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Job Title: Child Support Services Attorney      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:185857
Agency:Dept for Children and Families
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Oct 9, 2017
Job Description:

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) currently has an Attorney position in the Child Support Services Division.  The position is located in Topeka, KS.  The rate of pay is $60,000.00 annually, however, it is also based on education and experience.

Plans, organizes and directs activities of child support program(s) having multiple sub-programs and or diverse activities; formulates policies, and interprets and directs the application of policies and guidelines; ensures work performed is in compliance with agency policies as well as state and federal law.

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. Some positions may require additional minimum requirements that will be specified on the position description.

Preferred Screening Criteria: Law Degree; and/or experience in Child Support, Legal, Contracts, Social Services or Business experience.

Education – Bachelor's Degree; Law Degree

NOTE:  This position requires Fingerprints and E-Verify since this position accesses Federal Tax Information. 

Click on the link to download position description here,

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. 

The application process has 3 STEPS:
STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form:
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number).

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form:

and submit to the Department for Children and Families, ADMIN

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Debbie Lang,
IMPORTANT:  Include the job requisition number (#185857) and your last name in the subject line for any and all correspondence.
*Cover Letter
*Copy of college transcripts (if applicable)
*Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  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 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.

Recruiter Contact:  Debbie Lang
Phone:  (785) 296-5103
Fax:  (785) 296-2173

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 competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is completed.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Please contact the agency recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department for Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Find out more about us at our website

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

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