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Attorney I – Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK is seeking an Attorney in the Legal Department. Incumbent will be responsible for providing legal representation, counseling and defense of the Unified Government’s interests; performing all aspects of Municipal Court prosecution; rendering legal opinions; performing legal research and writing. Juris Doctorate in Law and three years of civil litigation or related work experience; License to practice law in the State of Kansas is required. For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and application instructions please visit
or contact Human Resources at 913-573-5660. Salary: $4,787.47 - $6,532.94/mo. Deadline: May 30, 2018. EOE

General Counsel/Legislative Services Director – Kansas Association of Counties

The Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) is accepting resumes from qualified persons for the position of General Counsel/Legislative Services Director. The KAC is a statewide association of member counties working to improve county government, act as a liaison with other levels of government, advocate policies advancing the interest of Kansas counties, and advance public understanding of the important role of counties. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary history to Randall Allen, Executive Director, 300 SW 8th Ave., Suite 300, Topeka, KS  66603 or  Position open until filled. The KAC is an equal opportunity employer.   

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides legal and other assistance to the Executive Director, KAC staff, and member counties as requested and responds to inquiries from elected and appointed officials of member counties to the extent permitted under the attorney code of ethics. Provides legal advice to the KAC Board and Executive Director.
  • Advances KAC’s legislative advocacy and representation of county interests. Works with KAC members and the Legislative Policy Committee to annually develop the KAC Legislative Policy Statement according to KAC’s bylaws.
  • Advocates according to the KAC Legislative Policy Statement through oral and written testimony and by working individually with legislators through in-person conversations, telephone calls, e-mail, and other written correspondence to express KAC's viewpoint and present supporting information and data on pending issues.
  • Prepares and disseminates weekly Legislative Bulletins during the legislative session summarizing the status of bills affecting Kansas counties.
  • Develops and nurtures strong relationships with elected and appointed county officials and works to understand and articulate the issues facing Kansas counties.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with members of the Kansas Legislature, the Kansas Executive Branch, the Kansas Congressional Delegation, and other groups affecting policies in Kansas.
  • Conducts research on legislative policy issues and their legal impact on Kansas counties; prepares research in formats suitable for dissemination to county officials, particularly county counselors.
  • Assist with writing stories and other content for the County Comment.
  • Serves as the secretariat for the County Counselors Association of Kansas and facilitates their quarterly meetings, annual/midyear meetings, and CLE presentations. The secretariat also handles all finances of the CCAK. 
  • Manages the Associate Legislative Director & Legal Counsel and Law Clerk/Legal Intern to execute each of the tasks listed above.
  • Administers KAC’s cash, checks, and personal property, subject to the Executive Director’s supervision. This includes check-signing authority as a fiduciary for KAC. The General Counsel assumes KAC’s administrative duties in the absence of the Executive Director.