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The Kansas Department of Commerce regularly has openings across a variety of fields including program management, IT, workforce services and more.

When you choose a career with the Department of Commerce, you’re choosing to be part of an exciting organization with an important mission to help grow the state of Kansas and create an environment where businesses, communities and people can excel for generations to come.

We’ve collected some exciting opportunities here on this page, or you can visit the State of Kansas Job Board. If an opportunity seems exciting to you please reach out to our HR Recruiting team with your current resume using the form below.

Department of Commerce

Apprenticeship Partnership Manager

This is an exciting role in the growing Kansas Office of Apprenticeship. This role will manage existing and new apprenticeship partners with the intent to rapidly expand KS apprenticeship numbers and engagement. This will be a public facing position that will have intentional and collaborative responsibilities to manage the office outreach and sales initiatives to amplify apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships.  Duties will be varied and will engage businesses and industry, the Kansas higher education system, workforce boards and non-profits and more. 

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

  • The Apprenticeship Partnership Manager is a public facing position that will have varied duties as it pertains to development of new partnerships and maintenance of existing partnerships across the entire state of Kansas.
  • This position must have, or be willing to quicky learn, a complete knowledge of the Registered Apprenticeship system, new program development and RAPIDS system maintenance.
  • Additional management requirements are including but not limited to sales presentations, convening partnerships, development of new programs to be approved the Kansas Apprenticeship Council, representation at industry events, development and management of outreach plans and initiatives, working with all KDC office staff on execution of apprenticeship initiatives, and more.
  • This position will be responsible for both leading and supporting events, trainings, and more as it relates to the Registered Apprenticeship Office.
  • This position will engage with a wide variety of stakeholders including chambers, businesses, industry representatives, K12 schools, higher education, workforce boards, unions, non-profits and more.
  • This position needs to have strong administrative skills and ability to multitask to manage issues, paperwork, budgets, and people to support these efforts.
  • Provides consultative services to existing KDC-RA staff as well as prospective program sponsors and intermediary hubs in promotion and development of training programs utilizing RA.
  • Aid in development of the Standards of Apprenticeship for training programs, including on-the-job training outlines, related technical instruction schedules and wage progression schedules that meets state and federal Registered Apprenticeship Guidelines.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$27.60/hr 
Benefits Eligible

Social Media Coordinator 200994

The Social Media Coordinator is a vital position on the Public Affairs team for the Department of Commerce. As a key member of this team you will be responsible for developing, protecting and enhancing the brand by ensuring all communication and marketing materials are informative, clear and professional. Will develop and execute communication tactics including, but not limited to, collateral materials, web and social content, direct marketing, newsletters, reports, talking points, etc. This person will also manage best practice communications tools and provide training to others within the organization when required.  The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in a public or private organization or ad agency.

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

  • Develops and executes written communications including, but not limited to, press releases, web content, newsletters and business spotlights. 
  • Develops and executes visual communications including, but not limited to, videography, script writing and photography.
  • Manages and creates content for Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce social media accounts.
  • Assists with creation of talking points, presentations and memos.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$45,000-55,000 annually depending on education and experience.
Benefits Eligible

Data and Research Intern 203624

Calling all Computer Science, Geography, Geoscience, Surveying, Engineering or related field degree seekers. Join the Kansas Department of Commerce as a Data and Research Analyst Intern. This position will gain you experience working directly with the Lead Data Analyst with projects using ArcGIS software.

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

  • Develops and executes written communications including, but not limited to, press releases, web content, newsletters and business spotlights. 
  • Develops and executes visual communications including, but not limited to, videography, script writing and photography.
  • Manages and creates content for Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce social media accounts.
  • Assists with creation of talking points, presentations and memos.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p (up to 32 hours per week)
$14.00/hr. 
Non-Benefits Eligible

Law Clerk Internship

KDC is looking for a Legal Intern to assist with legal research, interpreting and applying law, court decisions and other legal authority in the preparation of research memorandums and briefs.

