaluating chronic disease, disabilities, and injury prevention programs.

Supervises section directors and directs the supervision of staff of the bureau composed of administrative professionals, epidemiologists, medical professionals, and technical and clerical employees. This work includes making work assignments and facilitating the establishment of performance standards and the timely evaluation of personnel. Approves supervisory actions of subordinate managers who direct prevention and control programs in the areas of chronic diseases and injury prevention.


  • Four 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.


The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.

  • 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 Public Health, Allied Health, Arts, Administration, Business
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Allied Health, Arts, Health Administration
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Ability to supervise, assign, train and monitor work
  • Writing funded grant proposals, position papers, state plans
  • Partnership development
  • Knowledge and experience in the administration of program activities at the state level, preferably, but not necessarily limited to disease prevention and control and health associated activities.
  • Ability to administer a program that requires the coordination of a wide range of professions, groups, and disciplines, including epidemiologists, evaluators, laboratorians, administrators of local health departments, public health nurses, health care providers, leaders of community-based organizations and advocacy groups, and agency administrative personnel.
  • Five years of public health management in a substantial policy and administrative role

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 (210277) when emailing.

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

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  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
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  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $80,000 to $100,000