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CARES Coordinator (210228)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Posted: Sep 06, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a CARES Coordinator opening in Topeka. This position serves as the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Coordinator for the Community-Clinical Linkages Section. This position is responsible for implementing, coordinating, and overseeing all aspects of the CARES Program in Kansas. Essential functions of this position include program and grant management, data management, and partnership building. Activities may include preparing and maintaining program reports, writing and negotiating contracts, identifying and engaging new partners, partner outreach, data collection and analysis utilizing computer software, and dissemination of data and program information.

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

Designs, implements, coordinates, oversees, and provides technical support for all aspects of the CARES program in Kansas. Serves as liaison to CARES Oversight staff and works with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program. Maintains complete and accurate program records. Works with CARES Oversight staff to help implement the CARES Program in Kansas. Coordinates the daily operational tasks that are needed for the maintenance of participating and future sites. Troubleshoots database errors and software system issues. Writes and negotiates contracts, manages contractors and creates strategic program and evaluation plans that result in completed grant activities. Assists with grant writing, reporting, and workplan development. Provides guidance for evaluation planning and work with chronic disease epidemiologist on maintaining necessary data and evaluation plans.

Works across bureau and agency lines to identify new partners and assist in development partnerships to promote the CARES program and cardiovascular disease prevention and management in Kansas. Maintains existing partnerships with public and private organizations and individual stakeholders. Coordinates communications and meetings with CARES partners and participating EMS agencies and hospital contacts. Performs outreach to potential project partners in local, regional healthcare as well as community-based partnerships, which may require episodic domestic travel. Collaborates with other state and local agencies to develop statewide health promotion strategies.


  • One year of experience in planning, organizing, and directing and/or providing social or human services to the public or community. A bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, or healthcare related field 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, health promotion, allied health, or related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, allied health, or related discipline.
  • Experience with program coordination and project management.
  • Experience with large data files and analysis.
  • Experience working with Emergency Medicine Departments (EMS).
  • Experience working in public health or clinical setting.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to a variety of people.
  • Computer proficiency with basic statistical applications.
  • 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:

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 (210228) when emailing.

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

  • First Sign in or register as a New User at
  • Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
    • Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page

Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $22.16 to $26.98