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

  • Research proposed legislation as needed
  • Research the legislative history of pertinent pieces of legislation by becoming familiar with the State Library
  • Perform special projects
  • Prepare and maintain various legal records and reports

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and either be currently enrolled or have graduated from an accredited law school.

Please provide an unofficial transcript, writing sample and resume to be considered.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p (up to 32 hours per week)
$16.00/hr. 
Non-Benefits Eligible

Director of Advanced Technology 203672

In collaboration with state leadership and Bioscience/Tech Sector partners, designs a framework through which Kansas can professionally and skillfully re-establish technology and bio/life sciences as a major business recruitment and retention priority helping make Kansas a national leader in bioscience, foster economic growth, advance scientific knowledge and improve Kansans’ quality of life.

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

  • Advises and coordinates with the Secretary of Commerce, Chief Strategy Officer and the Administration on methods and strategies to be more competitive in the advanced technology sector, especially business development including startups, recruitment and business expansion
  • Serve as a liaison with companies and entrepreneurs in the technology sector by identifying opportunities for growth and developing positive relationships with key individuals in such companies
  • Remains current in areas of expertise in technology sectors.  Provide technical business assistance to early stage Kansas companies regarding SBIR/STTR and technology commercialization, coordinates training seminars, provides mentoring and intermediary services linking businesses with federal agencies
  • Develop partnerships with Regent universities to advance research investments toward commercialization, thus creating new business ventures that seek to grow in Kansas
  • Serves as liaison with trade associations in the technology sector to market Kansas as a national leader in technology growth
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$60,000 – 82,000 annually depending on education and experience.
Benefits Eligible

Regional Project Manager (Economic Development Rep) 203247

Delivers highly diverse, and sometimes complex business development programs administered by the State.  Prepares and presents state and federal financing options and incentives for new and existing businesses.  Serves as the Commerce business retention liaison in Northeast Kansas.

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

  • Regularly meets with existing businesses in the Northeast Region to help stimulate growth of the Kansas economy. 
  • Communicates with entrepreneurs, company executives and community leaders to help expand and retain business in Kansas.
  • Provides technical expertise to in-state business prospects regarding the advantages of business retention and expansion.
  • Prepares and presents written proposals to companies outlining the incentives available to them.
  • Negotiates with companies on monies available and interact with agency decision makers in support of worthy projects.
  • Plans, develops, and implements programs to guide the efforts of communities and local development officials for the purpose of retaining existing businesses, increasing national markets for local businesses, and revitalizing communities in Northeast Kansas.
  • Represents the agency by attending a wide variety of economic development-related meetings, such as industry stakeholder meetings, economic development conferences and workshops as well as attends banquets and events in the region.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$58,240 to $62,400 annually depending on education and experience.
Benefits Eligible

Economic Analyst 203583

Manages and coordinates contracts with grant sub-recipients. Manages deliverables by contract recipients.

Designs and develops programs in response to program or grant requirements; coordinates and facilitates procurement measures for contract recipients of US Economic Development Administration programs.

Provides training, technical assistance and consultative services to grant partners as requested and/or required.

Assures all assigned programs are compliant, operational and meet objectives. Assures reporting for selected activities serving as a liaison between the department and the US Economic Development Administration.

Coordinates assigned projects, contracts and MOUs; oversees and monitors programs that are developed; provides support regarding program needs and operational issues; advises fund recipients of methods to improve programs and keeps them abreast of applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Satisfactorily completes all training required by federal, state and local partners.

