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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.

Business Development

Director of Minority and Women-Owned Business-Topeka-212876

Position Summary:    

This office is tasked with making sure that minority and women-owned businesses have the tools and resources available to grow and succeed in the Kansas economy.  This includes enhancing awareness of such businesses and providing them with procurement and government contracting opportunities.

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

  • Directs, plans and supervises activities designed to assist minority-owned and women-owned businesses throughout the state. Implements an outreach plan to collaborate with external stakeholders to identify minority-and women-owned businesses (both certified and non-certified) in Kansas.
  • Develops a registration process for listing companies in the directory and determines a strategy to connect these businesses to purchasing agents from federal, state, and local governments, as well as private corporations, nonprofits and other entities involved in the procurement of goods and services.
  • Supervises and oversees staff of the Single Source Certification Program of the Office of Minority and Women Business Development in the certification of minority-owned and women-owned businesses to allow them to compete for contracts from entities that have goals for contracting with minority-and women-owned businesses.
  • Coordinates and assists economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, small business development centers, certified development companies and other agencies in organizing small business seminars, conferences, educational forums and networking opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses.
  • Provides workshops and presentations related to certification for minority-and women-owned businesses.
  • Consults with other division directors, federal, state and local agencies and other economic development agencies to coordinate activities to ensure success in providing support to minority-and women-owned businesses.
  • Organizes the annual Minority Enterprise Development Week awards recognition program
  • Evaluates legislative proposals that impact minority-and women-owned businesses and gives feedback through the Director of Legislative Affairs.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$70,000.00-$80,000.00 annually
Benefits Eligible

In-State Business Development Project Manager-Eastern KS/KC Metro-207887

Position Summary:    

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 East Central/KC Metro Region.

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

  • Regularly meets with existing businesses in the East Central/KC Metro 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
$70,000.00-$80,000.00 annually
Benefits Eligible

In-State Business Development Project Manager-Northwest Region-211701

Position Summary:    

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 the Northwest Kansas Region.

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

Program Management:

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of all the state’s highly diverse, and sometimes complex, business and community development programs, as well as state and federal financing options, in order to effectively explain the opportunities and benefits of the programs and the application process of the programs.
  • Assists clients with decision making efforts on which resources, local, state, federal, private or public that can be used to move projects forward.
  • 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.
  • 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 across Kansas.

Public Relations:

  • Represents the agency by attending a wide variety of economic development-related meetings, such as industry stakeholder meetings, rural development conferences and annual banquets.
  • Serves as liaison for the agency, maintaining goodwill between the agency, business leaders, local government leaders and economic development executives throughout the state.
  • Utilizes well-developed communication skills, including public speaking, regular use of the phone and writing professional correspondence to businesses, community officials and economic development representatives.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$62,000.00-$65,520.00 annually
Benefits Eligible

Inter-Administrative-Minority & Woman Owned Business Dev

Position Summary:    

The office of Minority and Women Owned Business Development is looking for an administrative intern to assist with verifications, review and organize electronic files, maintain and update computer database and assist with special projects.

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

  • Reviews electronic file folders to ensure that the files are organized in the manner needed for program efficiency. Organizes the electronic file folders in the appropriate order as needed.
  • Maintains and updates the Minority and Women Owned Business Development computer database utilizing Salesforce to track, record and retrieve information regarding certified minority, women and disadvantaged businesses.
  • Assists in processing documents during the Annual Update and Triennial Review period. This includes reviewing documents for accuracy and continued compliance with program eligibility and updating the computer database
  • Scans paper applications to create electronic file folders in the Minority and Women Business filing folder. Add New Applications to the Excel tracking log and send receipt of Application via email

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p (Hours may vary)
$14.00 hourly
Non Benefits Eligible

Department of Commerce

Housing Specialist-208517

Position Summary:   

In response to Kansas’ statewide shortage of affordable, quality housing, the Department of Commerce has established the position of Housing Specialist to ensure coordination between the public and private sector on new and rehab housing development in the state. This position is charged with driving the development of new housing units in Kansas communities with a focus on tangible, material results and works under the direction of the Secretary.  This work will be done through identifying development partners; marshaling state and local government resources; proposing policies and legislation that will support additional housing development; and the identification and marketing of new construction and renovation opportunities throughout the state. 

