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Program Consultant (210164)

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

Posted: Sep 06, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Program Consultant opening in Topeka. This position reviews and approves applications for operator examinations, reviews and approves operator renewals.  Issues operator certificates and renewal certificates in accordance with regulatory requirements for work experience and education.  Processes and tracks payments for operator exams, operator renewals and wastewater permit.

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

Database administrator for the operator certification database.  Duties include records management control for certification renewal, testing and training information, analyzes and interprets data through complex queries in response to data requests. Maintains operator certification database linkages with the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) and the Kansas Environmental Information System (KEIMS).  Enters and analyzes data for generation and evaluation of operator certification exams.

Coordinates the daily activities of the water and wastewater operator certification program.  Duties include coordinating with federal, local, and private industry officials to ensure that public water supply systems and wastewater treatment facilities are under the supervision of an appropriately certified operator.  Interprets statutes, regulations and program policies regarding training and certification requirements to the public, including operators, elected officials and private sector managers.

Preparation of exam packets and proctoring at exam locations.  Involves infrequent overnight travel to administer examinations.


  • Six months 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.


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.

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 (210164) 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

$ $17.39 to $19.16