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Job Title: Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Litigation      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:192123
Agency:Attorney General
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

Division: Criminal Litigation
Position Type: Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible
Position Location: Topeka, Kansas (Shawnee County)
Compensation: $56,000 - $92,000 [Depending on 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 position in our Criminal Litigation Division to work in conjunction with county and district attorneys to represent the State of Kansas by initiating and prosecuting an assigned caseload of approximately 10-20 cases that would involved the following types of crimes:

  • Homicides
  • Off-grid child sex crimes
  • Major illicit drug distribution and manufacturing
  • Felony crimes involving public officials

This primary focus of this postion would be the prosecution of off-grid child sex crimes (Jessica's  Law cases).  

The OAG is 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, strong work ethic, excellent courtroom skills, and superb team building ethos are required.

Primary Duties: Under supervision of the Deputy Attorney General and the Senior Assistant Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General will perform duties to include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Draft and argue motions at pre-trial hearing
  • Perform research and writing
  • Interview clients and witnesses and conduct negotiations
  • Participate in trials with and without jury
  • Research, interpret and apply statutes, court decisions or other authority on points of law
  • Engage in pre-trial motion practice by preparing persuasive motions that are well-written and well-grounded in Kansas statutory and case law
  • Prepare pleadings
  • Take cases to jury trial and make compelling and persuasive presentations
  • 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.

Minimum Requirement(s):

  • Graduate of an accredited law school.
  • Certificate of admission and membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas and licensed in federal district court.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of criminal law and courtroom experience.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and mobile device software to include the ability to use a smartphone

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 may also be required.  We require a valid driver's license 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:

  1. Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.  [Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.]
  2. Complete the online State of Kansas Application Form.  Select Attorney General and submit.
  3. Email the following additional required documents to 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  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:

The Office of the Kansas Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Values Diversity

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

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