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Prosecution Attorney - City of Topeka


The City of Topeka is seeking a public service minded attorney for a busy office that conducts daily court dockets prosecuting misdemeanor and traffic cases.  Duties include representing the City in trials, at-jail dockets, plea negotiations and diversions along with municipal code enforcement including DUI, drug, and traffic cases as well as Appeals to District court with occasional Appeals to the Kansas Court of Appeals.  

Experience writing motions and briefs (appellate) is beneficial and prior court room experience and experience as a prosecutor or defense attorney a plus.  

The successful candidate will work daily with local law enforcement agencies, code enforcement officers, animal control, municipal and district court judges, and local defense attorneys.

This position will be filled as either an Assistant Prosecution Attorney or an Associate Prosecution Attorney, commensurate with qualifications of the candidate selected.  Both positions require graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate and admission to the Kansas Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Kansas Bar pursuant to Kansas Supreme Court) and must possess and maintain a valid KS driver’s license and city insurable driving record.

The Assistant Attorney is an entry level position with up to two years of experience and the Associate Attorney requires at least 3 years of experience in the legal profession as a licensed attorney.


Click here for Assistant Attorney position description. 

Click here for Associate Attorney position description.

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Annual entry salary:  $47,746 - $64,995 DOQ

The City of Topeka offers a comprehensive benefits package, including

  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System with approximately $20 billion in assets for KPERS members' benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation leave and separate paid sick leave, and one additional paid personal leave day each year.
  • Paid Life/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • (457) Deferred Comp Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Free Onsite Health & Wellness Clinic
  • Free in-house Wellness Center, a full service fitness facility
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Assistance Program.

The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer


- Posted 10.27.21

Assistant County Attorney - Geary County 


The Geary 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 a minimum of 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. 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 to krista.blaisdell@gearycounty.org, or apply online at Indeed.  The review of resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


- Posted 10.21.21

Assistant District Attorney - Shawnee County 


The Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for a felony prosecutor. Qualified applicants must be admitted to practice law in Kansas and be in good standing with the Kansas Supreme Court. The position is an entry-level position so applicants with 0-3 years of experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit their resume to Sarah.Luedke@snco.us. Click here to review the entire job description.


- Posted 9.20.21

Assistant County Attorney - Labette County


The Labette County Attorney’s Office in Parsons is seeking qualified applications for the full-time position of Assistant County Attorney. This position will handle all criminal cases. Some appellate work may be required, paid at an additional rate. Wages range from $41,000 - $63,000, DOE. Labette County maintains a drug free workplace and is an EOE employer. Background check and UA required. Send resumes to Labette County Attorney’s Office, Attn: Stephen Jones, 201 S. Central, Parsons, Kansas 67357. No phone calls.

Job Type: Full-time


- Posted 9.7.21

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 dwilliams@leavenworthcounty.gov. The review of resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


- Updated 9.3.21

Assistant District Attorney I,II,III - Wyandotte County


The Unified Government of WyCo/KCK is seeking candidates who will be responsible for enforcing the laws of the State of Kansas, prosecuting cases ranging in levels of complexity and violations from misdemeanor to high-level felony, and representing the State’s interest. Graduation from an accredited school of law, Juris Doctorate, and 0 to 7 years of litigation experience. Licensed to practice law in Kansas. Salary: $4,241.47 - $6,532.94/mo. For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and application instructions please visit www.wycokck.org. Deadline: September 1, 2021

EOE

- Posted 9.1.21

Sr. Assistant District Attorney - Wyandotte County


The Unified Government of WyCo/KCK is seeking a SR Assistant District Attorney for its District Attorney’s Office. Duties include: assignment to the Conviction Integrity Unit litigating post-conviction claims under K.S.A. 60-1507; reviewing police reports and other material related to criminal investigations; preparing and filing appropriate motions; appearance at dockets; and limited appellate practice. Seven years of progressively responsible supervisory, criminal, civil, legal practice, or related work experience; experience with handling high level criminal cases highly desired; membership in the Kansas State Bar and license to practice law in the State of Kansas required; Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations. Salary: $5,196.54 - $7,210.67/mo. For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and application instructions please visit www.wycokck.org. Deadline: September 8, 2021. EOE

- Posted 9.1.21

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, and on-call status on a rotating basis. 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.

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. Depending on experience, pay range is $55,000 up to $90,000 plus benefits.

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.


- Posted 8.13.21 

Civic HR Attorney - Saline County


Represents the State of Kansas as a trial attorney, assigned by the County Attorney to possibly include

felony, misdemeanor or traffic cases.


