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Job Title: General Counsel      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:191964
Agency:Corporation Commission
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Feb 20, 2019
Job Description:

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) currently has a vacancy for an unclassified General Counsel. The KCC is a multi-faceted agency responsible for regulating public utilities including electric, natural gas, telecommunication and water companies as well as motor carriers, oil and gas pipelines and oil and gas natural production. The Commission’s headquarters is in Topeka with the central Conservation office in Wichita and four Conservation district offices located in Chanute, Dodge City, Hays and Wichita.

Description of Work: The General Counsel advises the Commissioners on pending KCC proceedings; prepares memoranda and proposed orders to advise or reflect the KCC's decision. Proposed orders include findings of fact and conclusions of law that determine issues placed before the KCC by public utilities, oil and gas operators, and motor carriers, including telecommunications, electric, natural gas, conservation, transportation and common carrier matters. Supervises attorneys and support staff in the Office of General Counsel. The General Counsel will also be responsible for advising the KCC on the administrative functions of the agency.

Qualifications: Degree from an accredited law school. Licensed and in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas at the time of appointment. At least six years of experience in professional legal work. Good communication and writing skills are essential. Candidates must be qualified for admission to practice before the US District Court for the District of Kansas.

Salary: $85,000.00 – $100,000.00 annually

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS.

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

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

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

Cover Letter
Writing Sample
Three Professional References
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 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.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Sandra Rak
Phone: 785-271-3136
FAX: 785-271-3219

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

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

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