Division: Criminal Litigation
Position Type: Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Exempt, Benefits-Eligible, Grant-Funded
Position Location: Topeka, Kansas (Shawnee County)
Compensation: $56,000 - $75,000 Depending Upon Experience
Open Until Filled
The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is accepting applications to fill an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) position in our Criminal Litigation Division, Kansas Traffic Resource Prosecution program. We're 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. Successful candidates must be ethical, well-organized, self-motivated, punctual and prompt. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required.
In conjunction with another Assistant Attorney General (AAG) assigned to the Criminal Litigation Division, this position will perform the following duties:
- Provides technical assistance and serve as a consultant to Kansas prosecutors, law enforcement to help improve ability to effectively prosecute traffic violations.
- Engages and coordinates with Office of Judicial Administration on training opportunities for Kansas judges
- Serves as a dedicated liaison between the state’s prosecutors and the traffic safety community to enhance coordination in the investigation and prosecution of traffic safety violations.
- Assesses training needs, with an emphasis on the effective prosecution of impaired driving cases.
- Trains and provides technical assistance to state and local law enforcement in methods of evidence gathering, especially newly emerging technology and trial techniques that will improve the ability of prosecutors to effectively prosecute impaired driving cases.
- Works with law enforcement agencies to explain prosecutorial policy, answer questions, receive suggestions, foster improved law enforcement/prosecutor cooperation, strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies, and regularly apprise prosecuting attorneys on evolving areas of traffic safety law.
- Develops and maintains a working relationship with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (NAPC), National Traffic Law Center (NTLC), other TSRP’s and other traffic safety advocates around the country.
- Researches ways to improve prosecution and adjudication of impaired driving cases (i.e., ignition interlock law, DUI court, 24/7 sobriety program, etc.)
- Prosecutes criminal cases accepted by the Criminal Litigation Division. This includes, but is not limited to: drafting/arguing pre-trial motions; pleading preparation; interviewing clients and witnesses; legal research and writing; conducting depositions; conducting negotiations; participating in trials with and without jury; researching interpreting and applying statutes, court decisions or other legal authority on points of law; and overall case management.
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.
- Graduate of an accredited law school.
- Admission to and membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas.
- Admission to or eligibility for admission to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
- Four (4) or more years of experience prosecuting impaired driving cases.
- Two (2) or more years of criminal law and courtroom experience.
- Trial experience
Travel: You would travel to locations required to competently and diligently discharge the assigned duties. Frequent in-state and limited out-of-state travel is 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:
- Register by completing the online Personal Data Form. NOTE: Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.
- Complete the online State of Kansas Application Form. Select Attorney General and submit.
- E-mail the following additional required documents to email@example.com:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals with disabilities are urged to contact the Recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Office of the Kansas Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity Employer