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City of Topeka (KS)
As a member of the City of Topeka’s executive management team, the City Attorney is responsible for management of the Legal Department, including Prosecution and Litigation. The City Attorney has overall responsibility for personnel management, departmental budgeting, long and short term planning and oversight of daily operations of the department. Duties include preparation and presentation of information and advice relating to city government operations to City Administration and the City Council. This is a Department Director position and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the City Manager.
Entry salary range: $86,709 to $131,322, DOQ.
Minimum qualifications: Juris Doctorate, license to practice law in the State of Kansas, five years of professional law practice with supervisory experience. Must be a resident of Shawnee County or relocate upon completion of the probationary period.
The successful candidate will have the following attributes:
1. A thorough knowledge of municipal, state and federal laws, and court and administrative procedures. Experience in advising a governmental body and working in a City Attorney’s office is preferred.
2. Extensive experience working with people at all levels of an organization and the ability to develop, manage, and maintain plans, programs, and people.
3. Managing complex and varied issues and being able to articulate those issues in a simple manner in a public forum.
4. Ability to problem solve by using logic and common sense while maintaining flexibility and openness to new ideas for changing work situations.
5. A confident public speaker who can remain calm under pressure.
6. Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation and open communication that promotes teamwork and fosters respect for staff at all levels.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and City of Topeka employment application to the City of Topeka Human Resources Department.
Electronic employment application available at www.topeka.org/jobs.shtml
Legal Administrator (Office Manager)
Leading Topeka law firm with 13 attorneys has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrator (Office Manager).
The Legal Administrator manages the day-to-day business functions as well as the overall operations of the Firm’s law office, including financial, personnel and human resources, computer and business systems, facilities management, and office operations and assists with marketing and client development activities, among other assigned duties. The Legal Administrator reports directly to the Managing Partner.
A successful candidate must have exceptional organizational and communication skills, strong interpersonal skills to be able to work with a variety of personalities, and possess strong multi-tasking abilities to prioritize multiple projects. Dedication to confidentiality is vital. Prior supervisory and bookkeeping experience is required. A successful candidate should also possess the following minimum skills, knowledge and experience:
Group Counsel – Contracts and Retail Law
Payless ShoeSource is excited to announce an opening for a Group Counsel – Contracts and Retail Law to join our in-house corporate legal team at our world headquarters in Topeka, KS! This position reports to the Division Senior Vice President – General Counsel and will have responsibility for providing legal services to the corporation in the areas of retail law (e.g., leases, factory contracts, landlord disputes, agent agreements, and sourcing issues) and contract negotiations (e.g., complex commercial agreements and information technology agreements).
Included are a variety of complex retail law and contracts issues related to advising the business. Issues include data security, indemnification, privacy, intellectual property rights, insurance, usage, and pricing. The position requires experience negotiating and drafting complex deals and providing real time advice to the business to address issues. The Group Counsel-Retail Law & Contracts will closely interact with internal clients by providing timely legal advice and solutions on a wide variety of matters. This individual will also manage outside counsel relationships as appropriate. In addition, this position will also be responsible for leading a staff including an attorney and support staff. The Group Counsel-Retail Law & Contracts will also perform any and all other duties as assigned.
Exceptional organization skills which facilitate the effective management of several tasks at once, as well as superior analytical ability.
Interested and qualified candidates may apply by using the following link: https://payless.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2qvvea8f2r7