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Below are the current career postings:

Legal Specialist I

Prosecution Office

City of Topeka

The City of Topeka Legal Department is seeking top notch, qualified applicants for a Legal Specialist I position with great pay and benefits. 

The Legal Specialist performs a variety of specialized and technical clerical work in a legal office, including composing and typing documents, data entry, processing court dockets, filing and general reception duties for the City Prosecutor’s office  Successful candidate must have the ability to work in a high demand, fast paced environment, display exceptional attention to detail, and must possess a high degree of integrity when dealing with confidential and sensitive information.

Minimum qualifications: Associate’s Degree with three years of clerical/administrative experience, preferably in a legal setting.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree. 

$17.69 - $19.11 per hour, DOQ.

Application and full details available at www.topeka.org/careers

Kansas Department of Children and Families has an opening for a Public Service Executive.  Click here for a copy of the job description and to apply.

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence has the following positions open:

Case Coordinator

LAV Project Attorney

The Kansas Department of Transportation has a vacancy for a staff attorney interested in litigation.  Besides working with the Managing Attorney on litigation matters (primarily claims under the KTCA), the position is also responsible for the property damage collections program and overseeing agency compliance with the Kansas Open Records Act. 

Deadline for applications is March 10th.  The position is available to be filled immediately. 

For more information or to apply, go to http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=186044.


KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Office of the Hon. Michael B. Buser

Date:                                              February 5, 2017

Location of Employment:                    Kansas Court of Appeals

                                                      Kansas Judicial Center

                                                      301 West 10th Street, Suite 265

                                                      Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Classification and Salary:                    Court of Appeals Research Attorney II

                                                       Starting Salary $54,839

Job Duties:  This position involves highly responsible confidential legal work for the Hon. Michael B. Buser, Judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. A Research Attorney II reviews the briefs and underlying case records filed with the court, researches questions of law presented, prepares prehearing research memoranda based on case facts and law, aids the judge in his ultimate task of decision-making, and performs other tasks as assigned by the Judge. A Research Attorney II is required to provide mentoring to less-experienced Research Attorneys working for the court as well as handling some of the more complex cases handled by the Court.

Employment Dates:  Employment is to begin as soon as possible. The Research Attorney II position is generally a 2-year term position, although the standard term may be extended by mutual agreement of the judge and attorney.

Required Education and Experience:  Applicant must be admitted to the Kansas Bar or is immediately eligible to be admitted through reciprocity or immediate transfer of a qualifying Uniform Bar Exam score. A Research Attorney II must have successfully completed at least two years of law clerk, research attorney, or appellate practice experience, or the equivalent thereof. The Applicant's GPA must rank in the top 20 percent of their graduating class. 

Desired Abilities:  Skilled in recognizing and analyzing relevant facts, evidence, issues, and applicable law in complex cases. Ability to write efficiently and concisely in an organized manner. Leadership skills in working with less experienced attorneys. Familiarity with word processing and electronic legal research methods.

Submit cover letter addressed to the Hon. Michael B. Buser together with a resume with references, law school transcript (may be unofficial), and self-edited writing sample to:

                                                            Ann Myers

                                                Office of the Hon. Michael B. Buser

                                                Kansas Court of Appeals

                                                301 SW 10th St., Suite 265

                                                 Topeka, KS  66612

Application materials may be submitted electronically to myersa@kscourts.org.

Deadline for Applications:  Preference will be given to applications filed on or before March 6, 2017.

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process.  A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch.  It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch.  Please contact Patricia Henshall at 785-296-2877 if you need an accommodation. 

THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER

Associate or Assistant Prosecutor

City of Topeka

Seeking a public service minded attorney to perform legal work through prosecution of more involved municipal court cases, including legal research and review of legal documents. 

Requires Juris Doctorate, license to practice law in Kansas state and federal courts (or ability to promptly obtain such license).

The position will be filled as either a Assistant Prosecutor or an Associate Prosecutor,  commensurate with qualifications of the candidates selected. 

Annual entry salary:  $47,040 - $71,150 DOQ

Click here for Assistant Prosecutor position description. 

Click here for Associate Prosecutor position description.

Application and full details available at www.topeka.org/careers

Assistant County Attorney Job Opening – Shawnee County Counselor’s Office. 

Starting salary $31.89/hr (negotiable commensurate with experience.) 

Cover letter, résumé including references and writing sample required.

Applications MUST be submitted online at http://www.snco.us/jobs/. Position is listed as County Counselor I (Counselor’s Office)

EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION

The Shawnee County Counselor is the civil attorney and legal counsel for Shawnee County, Kansas. The Counselor’s Office is responsible for the representation of Shawnee County, Kansas, the Board of County Commissioners, and all of the departments, divisions, regulatory boards and advisory boards of county government in all legal matters relating to their official responsibilities. The Counselor’s Office also is responsible for representing Shawnee County in all civil litigation in which the County is a party, either as a plaintiff or defendant, represents Shawnee County generally in matters of civil law and reviews all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, bonds and other written instruments.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, this position provides civil legal services for Shawnee County. Performs other duties as required. This position is supervised by the County Counselor.

WORK PERFORMED

50% Litigation. Litigates various civil matters including, but not limited to: civil litigation filed in State and Federal District Court, matters before various Administrative Agencies (i.e. Board of Tax Appeals, Department of Labor, EEOC/KHRC), labor and employment matters, appeals in State and Federal Courts, bankruptcy, property tax, real property, collections, code enforcement, zoning, and workers compensation.

20% Drafting. Drafts resolutions, contracts, deeds, notices, letters and memoranda on various legal topics.

10% Administrative Assistance. Assists with the administration of various County matters.

10% Legal Research. Provides legal research for the County Counselor.

10% Provide Legal Opinions. Drafts opinions for the County Commissioners, Department Heads and County Counselor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law with a Juris Doctorate or comparable degree.
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law before the Kansas Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
  • Three years of professional law practice with experience in general civil litigation, administrative hearings, and appellate litigation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of the legal profession including legal research, investigation, preparation and presentation of cases in court or other formal litigation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:

  • Five or more years of professional law practice with experience in general civil litigation, administrative hearings, and appeals.
  • Five or more years of experience appearing before Kansas State or Federal Courts, or appearing before Kansas Administrative agencies.

Job Title:

Legal Assistant      

County

Shawnee

Req. No:

185645

Agency:

Dept. for Children and Families

Posting Type:

External

Applications accepted through:

Jan 23, 2017

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant in the Office of the General Counsel.  This position is located in Topeka, KS.  The rate of pay is $35,000.00 annually, however, it is also based on education and experience.

LITIGATION SUPPORT
Prepares legal documents, including memorandums of law, briefs, pleadings, jury instructions, general correspondence and proof read finalized documents under the direction of the attorneys.

Maintain a calendar of all open cases that includes upcoming Court deadlines and informs the attorney in a timely manner.

Retrieve and compile information from court records, regional offices, telephone contacts, and correspondence to support action taken by the attorneys.

Research and interpret the Code of Civil Procedure, Kansas Administrative Procedures Act, Kansas judicial Review Act, and various local rules to obtain the needed information to include but not limited to the technical guidelines for the production and formatting of pleadings to be filed in administrative proceedings as well as state, federal and appellate courts.

Schedule depositions by preparing subpoenas, preparing appropriate notices, obtaining the proper witness fee, obtaining a court reporter, arranging for the service of the notice and/or subpoena in the appropriate and timely manner and preparing a summary of such deposition upon the receipt of the transcript.

Interviews witnesses to obtain information regarding their knowledge or involvement in the subject matter of the lawsuit, briefs witnesses on court proceedings prior to appearances.

Electronically file pleadings, briefs and memorandum with the Office of Administrative Hearings, state federal and appellate courts.

For more information:
Click on the link to download position description here,
http://content.dcf.ks.gov/hr/careers/K0231980.pdf

Minimum Requirements: Six months experience as a legal assistant, paralegal or legal secretary. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Security Clearance: 
A background check (KBI – criminal background, welfare fraud, driver’s license, and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check.  Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form:
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number).

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form and submit to the Department for Children and Families, ADMIN.

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Debbie Lang, Debbie.Lang@ks.gov.

IMPORTANT:  Include the job requisition number (#185645) and your last name in the subject line for any and all correspondence.
•Resume
•Cover Letter
•Copy of college transcripts (if applicable)
•Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at
http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  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.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with
all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785 296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:  Debbie Lang
Phone:  (785) 296-5103
Email:  Debbie.Lang@ks.gov
Fax:  (785) 296-2173

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are
filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See www.jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is completed.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Please contact the agency recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department for Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 




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