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

  • Develop private and public partnerships that result in new and renovated housing units in Kansas communities. 
  • Foster relationships with developers to increase upper story housing developments in Kansas communities. 
  • Communicate Kansas housing resources and programs to developers and communities
  • Promote and assist in the implementation of Rural Housing Incentive District projects across Kansas; and in the planning of Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation projects. 
  • Work in coordination with public sector and nonprofit partners including the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation, Regional Planning Commissions, local community development professionals, foundations, Commerce’s Community Development Division program directors and staff, and Commerce’s In-State Business Development team, as needed.
  • Review and propose policies that will result in the development of additional housing units in Kansas communities.
  • Serve as an active, solutions-oriented resource on the Kansas Housing Interagency Committee (HIAC).

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$50,000.00-$60,000.00 annually depending on education and experience.
Benefits Eligible

Main Street Program Manager-Topeka-212783

The Program Manager for the Kansas Main Street program will provide a greater level of technical assistance and creative consultative services to Designated and Affiliated Kansas Main Street Communities.

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

  • Work closely with other Kansas Main Street staff to provide various complex and creative consultative services and technical assistance to Designated and Affiliate Kansas Main Street communities.
  • Work with local Main Street and community development organizations, their boards, and committees, as well as other community leaders, to help them grow and maintain economically vital historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts and to help them maintain strong Main Street organizations under the preservation-based foundation of the Main Street Four Point Approach.
  • Assists in promoting and marketing services and resources of the Kansas Main Street program to communities interested in pursuing downtown revitalization as an economic development tool.
  • Develops promotional materials for the program itself, training opportunities, program services and other opportunities as deemed necessary. These materials must be able to be presented either in-person, in a printed format or virtually.

Program Management:

  • Provide relevant and timely data using services such as Maestro, Placer.ai and ESRI to Main Street communities.
  • Administration of the Affiliate program, including assessment of community needs. Work with Commerce Marketing and Communications team members to coordinate marketing and branding efforts for the program.
  • Represent the program, agency and Community Development Division at statewide and national conferences related to downtown revitalization and economic development.

Assistance to Work Group and Division:

  • Complete assignments within established time frames and budgets.
  • Participate in and sometimes lead team services to non-Main Street communities.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p

Fiscal Division

Intern-Fiscal and Tourism-Topeka-213017

Position Summary: 

The Fiscal and Tourism Divisions are looking for an intern to assist with Sunflower Summer program weekly attraction reconciliation, payment vouchers, and verify and approve payment vouchers in the state accounting system.

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

  • Assist with the Sunflower Summer program weekly attraction reconciliations by checking the tickets redeemed through the app and entering information into spreadsheet. Assist with Sunflower Summer weekly payment vouchers by entering information from the reconciliation spreadsheet into the fiscal payment spreadsheet upload.
  • Assist Fiscal staff by verifying and approving Sunflower Summer payment vouchers in the state accounting system.
  • Assist Tourism and Fiscal staff with other Sunflower Summer program related duties as time allows

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a to 5:00 p (hours may vary)
$15.03 hourly
Non Benefits Eligible

International Division

International Trade Program Manager–212504

Position Summary: 

The position will focus on assisting Kansas companies grow their international sales by counseling Kansas manufacturers and service providers regarding marketing plans and strategies to open new markets and expand existing markets. 

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

  • Counsels individual Kansas manufacturers and service providers regarding marketing plans and strategies to open new markets and expand existing markets; conducts market research in support of division programs and on behalf of Kansas companies.
  • Develops and provides content to the Marketing and Communication division to ensure that appropriate reporting of international activity and international division programs is executed in a timely and fulsome manner. This includes overseeing the division’s contribution to the department website, the Secretary’s blog as well as other social media and publicity vehicles.
  • Represents the department and the division at various meetings with professional organizations, trade associations, Chambers of Commerce, and community leaders to familiarize them with the activities and services of the agency and/or division and determine where opportunities for assistance or cooperation might exist.
  • Hosts or assists Kansas companies to host foreign trade delegations. Conducts research to identify Kansas companies that will benefit from meetings and discussions with visiting delegations. Leads delegations on industrial tours of Kansas.
  • Monitors and participates in trade discussions between these companies and delegations to ensure successful negotiations.
  • Conducts follow-up meetings and/or discussions for the purpose of providing additional information and support from agency personnel and/or overseas representatives.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a to 5:00 p
$55,000.00 to $70,000.00 annually
Benefits Eligible

Legal Division

Intern-Economic Recovery-Topeka-213016

Position Summary: 

The Economic Recovery Division is looking for a senior obtaining their BA in finance or accounting or MBA student to join their office. This position will assist with reconciling quarterly reporting, progress reports, and documentation filings accordingly with the federal requirements, along with other special projects that are assigned. 

