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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Office Specialist
Salary: $12.44 Hourly

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:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location of work:

635 N. Main | Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
Greet public, provide customer service and general reception as well as provide office and administrative support required to ensure timely processing of program referrals, outcome reporting and program functioning at all levels of service. Physical work space could be different each day.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complete financial updates, take payments and write receipts, post payments on client accounts, verify insurance coverage, enter insurance authorizations.

Reception/Customer Service and Scheduling

  • Manage phones, greet public, check clients in and verify demographics.
  • Accurately schedule medication evaluations and appointments in an electronic medical record system and Outlook.

Paperwork and data entry

  • Process incoming faxes and referrals, prepare written correspondence, assist in preparing program reports, assist with data entry and tracking.
  • Verify insurance and enter authorizations.
  • Enter and analyze data
  • Assist with letter writing.
  • Process referrals.
  • Enter screen and evaluation transactions in electronic medical record.


  • Prepare filing to go to Medical Records.
  • Process inbound/outgoing mail, distribute inbound faxes and send faxes as requested by providers, perform other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinate with security to ensure safe environment for staff and consumers at the Community Crisis Center.

Job Standards:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with two years general office experience.
  • Proficient at data entry and ability to maintain boundaries and confidentiality is important.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, knowledge of Microsoft office package, good organizational skills, be able to work in a fast paced environment, and be able to multi-task.
  • Multi-line phone skills.
  • Punctuality and good attendance are essential. Must be able to work 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday.
  • Work is sedentary in nature and involves working at a desk the majority of the time.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Ability to cope with psychotic episodes of adults and children.
  • Knowledge of community services and benefit programs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with patients, the general public and all levels of staff.
  • Must possess the awareness and judgment to intervene appropriately when dealing with escalating emotional situations.
  • Possess the ability to negotiate several flights of stairs at a time and move effectively in varied settings throughout the community.
  • Possess the mobility and judgment to execute personal protective measures.
  • Able to calmly and effectively deal with agitated individuals or high risk situations.
  • Demonstrate autonomous critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate good professional judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to handle competing urgent priorities.
  • Able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.
  • Must have a valid Kansas Driver s license, current proof of automobile insurance and be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Drive personal vehicle and/or occasionally drive a county owned vehicle for business purposes (ex. Transport clients to appointments), as required; documenting and reporting mileage according to agency procedures, so that services can be provided in a timely manner; comply with agency vehicle policy at all times.

Testing/Screening Requested:

  • KBI & DCF Background Checks
  • Driver’s license check
  • Pre-employment urine drug screen Final candidate will be required to pass a typing test of 45 WPM


  • Candidates must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Programs.
  • They will need to be able to type and use multi-line phones.

Work Environment:

  • Office setting.
  • Will include working at multiple locations during a work week.
  • Work is sedentary in nature and involves working at a desk the majority of the time.



*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.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20004553

Open Date: 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 9/3/2017 11:59:59 PM