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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Operations Manager
Salary: $54082.08 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:

Job Objectives:

Provides oversight of internal human resource (HR) functions for Health and Human Services (HHS) divisions.    Also provides oversight of HHS facility needs; HHS contracts; and accounts payable functions.  Works closely with Sedgwick County’s Legal, Finance, Risk Management, and Facilities Divisions to ensure all needs are met for HHS.  Attend and participate in multiple county level groups and meetings for HHS.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.  Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.


Essential Job Functions:

Direct supervision of three staff

  • Provides training, leadership and coaching to staff, including documenting sessions
  • Evaluates staff through performance goals and competencies assessing them quarterly and annually
  • Assigns, checks and approves work of staff
  • Conducts interviews for vacant positions supervised and makes hiring recommendations
  • Approves staff time and leave requests via e-timesheet
  • Effectively controls programs’ operational and functional activities, motivating staff to maximum performance
  • Good attendance required to provide support to staff and management

Program oversight of Human Resource (HR) administration for the HHS divisions

  • Oversight of providing HR and staffing reports
  • Oversight of the completion of required HR documents assuring timeliness and accuracy
  • Oversight of the employment and volunteer recruitment program for HHS
  • Oversight of all disciplinary action and/or termination form completion; also includes Performance Improvement Plan monitoring
  • Oversight of monitoring initial probations
  • Oversight of the FML process for HHS employees
  • Oversight of the ADA process for HHS employees
  • Oversight of ergonomic concerns for HHS employees
  • Point of contact for Sedgwick County Human Resources, Payroll and Risk Management

Program oversight of HHS facilities, contracts and accounts payable

  • Point of contact for Sedgwick County Legal and Purchasing
  • Manages the organizational needs for all facilities for HHS including but not limited to move projects, reorganization requests, and safety/security needs.
  • Manage and provide oversight of all COMCARE contract needs and ensure that contract databases remain up to date.



Leadership:  Communicates a vision and inspires motivation; engages with others (direct-reports and peers) in team process to solve problems; works to find a win/win resolution of differences; is aware of how management style impacts staff productivity and development; modifies leadership style to meet situational requirements; helps team stay focused on major goals while managing within a context of multiple directives.

Subject Matter Expert:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Decision Making/Problem Solving:  Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Analytical Thinking:  Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results.  Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on other resources as necessary.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.


Job Objectives:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business or a related field

Years of Experience:  Five years of experience in organizational management and human resources; Five years of supervisory experience

License, certifications, etc…  Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   Master’s Degree in accounting or business or a related field

Years of Experience:   Eight to ten years


Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.
  • The employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.)


Testing/Screening Requirements:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI & DCF child and adult abuse registry. • Driver’s license check • Pre-employment urine drug screen.



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:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  271 W 3rd St N

The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.  May work in adverse conditions.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*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: 20002723

Open Date: 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/29/2018 11:59:59 PM