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

  • Assists in reconciling quarterly reporting, progress reports, and documentation filings accordingly with the federal requirements of 2 CFR 200
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Prepares and maintains awardee records and reports

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a to 5:00 p (hours may vary)
$15.03 hourly
Non Benefits Eligible

Marketing and Communications

Creative Assistant-Topeka-212958

Position Summary:    

The Creative Assistant is a critical role on the Marketing and Communications team. This is a fast-paced position that not only is responsible for helping develop creative assets but ensuring dissemination platforms for all content are updated and optimized .

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

Visual content creation

Assists Creative Director and Marketing/Communications team to develop effective, cohesive, and professional materials. Captures video and still images of companies, individuals and/or areas to accompany written content that is disseminated on multiple platforms (print, web, social media, email, etc.). Develops brochures, handouts, videos, advertising, publications, graphics, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, annual reports, and other public-facing content for the Marketing/Communications team and other Department of Commerce divisions

Website Development

Builds and maintains the agency website. This includes the creation of functional webpages, monitoring of online traffic and optimizing user experience and behavior. Ensures functionality and efficiency of sites and updates website as needed

Applications and Forms

Creates online applications and forms from paper-based to web-based. Ensures proper integration of forms with kansascommerce.gov and salesforce.com. Works with agency divisions to update applications and forms as program requirements and processes evolve

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$23.00 to $26.25 hourly
Benefits Eligible

Office of Broadband Development

Broadband Middle Mile Program Manager-212138

Position Summary:    

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) is hiring a Broadband Middle Mile Program Manager to support KOBD’s functions and lead/work on the statewide open-access middle-mile network and last-mile broadband infrastructure initiatives on behalf of KOBD. The Broadband Middle Mile Program Manager will serve as the technical lead and FREESTATE Middle Mile Network access representative for KOBD. The Broadband Middle Mile Program Manager will also lead the implementation of the FREESTATE Middle Mile Network access and will collaborate with the Kansas Department of Transportation and other partners in the development of the FREESTATE Middle Mile Network to serve as the point of contact for State departments and external entities.

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

  • Serve as the point of contact with federal funders and state partners of FREESTATE Middle Mile Network.
  • Support grant administration activities related to the development, construction, maintenance and operation of the statewide open-access middle-mile network. 
  • Assist KOBD in developing and managing a network of local government and nonprofit entities, regional broadband consortia leaders, and private sector telecommunications firms and internet service providers to identify ongoing needs, share resources, and coordinate initiatives to support broadband access and deployment projects as it relates to the FREESTATE Middle Mile Network. 
  • Convene partners and stakeholders regularly and providing regular updates from KOBD while receiving updates to KOBD. 
  • Support the research and analysis of KOBD data initiatives. 
  • Use strong organizational and communication skills to manage, organize, and prioritize multiple projects and meet competing deadlines. Diagnose issues in need of escalation; promptly report issues. 

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$75,000.00 to $95,000.00 annually
Benefits Eligible

Office of Rural Prosperity

Intern- Office of Rural Prosperity-208429

Position Summary: 

In 2022 ORP created a new program that supports twelve Rural Community Champions to tackle a specific challenge in their community. This intern would work with staff to assist these champions in developing project guidebooks, coordinate social media messaging around this initiative, and help create a Ruralbychoice Youth Champions network via social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. This position will also support newly developed marketing and communication activities to promote ORP as well as prosperity and opportunities in rural communities. 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:

Program Support

A key project will be to assist Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP) staff with the Rural Champions program and network. This will include developing new social media campaigns to increase awareness of opportunities in rural Kansas for youth; this may be done through Instagram, Facebook, or other social media platform. 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.

Marketing & Communications Support

Work with ORP staff and communication(s) team to develop correspondence to rural stakeholders and partners including social media posts, keep the website up-to-date, and content for mass email communication. Develop monthly Prosperity Post Spotlight by interviewing rural Kansans and creating stories about youth, entrepreneurs, and other Kansans. Support through social media and email communications. Assist in maintaining and updating contact information is Salesforce to ensure for accurate communication and activity reporting.

Organizational Support

Participate in staff meetings and events with the ORP director as necessary. Engage in strategic planning problem solving with ORP’s Director and Policy Analyst. Work with ORP staff and the Lt. Governor’s staff to advance the administration’s priorities and values. Performs special projects as assigned by the Lt. Governor or the Director.

