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Applications Developer III

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Applications Developer III.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $68,893 to $84,149, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Duties

The Application Developer III is a high-level application developer. This position provides support for KPERS online business applications and systems. This work involves advanced level data reporting and application coding. Responds to issues documented in the KPERS Problem Incident Reports (PIR’s) systems. The Applications Developer III has frequent contact with KPERS staff, other State agency staff, KPERS’ vendors and consultants. Provides mentoring and support for lower-level developers.

Essential Responsibilities

Provides KPERS application maintenance support by resolving Problem Incident Reports (PIR’s) and other development as logged by KPERS business units. Works closely with the user community and the KPERS business analyst to determine application development enhancements.

Works to develop new features and functionality within the KPERS online systems. Performs technical troubleshooting of the existing system code. Research issues in order to manipulate data and rewrite objects, applying knowledge of computer capabilities and subject matter. Performs unit/system testing of the programs and software applications to ensure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct. Documents code produced to ensure capacity for other developers to quickly understand and work on projects.

Provides technical assistance to users by resolving problems associated with application functionality and data issues. Respond to problems within the user community to assist them in resolving issues disrupting production work. Provide help desk support for the KPERS network by such things as troubleshooting and fixing/configuring hardware/software issues for the staff at KPERS and assisting employers/members that are having issues with connectivity to the KPERS applications.

Monitors daily Job Scheduler activities, batch and server processing. Ensure successful jobs and respond to and assist in any ad-hoc activities, including running KPERS benefit jobs on a weekly and monthly basis. Produces adhoc and routine reports to support the KPERS business units with the end goal of only manually creating a report once. Reports created should repeatable without developer intervention, where possible.

Participates in new module development to the KITS application via project teams including Joint Application Design sessions to define business requirements from the users or present new designs/functionality.

Work with Information Technology Division and agency management in developing tactical and strategic plans in support of the agency’s mission and business plans. Plans will include the 3-year Information Technology plan and participates in the KPERS continuity of operations (COOP) events as required.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of the Information Technology Division and KPERS.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Four years of experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs is required. KPERS prefers candidates that have experience using C#, “.Net”, Visual Studio or other object oriented programming such as JAVA. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in C# “.Net”, Visual Studio or other object oriented programming such as JAVA, coding, testing and debugging application programs.
  • Working knowledge of relational database technologies including a basic understanding of SQL, primary key and foreign key relationships, data normalization, table joins and stored procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Integration Services (SSIS) and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services (SSRS).
  • Ability to keep technical operations running daily which includes ftp, batch jobs, helpdesk support and vouchers.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical language to users in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

Submt a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, three references and Kansas Tax Clearance     

  • Name: Julie Baker
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone:785-296-1476
  • Fax: 785-380-2103
  • Mail: 611 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

KPERS does not offer employment visa sponsorships.

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Information powers our business. We are looking for a strong technology leader who will protect our data, contribute to its accuracy and support business innovations. Consider joining KPERS as a Deputy Chief Information Officer.

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, provides retirement and other benefits to most Kansas public employees. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common – serving Kansas. We put the interest of our members first and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

We are governed by a Board of Trustees that makes technology resources a high priority. KPERS needs a dynamic Deputy Chief Information Officer who can tackle major projects on the horizon, such as cyber security enhancements, cloud migration and updating the pension administration system.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $103,109 to $128,887, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Duties

The Deputy Chief Information Officer serves as the second-in-command and the chief operating officer of the IT organization. The Deputy CIO is responsible for the design, development, release and maintenance of technology systems and services for all KPERS business functions. This technical, operations-centered senior IT executive role is seen as the most trusted partner of the Chief Information Officer in leading IT to become a business-oriented organization. With the deputy role focusing on the "run" aspect of IT, this enables the Chief Information Officer to focus on the "grow" and "transform" aspects of IT, through working with customers, building strong relationships with senior management and key stakeholders, driving innovation and differentiated IT strategy, and improving the business value of IT. In the absence of the Chief Information Officer, the deputy Chief Information Officer is typically serving in the full capacity of the Chief Information Officer role.

Essential Responsibilities

In partnership with the Chief Information Officer, this position will communicate and support the Information Technology mission and vision to meet the organizational technology needs.

Works with the Chief Information Officer and business leadership team, providing in-depth technical expertise supporting business decisions.

