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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, the air we breathe, 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) exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork.

Office Locations

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

Application Information

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Employee Benefits

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

State of Kansas Employee Benefits

For a complete list of benefits and additional information go to the State of Kansas Office of Personnel Services page.

State of Kansas Employee Annual Total Compensation Statement Sample

Direct Compensation 

  • The compensation you received as an employee of the State of Kansas
Compensation TypeCompensation Amount
Regular Hours$31,024.31
Overtime Hours$0
Shift Differential$0
Bonus Pay$0
Vacation Leave$1,309.88
Sick Leave Taken$1,555.83
Other Leave Taken$0
Other Pay$0
Total Direct Compensation$35,248.02

Indirect Compensation

  • Payments made by the State of Kansas as your employer
Compensation TypeCompensation Amount
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
  • Direct Deposit
  • HealthQuest (Lifeline, Health Risk Appraisal, Exercise and Fitness Events, Education Services)
  • KanElect (Pre-tax Premium Option, Flexible Spending Accounts)
  • Optional Group Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Moving Expense Reimbursement
  • Payroll Deduction for Professional Association Dues, United Way, and KPERS BuyBacksKDHE Logo
  • Service Recognition
  • Training/Continuing Education
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance