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The State of KansasShawnee County, KS
Job Posting closes: Open until filled
Kansas Department for Children and Families
Administration - Legal Division
Who can apply: External
Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veterans' Preference Eligible: Yes
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
This position serves as overall general counsel to the Department for Children and Families. Responsibilities include providing legal representation, advice and counsel on all areas of law related to the agency. Work involves handling complex matters involving significant potential liability to the agency. Drafts proposed legislation, analyzes proposed legislation to determine its effect on the agency and its operations, monitors legislative activity affecting the agency and testifies before legislative committees. Represents the department before state courts, federal courts and other administrative agencies as required.
Essential Position Responsibilities:
Graduated with degree from accredited school of law. Candidates must be admitted to and in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas. At least 6 years of progressive experience practicing as an attorney. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas and the US Federal District Court.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements: Security Clearance: A background check (KBI - criminal background, welfare fraud, driver's license and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check. Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF.
Name: Debbie Lang
Phone: (785) 296-5103
Fax: (785) 296-2173
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KDOR Tax Clearance Certificate
Transcripts - can be unofficial
Copy of Bar License
DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)
The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.