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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Personnel Manager
Salary: $48801.00 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

M - F, 8-5

Location of work:

934 N. Water

Job Objectives:
This position is located within the Department of Public Services and provides personnel management for Health and Human Services (COMCARE, Division on Aging, Community Development Disability Organization, and Health Division). This position is the primary point of contact for 550+ employees and Sedgwick County’s Human Resources, Risk Management, and Payroll departments. Primary areas of responsibility include the research and form completion for employee disciplinary issues; position review; oversight of employee reports, oversight of training for the department; employee retention strategies; and supervision of an Administrative Specialist and Recruiter / Community Liaison.

Essential Job Functions:

Supervise Recruiter/Interviewer

  • Provide oversight of all vacancy notices and job postings; working with hiring managers to draft notices and submit and follow them through the County Human Resources (HR) approval process.
  • Maintain up-to-date job descriptions to be used when interviewing candidates; making recommendations for changes as needed.
  • Oversee development of successful recruiting strategies and advertisement of positions.
  • Ensure representation of Health and Human Services at Career Fairs, local and out of town.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with colleges, universities and career and job offices.
  • Oversee the reference check process.
  • Maintain flow of communication among job applicants and hiring managers to include status updates, denial and hire letters.


  • Facilitator of the COMCARE new employee orientation and tour.
  • Conduct and manage the County’s New Employee Liaison program at the department level.
  • Provide ongoing support (and training if needed) to hiring managers relative to retention.

Personnel resource

  • Coach supervisors through complex personnel issues. Coordinate with Legal and Human Resources as needed.
  • Drafts and/or reviews all disciplinary action forms for Health and Human Services.
  • Manage and help resolve employee issues within Health and Human Services.
  • Performs liaison work between the programs and County.
  • Liaison for ADA and work related injuries.
  • Point of contact for Family Medical Leave approvals from HR on Health and Human Services staff; work in collaboration with HR on any related FML issues. Would include scheduling status hearings on staff reaching their maximum FML benefit.


  • Prepares and analyzes various reports including:
    • Recruitment reports
    • FML reports
    • Leave time reports
    • Exit summary reports
  • Conduct surveys with exiting employees; provide summary reports as determined identifying trends or problem areas and make recommendations as needed.
  • Complete salary surveys as requested.
  • Provides information helping develop budgets for grant proposals
  • Completes affidavits for federally funded positions
  • Collects and reports out information for state reporting
  • Unit cost report for COMCARE Leadership
  • Develops positive relationships with both the Health and Human Services staff and County staff
  • Supervises Recruiter/Community Liaison and an Administrative Specialist
  • Will conduct performance appraisals; monitor work performance including strengths and weaknesses.

Job Standards: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in related degree preferred. The number of years of human resources and supervision and experience will also be considered.
  • Must have strong knowledge in Excel and Word. Access and SAP experience is a plus.
  • Two years of experience in a Human Resource setting. Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Must have a valid Kansas driver's license and proof of automobile insurance required. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet Driver Qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County's Fleet Vehicle Operation Policy. Must have personal vehicle as will travel to meetings, out of town travel, businesses, and work sites.

Knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and has the ability to consult with stakeholders to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects with competing urgent priorities/deadlines.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate good professional judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to access, input, process, and retrieve information from the computer.
  • Must be able to proficiently navigate computer programs and conduct internet research.
  • Trustworthiness and ability to maintain confidentiality

Testing/Screening Requested:

  • KBI and DCF background checks
  • DMV background check
  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • Excel
  • Word

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, SAP, Outlook)

Work Environment:

  •  Ability to work mainly in an office environment using modern office equipment
  • Ability to sit for long periods and use a computer with multiple computer monitors for majority of work time
  • Ability to travel or attend training as required. Must be able to travel out of town and out of staff for various meetings and training sessions.
  • Job is primarily 8-5, Monday-Friday, but will require additional hours to complete tasks.
  • Evening and/or weekend work is occasionally required to ensure timely project completion
  • Must have good attendance
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Ability to walk distances, stand and squat.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Significant job pressure exists in the balance of several projects and resources with conflicting and sometimes changing priorities and requirements.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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 Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20003158

Open Date: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 8/20/2017 11:59:59 PM