Monday – Friday, Part-Time Hours may vary

$14.00 hourly
Benefits Eligible

Tourism

Kansas Tourism Mobile Visitor Center Manager-212827

Position Summary: 

The Kansas Tourism Mobile Visitor Center (MVC) is an exciting new project being unveiled in 2024! 

The purpose of the MVC is to increase the number of visitors to Kansas and maximize to the positive impacts that travel has on the state and local economies through first person interaction and engagement at high profile and large attendance events and tradeshows, both in-state and out-of-state.

The MVC Manager will be responsible for all aspects of operations, management, reporting, scheduling, and staffing for the Kansas Tourism MVC.  This position will recruit and oversee multiple employees for the MVC and will be responsible for maintaining a high level of customer service and hospitality at all times.   

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

  • Plans and attends events to provide information about traveling to and throughout Kansas in a friendly and courteous manner. Develops new and ongoing opportunities for the MVC engagement and success. Plans and coordinates all aspects of the MVC scheduling for both in-state and out-of-state events. Works with event organizers or management for applicable contracts and requirements. Provides monthly written reports of all MVC activities to director. Orders and manages inventory of brochures and all other materials distributed from the MVC.
  • Oversees all activities pertaining to the MVC regarding maintenance and general upkeep of the vehicle, trailer and supplies.
  • Provides full range direct supervision to all MVC staff. Explains all policies and procedures, trains, and monitors staff, establishes performance expectations, and assigns staff work hours. Develops partnerships with potential staffing opportunities.
  • Works closely with other Kansas Tourism staff for marketing initiatives, website updates, fiscal and contractual activities, brochure supply and other activities that further the mission of the MVC. Works closely with member of the tourism industry, Kansas Tourism staff, and partner divisions at the Department of Commerce to identify and schedule new opportunities for the MVC.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a to 5:00p

$56,000.00 to $62,000.00 annually

Benefits Eligible

Workforce Services

Apprenticeship Program Manager-Topeka-212732

Position Summary:    

This position supports the management and operation of statewide Registered Apprenticeship program, as well as promote public awareness of program with presentations and meetings with employers, legislative committees, associations, Local Workforce Investment Boards, state agency staff and other investment groups.

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

  • Supports the management and operation of statewide Registered Apprenticeship programs 
  • Promotes public awareness of program through presentations and meetings with employers, legislative committees, associations, Local Workforce Investment Boards, state agency staff and other interested groups.
  • Works directly with other Program Managers to cultivate strategies for the development of high wage opportunities for Kansans, by helping prioritize critical industries and occupations. Provides assistance 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 as well as entry and management in the RAPIDS data tracking system
  • Directly liaises Kansas Department of Revenue, Kansas Department of Education, Kansas Department of Commerce staff and any other state agencies supporting the financial aspects of the Kansas Apprenticeship Tax Act and any other future funding options that will be provided through the Kansas Office of Apprenticeship or other departments
  • Directly supports the management and development of existing or future state and federal Registered Apprenticeship grants including work with named partners, designing grant programs, managing quarterly grant responses, optimizing the grant administration process, managing timelines and deliverables, preparing and monitoring budgets, and any other appropriate grant management process.
  • Coordinates activities with immediate staff members, Kansas Apprenticeship Council members, One-Stop partners, other agency programs, governmental agencies and institutions to facilitate the development of RA training programs.

Monday – Friday, 8:00a – 5:00p
$28.00 to $35.00 hourly
Benefits Eligible

Business Services Representative-211579

Position Summary:

The position is located at the Independence Workforce Center and will work with customers providing job search assistance, resume review, mock interviews, labor market information, orientation to workforce services, individual employment plans, and career guidance.

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

  • Perform case management functions including assessing transferable skills, education, work experiences of participant in order to develop goals/objectives to identify employment related opportunities in which participant can gain experience to reach self-sufficiency.
  • Assists customers with job searches, resume and cover letter preparation, completing applications for employment, holds mock interview with customer and educates customer on occupational and labor market information for the field of interest.
  • Screens customers to gather information then makes referrals to appropriate partner services (e.g. health care assistance, food assistance, education assistance, and job training).
  • Enters data from multiple sources into the statewide automated data system in accordance with standard procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Administers on-line testing
  • Creates and facilities presentations (usually in PowerPoint) to communicate and improve customers job skills, job readiness and the customers’ ability to find work.
  • Maintains a presence at the Workforce services booth at a local job or resource fair. Communicates information to fair attendees about Workforce Center services
  • Serves as Complaint System Representative for initial customer complaints related to employment laws and workforce violations.
  • Provides case management services for Unemployment Insurance claimants identified as likely to exhaust benefits to include the following: assessing transferable skills, education, work experiences of participant in order to develop goals/ objectives to identify employment related opportunities in which participant can gain experience to reach self-sufficiency.

