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Program Consultant (207644)

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

Posted: Dec 04, 2023


Job Description:

The Program Consultant position (K0228725) within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment/ Division of Public Health (Bureau of Family Health) is hiring in Topeka.  This position will handle Fiscal and Caseload Management – Develop and implement funding to individually encumber approximately $14 million dollars in administrative funds for each contracted County Health Department for the management of the WIC program. Calculate and assign local agency caseload and expenditure targets. Ensure that local agencies submit affidavits for reimbursement on schedule and receive prompt payment by monitoring the receipt of affidavits and the payment process. Review monthly affidavits submitted by local agencies for payment to ensure that expenses claimed are proper and in compliance with State policies and Federal regulations. Track and analyze local agency caseload levels and financial expenditures to ensure that targets are achieved. Prepare monthly reports that include caseload levels, general administration, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, and client services expenditures. Develop policies and procedures to distribute and account for additional funds as they become available throughout the federal fiscal year.

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

Develop and implement policies and procedures for receiving and processing applications from and contracting with potential Local WIC agencies. Track and analyze participation at the category levels of Women, Infants and Children. Develop and implement methods to project participation levels for future time periods.  Research state policies and federal regulations and develop state policies and procedures to implement required changes.  Prepare and revise assigned portions of the Kansas WIC Policy and Procedure manual to improve the delivery of services to WIC participants.

Develop, prepare, and present material for assigned topics at WIC Annual Meeting and other training and informational venues as appropriate. Author articles for newsletters as needed and assigned.  Prepare reports for stakeholders within and outside of the State agency. Attend local, state, and national conferences, representing the Kansas WIC program in assigned areas.  Attend training as required by job responsibilities. Serve on Intra- and Inter-agency committees as assigned.  Participate fully in the ongoing design and implementation of the statewide WIC management information system, commonly known as KWIC.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring activities relevant to the agency’s programs. Education 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 business administration, Public Administration, Public Health, or Education areas.
  • Two years of experience in data analysis and preparing reports based on data.
  • Two years of experience in teaching and training individuals and small and large groups
  • Two years of experience in program, policy and procedure development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Two years of experience working independently in deadline situations.
  • Ability to remember facts, numerical data, regulations/policies/procedures.
  • Ability to understand and answer questions regarding such information from live audiences.
  • Goal setting and self-initiative
  • Ability to make judgments based on facts and situations.
  • Teaching and developing training materials.
  • Communications and negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.

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 when emailing.

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Contact Information:

[email protected] 

Salary Range

$ $20.13 to $22.16