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**
Extensive In-State Travel Required
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. You should be well-organized, self-motivated, and punctual. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required.
Primary Duties: In conjunction with another Assistant Attorney General (AAG) and under the direction of the Senior Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Criminal Litigation Division, this position will perform duties to include, but not limited to, the following:
- Provide technical assistance and serve as a consultant to Kansas prosecutors, law enforcement to help improve ability to effectively prosecute traffic violations.
- Engage and coordinate with Office of Judicial Administration on training opportunities for Kansas judges
- Serve 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.
- Assess training needs, with an emphasis on the effective prosecution of impaired driving cases.
- Train and provide 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.
- Work 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.
- Develop and maintain 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.
- Research ways to improve prosecution and adjudication of impaired driving cases (i.e., ignition interlock law, DUI court, 24/7 sobriety program, etc.)
- Prosecute 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 may be added at any time. This announcement does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed. We would expect you to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested.
- Graduate of an accredited law school.
- Certificate of admission and membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas.
- Admission to (or eligible for admission) 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. Extensive in-state travel is required. 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. [Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.]
- Complete the online State of Kansas Application Form. Select Attorney General and submit.
- Email the following additional required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org: Resume, Letter of Interest, Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
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. You can learn more about our hiring process here.
Individuals with disabilities are urged to contact the Recruiter indicated below if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
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 http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. It is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account follows all primary Kansas Tax Laws. It 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, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment screening process to include a fingerprint and name-based criminal history records check and reference/background check of past and present employers. The pre-employment screening process will be waived for current OAG personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements.
In this position you would be authorized access to private information to the extent necessary to perform the assigned duties. Employees of the OAG are required to protect against unauthorized access to such information, ensure the security and privacy of such information, and disclose any anticipated threats or hazards to such information. Employees must be very careful not to release this information to the public or to other individuals, including but not limited to OAG employees who have not been authorized or who do not have a legitimate organizational, departmental, or business need to know. Any questions regarding release of such information to another person should be directed to the employee’s supervisor.
Recruiter Contact: Deann Tiede Phone: 785-296-3716 Email: email@example.com
The Office of the Kansas Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Values Diversity