The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) is currently seeking a Legal Assistant/Paralegal (unclassified, non-exempt, benefits eligible) to support the attorneys in the Office of General Counsel in Topeka. The Office of General Counsel serves as legal counsel to the Commission and prepares hearing notices, orders, memoranda, briefs, pleadings, contracts, and other legal documents.
The Legal Assistant/Paralegal would have the following responsibilities:
- Docket and appellate case management, involving coordinating all aspects of a case and ensuring appropriate steps are taken in a timely fashion.
- Calculating legal deadlines and filing documents as required.
- Legal research, fact-gathering and information retrieval via libraries and computer-based research.
- Maintaining contact with other parties or counsel, under the attorneys’ supervision.
- Drafting and analyzing legal documents including pleadings.
- Drafting and signing legal correspondence.
- Preparing for and assisting with hearings.
- Summarizing documents and proceedings, including pre-filed testimony.
- Attending hearings and court proceedings with the attorneys, where possible.
- Provide backup support for legal assistants in Litigation Division.
Preferred Requirements: Certified Paralegal (CP) by the National Association of Legal Assistants or Professional Paralegal (PP) by the National Association of Legal Professional or experience of 5-7 years as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Must be precise, meticulous and detail-oriented; a thorough researcher familiar with legal citation; a strong communicator and initiator; highly organized and able to maintain office organization.
Salary: $36,000 to $45,000 annually dependent on experience.
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 http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/why-register (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply and submit to the Corporation Commission
STEP 3: E-mail these additional required documents to Sandra Rak at email@example.com . Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
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 http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html 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
Kansas Corporation Commission
1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604
NOTE: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification documentation upon hire.
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 by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. 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 completed. 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