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Public Service Executive II (211246)

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

Posted: Dec 06, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Public Service Executive II opening in Topeka. The Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Director works closely with the Title V Maternal and Child Health Director to improve the health and well-being of Kansas mothers, infants, children, and youth especially those with special health care needs and their families. The team is looking for someone with a passion for helping families and skills in systems work, strategic planning, and innovative thinking. Skills in grant writing/management, contract management, and budgeting are preferred. Education and/or lived experience with children and youth with special health care needs also preferred.

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

Serve as the Kansas Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Director and aid in the administration of the MCH Services Block Grant. Provide leadership, direction, and support for the annual application and report, five-year needs assessment, federal review, monitoring and evaluating the impact of the State Action Plan; make recommendations for CSHCN system investments, proposing policy changes as needed to address Title V requirements for the CSHCN population, the workforce, and families/consumers, and other areas as assigned. Plan, implement, and evaluate initiatives to advance the KS State Plan for Systems of Care for CSHCN, with particular focus on the current national performance measure, and the insurance and financing systems of care domain. Act as a liaison to other federal and state agencies, public and private providers, insurers, and other external groups related to the special health care needs population, standards of care, capacity building, policy, and systems change.

Assist the Title V MCH Director in efforts to assure coordination and collaboration across the Bureau and Title V initiatives. Coordinate assigned duties associated with Title V workforce development. Provide supervision for the SHCN Program Manager and support program operations. Provide leadership and guidance to the state-mandated program staff on CSHCN delivery systems within the Bureau as related to Medicaid coverage and payment policies, legislative proposals that significantly impact the CSHCN population, local/community policies to improve access to care/services and need for community inclusion initiatives for diverse and high-risk populations. Lead and facilitate assigned special projects and initiatives, such as Bridges, to advance MCH service delivery systems specifically related to CSHCN.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of experience in providing direction necessary to implement the objectives of an agency, program, or organizational unit. 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 public administration, Social Services/Social Work, Family Studies, or related field.
  • Master’s degree in public administration, Social Services/Social Work, Family Studies, or related field.
  • Two years’ experience in public health or Maternal Child Health service delivery.
  • One year of experience implementing goals to improve the health of Children and Families.
  • Specialized knowledge and/or experience related to individuals with special health care needs, the disability population, and caregiver health.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple program tasks and deadlines.
  • Grants management including fiscal management and action planning.
  • Strong understanding of data management and utilization to drive programs and services.
  • Ability to provide effective coaching, mentoring, and professional development.
  • Knowledge of principals/practices of program administration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize and perform variety of functions.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with supervisors, subordinates, partners.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • 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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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $56,076.80 to $63,356.80