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

  • Contract management with selected providers
  • Periodic internal reporting of fund management and executed services
  • Review of contract compliance and services
  • Budget management of award
  • Coordination and preparation of federal compliance reports

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$50,000.00 annually
Benefits Eligible

Office of Rural Prosperity Intern- 204095

The Office of Rural Prosperity’s Intern will help create and support the new RuralbyChoice Champions Program, which will help support individuals who will be tasked with addressing a specific challenge in their community.  This intern would help these champions to organize meetings, set up strategic planning sessions, and coordinate social media messaging around this initiative.  They will also help create a Ruralbychoice Youth Champions network via social media platforms, such as TicToc and Instagram. 

The ORP Summer Intern is based in the Office of Rural Prosperity Office, in the Founders Place building in Independence, KS, and reports to ORP’s Director (“Director”).

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

  • Work closely with the ORP Director and ORP staff to advance the administration’s priorities and values
  • Work with ORP staff and communication(s) team to develop correspondence to rural stakeholders and partners including social media posts, keeping the website up-to-date, and content for mass email communication
  • Conduct basic research to support ORP meetings, workgroups, and other content creation. Examples may include content intended for: in-depth social media posts, ORP reports and communications with stakeholders and partners, best practices for workgroups, national, state, and local background research, etc
  • Priority project will be to help organize the Rural Champions Program, coordinate logistics for these meetings, and assemble support teams from various state agencies
  • Provide professional and technical support for ORP including, but not limited to, composing and disseminating correspondence, managing a list of contacts and public requests, coordinating logistics for ORP events and meetings, working with agencies to keep an up-to-date list of resources available, and completing expense form and other operational duties
  • Create new social media campaigns to increase the awareness of youth in rural Kansas to the opportunities in rural.  This will be done on Instagram, Facebook, and Tictoc
  • Staff meetings and events with the Lt. Governor and ORP as necessary
  • Special projects as assigned by the Lt. Governor or Director
  • Must demonstrate a strong and self-motivated personality, with attention to detail, confident decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Must possess an ability to listen and communicate clearly, fluently and diplomatically both orally and in writing
  • Works with and communicates with internal and external partners to assist with and coordinate operations
  • Must also remain flexible, resilient, calm and present a professional image.  They must also maintain the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, delegate and accomplish daily work activities under exacting time constraints, frequent interruptions and often under deadline
  • Heavy local, in-state or regional travel with the Director may be required.  Travel of this nature may occur in official state vehicle(s) and/or executive aircraft and typically concludes with the same business day, as practical.  Some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required.  Applicant must be able to reasonably accommodate such travel requirements.

 

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p (up to 32 hours per week)
$14.00/hr. 
Non-Benefits Eligible

Rural Opportunity Zone (ROZ) Program Assistant 205901

Position Summary: 

The Office of Rural Prosperity’s Rural Opportunity Zone Program Specialist is responsible for providing administrative support for the rural opportunity zone program, As the first point of contact for the ROZ program, they should conduct themselves in a way that strengthens and protects the reputation of the State of Kansas and the administration. This position will work with The ROZ Program Manager and ORP team to develop correspondence to rural stakeholders and partners on ROZ including social media posts, website updates, and content for mass email communication. They will also work with ROZ participants, applicants, and sponsors to ensure that all documentation is up to date in the Salesforce system. 

This person will also assist Counties, foundations, employers and other ROZ sponsors for the Student Loan Forgiveness program to ensure that they understand the benefits of this workforce recruitment tool.  They will help process these sponsorships, and match these with the sponsored employee to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the ROZ student loan forgiveness program.

The ROZ Program Manager is based in the Office of Rural Prosperity Office located in Independence, Kansas, and reports to ORP’s Executive Director (“Director”).

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

  • Works closely with the Office of Rural Prosperity, the Rural Opportunity Zone Program Manager, and ROZ team to ensure that the Rural Opportunity Zone program operates effectively and efficiently to serve rural Kansans.  They will serve as the first point of contact for the Rural Opportunity Zone Program requests and information from the public and stakeholders. Work with ORP staff and communication(s) team to develop correspondence to rural stakeholders and partners on ROZ including social media posts, keeping the website up-to-date, and content for mass email communication. Ensure that all applications, attestations, and ROZ program details are up to date in Salesforce. Provide professional and technical support for ROZ including, but not limited to, composing and disseminating correspondence, managing a list of contacts and public requests, coordinating logistics for ORP events and meetings, working with agencies to keep an up-to-date list of resources available, and completing expense form and other operational duties.
  • Facilitate, organize, and review the annual county/employer/local support renewals for the ROZ student loan program including the financial forms, and other project management tracking for the ROZ program. Keep all ROZ reports up to date in salesforce and provide regular monitoring of application system. Work with Commerce staff to ensure compliance with the residency requirements for ROZ participants on an annual basis.  Process ROZ student loan payments and applications. 
  • Work with interns and staff to promote the ROZ program with businesses, foundations, colleges and universities, especially around social media to grow the reach of ROZ and to increase the ROZ recruitment network in other States. Staff meetings and events with the Lt. Governor and ORP as necessary. This may include providing briefing memos ahead of events so staff is prepared. Performs administrative support for the Office of Rural Prosperity, including travel arrangements, travel reimbursements, and other administrative duties as needed.
  • Be the initial point of contact for the Office of Rural Prosperity and the Rural Opportunity Zone program. Welcome visitors to the office and handle any phone calls or general ORP information requests as needed.

Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One (1) years’ experience in an administrative assistant position, or one (1) year experience in public administration, rural development, strategic planning, communication, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, marketing, business, communications, or another related field.
  • Experience in public administration, Salesforce, program administration, or other clerical or program management

 

Monday – Friday, 8:00a to 5:00p
$17.50-$22.16/hr. 
Benefits Eligible

Community Development

Director-Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) 205303

Kansas Department of Commerce is seeking a visionary and pragmatic leader for the position of Director for the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC). Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is essential to supporting artistic production, flourishing community, and the economy in Kansas by enhancing arts, culture, and creative placemaking opportunities at the community level through programs and initiatives. The KCAIC Director provides direction, leadership, and strategy for the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission programs and initiatives, manages the budget and National Endowment for the Arts grants, supervises staff and field representative team, organizes quarterly Commission meetings, and manages the day-to-day administrative functions and activities of the organization.

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

  • Leads the State of Kansas through development and assessment of programs, working with stakeholders throughout Kansas to create forward-thinking and innovative initiatives, identifying new cultural resources and developing inclusive strategies for all sectors of the creative economies. Directs and oversees all phases of KCAIC grant programs including the development of administrative rules, regulations, reporting procedures, fiscal/reimbursement policies and ensures compliance with relevant state and federal agencies.  Communicates with organizations, communities and Commerce/KCAIC staff regarding the status of applications, contracts, payments, and closeouts.     
  • Provides oversight and guidance to all KCAIC field representatives and staff including communication with applicants regarding eligibility, program compliance, expense allowability, budget variances and all procedures; analysis of potential projects and partnerships to ensure successful achievement of program objectives and relevancy to local and regional economic and community development strategies; articulation of constructive feedback and proposal improvements suggestions; and overall technical assistance and expertise throughout the life of an approved project. Develops processes and procedures for project tracking and coordination. Develops metrics and evaluates quarterly and year end reports to determine individual effectiveness and overall program success.
  • Directs and implements strategies, initiatives, and procedures to integrate all KCAIC programs to produce maximum benefits for partners and communities and the long-term growth of healthy cultural ecosystems.  Ensures all phases of KCAIC funding, program development and evaluation, and professional initiatives are based on research and public input that align with the state arts plan, current research from the field, the needs of the constituents, federal guidelines, and legislative intent. Examines all processes and procedures to ensure that they are consistent with the KCAIC strategic plan and, where applicable, state and federal (NEA) objectives. Evaluate and adjust programs and forms as necessary based on effectiveness and public involvement. Identifies and fosters partnerships with other state and local agencies for mutually beneficial programming and project development
  • Serve as liaison with federal and regional partners, including the National Endowment for the Arts and Mid-America Arts Alliance. Work with the NEA to secure partnership opportunities including preparing a state partnership application as often as required by NEA policy. Obtain final reports from sub-awardees in compliance with NEA guidelines and file final descriptive and financial reports on all federal grants awarded to the state. Serve on the board of directors of the Mid-America Arts Alliance to provide guidance to the organization by attending board meetings, special convenings, and other events as necessary. Distribute information on federal and regional grant and program opportunities to Kansas artists and arts organizations
  • Works collaboratively with KCAIC field representative and Commerce marketing staff to effectively communicate programs and services to organizations, communities, external agencies and internal staff. Builds KCAIC capacity to act as a communications hub for the creative industry in Kansas and to articulate program success and innovation nationally. Organize public information events, including strategic planning sessions and grants workshops, as needed to produce and maintain a state arts plan. Assists with the development of formal presentations to business prospects and community leaders, community groups and business associations as needed. 

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$75,000.00-$90,000.00 annually depending on education and experience.
Benefits Eligible

Kansas Office of Broadband Development

Broadband Program Manager 207218

Position Summary: 

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) is hiring a Broadband Program Manager who will be tasked with developing state and federally funded broadband grant programs for state. This position will be responsible for managing program processes from application to award to reporting and completion of projects.

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

  • Supports the broadband director in developing the Broadband Grant Program. Reviews applications, manages contracting, reviews and approves requests for funds disbursement, closes out contracts and fulfills any other duties necessary to administer grant funding.
  • Provides technical assistance to grant recipients or their designees in an effort to ensure compliance to all state and federal policies and procedures.
  • Monitors grants and ensures completion of contractually mandated reporting requirements.
  • Serves as the broadband program’s liaison to contracting, fiscal and other divisions regarding the broadband grants.
  • Serves to ensure data integrity in the recording of grant information in the department’s Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) system and other databases in the department.
  • Analyzes data related to grant applications, awards, and projects including tracking, designing and running reports, and providing data analysis, as requested
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for internal and external customers for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information to perform functions. Supports broadband director in development and implementation of programs to increase broadband access and adoption.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$65,000-$85,000/yr.
Benefits Eligible


Broadband Infrastructure Program Manager 205191

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) is hiring a Broadband Infrastructure Program Manager who will be tasked with oversight of state and federal broadband infrastructure grant programs.  This position will be responsible for planning and implementing infrastructure grant programs to ensure universal broadband coverage for Kansans.

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

  • Lead broadband infrastructure program design and implementation: Support the design and deployment of Last Mile Connections and Middle Mile core projects (pilots and expanded rollout)
  • Institute strategic/operational principles: Deploy infrastructure funding according to strategic and operational principles established in the Kansas Office of Broadband strategy
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with stakeholders. Engage communities, local/tribal governments, service providers, anchor institutions, and other stakeholders in developing high quality infrastructure solutions  
  • Advise local communities on affordability and adoption strategies, provide support for local broadband equity and literacy efforts, support grant plans and applications related to digital equity initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with internal communications staff, consultants, and others to develop presentations, website content, eblasts and other materials for public engagement
  • Launch, pilot, and expand connectivity programs such as Affordable Connectivity Program, digital literacy, and broadband navigator efforts

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$85,000.00-$105,000.00/yr.
Benefits Eligible

Office of Innovation

Director of Cybersecurity Cluster Development 205181

Director of Cybersecurity Cluster Development will be responsible for developing a cybersecurity cluster in the State of Kansas in partnership with other state agencies, K-12 education, higher education, industry associations, business partners, and economic development organizations. This position requires a person who is self-motivated, self-directed, creative, detail oriented, can quickly develop trusted relationships, and enjoys learning. Professional etiquette is essential.

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

  • Workforce development initiatives to meet the demand for cybersecurity professionals and to support industry growth. Requires close collaboration with public and private education providers, industry associations, and working groups such as AKCC
  • Coordinate with state agencies, especially the Office of Information Technology Services (OITS), understand, communicate, and help solve State of Kansas cybersecurity talent and facility needs as part of the broader cybersecurity ecosystem
  • Identify and develop relationships with private cybersecurity firms to understand their talent, facility and broadband needs
  • Discover and help coordinate cluster response to grant opportunities supporting the growth of cybersecurity talent or assets in Kansas
  • Support the Department of Commerce Business Development team as a subject matter expert on business expansion and business recruitment projects
Advantage Kansas Coordinating Council Director- 205183

In collaboration with the Advantage Kansas Coordinating Council (AKCC), implement the Advantage Kansas strategic direction designed to fully realize the vision, mission and goals, communicate with the council membership and external stakeholders, prepare reports prepare for AKCC meetings, and represent AKCC at assigned meetings. This position is highly independent and self -directed requiring a person who is self-motivated with the ability to work as a member of multiple teams. Creativity and trusted relationships are essential to the success of this position. Travel required on occasion.

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

  • Implement, manage and administer all aspects of the AKCC Strategic Plan under the guidance of and in cooperation with the AKCC members
  • Communication with AKCC members, key stakeholders, Governors Office, Secretary of Commerce, and Legislative committee, and the Governor’s Council on Education. Write and distribute an annual report
  • Organize and prepare materials for AKCC meetings
  • Represent AKCC at meetings and conferences and participate in Kansas Dept of Commerce staff events

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$75,000.00-$90,000.00/yr
Benefits Eligible

Workforce Services

Social Media Coordinator- Workforce Services 207322

The Media Specialist is a vital position on the Workforce Services Team. This position serves as the connection between KANSASWORKS and jobseekers across the state. As a key member of the team, the Media Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that all communication, social media platforms, and marketing materials professionally and effectively promote the KANSASWORKS brand, resources, and job listings. This position will develop and maintain a content calendar for all KANSASWORKS social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.) This person will provide training and guidance to others within the state Workforce System when required.

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

  • Assist in the planning of all social media content for KANSASWORKS, including but not limited to writing copy, creating graphics, managing accounts, and analyzing the department’s social media presence on all relevant platforms
  • Lead day-to-day social media strategies and engagement, while overseeing message development and content creation for the KANSASWORKS accounts
  • Assist in designing, writing, producing, and distributing communication materials. Recognize and implement new communication methods, optimize existing resources, and create greater engagement among businesses, jobseekers, and partners
  • Assist in ensuring all locally developed marketing materials undergo brand review and adhere to brand guidelines
  • Assist in serving as the division liaison with Commerce’s Communications and Marketing unit

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$23.08-$27.40/hr
Benefits Eligible

Workforce Services Supervisor 207210

This is administrative work directing workforce programs for the agency.  Directs the daily activities of staff engaged in job candidate and employer services. The position can be located in either the Great Bend, Hutchison, or Salina Workforce Centers.  There is local travel involved and may be overnight.

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

  • Directs the daily activities of Wagner-Peyser and partner staff engaged in job/training candidates and employment services in one or more Workforce Center
  • Provides direct supervision which includes administrative daily duties to all Workforce Center staff.
  • Makes recommendations and approval regarding hiring, disciplinary actions, and terminations.
  • Completes and submits monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Works with area employers, the public and other local, state, and federal governmental entities, educational institutions and community organizations to implement program objectives
  • Staff job fairs and refer job candidates to employment opportunities and support services as appropriate.
  • Assist job seekers in their search for employment by providing an orientation of the Workforce Center services, résumé assistance, KANSASWORKS registration and job search assistance 

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$20.13/hr
Benefits Eligible

Senior Salesforce Administrator 205236

The Senior Salesforce Administrator would be positioned within the IT department while also reporting to the Lead Analyst of the Data & Research division. Their primary responsibility would be to manage, clean, and verify the data quality within Salesforce and agency database. This would include creating a KDC Salesforce Manual on definitions for each data fields, identifying volatile fields, as well as tracking the procedures used within Salesforce. They would likely collaborate closely with the Business Analyst position within the IT department.

