February 20, 2004



Kansas Secretary of State

Position (1):

Applications Development Manager

Type of Position:

Full Time Exempt

Office Hours:

8:00 am 5:00 pm; Mon. Fri.


Work Examples

Develop applications and assist with the maintenance of existing applications; act as a supervisor and mentor for IT staff; coordinate production of IT work unit; provide advice for subordinates on technical matters; define, establish and enforce development standards; serve as project manager for major projects; and provide technical assistance with the design and installation of IT systems.

Job Requirements

      Bachelors degree in computer science, MIS, or related discipline

      5 years applications programming experience (this position will require daily coding)

      3 years management / supervisory experience

      Extensive knowledge of techniques, procedures and methods of computer systems and application programming activities including relational database design

      Strong technical skills

      Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage many on-going projects

      Ability to develop applications in a full SDLC environment

      Knowledge and experience in the area of supervision principles and practices, staff development and training

      Ability to plan, review, and organize the work of technical personnel

      A strong work ethic including the ability to work under extreme pressure in order to meet deadlines and due dates, and motivate others by leading by example

      Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain working relationships with customers (both internal and external), technical staff, management, and vendors

      Excellent communication skills including the ability to: prepare clear and concise written reports, effectively participate as a member of a team, and communicate well verbally with users, staff, management and others

Preferred Skills & Experience (must be strong in at least 4)

      Project management experience

      IBM i-Series (AS/400)







Salary Range

Starting Salary: $47,673.60 annually ($1,833.60 bi/weekly)

        After successful completion of 120 day probationary period and Kansas project management methodology course, annual salary will increase to $48,838.40

($1,878.40 bi/weekly)


Work Environment

The Kansas Secretary of States office is responsible for numerous constitutional and statutory duties. Our IT department supports various modern and legacy technologies. This position requires incumbents to evaluate existing platforms and application development environments and recommend solutions for new environments.

Application Requirements and Procedures

The deadline to return application materials is Friday, March 5, 2004.

1.      Kansas Secretary of State Employment Application

        To submit an application online, (or for a copy of an employment application for mail, fax, e-mail or hand delivery) please visit us on the web at:

2.      Cover Letter*

3.      Resume*


*MS Word and .pdf documents can be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment to All documents in other formats should be mailed, faxed or hand delivered (see contact information below).

Employment Philosophy

The office of the Secretary of State does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap in the employment and treatment of its employees or in the admission or access to its programs and activities. The Secretary of States office is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Kansas Secretary of State

Memorial Hall, Room 140

Attn: Mike Brassel

120 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66614


(785) 291-3603


(785) 368-8032