Careers at KDHE

For a complete list of current job vacancies at KDHE go to Careers at KDHE.

How to Apply for a State Job Online
How to Apply for a State Job Online

Why Choose a Career with KDHE?

Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of Kansans healthier and the environment safer. Our mission is "to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans."

Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of Kansas whether it be through disease prevention, services to protect children and families, food safety programs or the protection and remediation of the environment where we live, air we breath, and the water we drink. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that 1) is representative of the Kansas population served by health and environmental programs and 2) exhibit the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork.

Our main office and laboratory are located in Topeka. District offices are located in Chanute, Dodge City, Frontenac, Hays, Lawrence, Salina, Ulysses, and Wichita.

If you are interested in employment with the State of Kansas and Department of Health and Environment, application information is available on the State of Kansas web site at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applications from all persons. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Division of Human Resources and Service Quality if accommodations are needed in completing an application, interviewing, or any other aspect of the employment process.

KDHE Employee Benefits

Fitness Center
Health and Wellness Initiatives
Lactation Room for nursing mothers
Infant at Work Program
Flexible Work Schedules
Tuition and Educational Expense Reimbursement

State of Kansas Employee Benefits

For a complete list of benefits and additional information go to:

State of Kansas Employee
Annual Total Compensation Statement

Direct Compensation – Compensation you received as an employee of the State of Kansas.
Regular Hours $31,024.31
Overtime Hours $0.00
Shift Differential $0.00
Bonus Pay $0.00
Holidays $1,358.00
Vacation Leave $1,309.88
Sick Leave Taken $1,555.83
Other Leave Taken $0.00
Other Pay $0.00
Total Direct Compensation $35,248.02

Indirect Compensation – Payments made by the State of Kansas as your employer.
Employer Contribution to Benefits $5,536.19
Employer Contribution to Retirement $1,579.24
Employer Tax Contributions $2,726.31
Total Indirect Compensation $9,841.74

Total Direct and Indirect Compensation $45,089.76

Your total compensation may be greater than the amount shown if you receive or utilize some of the following benefits and services:

Deferred Compensation
KDHE Logo Optional Group Life Insurance
Moving Expense Reimbursement
Direct Deposit
Long Term Care Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement
Service Recognition
Savings Bonds
Training/Continuing Education
Vision Insurance
KanElect (Pre-tax Premium Option, Flexible Spending Accounts)
Payroll Deduction for Professional Association Dues, United Way and KPERS BuyBacks
HealthQuest (Lifeline, Health Risk Appraisal, Exercise and Fitness Events, Education Services)