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Drug Misuse Project Manager - Health

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Department

Pay:  $47,294.00 annually | This position has been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. New rate will be $54,758.00 annually. 

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday 


This is a grant-funded, professional position in the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) that works on Overdose Data to Action Cooperative Agreement activities. The position enhances the capacity of Sedgwick County partners to respond to drug misuse and overdose through enhancing access and application of data from multiple community sources; establishing partnerships with public safety; and establishing linkages to care among first responders, behavioral health treatment providers, and health-related clinics and services. The Drug Misuse Epidemiologist provides content expertise for drug misuse and overdose data and epidemiological methods; identifies, collects, analyzes and evaluates data to describe drug misuse in Sedgwick County; works with partners to impart needed drug misuse information and to facilitate trainings; and communicates findings with policymakers, SCHD staff, partners, and the public.


Identify, collect and analyze data from community partners to describe drug misuse in Sedgwick County

  • Implement Rx Stat model of data analysis to identify, collect and analyze community data
  • Develop and maintain a system to routinely collect and analyze data from law enforcement, mental health and substance misuse agencies in Sedgwick County
  • Analyze law enforcement, mental health and substance misuse agency data and write reports for internal and external partners
  • Manage data use agreements
  • Maintain drug misuse data and other drug misuse information on the Sedgwick County website


Establish linkages to care among community agencies for people with substance use disorder

  • Support the establishment of policies, programming, and training to facilitate the implementation of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) among first responders and health-related clinics
  • Recruit public safety and health-related clinics to participate in an established community referral system that spans sectors


Establish ongoing, reciprocal partnerships with public safety and the judicial system

  • Facilitate the development and regular review of Kansas Department of Corrections-approved 2003-SB123 implementation plans among local behavioral health treatment agencies.
  • Meet with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies regarding data analysis results to jointly identify trends and correlate to interventions performed by the agencies.
  • Meet with municipal drug court and COMCARE mental health staff to jointly review data analysis results.


Minimum Qualifications: Graduation with a master’s degree in public health or a biological, medical or health science which includes 9 semester hours in epidemiological methods or in a related field; with a minimum of one year of experience in epidemiology or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and computer skills are required. At least one year of data analysis and data management experience. At least two years of experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.


Preferred Qualifications: Master of Public Health from an accredited university with a concentration in Epidemiology or at least nine semester hours of graduate coursework in epidemiological and statistical methods from an accredited college or university. At least two years of work experience in a public health department or healthcare setting. At least one year of experience with data management and/or data analysis; experience with SAS, SPSS or other database software. At least one year of work experience writing scientific reports.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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