Qualifications:

1. Graduation from a college or university with a four-year bachelor-level degree.

2. Graduation from an American Bar Association-accredited school of law with a Juris Doctor.

3. Admitted to practice law before the Kansas Supreme Court and all inferior courts of the State of

Kansas. Admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.


Desirable Qualifications:

1. Two years of experience in the practice of law, preferably as a trial lawyer in the area of criminal law.

2. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

3. An ability to interact with other law enforcement agencies, social welfare agencies and public service

organizations.


Salary: $55,839.26/Per year Step 1 to $89,284.00/Per year Step 20 - Depending on Qualifications

**New graduates will be considered** OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Applicants must apply on-line at www.saline.org to be considered for the position.


-Posted August 2021

Deputy County Attorney - Cowley County

The Office of the Cowley County Attorney in Winfield, Kansas has an opening for a full-time Deputy County Attorney.  Duties will include prosecution of criminal, traffic, juvenile, and care and treatment cases, as well as other office duties as assigned.  The right candidate should also understand the importance of communicating with victims, witnesses, law enforcement, and defense attorneys.  In time, opportunity for appellate work is also a possibility for the right candidate.


Applicants must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas or able to obtain a license within a reasonable amount of time.  Three years of prosecution experience is preferred, but recent graduates will also be considered.  The salary range in our office for the job of Deputy County Attorney begins at $50,000.00 annually.  Prior experience will be considered in setting salary.  Salary comes with benefits, including health insurance, accruing vacation and sick leave, and other insurance options.  Background check is required.  Send cover letter and resume by email to Larry R. Schwartz, Cowley County Attorney at lschwartz@cowleycounty.org.   Cowley County is an equal opportunity employer.  Please respond on or before our closing date of September 1, 2021.

- Posted August 2021

Assistant District Attorney II or III (Based on Experience) - Johnson County


Johnson County’s District Attorney Office is looking for a qualified applicant to fill the position of Assistant District Attorney II or Assistant District Attorney III (Based on Experience). The position is located at 150 West Santa Fe St., Olathe, KS 66061 and provides excellent benefits, including health insurance, wellness programs and discounts, retirement programs, and various other discount programs.

Click here to read the full details of this position and to complete your application - please note that you may have to search the keyword 'attorney' in the Johnson County Job Listings to find the position.


- Posted July 2021

Sr. Assistant DA - Wyandotte County

The Unified Government of WyCo/KCK is seeking a SR Assistant District Attorney for its District Attorney’s Office. Duties include: assignment to the Conviction Integrity Unit litigating post-conviction claims under K.S.A. 60-1507; reviewing police reports and other material related to criminal investigations; preparing and filing appropriate motions; appearance at dockets; and limited appellate practice. Seven years of progressively responsible supervisory, criminal, civil, legal practice, or related work experience; experience with handling high level criminal cases highly desired; membership in the Kansas State Bar and license to practice law in the State of

Kansas required; Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations. Salary: $5,196.54 - $7,210.67/mo. For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and application instructions please visit www.wycokck.org. Deadline: June 16, 2021. EOE

Prosecutor Position Available - Reno County

The Reno County District Attorney’s Office is taking applications for an Assistant District Attorney.  Applicant will need to be a member of the Kansas Bar and willing to relocate to Hutchinson, Kansas.  Starting salary is $56,384, but is negotiable based on experience.  Duties will include courtroom appearances, jury trials, and appellate work.  Salary includes benefits, insurance and payment of bar fees.  Please send resume and cover letter with references to Thomas R. Stanton, Reno County District Attorney, Reno County District Attorney’s Office, 206 West First, 5th Floor, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501 or RenoDA@renogov.org  Position open until filled.


- Posted May 17. 2021

Paralegal/Victim Witness Coordinator - Coffey County 

The Coffey County Attorney’s  office is now taking applications for a full-time paralegal/victim witness coordinator. The Victim/Witness Coordinator works closely with attorneys and acts as a liaison between the criminal justice system and the public. Continuing communication with crime victims/witnesses is an essential function of this position. Coordinators educate, inform, and assist victims and witnesses as well as coordinate victim/witness court appearances, provide victim notification, and ensure subpoenas are issued and served. Case load includes criminal worthless checks and juvenile offenders as well as other duties as assigned. The applicant must be able to be certified and bondable as Notary Public through the State of Kansas.


Preferred experience: Bachelor or Associate degree in paralegal studies or a certificate in paralegal studies with direct legal paralegal or administrative experience.

Prior experience with the following programs: Odyssey, FullCourt, FullCase, Efiling and KCJIS. Knowledge of legal terminology and statutes.

 

Minimum experience: Prior experience in legal administrative work and a Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of experience or an Associate degree plus four (4) years of increasingly responsible legal administrative experience or a paralegal certificate plus eight (8) years of increasingly responsible legal administrative experience or a combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position duties and responsibilities. The successful applicant will be required to pass a drug screening and background check as a condition of employment. Benefits are provided through the county. If interested, send cover letter, application, resume, and references addressed to the Coffey County Attorney, 110 S. 6 th Street, Room 204, Burlington, Kansas 66839. No fax or email submissions will be considered. Position will remain open until filled. First review of applications will occur on May 14, 2021. Job description and application may be picked up in the Coffey County Attorney’s Office, or by calling (620) 364-5111. Coffey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Veteran’s Preference Employer. Coffey County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. Coffey County will not refuse to hire a disabled applicant who is qualified to perform the requirements of the job with reasonable accommodations. Applicants may request reasonable accommodations during the application/interview process.


- Posted May 2021

Assistant District Attorney I, II, III – Unified Government of WyCo/KCK

The Unified Government of WyCo/KCK is seeking candidates who will be responsible for enforcing the laws

of the State of Kansas, prosecuting cases ranging in levels of complexity and violations from misdemeanor to

high-level felony, and representing the State’s interest. Graduation from an accredited school of law, Juris

Doctorate, and 0 to 7 years of litigation experience. Licensed to practice law in Kansas. Salary: $4,241.47 -

$6,532.94/mo.


For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and application instructions please visit

www.wycokck.org. Deadline: May 26, 2021


- Updated May 2021

Assistant District Attorney – Wichita, KS

The District Attorney’s Office in Wichita has openings available for Assistant District Attorneys in the criminal trial unit and the charging unit. 

These are full-time positions for attorneys with prior experience, preferably as a prosecutor or in criminal defense. Salary is commensurate with experience.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.

The successful applicants will be required to pass a drug screening and background check as a condition of employment. Benefits are provided through the county. If interested, send resume, cover letter and references by email to John Waller, Office Administrator at john.waller@sedgwick.gov.  


- Posted August 2021

Assistant States Attorney - Williams County, ND

DESCRIPTION: Under limited supervision, provides assistance to the State's Attorney; prosecutes criminal offenses and represents Williams County regarding civil issues.



Please click here to review the entire position, qualifications, and compensation.



Open 3/8/2021-4/07/2021



 Apply online, or contact Daniela Duda with any questions about this job posting.



- Posted 3.8.21 

Attorney - Saline County

Saline County is accepting applications for Attorney until the position is filled. Please click here to review the entire position description.

Assistant District Attorney - Douglas County


The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a full-time (permanent) Assistant District Attorneys. The successful candidates will represent the State of Kansas at all levels of criminal prosecution. Position requirements include a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and minimal prosecution experience. Additionally, the successful candidates must be admitted to the practice of law and in good standing before the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. Successful candidates must also pass a criminal background check. Preferred successful candidates would be a Douglas County resident or one willing to relocate to Douglas County. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package. Submit an application and attach a cover letter, resume, and references as soon as possible at www.douglascountyks.org/employment. The review of resumes will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled. EOE


Starting Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience including excellent benefits.


Application Deadline: Friday, 01/29/2021 at 5:00 p.m.


- Posted 12.7

Saline County -  Attorney


Represents the State of Kansas as a trial attorney, assigned by the County Attorney to possible include felony, misdemeanor, or traffic cases.


Full time position closing on Dec 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM CST. Applicants must apply online at www.saline.org to be considered for the position.


Please click here to review the job description.

Assistant County Attorney - Seward County

The Seward County Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for an assistant county attorney with 0-3 years of experience with a license to practice law in Kansas. 


The position may include the prosecution of juvenile, felony, misdemeanor and/or traffic cases. 


Compensation depends on experience. Please send a letter of application, resume and references to Russell Hasenbank, Seward County Attorney, 415 N. Washington, Suite 106-107, Liberal KS 67901 or by email to rhasenbank@sewardcountyks.org.


- Still Open As Of March: 2021


Assistant County Attorney - Finney County

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


The successful candidate will represent the State of Kansas at all levels of criminal prosecution, juvenile, child in need of care and traffic prosecution.


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. Need to be willing to relocate to Finney County.


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


- Still Open As Of: March 2021

Assistant County Attorney-Butler County

 

The Butler County Attorney's Office has an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time assistant county attorney.  Applicant must be a Juris Docotrate and have passed the Kansas bar.  Starting salary for this position is $51,771.69, with a benefits package that includes health insurance and KPERS retirement. This position will be responsible for handling a variety of different case types and job duties will include courtroom appearances, trials and appellate work. 

 

Please submit an application with cover letter, resume and references through our career portal at www.bucoks.comA review of canditates will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


-Posted 3/18/20

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