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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: County Counselor
Job Title: Assistant County Counselor
Salary: $76086.40 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

The Sedgwick County Counselor’s Office is accepting applications for an attorney licensed to practice in Kansas to represent Sedgwick County, Kansas and its elected and appointed officials and managers.  Requirements include:  graduation from an accredited law school; certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Kansas; eligibility to practice law before the courts of the State of Kansas and Federal District Court for the District of Kansas.  The successful candidate will have eight to ten years’ experience in litigation.  The candidate must be detail oriented, multi-task effectively, have excellent communication skills and maintain positive working relationships. 

Usual working days/hours: M-F 8 to 5

Location of work:  525 N. Main

Salary Range:  $76,086.40 - $111,344.48 Annually


Job Objectives: Assists with advising the Board of County Commissioners, department heads and elected officials on legal matters of interest to the County.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advises the County Commissioners, elected officials and department heads on questions of law pertaining to County business; attends weekly meetings of the Board of County Commissioners; conducts Executive Meetings with the board as needed; responds to telephone queries from County Commissioners elected officials, department heads and citizens; attends other meetings as requested.
  • Supervises the operation of the County Counselor's Office; interviews and hires staff; plans, schedules, and assigns work to staff; establishes priorities; instructs and trains in correct methods; checks and approves work; reviews and evaluates employee performance.
  • Examines general claims, warrants and demands against the County to determine their legality; administers the defense of Sedgwick County in all litigation involving the County'; prosecutes claims on behalf of the County
  • Examines deeds, bonds, contracts, and other documents and approves as to form; checks specifications, contracts and special assessment proceedings
  • Prepares briefs, opinions, pleadings and other legal papers; renders legal opinions; conducts necessary legal research; keeps case records and prepares reports; attends court hearings as required by pending litigation.
  • Performs legal work involved in the purchase and sale of real property by County.
  • Drafts resolutions, motions, contracts, and other legal documents; interprets and furnishes information regarding County resolutions; administers the codification of County resolutions.
  • Reviews new case law and legislation for impact on County business.
  • Develops and recommends budget requests for the Department, presents budget request; exercises budgetary control over the operations of the department
  • Develops, designs, and maintains plan for automation of legal department.
  • Responsible for oversight of County Court, Delinquent Tax Unit, and County workers' compensation.
  • Hires and supervises outside legal counsel on contract basis.
  • Performs related work as required.

Job Standards:

  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school.
  • Possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Kansas and eligibility to practice law before the courts of the State of Kansas and the Federal District court for the District of Kansas.
  • Five to seven years’ experience practicing law or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Experience with advising local governments.

Testing/Screening Requested:

  • Drug screen and criminal background.


  • Knowledge of modern office equipment, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of personal computer functions and applications.

Work Environment:

  • Office

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.  Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.  Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.


Vacancy Number: 20000246

Open Date: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/19/2018 11:59:59 PM