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Environmental Database Manager (210029)

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

Posted: Aug 16, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Database Manager opening in Topeka. The Bureau of Water is looking for an individual to work as a team to review and administer stormwater, hydrostatic, and ready-mix permits in the States new Kansas Environmental Information Management System (KEIMS) database. The position will review and guide facilities and/or their contractors during the renewal/application process for their respective permits. The position will also work regularly within the KEIMS, Oracle, and ICIS databases where the permit information is stored. The position will regularly run reports to provide updates on the status of their permitted universe. The position will also conduct all terminations, transfers, and other administrative processes for the universe as required.

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

This position provides assistance to the regulated community and the general public in the area of interpreting regulatory and permitting requirements and resolving problems encountered by permittees. This position is responsible for evaluating the completeness of approximately 3500 permit applications annually for the General Stormwater Program (Construction and Industrial Stormwater). The position is responsible for the complex tracking in KEIMS of all permits from the application to the issuance of the permit. The position is responsible for all permit modifications, transfers, and terminations.

This position will be the Database Manager for the Stormwater KEIMS database. Duties include validating data sets from permittees for accuracy and completeness (Construction and Industrial stormwater). The incumbent is responsible for insuring data transferred from KEIMS to federal databases (ICIS NPDES and ECHO) are accurate by exporting reports and conducting reviews. This position will be responsible for testing and evaluating KEIMS functionality to ensure program needs are met. Position Records Retention Manager. The incumbent will be required to know the detailed requirements and laws governing State Record Retention and will need to organize multiple record retention policies for each unit and section of the BOW. This position processes new permit fees and annual permit renewal fees amounting to well over $200,000 annually (which is match for a federal Clean Water Act grant). Duties include preparation of the annual billing invoices, generating second renewal notices and preparing payments for processing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of relevant technical experience in an environmental field/program. Education may be substituted by the agency as necessary.


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.

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Database experience (experience with ICIS NPDES, KEIMS, and internal KDHE databases preferred).
  • Experience interpreting technical guidelines, regulations, and permits to implement agency policy.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the NPDES program preferred (specifically stormwater, hydrostatic testing, and ready-mix permits).

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 (210029) 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

$ $22.18 to $23.27