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Job Title: Litigation Counsel      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:189975
Agency:Corporation Commission
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) currently has a vacancy for an unclassified Litigation Counsel position in the Conservation Division. The KCC Conservation Division is located in Wichita, Kansas. The Conservation Division sets practical and effective standards which protect the environment without unduly restricting drilling and production of oil and gas.

Principle Responsibilities include:

  • Perform legal work as assigned in connection with dockets filed at the Commission and coordinate this work with the Conservation Division Director or the Director’s designated members of the Conservation Division’s Staff. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating issues and facilitating formulation of Staff positions; coordinating preparation of testimony; preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; providing representation in hearings and prehearing conferences by making oral arguments, examining and cross examining witnesses.
  • Draft proposed orders for the Commission and advise the Commission regarding pending state agency proceedings. Proposed Orders will include recommendations on legal issues and factual findings that affect or concern oil and natural gas production and conservation matters. Research may be presented to Commissioners through proposed orders or memoranda summarizing recommended course of action based upon research in applicable areas of administrative law and oil & gas law and evaluation of technical issues.
  • Assist with representation of the Commission as legal counsel in federal agency proceedings and in federal and state court proceedings.
  • Prepare legal documents for filing in those proceedings based upon research and application of laws, court decisions and other legal authorities through written briefs, pleadings, and other legal documents in connection with these proceedings.
  • Advise the Commission on administrative matters, such as assisting with determination of appropriate administrative policies and procedures and rules and regulations.
  • Research and assist in implementing special projects identified and assigned by the Commissioners.

Minimum Requirements: Certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas.

Salary: $55,000 - $62,000 Annually

To Apply: Please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) writing sample, (4) tax clearance certificate, and (5) State of Kansas application.

HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 3 STEPS .

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at and submit to the Corporation Commission.

STEP 3: E-mail these additional required documents to Sandra Rak @ . Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (send to Sandra Rak, )

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. Applicants 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.

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name: Sandra Rak
Phone: 785-271-3136
FAX: 785-271-3219

Agency Information:

Kansas Corporation Commission
1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604

How You Will Be Evaluated: Once you complete and submit your application materials, 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 competencies and criteria 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 complete. You may call or e-mail the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Corporation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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