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FHLBank Topeka’s products and services help our members provide affordable credit and support housing and community development efforts. We are accepting resumes for a:

Corporate Counsel

This position supports the Legal Department’s mission and FHLBank Management by providing accurate and timely legal advice, assistance and direction, performing legal research, preparing legal memoranda, and reviewing or drafting legal documentation concerning a wide range of legal matters, including: contract review and revision; vendor management; legislative and regulatory review and analysis; drafting and revision of FHLBank policies; derivatives and repurchase transactions; lending, credit and collateral matters; and litigation support. Serves as primary counsel to the Housing and Community Development and Human Resources departments, as well as provides legal advice to the Capital Markets, Credit and Member Products departments.

Qualifications

· Minimum of five years of similar or related experience.

· Juris Doctorate degree required.

· Must be admitted to the Bar of any state. If not admitted in Kansas, must be admitted to the Kansas Bar within one year of employment and maintain good standing in Kansas.

· Excellent legal research and drafting skills, including Westlaw legal research.

· Thorough understanding of secured lending and the Uniform Commercial Code preferred.

· Proficient use of computer programs and databases, including MS Word, Outlook, SharePoint/Moss and Internet Explorer, and various FHLBank databases.

· Ability to motivate and persuade others through both written and oral communications.

· Ability to identify and analyze legal issues.

· Strong organizational skills.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

· Ability to operate all types of office equipment including computer, copy machine, scanner and telephone.

· Ability to work hours needed to meet the demands of the job.

In addition to a rewarding, team-oriented work environment, FHLBank Topeka offers opportunities for growth and development, an attractive benefit package including health and dental insurance, 401(k), short-term incentive plan and much more. To see a more detailed job summary and apply for this position, go to FHLBank’s website at www.fhlbtopeka.com/careers.

EOE


FHLBank Topeka’s products and services help our members provide affordable credit and support housing and community development efforts. We are accepting resumes for a:

Government Relations Officer

The Government Relations Officer develops and executes FHLBank Topeka's government relations strategy. This individual establishes, maintains and builds relationships with key Washington, D.C. and District constituencies. This individual spearheads educational and advocacy initiatives which target Members of Congress, congressional staff, state elected officials, trade associates, and regulators. As necessary, this individual connects the CEO and FHLBank's senior managers with those in industry who can affect FHLBank’s business. This individual acts as Treasurer to FHLBank’s PAC and represents FHLBank at PAC-related events.

The Government Relations Officer provides counsel to the CEO and General Counsel on appropriate policy positions and strategies concerning regulatory and legislative initiatives. This individual identifies and coordinates outreach events involving Members of Congress, member financial institutions and community partners which emphasize FHLBank's positive impact in the District. This individual oversees the activities of FHLBank's contract lobbying firms and works with the Council of FHLBanks to more effectively serve the 10th FHLBank District.

Qualifications

· Minimum of five years of similar or related experience.

· College degree required, advanced degree preferred.

· Familiarity with the legislative process required. Prior legislative, congressional staff or lobbying experience desirable.

· Ability to motivate and persuade others through both oral and written communications.

· Ability to distill complex issues into an understandable format.

· Ability to review and analyze complex political and business issues.

· Must be able to work and travel independently, use general office equipment, and give speeches and make presentations.

· Frequent travel required. Ability to work long and irregular hours required.

In addition to a rewarding, team-oriented work environment, FHLBank Topeka offers opportunities for growth and development, an attractive benefit package including health and dental insurance, 401(k), short-term incentive plan and much more. To see a more detailed job summary and apply for this position, go to FHLBank’s website at www.fhlbtopeka.com/careers.

EOE


Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Position: Protection Order Attorney

Responsible to: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:

Direct representation of victims in protection order proceedings. Legal research and writing. Training of attorneys and advocates. Collaboration with attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel and advocates to improve the quality of representation of victims and use of protection order proceedings.

Specific Duties:

In collaboration with other staff and allies, assess ongoing safety and accountability issues and training needs for those involved in the protection order system.Provide legal technical assistance to courts, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, private and legal services attorneys, and others who are involved in administration, issuance, and enforcement of protection orders.Provide legal technical assistance to advocates who are assisting victims with protection orders.Conduct professional discipline-specific trainings on Kansas protection orders. Research and write legal memoranda addressing specific legal issues identified by the project as critical to the improvement of the Kansas protection order process. Represent victims in Kansas protection order cases where the representation will likely have a positive impact for victims across Kansas.Participate in educating advocacy programs about the Project.Participate in case review process with Project staff.Complete special legal projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Benefits: Paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution

Employment Status: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed: Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar. Knowledge of protection orders. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as related to protection orders. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Jessica Nasternak, Director of Legal and Policy

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)

634 SW Harrison

Topeka, KS 66603

Or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas

Clerk of the Appellate Courts

Annual Salary: $120,037

Constitutional officer reporting to the Chief Justice and Supreme Court, exercising administrative responsibility for the Office of the Appellate Clerk. Responsible for planning and supervising the work of a staff of approximately 15 engaged in varied clerical and administrative duties of the appellate courts and for performing specialized duties requiring considerable knowledge of procedures, regulations, and laws governing the appellate courts.

Minimum qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university and an accredited law school; licensed to practice law in one of the states or territories of the United States or the District of Columbia, or in the United States federal courts; and a minimum of ten years of legal experience, with significant experience in appellate law, court administration, or similar legal and management experience.

For more information about the position and the application process, see http://www.kscourts.org/Court-Administration/Job-Opportunities/Clerk%20of%20the%20Appellate%20Courts-OJA-012116.pdf 

THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER


Consumer Counsel

The Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB), a Kansas state agency, is seeking to fill the position of Consumer Counsel for the agency. The Consumer Counsel represents the Board and serves as the chief advocate for residential and small commercial utility customers in rate cases and other proceedings before the Kansas Corporation Commission, the courts of Kansas and in the Kansas Legislature. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated attorney with the following qualifications:

· Trial experience, case development, discovery, trial strategy, working with expert witnesses to prepare testimony, pretrial motions, oral argument, cross-examination of witnesses, briefing and appeals;

· Broad knowledge of the economic and legal regulation of electric, natural gas, water and telecommunication public utilities.

· General understanding of the legislative process and specific experience identifying, tracking, evaluating and testifying on proposed legislation in legislative committees;

· Must have a firm understanding of state open meeting laws and state ethics laws;

· Experience making oral presentations to large public groups.

The Consumer Counsel will receive policy guidance from the Board but will be expected to achieve policy objectives with minimal day-to-day supervision from the Board. Excellent communication skills are required for this position.

Applicants must be a member in good standing of the Kansas Bar.

Salary Range: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Submit a resume with references and a cover letter outlining how your experience matches the above requirements by February 1, 2016:

Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board

1500 S.W. Arrowhead Rd

Topeka, KS 66604

ATTN: Shonda Smith

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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