Hours: Monday Friday 8a to 5p

Location: Independence Workforce Center-Independence, KS

Starting Salary: $16.16 per hour

Benefits Eligible

Employer Champion-Advanced Manufacturing-Statewide-211945

Position Summary:

This position will educate and recruit private-sector employer groups and other organized labor employers in the Advanced Manufacturing industry about the Partners for Reentry Opportunities in Workforce Development (PROWD) grant and develop and implement strategies to connect with employers willing to hire justice-involved individuals.

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

  • Educates and recruits private-sector employer groups, professional associations, organized labor employers
  • Markets program concept to employers, unions, employer groups, community-based organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies, veterans’ programs, and the general public.
  • Attends local job fairs, community events, and workforce development meetings to expand the network of employer partners and advocates for justice-involved job seekers.
  • Promotes public awareness of and interest in the program through presentations and meetings with employers, associations, Local Workforce Investment Boards, state agency staff and other interested groups.
  • Collaborates with Employment Services Professionals and PROWD participants to understand their skills, interests, and employment goals and match them with suitable job opportunities
  • Connect Integrated Resource Team (IRT) members and participants released from Federal custody to sector organizations
  • Recruits and trains peer mentors for Kansas PROWD participants.
  • Stays informed about local labor market trends, employment laws, and best practices in reentry services.

Hours: Mon. –  Fri. 8:00a-5:00p

Location: Statewide-Candidate must reside in Kansas

Starting Salary: $55,000.00-$65,000.00 annually

Benefits Eligible

PROWD Employment Services Professional-Leavenworth-211946

Position Summary:

This position will provide intensive case management and follow up services to program participants who are under the Federal Bureau of Prisons and reside in one of the contracted Residential Reentry Centers.

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

  • Provide intensive case management and follow-up services to program participants who are under the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and reside in one of the three contracted Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs) in the State or on home confinement, and those released from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons residing in the community.
  • Form Integrated Resource Teams (IRTs) for each participant, a collaboration between the RRC Case Managers and Employment Specialists contracted by the Bureau of Prisons and other individuals involved in the participants’ plan.
  • Provide workforce services to program participants in coordination with RRC staff, to reduce duplication of services.
  • Provide access to and oversight of online Workplace Readiness curriculum.
  • Understand and access available Commerce programs such as Registered Apprenticeship, Commerce Employment Network and Ticket to Work Program, Older Kansans Employment Program and KTRAIN.
  • Understand and utilize local labor market information to identify high demand high wage occupations. Engage in local job development and employer outreach to create On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities and/or direct placement with local employers.
  • Build relationships with employers where participants are placed to foster communication and increase participant retention
  • Partner with local organizations to reduce barriers specific to each participant to access supportive services and assistance.

Hours: Mon. –  Fri. 8:00a-5:00p

Location: Leavenworth Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $48,000 to 58,000.00 annually

Benefits Eligible

PROWD Employment Services Professional-Wichita-211895

Position Summary:

 This position will provide intensive case management and follow up services to program participants who are under the Federal Bureau of Prisons and reside in one of the contracted Residential Reentry Centers.

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

  • Provide intensive case management and follow-up services to program participants who are under the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and reside in one of the three contracted Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs) in the State or on home confinement, and those released from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons residing in the community.
  • Form Integrated Resource Teams (IRTs) for each participant, a collaboration between the RRC Case Managers and Employment Specialists contracted by the Bureau of Prisons and other individuals involved in the participants’ plan.
  • Provide workforce services to program participants in coordination with RRC staff, to reduce duplication of services.
  • Provide access to and oversight of online Workplace Readiness curriculum.
  • Understand and access available Commerce programs such as Registered Apprenticeship, Commerce Employment Network and Ticket to Work Program, Older Kansans Employment Program and KTRAIN.
  • Understand and utilize local labor market information to identify high demand high wage occupations. Engage in local job development and employer outreach to create On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities and/or direct placement with local employers.
  • Build relationships with employers where participants are placed to foster communication and increase participant retention
  • Partner with local organizations to reduce barriers specific to each participant to access supportive services and assistance.

