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Workforce Development Manager COVID-19

Date: May 21, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Department 

Pay:  $47,299.00 annually  

Work Schedule: 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday (Some evenings and weekends are possible)  


The Workforce Development Manager COVID-19 is a grant-funded position at the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD). The position leads workforce development planning and implementation, promoting a culture of quality improvement and technical and professional training and development during the COVID-19 response and recovery. The position oversees the internal SCHD hiring process, staff onboarding, supervisor training, evaluation process, and worksite wellness. The position assists with corrective actions and provides guidance and training to supervisors and staff during the COVID-19 response and recovery. The position ensures SCHD meets national public health standards for workforce development.


Lead workforce development planning and implementation during the COVID-19 response and recovery

  • Create and maintain the SCHD Workforce Development Plan, according to public health standards
  • Lead a workforce development team
  • Implement staff satisfaction and staff competency surveys and analyze results to make training decisions and inform plans
  • Develop SCHD workforce development strategies in line with the Sedgwick County strategic plan and the SCHD strategic plan and quality improvement plan, according to public health standards
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify workforce needs and determine solutions


Oversee internal SCHD hiring process, staff onboarding, supervisor training, staff evaluation process, and worksite wellness

  • Ensure procedures, policies and plans are updated and implemented
  • Write job descriptions, policies and procedures and evaluate workflows and processes
  • Communicate processes to SCHD staff and updates to SCHD and COVID-19 response leadership
  • Identify and implement employee retention strategies, including employee recognition
  • Promote worksite wellness and collaborative learning within and external to the SCHD
  • Ensure staff professional development opportunities, including those required by public health standards
  • Perform supervisor training
  • Ensure documentation of Workforce Program activities
  • Provide corrective action guidance to supervisors


Lead Workforce Program Staff

  • Supervise and evaluate performance of staff through observation, audits, and team meetings
  • Provide strategic guidance and tools to staff to ensure efficient work
  • Ensure staff meet performance expectations, including customer service and technical skills
  • When surge capacity is needed, coordinate and perform work of staff


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public health, a health-related field, public safety, emergency management, business administration, or other related field or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education. Three years of work experience in human resources or workforce development. One year of work experience in project management. One year of work experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.  Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and computer skills are required. Two years of work experience evaluating staff performance or evaluating workflows and processes. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, emergency management, public or business administration, or other related field. One year of applicant recruiting experience. Work experience in a public health department. One year of data analysis or data management experience.


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.

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