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DA Staff Attorney - Sedgwick County


The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office is looking for motivated lawyers who want to be in the courtroom to represent the District Attorney and the citizens of Kansas in the prosecution of traffic cases, juvenile offenders, Child in Need of Care cases, felonies, misdemeanor crimes, and civil consumer protection actions.


Whether your legal career has just begun or you have many years of experience and are in search of something new, this is your opportunity to work where doing the right thing for your community is your primary job duty. Minimum starting salary between $74,000 and $117,000, depending upon level of experience. We welcome lateral moves!


We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes very affordable medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer low-cost life insurance coverage, flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, and a supportive Employee Assistance Program. We provide our employees with ample leave opportunities, including sick and vacation leave, 11 paid annual holidays, and paid parental leave. Additionally, our employees have the ability to vest in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) and further invest with a 457 deferred compensation savings plan.


Forbes Home listed Wichita as one of the top five best places to move in 2024. If you are ready to make the move to an affordable city with a bustling economy, reasonable housing options, and a strong sense of community, consider calling Wichita home!


To learn more about how to join our team, please send your cover letter and resume to administration@sedgwick.gov.


- Posted 5.14.24


Special Assistant District Attorney/Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) - Sedgwick County


We are accepting applicants to fill two Attorney positions responsible for charging and prosecuting criminal cases brought to the United States Attorney’s Office-District of Kansas, with an emphasis on illicit drug trafficking and associated crimes. One position is in Kansas City, Kansas; the other position is in Topeka, Kansas. The positions will be designated as Special Assistant District Attorney/Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA).


Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:


· Draft and argue pretrial motions and responses; prepare pleadings.

· Perform legal research and writing.

· Interview witnesses and conduct plea negotiations.

· Participate in trials, with and without a jury, and make compelling and persuasive arguments.

· Research, interpret, and apply statutes, court decisions, or other authority on points of law.

· Additional duties may be added at any time. This announcement does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed.


Compensation:

· Starting annual salary of $75,000.

· A competitive benefits package, which includes very affordable medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer low-cost life insurance coverage, flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, and a supportive Employee Assistance Program. We provide ample leave opportunities, including sick and vacation leave, 11 paid annual holidays, and paid parental leave.

· Additionally, our employees have the ability to vest in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) and further invest with a 457 deferred compensation savings plan.


Qualifications:

· Juris Doctorate attained from an accredited law school.

· Certificate of admission and membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas and licensed in federal district court.

· Ability to carefully and thoroughly research and reach sound conclusions on complex legal issues.

· Ability to communicate complex information accurately and persuasively, both orally and in writing.

· Ability to work collaboratively and independently, meet deadlines, and manage multiple demanding projects and deadlines at the same time.

· Ability to argue criminal cases brought to resolution Federal Courts.


Preferred Qualifications:

· Prosecution experience in charging and presenting felony cases.

· Two-plus years of practicing law and handling complex legal matters.


Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:

· As a condition of employment, you will be subject to a pre-employment process to include, fingerprint-based records check, and comprehensive background investigation, successfully passing a drug screening and reference checks of past and present employers.


The posting will remain open until the positions are filled.


If you'd like to learn more about these opportunities within our office, please send your cover letter and resume to administration@sedgwick.gov.


- Posted 5.14.24



Prosecutor - Shawnee County


The Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office has an opening for a prosecutor. This position will handle adult felonies. Applicants of any experience level will be considered.


Qualified applicants must be admitted to practice law in Kansas and be in good standing with the Kansas Supreme Court. Compensation is based on experience. The position is full time and includes a competitive benefits package.

Applicants should submit their resume to Camryn.Bloom@snco.us

 


-Updated 4.6.24

Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division - AG'S Office


The Criminal Division contains three litigating sections: Economic Crimes, Major Crimes, and Medicaid Fraud. Positions are available in all three sections. Assignment will be based on applicant experience and interest.


In each section, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • File felony charging documents within the framework of well-accepted best practices for prosecutors
  • Prepare well-written and well-grounded motions and responses
  • Present persuasive arguments and evidence during the pre-trial process
  • Conduct well-prepared and well-executed cases at jury trial
  • Trial and trial-preparation skills, as well as strong research and writing skills are required.

Click here to access the rest of the job requirements and applications.


- Posted 2.26.24


Prosecutor - Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK


The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK is seeking a Prosecutor within the Legal Department. Incumbent will be responsible for prosecuting Municipal violations of ordinances and codes; corresponding and meeting with victims, witnesses, defense attorneys, and defendants; handling arraignments, trials sentencing and appeals; providing legal advice to code enforcement, building inspections, and rental licensing and other departments and agencies. Juris Doctorate and license to practice law in the State of Kansas is required. For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and application instructions please visit www.wycokck.org or contact Human Resources at 913-573-5660. Salary: $5,177.47-$7,066.80/mo. Deadline: Until Filled. EO


- Posted 1.2.24


Assistant County Attorney - Crawford County


The Crawford County Attorney’s office is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant County Attorney. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas. Must have excellent communication skills. This position is responsible for the prosecution of a wide variety of cases including felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. Prior criminal experience in either prosecution or defense is preferred. The position will be based in Girard, Kansas.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package. Submit an application with cover letter, resume and references to Reina Probert, Crawford County Attorney, 111 E. Forest, Ste A, Girard KS 66743. You may also email to: rprobert@crawfordcountykansas.org.


- Posted 12.6.23


Assistant County Attorney - Leavenworth County 


The Leavenworth County Attorney's Office has an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time assistant county attorney position.

Position requirements include a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and one to five years of related experience. The successful candidate must be admitted to the practice of law and in good standing before the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas and able to pass a criminal background check.


Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package. The applicant should have an expectation to cover any number of dockets.

Submit an application with a cover letter, resume and references as soon as possible at kgraves@leavenworthcounty.gov. The review of resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


- Posted 11.27.23


Assistant County Attorney - Atchison County


The Atchison County Attorney's Office has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant county attorney. Duties will include prosecution of misdemeanor cases, low level felony cases, juvenile offender, CINC, traffic cases, jury trials, and appellate work.


Position requirements include a Juris Doctor (J.D.). The successful candidate must be admitted to the practice of law and in good standing before the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas and able to pass a criminal background check. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package for full-time employees.

Submit an application with a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample as soon as possible to sbecker@atcoks.org. The review of resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. EOE


- Posted 11.13.23


Deputy County Attorney I (Full or Part-time) - Sumner County


Pay Level: 10, Status: Exempt


Minimum education/experience required: Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Must have a license to practice law in the State of Kansas and maintain license throughout employment.


Position is appointed by and under the supervision of the County Attorney. Position involves various legal duties and responsibilities as provided by Kansas Law and a prescribed by County Attorney. Responsibilities include the preparation and prosecution of traffic cases, mental commitment cases, and other cases assigned. Position is a salaried position. An office and support staff are provided in the courthouse. Regular office hours are expected to be kept and there will be some afterhours work.


A complete job description is available in the County Clerk’s Office. Single Health Insurance provided.

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Apply online at www.ksgovjobs.com

If any questions, contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington Rm 101, Wellington, Ks. 67152.

Phone 620-326-3395 EOE


- Posted 10.20.23

Assistant County Attorney - Barton County


The Barton County Attorney’s Office has an opening for a full-time position of Assistant County Attorney. Duties include representing the State of Kansas in the prosecution of assigned criminal, juvenile, traffic, child in need of care, and care and treatment cases. Depending on experience, the successful candidate’s primary case assignments may include traffic, juvenile, and some adult criminal cases or may focus only on high-level person felonies. Depending on experience, pay range is $75,000 up to $100,000 plus benefits. 


Minimum qualifications include a juris doctorate from an accredited college or university and admission to the Kansas Bar. Membership in the Kansas Bar Association is preferred. July Bar Exam takers are encouraged to apply. Must exercise independent judgement, good organizational decision-making skills. Must have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and must have the ability to interpret laws, regulations, local codes and legal documents. The position requires that the employee have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude or dishonesty. Submission to a background check is a requirement of this position.


Submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to M. Levi Morris, Barton County Attorney, at levi.morris@bartoncounty.net.

Position will remain open until filled.


- Updated 10.24.23

Assistant County Attorney - Dickinson County

 

The Dickinson County Attorney’s office has an opening for an Assistant County Attorney. Start date is as soon as possible. Prior experience in criminal prosecution or defense preferred but will consider entry level applicants. Must pass a background check. Benefits are provided.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a graduate from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.

 

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the prosecution of a wide variety of cases, and may include appellate work and trial level felony, misdemeanor, traffic, CINC, juvenile offender, and care and treatment cases as experience warrants. Opportunities for immediate, high level felony work are available to qualified applicants.

 

COMPENSATION: Salary $85,000 - $100,000/year dependent on experience, with the possibility of increases when granted by the County. Dickinson County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) and offers full benefits to full-time employees.

 

Send letter of application, resume with references, and a recent writing sample to Brock Abbey, 109 E. 1st Street, Suite 301, Abilene, KS 67410. You may also email to: babbey@dkcoks.gov. Dickinson County is an equal opportunity employer. Open Until Filled - Position may close to applications without notice.


- Updated 10.20.23


Deputy County Attorney - McPherson County


The McPherson County Attorney’s office has an opening for an Deputy County Attorney. Start date is as soon as possible. Prior experience preferred. Must pass a background check. Benefits are provided.


QUALIFICATIONS: Must be graduate from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.


POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the prosecution of a wide variety of cases, including misdemeanor, felony and traffic cases. The position also includes Care & Treatment and Child in Need of Care cases or such cases as experience warrants. Opportunities for immediate, high level felony work are available to qualified applicants.


COMPENSATION: Competitive salary $95,000 - $100,000.00 dependent upon experience, with the possibility of a merit increase after one year and COLA raises when granted by the County. Benefit package (including KPERS, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, etc.) is provided through McPherson County.


Send letter of application and resume with references to Jennifer Wyatt, McPherson County Attorney, 122 W. Marlin, Suite 201, McPherson, KS 67460. You may also email to: administrator@mcphersonca.org. McPherson County is an equal opportunity employer.


-Updated 5.2.23

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