Hours: Mon. –  Fri. 8:00a-5:00p

Location: Topeka, KS

Starting Salary: $48,000 to 58,000.00 annually

Benefits Eligible

Reemployment Navigator-Lenexa-211373

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 the Johnson County Workforce Center-8535 Bluejacket St, Lenexa, KS  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

Hours: Mon. –  Fri. 8:00a-5:00p

Location: Johnson County Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $16.16 per hour

Benefits Eligible

Reemployment Navigator-Wichita-211937

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 the Wichita Workforce Center in Sedgwick County, KS

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

Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00a to 5:00p and Friday 8:00a to 12:00p

Location: Wichita Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $16.16 per hour

Participation in the Reemployment Navigator Registered Apprentice Program begins the first January after hire. After successfully completing the first year of the program, a 7.5% wage increase will occur. After successfully completing the second year of the program, an additional 10% increase will occur.

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

Second Chance Act Program Manager-Topeka-212877

Position Summary:

The Second Chance Act’s Program Manager will be in charge of leading a grant-based program that aims to assist women being released from the Topeka Correctional Facility. The Program Manager’s duties will include executing grant requirements, collaborating with staff to prepare grant reports, and drafting grant updates. Additionally, the Program Manager will design and create programs in response to program and grant requirements, and they will collaborate with other agencies, One-Stop partners, TCF, and other agency programs. The Program Manager will ensure that all programs are in compliance, operational, and meeting objectives. They will also oversee projects, contracts, and MOUs.

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

  • Implements grant requirements as appropriate; collaborates with appropriate staff to prepare grant reports; writes grant updates in response to requirements.
  • Designs and develops programs in response to program or grant requirements; coordinates and facilitates service delivery activities with immediate staff members, One-Stop partners, Topeka Correctional Facility, other agency programs, governmental agencies, and institutions to facilitate the development of programs and training opportunities.
  • 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 workforce accountability reporting for selected activities serving as a liaison between the department, KANSASWORKS State Board, US Department of Justice, Kansas Department of Corrections, and any other state or federal department
  • 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.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Topeka, KS

Starting Salary: $55,000.00 to $62,000.00 annually

Benefits Eligible

Veteran Employment Representative (DVOP-Dodge City, Garden City or Hays-213014

Position Summary:

Join our dynamic team and make a meaningful impact on the lives of veterans facing significant employment challenges! We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Case Manager to provide top-notch support and assistance to veterans in their journey toward successful employment. This is your opportunity to play a crucial role in helping veterans overcome obstacles and achieve their career goals.

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. If you are passionate about making a difference, thrive in a collaborative environment, and are committed to helping veterans achieve their career goals, we want to hear from you.

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 may will be required.

Join us on this fulfilling journey and be a part of an exceptional team dedicated to changing lives for the better. As a Veteran who has transitioned from military service, you have the unique experience of the transitional process and can empower other veterans with the tools they may need to succeed in the newest chapters of their lives. Apply now to be a vital part of our mission and help veterans rediscover their potential for success. Together, we can build a brighter future for those who have served our country.

The position is located at the Dodge City, Great Bend or Hays Workforce Center.

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

  • Empower Veterans: Deliver comprehensive case management to veterans with multiple, significant barriers to employment with the goal of helping veterans build better futures
  • Documentation Excellence: Maintain comprehensive and meticulous documentation including detailed customer notes, service history and Veterans Individual Employment Plans in the KANSASWORKS.com customer management system. Your attention to detail ensures a seamless and organized support system.
  • Outreach and Advocacy: Be a driving force in our mission by conducting outreach to identify veterans who can benefit from individualized career services. Conduct outreach to locate veterans who could benefit from intensive services and spread awareness of these services to potential customers at locations including homeless shelters, food pantries, and other areas where disenfranchised veterans may be located.
  • Connecting Veterans: Make a real difference by connecting veterans to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance. Your efforts will help veterans access the support they need to thrive.
  • Collaboration and Guidance: 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.
  • Ongoing Support: Maintain close and supportive contact with customers throughout job readiness preparation, upon job placement, and beyond to ensure placement adequacy. Your dedication will be instrumental in assisting veterans with any issues that may arise.
  • Community Engagement: Represent our organization at job fairs and other community events, further establishing our presence and expanding our reach within the community.
  • Versatility: Depending on the Workforce Center’s needs, you may also have the opportunity to engage with and assist local employers, broadening your experience and impact

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

Location: Dodge City, Great Bend or Hays Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $17.39/hr.

Benefits Eligible

Veteran Employment Representative (DVOP)-Lawrence-212959

Position Summary:

Join our dynamic team and make a meaningful impact on the lives of veterans facing significant employment challenges! We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Case Manager to provide top-notch support and assistance to veterans in their journey toward successful employment. This is your opportunity to play a crucial role in helping veterans overcome obstacles and achieve their career goals.

