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Program Evaluator (210318)

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

Posted: Nov 16, 2023



The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Program Evaluator opening in Topeka. This position would be housed within the Office of the Secretary within KDHE and will cover a wide range of research and analytical duties, acting as a highly skilled resource to the Office of the Secretary and Office of Personnel Services within the areas of workforce development and human resources and capital management. This position will be responsible for innovative strategic planning regarding grant evaluation and the continuous improvement of workforce services for special populations, including those with barriers to employment. The Evaluator’s focus is data research, performance metrics, and analysis and evaluation of grant programs (OE22-2203) intended to provide workforce and related services to special populations, including those with barriers to employment. The Evaluator promotes what is learned from these evaluations and assessments by developing data-interpretive expert narratives which may be communicated via analytical reports, graphs and tables, toolkits, stakeholder webinars, policy briefs, and conference presentations for purposes of dissemination to the public and policymakers.

Previous working grant experience or grant management experience would be preferred.

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

Identify, develop, and/or disseminate evaluation tools or resources to support evaluation efforts. Provide support for evaluation projects and internal surveys. Maintain program evaluation calendar, project list, and record meeting minutes. Collect, organize, interpret, and summarize qualitative and numerical data.

Conducts evaluation data collection activities, including interviews and focus groups, pre/post-test of program interventions; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; report development and other dissemination activities. Serves as a consultant and subject matter expert (SME) on OE22-2203 and other grant evaluation activities. Prepare graphic presentations including summary spreadsheets and graphs. Assist with quality control and data validation. Assist with preparation of reports summarizing evaluation projects and efforts.

Contributes to grant-related evaluation activities through quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. Aids project and program managers in management and administration activities, including contracts and project task management. Communicates research findings through compelling written, visual, and real-time mediums in accessible, engaging, and actionable ways for our diverse set of clients. Takes initiative and ownership of projects, is detail-oriented, leverages our diverse team, and demonstrates how-to thinking and a knack for getting things done.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of previous professional experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related field required or equivalent experience.

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.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and innovatively.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with experience working with individuals.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads.
  • Data entry, management, and cleaning.
  • Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools.
  • Experience with survey and/or statistical software.
  • Program Evaluation 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:

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Contact Information:

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Salary Range

$ $28.85 to $33.65