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Public Health Informatician (210929)

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

Posted: Nov 16, 2023



The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Public Health Informatician opening in Topeka. The mission of Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.  As a part of that community vision our team organizes, summarizes, and disseminates data to reveal trends and spikes in Kansas vital and health data that help the state, and its citizens make smart choices and live healthy sustainable lives.  As a data analyst on our team, you can impact the trajectory of our state, to lead the state in stewardship, and help the state adapt to change.

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

Develop, test, maintain data dissemination/visualization programming for analytical tools and software: Kansas Information for Communities, Kansas Health Matters, Tableau, & ArcGIS Pro using SAS, Tableau desktop, PHP, XML, and Office 365 products. Research, write, and program code in SAS, Excel, HTML, PHP, XML, R or CSS to program or update the functionality of the data visualization tools. Evaluate the functionality of the data visualizations to identify areas for improvements or change.

Prepare, program, edit analytical programs using SAS, Excel, PHP, and vendor interfaces to develop and/or update datasets suitable for inclusion in dashboard and query tools: Kansas Information for Communities, Kansas Health Matters, Tableau, & ArcGIS Pro. Post all new datasets to the requisite servers for use by data visualization/dissemination tools. Validate results of newly posted data against standard existing analytical tables or analytical tables prepared by self. Research new methods for data visualization and dissemination. Prepare draft social media content based on data updates to visualization/dissemination tools.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in analyzing data and programming of applications that provide data visualization or summary information. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.


  • Bachelor’s degree.

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.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, Statistics, or Analytical Programming.
  • Master’s degree in public health, Statistics, or Analytical Programming.
  • SAS, R, SQL, or other programing skills to analyze data for dissemination.
  • 6 months experience using SAS.
  • 6 months experience using PHP.
  • 6 months experience programing HTML, CSS, XML.
  • 3 months experience analyzing public health data.
  • Presentation and training skills.
  • Tableau programming skills.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Advanced experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.

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.

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Contract Information:

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Salary Range

$ $23.31 to $28.31