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. If you are passionate about making a difference, thrive in a collaborative environment, and are committed to helping veterans achieve their career goals, we want to hear from you.

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 may will be required.

Join us on this fulfilling journey and be a part of an exceptional team dedicated to changing lives for the better. As a Veteran who has transitioned from military service, you have the unique experience of the transitional process and can empower other veterans with the tools they may need to succeed in the newest chapters of their lives. Apply now to be a vital part of our mission and help veterans rediscover their potential for success. Together, we can build a brighter future for those who have served our country.

The position is located at the Lawrence Workforce Center.

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

  • Empower Veterans: Deliver comprehensive case management to veterans with multiple, significant barriers to employment with the goal of helping veterans build better futures
  • Documentation Excellence: Maintain comprehensive and meticulous documentation including detailed customer notes, service history and Veterans Individual Employment Plans in the KANSASWORKS.com customer management system. Your attention to detail ensures a seamless and organized support system.
  • Outreach and Advocacy: Be a driving force in our mission by conducting outreach to identify veterans who can benefit from individualized career services. Conduct outreach to locate veterans who could benefit from intensive services and spread awareness of these services to potential customers at locations including homeless shelters, food pantries, and other areas where disenfranchised veterans may be located.
  • Connecting Veterans: Make a real difference by connecting veterans to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance. Your efforts will help veterans access the support they need to thrive.
  • Collaboration and Guidance: 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.
  • Ongoing Support: Maintain close and supportive contact with customers throughout job readiness preparation, upon job placement, and beyond to ensure placement adequacy. Your dedication will be instrumental in assisting veterans with any issues that may arise.
  • Community Engagement: Represent our organization at job fairs and other community events, further establishing our presence and expanding our reach within the community.
  • Versatility: Depending on the Workforce Center’s needs, you may also have the opportunity to engage with and assist local employers, broadening your experience and impact

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

Location: Lawrence Workforce Center-Lawrence, KS

Starting Salary: $17.39/hr.

Benefits Eligible

Veteran Employment Representative (DVOP)-Kansas City-211107

Position Summary:

Join our dynamic team and make a meaningful impact on the lives of veterans facing significant employment challenges! We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Case Manager to provide top-notch support and assistance to veterans in their journey toward successful employment. This is your opportunity to play a crucial role in helping veterans overcome obstacles and achieve their career goals.

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. If you are passionate about making a difference, thrive in a collaborative environment, and are committed to helping veterans achieve their career goals, we want to hear from you.

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 may will be required.

Join us on this fulfilling journey and be a part of an exceptional team dedicated to changing lives for the better. As a Veteran who has transitioned from military service, you have the unique experience of the transitional process and can empower other veterans with the tools they may need to succeed in the newest chapters of their lives. Apply now to be a vital part of our mission and help veterans rediscover their potential for success. Together, we can build a brighter future for those who have served our country.

The position is located at the Wyandotte County Workforce Center.

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

  • Empower Veterans: Deliver comprehensive case management to veterans with multiple, significant barriers to employment with the goal of helping veterans build better futures
  • Documentation Excellence: Maintain comprehensive and meticulous documentation including detailed customer notes, service history and Veterans Individual Employment Plans in the KANSASWORKS.com customer management system. Your attention to detail ensures a seamless and organized support system.
  • Outreach and Advocacy: Be a driving force in our mission by conducting outreach to identify veterans who can benefit from individualized career services. Conduct outreach to locate veterans who could benefit from intensive services and spread awareness of these services to potential customers at locations including homeless shelters, food pantries, and other areas where disenfranchised veterans may be located.
  • Connecting Veterans: Make a real difference by connecting veterans to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance. Your efforts will help veterans access the support they need to thrive.
  • Collaboration and Guidance: 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.
  • Ongoing Support: Maintain close and supportive contact with customers throughout job readiness preparation, upon job placement, and beyond to ensure placement adequacy. Your dedication will be instrumental in assisting veterans with any issues that may arise.
  • Community Engagement: Represent our organization at job fairs and other community events, further establishing our presence and expanding our reach within the community.
  • Versatility: Depending on the Workforce Center’s needs, you may also have the opportunity to engage with and assist local employers, broadening your experience and impact

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

Location: Wyandotte County Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $17.39/hr.

