Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Personnel Attorney

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   190498

Agency Name:   Department of Transportation

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

Applications accepted through:    NOV 23, 2018

Job Description:

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: 
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid and up to date certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact (785) 296-3199.

Your application will be considered incomplete if an ACTUAL COPY of your Certificate is not submitted within 48 hours after the posting closes.

Personnel Attorney:  The Kansas Department of Transportation is seeking a staff attorney to provide legal assistance and support to the agency on personnel-related matters, including disciplinary issues and proposed terminations, ADA-related issues, and FMLA issues. The position represents the agency in internal and external personnel-related proceedings, including handling hearings before the Kansas Civil Service Board, the Kansas Department of Labor Office of Unemployment Appeals, and claims filed with the Kansas Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The position advises agency management on employment-related actions based on federal and state regulations, case law, statutes, The Kansas Organization of State Employees Memorandum of Agreement, and internal KDOT policies.  Salary range is $65K to $72K, DOE.

For more details, download the full position description.

Minimum Requirements: Certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas or temporary permit to practice law issued by the Supreme Court of Kansas at the time of hire.

Preferred Requirements:  Working and/or academic experience in an employment law related field or other experience establishing a working knowledge of employment-related federal and state regulations, case law, and statutes.  Demonstrated ability to work independently, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Executive and Senior Managers, agency administrators, engineering staff, technical staff, and the public.

Applications will be accepted through November 23, 2018.   Send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample (not to exceed 15 pages) to the Kansas Department of Transportation Office of Chief Counsel, 700 Harrison Street, Topeka, KS, 66603 or submit electronically to Holly Taylor at holly.taylor@ks.gov.  If you have previously applied for this position, your application materials are currently on file and do not require resubmission.

Complete and submit an ONLINE Application to the following Agency:
Transportation, Headquarters
OR Mail the PAPER Application to the following:
Kansas Department of Transportation Office of Chief Counsel, 700 Harrison Street, Topeka, KS, 66603

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): 
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager. Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm.

Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.  For a list of acceptable documents that establish these criteria, please refer to the federal Form I-9.   KDOT does not provide sponsorships. 

The Kansas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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