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PHEP Grant Specialist (210060)

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

Posted: Aug 16, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a PHEP Grant Specialist opening in Topeka. The KDHE Preparedness Program is in need of a Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Grant Specialist.  This position will be responsible for managing the PHEP grant received from the CDC.  Three (3) years’ experience in grant and project management is required.  Good communication skills are necessary as the position will work with both internal and external program partners.  This position can be fully remote.

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

Meet with all Preparedness staff that are on the workplan on a monthly basis to ensure that the state workplan objectives are met in a timely manner.  Meet quarterly with KDHE internal partners that are on the workplan to ensure the state workplan objectives are being met.  Will update the state work annually for annual grant submission. Will ensure that the regional, Sm, Med, & Lg LHD PHEP workplan is updated annually and posted on the KDHE website as well as the local and regional workplan guidance documents including updates throughout the grant year as needed.  Email updated state workplan tracker to CDC project officer on a monthly basis 4-5 days prior to monthly check in meetings.

Serve as a Preparedness Program liaison to various internal and external workgroups/meetings such as Ks. Healthcare Associated Infections/Antimicrobial Resistance advisory group, and others as needed.

Work with the KDHE Medical Countermeasures Program Manager to research and evaluate locations as possible sites for KDHE Receipt, Staging, and Storage locations as part of state level strategic national stockpile planning. These site assessments are also in partnership with the CDC and/or ASPR Stockpile Specialist, Kansas Highway Patrol, and United States Marshals Service.  Assist MCM/SNS/CRI program manager with the ORR submission as needed.


  • Three years of professional experience in grant management. 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 or Emergency Management.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Strong resource management and organization skills.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with plan development and review.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Experience with developing presentations and training.
  • Experience in the logistics components of complex plans and processes.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience in emergency management/disaster response, public health, health care, and/or response.
  • Meeting facilitation experience.

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 (210060) 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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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $22.16 to $23.58