Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Litigation

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   188340

Agency Name:   Attorney General

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

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Job Description:

Division:  Criminal Litigation
Position Type:  Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible
Position Location:  Topeka, Kansas (Shawnee County)
Compensation:  $56,000 - $85,000 Depending Upon Experience


Open Until Filled

The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is accepting applications to fill an Assistant Attorney General position in our Criminal Litigation Division. We are an organization that values individuals who strive to work in a team environment, where a positive attitude and willingness to assist others is critical. We seek to hire individuals who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, efficiency and professionalism.  A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required. 

If selected, you would work in conjunction with county and district attorneys to represent the State of Kansas by initiating and prosecuting an assigned caseload of criminal cases.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

You must have a solid work ethic, superior courtroom skills, and a superb team building ethos. You would typically manage a caseload of ten (10) to twenty (20) criminal cases with a focus on homicide, off-grid child sex crimes, major illicit drug distribution and manufacturing, and felony crimes involving public official cases.  You are expected to aggressively engage in pre-trial motion practice.  Therefore, you must have the ability to prepare persuasive motions that are well-written and well-grounded in Kansas statutory and case law, and confidently argue the motions at pre-trial hearing.  You are expected to take cases to jury trial and make compelling and persuasive presentations.

Additional Duties: Additional duties may be added at any time. This announcement does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed. You would be expected to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Travel: You would travel to locations required to competently and diligently discharge the assigned duties. Extensive in-state travel is required. Limited out-of-state travel may also be required.  A valid driver's license is required when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

How to Apply: The application process has 3 required steps:

  1. Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.  NOTE: Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.
  2. Complete the online State of Kansas Application Form.  Select Attorney General and submit.
  3. E-mail the following additional required documents to careers@ag.ks.gov:

Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date indicated.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant is required to obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at https://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account follows all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact (785) 296-3199.

Other Requirements: As a condition of employment, we require a pre-employment screening process to include a criminal history records check and reference check of past and present employers. The screening process will be waived for current OAG personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements.

Recruiter Contact:  Deann Tiede    Phone: (785) 296-3716; Email: careers@ag.ks.gov

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Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Biweekly

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