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Assistant Ford County Attorney


The Ford County Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant county attorney. This position will be responsible for managing a general criminal case load that may consist of felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic case through all stages of prosecution. Depending on the successful applicant’s interests and the needs of the office, the position may also involve handling child in need of care, care and treatment, or juvenile cases. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who eager for courtroom experience.


Located in Dodge City, the Ford County Attorney’s Office is a busy office that handles over 800 criminal cases and 2,500 traffic cases per year. The office consists of two full-time assistant county attorneys and two part-time assistant county attorneys, plus support staff.


The minimum salary for this position is $57,000 per year. Additional compensation may be available for well-qualified candidates. Ford County offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, KPERS retirement, and optional life insurance. Other fringe benefits may also be offered through the county.


The successful candidate will be a graduate of an ABA-approved law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of experience either in a county or municipal prosecutor’s office or criminal defense office. The Ford County Attorney’s Office will consider an extremely well-qualified third-year law student or recent graduate who plans to take the Kansas bar examination either in February 2020 or July 2020 or who is eligible for reciprocal admission. All offers of employment are contingent on a successful background check.


To apply, applicants should send a resume, writing sample (five to ten pages), and a cover letter describing their interest in prosecuting crime in southwest Kansas to or mailed to the attention of Kevin B. Salzman, Ford County Attorney at 100 Gunsmoke Street, P.O. Box 1057, Dodge City, Kansas 67801.

-Posted 12/30/19

Attorney - Saline County

Represents the State of Kansas as a trial attorney in felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. Represents the petitioner in mental illness and alcoholic commitment cases. Represents the State of Kansas in juvenile offender and child-in-need-of care cases. Research and write appellate briefs. Present oral arguments for cases.

Salary Information: $2,126.40/Per pay period Step 1 to $3,400.00/Per pay period Step 20 - Depending on Qualifications.

Minimum 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.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 10 pounds. Must be able to bend, squat, reach, lift, carry, push, pull, pick, pinch and climb a step ladder to access and handle files and file drawers. Must have fine and gross manual dexterity to operate computer, telephone, calculator and electric typewriter. Ability to communicate ideas by means of the spoken word, such as giving assignments, directions or participating in court. Ability to hear directions and interact with public.

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

-Posted 12/18/19

Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Litigation Division

To work in conjunction with county and district attorneys to represent the State of Kansas by initiating and prosecuting an assigned caseload of approximately 10-20 cases that would involve homicides, off-grid child sex crimes, major illicit drug distribution and manufacturing, felony crimes involving public officials. The primary focus of this position would be the prosecution of off-grid child sex crimes (Jessica's Law cases). Salary range: $56,000 - $97,000 [Depending on Experience] with excellent benefits. Complete job posting and application instructions may be found online at: Job ID# 194562

-Posted 12/17/19

Assistant Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Division

To represent the State of Kansas in the prosecution of fraud and abuse in the Medicaid program. The Division is looking for a prosecutor that finds satisfaction in prosecuting those who take advantage of, and physically and/or financially abuse, dependent adults and the elderly, usually at nursing homes; and the prosecution of operators who illegally distribute drugs. Salary range: $56,000 - $80,000 [Depending on Experience] with excellent benefits. Complete job posting and application instructions may be found online at: Job ID# 194985

-Posted 12/17/19

Assistant Attorney General, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecution Program

To serve as a dedicated liaison between prosecutors and the traffic safety community to enhance coordination in the investigation and prosecution of traffic safety violations. Salary range: $56,000 - $80,000 [Depending on Experience] with excellent benefits. Complete job posting and application instructions may be found online at: Job ID # 194589

-Posted 12/17/19

Senior 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

Deadline: December 4, 2019.

-Posted 11/26/19

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: $4,432.14 - $6,047.60/mo.

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

Deadline: December 4, 2019

-Posted 11/26/19

Attorney I - Saline County


A professional position responsible for prosecution of felony/misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases from charging to trial and appellate work. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, busy office.  Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited law school, possess a Juris Doctorate and be admitted to practice law in the State of Kansas. Position effective November 12, 2019. Salary: $2,084.00/per 2 week pay period at Step 1 to $3,191.20/per 2 week pay period at Step 20.  Apply on-line at  

-Posted 11/21/19

Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal)-two positions in Wichita, Kansas office

Job Announcement number 19-KS-10576863-AUSA-04

NOTE: This position is being re-announced. Applicants who applied for this position (vacancy announcement number 19-KS-10576863-AUSA-04) previously, need not re-apply as they will continue to receive consideration.


If you know someone who is interested in this position, please share and have them read the entire vacancy and complete the steps under the “How to Apply” section.

The vacancy closes on Tuesday, 11/5/2019. 

-Posted 10/23/19

Full-Time Assistant District Attorney - Douglas County

The Douglas County District Attorney's Office has an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time assistant district attorney. The successful candidate will represent the State of Kansas at all levels of criminal 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. Prefer a Douglas County resident or one willing to relocate to Douglas County.

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

Deadline: January 21, 2020

-Posted 7/21/19

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