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  • 29 Feb 2024 7:36 AM | Katlynn Decker (Administrator)

    Position Summary:  

    The position (K0233511)

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Specialist opening in Topeka. The Bureau of Water is seeking a candidate with experience in ArcGIS, database management, and data analysis. Familiarity with programming is a plus, as is experience working with surface water quality data. The incumbent will have three primary responsibilities. First, they will maintain and update the Kansas Surface Water Register and its map, working closely with KDHE programs and external partners to ensure data consistency, quality, and currency. Second, they will provide technical support for monitoring programs in service to the Clean Water Act. This includes review and analysis of chemical and biological databases, water quality assessment, geospatial analysis, and production of maps and statistical analyses. Third, the incumbent will support the Harmful Algal Bloom response program, assisting with complaint tracking and mapping, workflow management, and outreach and coordination. The incumbent may also participate in field work and special projects, as needs arise; travel of 2-3 days per month is anticipated.

    Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

     Serve as geospatial data manager for the section. Provide technical support to colleagues and maintain geospatial context for Clean Water Act mandated water quality assessments and associated efforts. Partner with unit chief to coordinate data management, QA/QC, and software for the section to ensure accurate assessment and reporting.  Develop code and customize tools to improve data management and analysis. Assist in updating national water quality databases (WQX and ATTAINS) and the National Hydrography database. Serve as liaison to KDHE IT department for Intranet Web Mapping applications and the public HAB web page as well as the state geospatial data repository (DASC). This work may require the use of multiple software programs and conversions among file formats.

    Update and maintain the KSWR list of classified waters of the state; maintain and develop accurate GIS coverages, coordinating with municipal, state, and federal partners as needed to research and correct errors in the National Map. Work closely with the Use Attainability Assessment (UAA) program and unit chief to ensure accuracy of KSWR designated uses and assist in maintaining UAA database. Maintain coverage of watersheds underlying classified and unclassified stream segments, lakes, wetlands, and associated data. Coordinate with the Planning and Standards Unit to ensure that WQS/KSWR updates and submittals are streamlined for triennial review.

    Hourly Pay Range: $25.05 - $26.31

    Recruiter Contact Information

    • Name:  Ashley Webb
    • Email:  Ashley.webb@ks.gov
    • Mailing Address: 1000 SW Jackson St. Suite 580 Topeka, KS 66612

  • 13 Dec 2023 9:54 PM | Joanna Rohlf (Administrator)

    Are you ready to make a difference in people's everyday lives by contributing to improved connectivity, transportation, safety, and community development? We are seeking a talented GIS Engineering Technician to join our Utilities team and play a crucial role in designing cutting-edge fiber networks across land and sea. If you are passionate about GIS and want to be a part of a dynamic team that values growth, professionalism, and collaboration, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

    Essential Functions

    Performs technical services for the design/analysis of fiber networks, long-haul telecommunication projects, and additional company project needs

    Works across project teams to understand clients, project objectives and be a value-added member of the team, offering suggestions for improvement, meeting deadlines, and performing quality work

    Develops a basic knowledge of general Fiber Optic network design for both city deployment and long-haul connections, as well as telecom utility construction standards

    Analyzes efficient routing and construction techniques for feasibility, digitizes physical features for base map purposes, determines and digitizes right-of-way (ROW) from plan sets, labels and dimensions permit for submittal

    Utilizes software to identify and access quality routing option

    Develops an understanding of other city/county utility design and implications to fiber routing

    Some travel to project sites for fielding purposes may be required

    Possesses an understanding of the OSP/ISP discipline and its design process, or is willing to learn that discipline through work experience

    Uses knowledge to work independently. However, uses good judgment in seeking help/answers to questions from project supervisor when necessary

    Shows continued and progressive professional development inside and outside of BHC

    Demonstrates a client focus and works to help our clients be successful.

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  • 13 Dec 2023 9:41 PM | Joanna Rohlf (Administrator)

    This is NOT your typical, coffee-fetching summer internship. At BHC, we treat (and pay) our interns like real employees, because they're doing real work. As a part of our team, you will work hands-on alongside our team of GIS analysts and engineers, with potential for field data collection for use in various mapping applications, and participate in a rotation that gives you exposure to the four different engineering segments in our firm and how GIS is integrated. Over the course of this 10-week internship, you will have the opportunity to conduct applicable research on an industry-relevant topic, and present your findings to leadership. Our interns also have access to networking events with other young professionals in the KC metro, fun teambuilding events, fundraising opportunities, and all company events.

    This internship will begin May 25 and run through July 30, 2024. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position.

    Explore how GIS is integrated into our 4 different engineering segments (Development, Public Works, Surveying & Utilities)
    Learn how to utilize various GIS systems (ArcOnline, ArcGIS, etc.) in the performance of work
    Understand GIS software features and apply them correctly for speed and efficiency
    Conduct research and present your project findings to leadership at the end of the summer
    Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree program
    Completion of 2 years of post-secondary related program
    Must thrive in and have desire to work in a fast-paced environment
    Some experience in ArcGIS preferred
    Able to handle multiple projects

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  • 20 Nov 2023 8:45 AM | Amy Roust (Administrator)

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    KDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, innovative statewide transportation system that works for all Kansans today and in the future. Our employees are our most valuable resource. We depend on our employees and business partners to get the job done. KDOT strives to provide a work environment that motivates people and encourages them to be productive. KDOT is a great place to work, so come be part of our team!

    Position Summary & Responsibilities:

    Position Summary:

    This Engineering Associate position is located in Topeka, at the Eisenhower State Office Building, and is within the Bureau of Transportation Planning. Successful candidates may be appointed at a higher-level dependent upon experience and qualifications.

    Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

    Maintains and analyzes KDOT linear referencing system (LRS) data using Esri Roads and Highways for ArcPro and supplemental extensions and applications as part of the K-Hub* system, primarily for roads not on the State Highway System**.

    Supports reporting and data maintenance activities required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    Performs functions related to annual Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data submittals. In addition to GIS skills, this requires engineering judgment, ability to interpret new federal and state data requirements, ability to modify/query the K-Hub* GIS Database as required, and close cooperation and coordination with several KDOT resources.

    Assists with highway functional classification (“FunClass”) updates.

    Assists with the Urban Area Boundary (UAB) update process, which occurs after the release of each decennial census.

    Assists with meeting expanding standards for Model Inventory Roadway Elements (MIRE), including those required as part of MIRE 2026.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Valid Driver’s License at time of appointment.


    Bachelor's degree from an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering school.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Civil Engineering
    • Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) or EIT Certificate obtained
    • Working understanding of geographic principles and processes, GIS, and spatial analysis.
    • Knowledge of cartographic terminology and principles.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Professional experience with GIS software applications, especially Esri products.
    • Experience with and/or education in database queries, stored procedures, scripting, web development or application development.

    Open Position's Salary Range: $63,398.40-$71,594.00

    Open Position's Worksite Type: Hybrid in office/telecommuting

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