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Employer: City of Derby
Salary: $30.97 Hourly

Job Description:

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Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@derbyweb.com


100% Prosecution & General Counsel

  • Review, analyze, and file municipal court cases in accordance with local ordinances, state law, and constitutional principles.
  • Prosecute municipal court cases and code violations, including but not limited to pretrial practice, trial preparation, legal research & analysis, and the presentation of evidence and argument before the Court.
  • Work effectively with court staff, the municipal judge, the City Attorney, legal counsel, and defendants in achieving resolution of municipal court matters.
  • Manage appearance and trial dockets in Derby Municipal Court, and appeals of municipal court cases in the Sedgwick County District Court.
  • Provide legal counsel and assist Derby law enforcement with case analysis and presentation in investigations and filing of criminal charges.
  • Research and recommend amendments to the City Code to ensure the city’s ordinances and regulations are constitutionally valid and effective.
  • Research new state and federal legislation and judicial decisions affecting operations of the police department, municipal court and other city functions and work with the City Attorney to implement policies or recommend updates where necessary.
  • Interpret and provide legal opinions on laws, court decisions, city codes, contracts, and policies.
  • Review and respond to requests for criminal investigation and other records, pursuant to subpoenas or the Kansas Open Records Act, includes documenting responses, denials and objections.
  • Work effectively with police records and evidence personnel to respond to requests for records in accordance with required deadlines.
  • Review and analyze evidence disposition requests, including the filing of motions, orders, or proceedings, as needed.
  • Provide education and training as needed to Derby law enforcement, court and records staff on criminal law, criminal procedure, case preparation and report writing, courtroom techniques, the Kansas Open Records Act, and other relevant topics.
  • Respond to departmental and city emergencies.
  • Adhere to the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct including the special ethical obligations and responsibilities of a prosecutor and maintain good standing with the Kansas Supreme Court, other Kansas courts, and other courts of admission.


Continually looks for new and improved ways of completing the above functions. Other tasks as assigned will be performed to address business needs.


Latitude:  Many duties are self-defined with flexibility in scheduling and accomplishing tasks. Decisions are frequently made independently based on city policy and consultation with appropriate stakeholders is essential. Receives direction from the City Attorney but exercises high levels of independent judgment in handling prosecution and municipal court matters.

Interaction:  Frequent interaction with employees, the general public, and outside agencies including municipal, county, state, and federal agencies.


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school required.
  • One year experience practicing criminal law and criminal trial experience preferred.
  • Criminal prosecution or municipal court experience, including handling of DUI and domestic violence matters, preferred.
  • Experience reviewing and responding to requests pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act, preferred
  • Kansas identification card or valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record, required.
  • License, in good standing, to practice law in the State of Kansas required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of municipal, contract, and criminal law.
  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures of criminal prosecution and ethics.
  • Thorough knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Ability to read and comprehend statutes, case law, ordinances, legal reference materials, and legal correspondence.
  • Ability to explain laws, policies, and procedures in layman’s terms.
  • Skill in solving problems and making decisions independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to access, input, process, and retrieve electronically stored information.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to write perceptively, coherently, and succinctly.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Requirements: Occasional carrying and lifting of 30 pounds. Occasional bending, squatting, and twisting. Frequent use of manual dexterity and visualization of a computer screen throughout the day. Occasional evening meetings may be required.

Vacancy Number: 01292020A

Open Date: 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: