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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

Project Manager 204373

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

Certified Sites

  • Program detailing the suitability of land sites for employer organizations interested in a community
  • Manage and oversee program including application process and communication with communities and applicants
  • Review applications, process certification, maintain site, and monitor annual report

NextGen Under 30

  • Recognition program for high achievers in the state under the age of thirty. Manage and organize the application process, promote the program, and coordinate the annual dinner and award ceremony

Made In Kansas

  • Portal for Kansas manufacturers, referring them to support organizations, minority-owned certification programs, vendor referral networks, and other value-add service providers in the state
  • Manage the Made in Kansas website, and licensing agreement process
  • Provide participant information to In-State Business team members for follow-up site visits
  • Maintain the participant database and conduct periodic reviews

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$65,000.00-$70,000.00/yr
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 Intern

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)
$14.00/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.
* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
Benefits Eligible

Communications Coordinator 200994

The Communications 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.
* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
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.* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
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 depending on education and experience.
* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
Benefits Eligible

Office of Rural Prosperity Intern- 204095

The Office of Rural Prosperity’s Summer 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

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/yr.
Benefits Eligible

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Manager 202379

The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is an essential funding source for Kansas communities that is housed in the Community Development Division of Commerce.

The CDBG Program Manager manages and implements the federally funded program activities with the CDBG staff, assisting cities, counties, and community organizations with understanding the program, policies, and eligible activities. Providing leadership, establishing vision in coordination with executive Commerce leadership, and implementing strategy for the CDBG team, the Program Manager has the opportunity to impact change. Leading professional development for the CDBG team and communicating positive change and growth will be an essential part of the role.

This position works with the HUD regional and national offices, State and federal legislators, elected officials of cities and counties, city and county clerks, and various State and Federal agency partners and programs.

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

  • Data analysis and budget management to be responsive to the needs of Kansas communities
  • Plans, revises, and designs the state administered Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program while complying with applicable federal and state laws and regulations to maximize the use of the available funds.
  • Provides leadership to the CDBG team to attain the program goals and Commerce goals through the Framework for Growth. Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the performance of program personnel; assigns professional development annually; manages hiring and coaching of the CDBG team under the direction of the Division Director.
  • Conducts regular meetings with staff to evaluate and monitor progress toward established priority outcomes. Arranges technical assistance to local governments, private companies, and individuals assuring grantee knowledge, success, and compliance. Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness against established performance measures.
  • Gathers data, reviews information with staff, takes corrective action to ensure performance measures are achieved, or makes recommendations to the Division Director regarding adjustments to performance measures. Coordinates responses for Division Director to requests for information from outside agencies and the Legislature.
  • Reviews and analyzes federal and state laws and regulations relating to the CDBG program. Represents the Division in areas relating to the program at workshops, seminars, conferences, and other meetings with private and public officials. Directs comprehensive financial auditing throughout the life of projects to verify project achievements and compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations covering grant funding activities. This same responsibility is applicable to projects funded by cities/counties with funds generated by repayment of grant awards (i.e. program income) loaned to businesses for expansion or start-up projects. 
  • Assists the Division Director in developing the annual administrative budget for the CDBG program and monitoring expenditures to assure adherence to budgetary constraints, and performs other duties as assigned by the Division Director

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

Kansas Office of Broadband Development

Broadband Data and GIS Analyst 205185

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

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$70,000.00-$80,000.00/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

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Coordinator 205187

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) is hiring a Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Coordinator who will be tasked with partnership coordination and communication support. This position will be responsible for broadband outreach efforts to a diverse stakeholder group, and for working closely with the marketing team on office communication efforts

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

  • Coordinate outreach efforts to stakeholder groups including State, Local, Tribal, and nonprofit entities.
  • Develop and facilitate working sessions and/or information briefings in person and via webinar aimed at capturing stakeholder input. Draft various forms of communication in partnership with the Department of Commerce marketing team, including fact sheets, newsletters, whitepapers, graphics, and website content.
  • Manage constituent relations, coordinate responses to Office of Broadband inquiries, develop good relationships with stakeholders and constituents.
  • Coordinate and support KOBD events and program related meetings and logistics related to multiple broadband development programs and initiatives

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$55,000.00-$75,000.00/yr.
Benefits Eligible

Digital Equity Program Manager 205200

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) is hiring a Digital Equity Broadband Program Manager who will be tasked with championing broadband-related inclusion, affordability, and adoption efforts of the office. This position will be responsible for implementing initiatives to enable universal broadband coverage for Kansans, with a specific focus on historically unserved communities.

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

  • Lead broadband digital equity program planning, strategy development, coalition work and policy advocacy for the state. Launch, pilot, and expand connectivity programs such as Affordable Connectivity, digital literacy, and broadband navigator efforts.
  • 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 community leaders, education and other organizations and regional alliances. Expand and promote affordability/adoption data by leading efforts with partners to gather, analyze, and publicize data on affordability, adoption strategies, and digital equity.
  • Work collaboratively with internal communications staff, consultants, and others to develop presentations, website content, eblasts and other materials for public engagement

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$70,000.00-$90,000.00/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
Agency Grant Writer 205184

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 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:

  • Research opportunities, evaluate RFPs, and coordinate with Commerce leadership team members to develop grant proposals. Prepare funding proposals by assembling all necessary information including project scope, objectives/deliverables, implementation plans, budget, and evaluation metrics
  • Develop agency strategy to capitalize on Federal, philanthropic and corporate funding sources that align with the agency’s strategic initiatives
  • Oversee and provide program data and compliance information for all reporting requirements. Manage grant monitoring visits and audits
  • Develop and maintain relationships with major funders

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$55,000.00-$70,000.00/yr
Benefits Eligible

Administrative Specialist 205232

Supports the Chief Strategy Officer and other team members associated with the Chief Strategy Officer and the Office of Innovation, this position will be a critical member of the collective team.   

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

  • Provides advanced and professional administrative functions including processing fiscal documents, contract documents, interacts with vendors, plans travel
  • Schedule meetings, assist team members with projects and on-going programs
  • Participate in team meetings and regularly communicates with team members on key projects
  • Prepares draft written documents
  • Provides program support to Angel Investor Tax Credits, Proof of Concept, Small Business R&D Acceleration grants and other programs in the Office of Innovation
  • Interacts with Kansas Dept of Commerce departments such as human resources, legal, fiscal, communications and marketing, and IT to ensure Office of Innovation is following correct policies and procedures
  • Coordinates regular website updates, internal communications, and external communications

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$40,000.00-$50,000.00/yr
Benefits Eligible

Salesforce Data Integrity Officer 205236

The Data Integrity Officer 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

Data Research Analyst 205237

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

  • Provides research, analysis and information in support of business recruitment projects as required, including support of Requests of Information (RFIs). Utilize software programs and tools, such as D & B Hoovers, Emsi, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Esri products (specifically Business Analyst/ BA Online) etc. to conduct market research as it pertains to ongoing projects. Collaborate with the Department of Commerce economist and data team to analyze the expected future impact of proposed policies, programs and investment projects.
  • Maintain information collected in support of publications and databases in well organized and thoroughly documented files. Create, organize, and maintain files and databases from which commonly requested information can be efficiently accessed to respond to inquiries, create proposals, construct presentations, or update publications.
  • Evaluate and analyze the current economic role and contributions of existing industries to understand developing industry needs. Support business recruitment staff with production and maintenance of information products (i.e., topical profiles, web page content, project-related presentations using Keynote or PowerPoint, international investment directory, maps, etc.) Identify and obtain the information resources, data analysis and display tools necessary to support research, analysis, and information responsibilities. Achieve and maintain an expert knowledge of appropriate resources and tools.
  • Assist Lead Data Analyst and rest of data team in maintaining data standards and access as well as other data team responsibilities pertaining to the agency
  • Support marketing with research and information for marketing materials, reports, presentations
  • Provide research and information as needed to support community partners’ economic development efforts and to respond to general inquiries. Build relationships with other members of the research, information, and economic development community in order to improve our access to information and expertise, and to enhance our presence within the community as a resource for research, information and expertise. Work with LocationOne to ensure excellent quality of real estate data.

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

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

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
*Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

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

Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator-IT Sector

The main purpose of the Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator is to develop new Registered Apprenticeship opportunities and expand existing Registered Apprenticeship programs in the State of Kansas with emphasis on but not limited to the IT sector.

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

  • Perform the operation of statewide Registered Apprenticeship Program in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations, policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Promote public awareness of program through presentations and meetings with employers, legislative committees, associations, Local Workforce Investment Boards, state agency staff and other interested groups.
  • Carryout registered apprenticeship program business plan that sets forth strategies and benchmarks to provide superior customer service that supports the vision and mission of the Workforce Development organizational unit.
  • Work directly with partners and staff to negotiate for the development of high wage opportunities for Kansans, by helping prioritize critical industries and occupations.
  • Coordinate externally with businesses, community colleges and technical schools for implementation of strategic direction and responds to public request for information and assistance.
  • Process & Maintain Sponsor/Apprentice information into the RAPIDS system.
  • Provide RAPIDS support to registered sponsors as needed.
  • Process Information obtained from various sources into the statewide automated data systems (KANSASWORKS.com) in accordance with standard procedures, rules and regulations for the purpose of coordinating partner services and documenting Wagner-Peyser program performances.
  • Document and provide detailed monthly reports to the RA Grant Coordinator on Registered Apprenticeship Activities including employer and educational outreach.
  • Participate in weekly R A calls
  • Perform other duties as assigned/allowable within Apprenticeship program.

Monday – Friday; 8:00a – 5:00p

$19.00/hour
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

Veterans Employment Representative (DVOP) Emporia KS 203854

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 Emporia Workforce Center.

  • 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.com customer management system.
  • Conduct outreach to locate veterans who could benefit from intensive 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 service 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 customers during job readiness preparation and upon job placement to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
  • Staff job fairs and other community events.
  • Dependent on the Workforce Center location, position may assist non-veteran populations and local employers

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a to 5:00p

Location: Emporia Workforce Center-Emporia KS

Starting Salary: $17.39/hr.

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