Benefits Eligible

Veteran Employment Representative (LVER)-Topeka-210052

Position Summary:

Each day unfolds as a vibrant journey, brimming with continuous interactions with the public. Daily tasks include the dynamic orchestration and implementation of advocacy geared towards empowering Military Veterans. A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel is essential, fueling our outreach efforts to passionately connect with local employers, partners, and veterans, creating a meaningful impact in the process.

Join us on this fulfilling journey and be a part of an exceptional team dedicated to changing lives for the better. As a Veteran who has transitioned from military service, you have the unique experience of the transitional process and can empower other Veterans with the tools they may need to succeed in the newest chapters of their lives. Apply now to be a vital part of our mission and help Veterans rediscover their potential for success. Together, we can build a brighter future for those who have served our country.

The position is located at the Topeka Workforce Center in Shawnee County.

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

  • Advocacy for Veterans: Ignite a sense of enthusiasm within the business community to embrace the hiring of Veterans, and advocate passionately for those who have proudly served in the Armed Forces.
  • Empower Local Employers: Illuminate businesses and community leaders on the invaluable resources provided by Veterans’ employment services.
  • Foster Employer/Veteran Connections: Strategically pinpoint potential clients through meticulous exploration of business directories, pursuing leads from existing clients, active involvement in organizations and clubs, and active participation in networking events.
  • Community Engagement: Engage in proactive outreach efforts, both in-person and through electronic channels, to connect with new and established businesses, unraveling their specific needs and demonstrating how the comprehensive services of the Workforce Center can be a valuable asset.
  • Team Building: Foster collaboration with peers, sharing insights such as outreach strategies and pertinent business intelligence.
  • Documentation Excellence: Uphold meticulous documentation practices, meticulously recording customer notes and service history within the sophisticated KANSASWORKS customer management system.
  • Training and Development: Orchestrate and lead workshops, in collaboration with employers, focusing on enhancing work readiness and refining essential business skills.

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

Location: Topeka Workforce Center- Topeka, KS

Starting Salary: $17.39/hr.

Benefits Eligible

Workforce Services Specialist-Garden City-209640

This is technical work interviewing clients to obtain information needed to determine potential eligibility for, job referrals, training programs and other program services. Providing services to the public requires excellent customer service skills. The position is located at the Garden City, KS Workforce Center. There is occasional local travel involved and may be overnight.

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

  • Assisting job seekers with job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation, and other career-related needs.
  • Working with employers to identify job openings, screen candidates, and provide referrals for qualified applicants.
  • Developing and implementing workforce development programs and services to meet the needs of our community.
  • Conducting outreach to community organizations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to build partnerships and promote our services.

To be successful in this role, you should have a strong understanding of workforce development programs and services, excellent communication and customer service skills, and a passion for helping people achieve their career goals.

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity today!

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

Location: Garden City Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $16.16 hourly

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

Workforce Services Specialist-Topeka-211925

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 the Topeka Workforce Center in Topeka, KS.  There is occasional local travel involved and may be overnight.

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

  • Assist job seekers in their search for employment by providing an orientation of the Workforce Center services, résumé assistance, KANSASWORKS.com registration and job search assistance.
  • Staff job fairs and refer job candidates to employment opportunities and support services as appropriate.
  • Work with businesses requiring employment assistance in Lawrence and its surrounding areas.

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

Location: Topeka Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $16.16 hourly

Benefits Eligible

Workforce Professional-Wichita-210927

Position Summary:

The position is located at the Dodge City Workforce Center.

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

  • Assisting job seekers with job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation, and other career-related needs.
  • Working with employers to identify job openings, screen candidates, and provide referrals for qualified applicants.
  • Developing and implementing workforce development programs and services to meet the needs of our community.
  • Conducting outreach to community organizations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to build partnerships and promote our services.

To be successful in this role, you should have a strong understanding of workforce development programs and services, excellent communication and customer service skills, and a passion for helping people achieve their career goals.

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity today!

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

Location: Dodge City Workforce Center

Starting Salary: $16.16 hourly

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

Workforce Services Specialist-Lawrence-212683

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 the Lawrence Workforce Center in Lawrence, KS.  There is occasional local travel involved and may be overnight.

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

  • Assist job seekers in their search for employment by providing an orientation of the Workforce Center services, résumé assistance, KANSASWORKS.com registration and job search assistance.
  • Staff job fairs and refer job candidates to employment opportunities and support services as appropriate.
  • Work with businesses requiring employment assistance in surrounding areas.

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

Location: Lawrence Workforce Center, Lawrence, KS

Starting Salary: $16.16 hourly

Benefits Eligible

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