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

  • Salesforce data mining and cleaning. Identifying patterns within the Salesforce data to create a better user experience and proactively create more reliable data while cleaning already existing data
  • Create mechanisms for exploring structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data
  • Providing and supporting data best practices for the agency including metadata and data collection, confidentiality, etc
  • Assisting in the management of the document management system

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$60,000.00-$75,000.00/yr
Benefits Eligible

Outreach Worker- Program Specialist II 203197

Outreach Worker will provide the full array of job candidate and employer services. Valid Driver License and ability to travel to communities throughout the local area or other assigned locales. On rare occasions, overnight travel will be required.

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

  • Meet with Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) participants to assess employability and eligibility of workforce service assistance programs; identify employment barriers/challenges; interpret rules/regulations and explain rights and responsibilities of participants.
  • Plan outreach to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers. Work with partner agencies such as SER, and Migrant Ed, Kansas Statewide Farmworkers Health Program.
  • Refer MSFW job seekers to seasonal, permanent, agriculture and non-agriculture employment.
  • Enter all daily and monthly outreach activities and report into electronic system data tracking system.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$16.16/hour
Pay starts at $16.16/hr., then staff enter the Kansas Registered Apprentice Program the beginning of the year after hire where pay increases to $17.39/hr. at the end of the first year, and to $19.16/hr. at the end of the second year. 

The Kansas Registered Apprentice Program is a structured training program where staff gain specific skills and competencies enabling them to fill multiple roles within the workforce system. 

Benefits Eligible

TAA Case Manager (Program Specialist) 204097

This is technical work interviewing clients to determine potential eligibility for the WIOA/TAA program and customizing services thereafter. The position is located at the Wichita Workforce Center in Wichita, KS.  There is occasional local travel involved; only rarely will overnight travel be required.

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

  • Gathers supporting documentation to determine eligibility in accordance with WIOA/TAA regulations
  • Evaluates the employment and training needs of applicants.  Creates individual employment and training plans with the applicant and the timeline to complete the objective
  • Completes contracts for training programs with training providers
  • Monitors participant’s progress while participating in a training program which continues through employment
  • Completes all necessary paperwork and documentation of activity in ServiceLink according to state and local procedures
  • Staff job fairs and refer job candidates to employment opportunities and support services as appropriate
  • Work with businesses requiring employment assistance in Wichita and its surrounding areas

Mon-Thurs 7:00am to 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm

$15.75/hr.

Benefits Eligible

Veterans Employment Representative DVOP- Leavenworth Kansas 203124

This position is responsible for fulfilling the JVSG duties under the Wagner-Peyser Act.  This position specializes in customer’s professional growth by implementing and monitoring a targeted employment plan. In addition, this position assists customers with available resources and/or programs specific to their needs. Daily environment includes continuous contact with the public and requires a valid driver’s license or ability to travel as needed to conduct outreach and case management with veterans. Overnight travel will be required.

The position is located at the Leavenworth Workforce Center.

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

  • Deliver comprehensive case management to veterans with multiple, significant barriers to employment.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation including detailed customer notes, service history and Individual Employment Plans in the KANSASWORKS customer management system.
  • Conduct outreach to locate veterans who could benefit from individualized career services and market these services to potential customers at locations including homeless shelters and other service providers.
  • Connect veterans to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance.
  • Collaborate with workforce and veteran services partners in an integrated service-delivery model to assist veterans with career guidance including résumés, interviewing skills, labor market information and job retention skills
  • Maintain close contact with clients during job readiness preparation and upon job placement to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
  • Staff job fairs and other community events.

