Full Job Description
Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy:
Job Posting closes: 4/26/2020
Required documents uploaded by: 4/26/2020
Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
Our agency head is Secretary Lee Norman, who was appointed by Gov. Kelly in Jan 2019. We are made up for three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health care finance (which includes KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof. This allows us to take a holistic approach to the health and well-being of all Kansans.
About the Position:
Who can apply: Anyone (External)
Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
Annual Salary Range: $85,000.00
Note: Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
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
Fitness Centers in select locations
Employee discounts with the STAR Program
Retirement and deferred compensation programs
Infant at work program
Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information
Position Summary & Responsibilities:
The position (K0124678)
Provide policy-level leadership regarding vital records and health statistics, informatics and epidemiology for a broad spectrum of public health issues. Directs surveillance activities, epidemiologic investigations and coordinate public health measures across KDHE programs. Promote standardization and data analysis to support KDHE programs. Assures the civil registration system is managed efficiently and effectively. Coordinate with public health preparedness and Emergency Management on bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Serve as Director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics (BEPHI). Assure administrative, programmatic, evaluation, and leadership responsibilities for all programs and activities within BEPHI. Serve as State Registrar, enforce the Vital Statistics Act and regulations, and direct collection and issuance of vital statistics records. Oversee field activities and ensure compliance with state statutes and federal contracts. Provide direct guidance for and supervision of staff in the Office of Vital Statistics and Public Health Informatics. Assure capacity for agency infectious disease and health conditions surveillance for KDHE. Assure administrative and support needs for the State Epidemiologist and associated programming.
Provide leadership and guidance for the preparation of publications, web pages, and other communications media for dissemination of information related to work conducted by BEPI. Design, prepare, and review reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information. Make oral presentations on results of data analyses and other information to diverse audiences. Review and prepare responses to requests for information. Assist the State Epidemiologist in the preparation of testimony to Legislative Committees and makes presentations/provides testimony as directed.
Represent the State of Kansas on national forums and professional organizations such as the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS), Public Health Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other groups on issues related to public health informatics and vital records/statistics. Conduct educational and promotional activities with the state’s professional organizations and public health agencies.
Masters Degree or a Ph.D.
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.
MPH or PhD with at least five years’ experience in informatics, health statistics a federal, state, or local health department. Experience and education may be substituted as determined appropriate by the agency.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
Knowledge of surveillance systems
Adept at personal computing, scientific writing, public speaking, and data analysis
Two or more years clinical experience or teaching. Excellent interpersonal skills
Three or more years management and supervisory experience for professional positions
Three or more years’ experience in public health
Leadership and management abilities at a major administrative unit level.
Comprehensive knowledge of standard principles of epidemiology and outbreak investigation
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Hope Stover
Mailing Address: 1000 SW Jackson St. Suite 580 Topeka, KS 66612
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Tax Clearance Certificate
DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)
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Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
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How to Claim Veterans Preference:
Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.