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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health
Job Title: Public Health Systems Analyst
Salary: $49046.40 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:

This is a professional information technology position in the Sedgwick County Division of Health (SCDOH).  The Public Health Systems Analyst leads the division in informatics and information technology, functions as the project manager for information system implementations, and contributes to the development of a wide range of informatics initiatives and solutions. The position supports staff through training, systems maintenance, and assuring consistent data processes and accuracy. The position serves as the liaison between SCDOH and County information technology staff, providing information technology support to SCDOH and managing the hardware and software needs of the SCDOH.  The position serves as the SCDOH HIPAA officer.  The Public Health Systems Analyst interacts with SCDOH staff and external partners and prepares reports, documents and other communication for SCDOH Leadership.


Essential Job Functions:

1. Lead SCDOH Information Technology

  • Provide informatics consultation to ensure use of effective informatics principles and planning methodologies.
  • Lead and manage SCDOH informatics projects such as EHR selection and implementation.
  • Evaluate current information systems for the purpose of program monitoring and evaluation, functionality, and reliability.  Assist in designing workflows and processes for data management. Develop system requirements and workflows.
  • Incorporate informatics principles into SCDOH activities and processes.
  • Create policies and procedures related to informatics, computer systems, and information technology usage within the SCDOH and annually review all policies and revise as needed.
  • Oversee and manage collection, retrieval, analysis, and maintenance of Public Health related software data and document per policy and procedure.

2. Provide information technology support to SCDOH

  • Supervise and evaluate Public Health Applications Specialist.
  • Provide or arrange for system technical assistance and/or training for system users, supervisors, and leadership.
  • Develop non-technical documentation and instructions for user reference in routine aspects of using technology.
  • Serve as SCDOH HIPAA officer.

3. Maintain computer equipment and software for SCDOH

  • Manage Computer Acquisitions for SCDOH – request and review quotes for new equipment and/or software, enter quote for purchase in PPS system, oversee installation, delivery, setup of all equipment for SCDOH.
  • Troubleshoot medium and high-complexity problems reported by information system users and work with County IT and vendors to facilitate requests for and manage/solve issues as they arise. 
  • Maintain server configuration for SCDOH applications by performing routine maintenance and configurations, and installing system updates.



Communication and Teamwork:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods 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 excellent written, oral, and listening skills. Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments

Strategic Planning and Change Management:  Understands how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences; keeps the big, long range picture in mind; builds a shared long-range organizational vision with others. Committed to course of action to achieve long-range goals and influences others to translate vision into action. Understands the need for change and helps plan for and accommodate it as creatively and positively as possible.   Is flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change.

Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving:  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. Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Performance Management and Coaching:  The continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals. Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen knowledge/skills, areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

Initiative and  Detail-Oriented:  Takes action without being asked or required to. Achieves goals beyond job requirements.  Identifies opportunities and issues, and proactively acts and follows through on work activities to capitalize or resolve them.  Actively seeks and identifies opportunities to contribute to and achieve goals.  Maintains a sense of purpose, value, and ownership of their work.  Works independently with little direction. Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.   Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise.  Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions are completed.

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:     Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with significant course work in Information Technology or a related field.

Years of Experience:  Five years of experience in progressively responsible and varied administrative work in a public or private organization in the area of information technology, including two years of work experience in project development/management, and two years of work experience with data management and analysis.  Five years of work experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Two years of work experience in writing, proofreading, and editing.  One year of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

License, certifications, etc…Maintain Sedgwick County level 2 driver qualifications.  This is a Tier 1 position; identified as personnel who, in the event of a public health emergency, will not be working within the emergency operations center or will not be sent out to the field as responders. Tier 1 staff complete courses IS100 and 700 within 30 days of employment. Additional ICS trainings may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field.

Years of Experience:    Two years of work experience in department management and leadership, including supervision.  Two years of work experience in medical records systems support and management.  Training or experience in the use of software supported by Sedgwick County Division of Information Technology Support Services.

License, certifications, etc…   Microsoft Certification, Certificate in Healthcare Informatics.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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 and/or heavy equipment.


Testing/Screening Requested:

Background and DMV checks • Pre-employment drug screen



Standard Office Equipment • Computer with Microsoft Office software


Work Environment:

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

Location of work:  2716 W Central


*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: 20002279

Open Date: 1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/4/2019 11:59:59 PM