Monday – Friday; 8:00a – 5:00p
Location: Leavenworth KS-  Leavenworth Workforce Center

$17.39/hour
Benefits Eligible

Veterans Employment Representative (DVOP) – Wyandotte County Workforce Center 203127

This position is responsible for fulfilling the JVSG duties under the Wagner-Peyser Act.  This position specializes in customer’s professional growth by implementing and monitoring a targeted employment plan. In addition, this position assists customers with available resources and/or programs specific to their needs. Daily environment includes continuous contact with the public and requires a valid driver’s license or ability to travel as needed to conduct outreach and case management with veterans. Overnight travel will be required.

The position is located at the Wyandotte County Workforce Center.

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

  • Deliver comprehensive case management to veterans with multiple, significant barriers to employment.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation including detailed customer notes, service history and Individual Employment Plans in the KANSASWORKS customer management system.
  • Conduct outreach to locate veterans who could benefit from individualized career services and market these services to potential customers at locations including homeless shelters and other service providers.
  • Connect veterans to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance.
  • Collaborate with workforce and veteran services partners in an integrated service-delivery model to assist veterans with career guidance including résumés, interviewing skills, labor market information and job retention skills
  • Maintain close contact with clients during job readiness preparation and upon job placement to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
  • Staff job fairs and other community events.

Monday – Friday; 8:00a – 5:00p
Location: Leavenworth KS-  Fort Leavenworth and Leavenworth Workforce Center

$17.39/hour
Benefits Eligible

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) Workforce Services Specialist 205516

Position Summary:

This is technical work interviewing clients to obtain information needed to determine potential eligibility for training programs, job referrals and other program services.  The position is located at 8535 Bluejacket St., Lenexa, Kansas 66214. 

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

  • Provide early intervention and case management to claimants selected for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) program.  RESEA consists of claimants identified by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) system as “likely to exhaust” Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits 
  • Determine eligibility and suitability for partner programs within the workforce system including Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Kansas Health Profession Opportunity Project, Jobs for Veterans State Grant, and other state and federal grant programs in the local area
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation including detailed customer notes and service history in the KANSASWORKS.com customer management system
  • Collaborate with Kansas Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance staff to report the progress of claimants participating in early intervention reemployment services
  • Facilitate workshops in the areas of work readiness and business skills
  • Responsible for résumé and cover letter critique, mock interviews and providing labor market information
  • Refer job candidates to employment opportunities and support services as appropriate

Qualifications:

Education:  

  • High School or GED

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • One year of experience interacting with clients, customers, or the public in a social service, customer service or problem resolution setting.
  • (12 credit hours of course work at the post-secondary level in social services, human services or a related field may be substituted for the one year of experience.)
  • Ability to travel to communities throughout the local area or other assigned locales.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and methods.
  • Ability to work effectively with fellow workers and others.
  • Ability to prepare reports, maintains records, and to follow oral and written instructions, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to perform basic math computations.
  • Ability to read and understand written materials for application to daily work.
  • Ability to organize and clearly express information in concise written and oral form.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer one year of experience working with job seekers in a recruitment or job coaching environment, or previous experience working with Unemployment Benefits.
  • Related experience may include Human Resources work, Vocational Rehabilitation counseling, etc.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8a to 5p

Location: Johnson County Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $16.16/hr.

International Division

International Representative

The International Representative markets and promotes Kansas to international businesses and helps Kansas companies export by meeting with foreign businesses and international investment clients as appropriate.

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

  • Participates in investment recruitment by servicing a portfolio of potential investment clients and managing a tracking database for prospects. 
  • Directs and manages the client base by directly responding to investor requests with client-specific information, marketing the state’s assets, promoting the agency’s services and coordinating site selection and in-state visits. 
  • Arranges for Kansas Commerce officials to meet personally with clients when appropriate.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$54,000.00-$70,000.00/yr
Benefits Eligible

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