Assists the Chief Information Officer with planning and managing IT products and service development.

Oversees the effective delivery of infrastructure operations and support, network operations, and PC/desktop support.

Works with the Chief Information Officer and Security Coordinator to review KPERS IT Security Policies on an annual basis.

Responsible for the coordination and execution of the bi-annual Disaster Recovery tabletop exercises. Makes sure all documentation is updated and stored in a central location. Creates a report for the Chief Information Officer to present to the Executive that highlights the test's outcomes and lessons learned.

Assists in testing the COOP plan, updating the plan, and making certain the documentation is stored centrally with KPERS and KDEM.

Identifies and implements best practices for optimizing infrastructure and operations costs, improving system performance, and ensuring service-level requirements are met. Stays informed of new and emerging technologies.

Plans, implements, directs, and monitors the integration of new technologies into the infrastructure.

Manages the Infrastructure team in the successful fulfillment of IT service delivery commitments.

Works with the Chief Information Officer to create and update IT policies, procedures, and performance management processes and measures.

Assists the Chief Information Officer with preparing and reviewing IT business plans and the budget.

May assume full Chief Information Officer responsibilities (or those responsibilities as directed) during the Chief Information Officer's absence.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field; or equivalent work experience.

Experience Required

Five (5) years of management responsibilities providing Infrastructure, security, and disaster recovery for information technology systems.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership capability, executing as appropriate in the areas of responsibility.
  • Extensive knowledge of infrastructure planning and operations, design, and deployment, as well as system life cycle management.
  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, technology directions and strategic application to business needs.
  • Strong knowledge of Project Management process and execution.
  • Strong business acumen and business planning skills.
  • Ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery and information management across all lines of business and technology platforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms, establish rapport and persuade others.
  • Commitment to excellent internal and external customer service.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, three references and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:

EEO/ADA

KPERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

KPERS does not offer employment visa sponsorships.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

Auditor

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Auditor.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $47,896 to $57,475, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 3, 2021.

Position Duties

The Auditor is responsible for auditing the records of KPERS approximately 1,500 affiliated employers to ensure covered employee criteria are properly applied according to laws, regulations, and policies to provide integrity to the system. The Auditor must have broad competence in aspects of management practices and all aspects of the Retirement System’s operations. This position has frequent contact with agency staff, and representatives from affiliated employers and requires travel throughout the State of Kansas. Travel time will vary based on agency needs but may be up to 25 percent.

Essential Responsibilities

Audit affiliated employers’ personnel and payroll records to ensure criteria are appropriately applied according to laws, regulations, and policies and that contributions are accurately calculated, reported, and remitted timely. Complete audit reports and supporting work papers. Reports will note issues, discrepancies, and recommended actions. Submit audit reports to the Manager of Field Audit for review and approval.

Recommends remedial measures and helps employers develop policies to resolve issues. Assist employers and answer questions regarding reporting requirements. This position is the agency’s hands-on, on-site contact in assisting employer representatives with the submission of their reports.

Responsible for performing complex investigation and research to resolve arrearage, unreported or misreported contributions, and disputed employer and employee claims. Extensive historical research of employer records may be necessary to resolve issues. Work involves communication with employers and KPERS’ staff to ensure accuracy when completing adjustments.

Maintains contacts with employers, KPERS’ members, staff, and agency executives to justify, defend, or negotiate matters, maintain goodwill, gain cooperation or reach compromises when the information is disputed, or the individual or groups have a substantial difference of opinion or diverse viewpoints. Extensive use of well-developed communication techniques and skills are required.

Audits retirement eligibility and benefit calculations completed by other retirement analysts on a rotation basis.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned to meet the objectives of the Fiscal Services Division and KPERS. This may include, but is not limited to, researching specific data regarding contributions made by a particular employer or coverage group.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

A Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in accounting from a four-year college. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Two years of experience in examining internal work processes, financial and operational records and controls to assess effectiveness, accuracy of records and compliance with statutes, regulations and professional/legal standards. Education in accounting/auditing, business administration, or economics may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of payroll and accounting documents, reports, and practices.
  • Ability to use general software applications, such as electronic mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to compare figures accurately and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Ability to explain complex information to others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel within the State of Kansas.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

Complete these steps to apply for this job. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete.

EEO/ADA

KPERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a quailfied person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

KPERS does not offer employment via sponsorships.

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611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]


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