Position Summary & Responsibilities:
Position Summary: Provide legal services as an attorney in the areas of asset forfeiture, criminal law, constitutional law, and other legal issues that arise during agency operations. This may include but not limited to case negotiations, represents the agency in administrative and judicial hearings, including appellate courts. Works with considerable independence in performing all legal work related to assignments in an agency having legal issues of moderate to high complexity.

Provide up to date legal training to incoming trooper trainees in a classroom setting in the area of criminal & constitutional law. Provide legal updates, annual in-service training, specialized training courses and remedial legal training to all agency personnel as needed.

Provide legal advice regarding daily law enforcement operations to field personnel.

Perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel and/or Command Staff.

For a full position description email request to KHP.Career@KS.GOV , please include the Job ID #.

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas.
  • Graduated from an accredited school of law.

Licensing & Certification:
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas.
  • License to practice law in Kansas.

Necessary Special Requirements: Certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas or temporary permit to practice law issued by the Supreme Court of Kansas and two or more years experience in criminal or civil litigation required.
  • Position requires designation as a State of Kansas Special Assistant Attorney General.
  • Ability to teach legal subject matters and speak clearly in front of a group.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely in person and on the telephone. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements: Must submit to and pass a thorough background investigation.

Persons applying for positions with KHP will be subject to background investigation, fingerprints, and/or drug screening.

Recruiter Contact Information:
  • Name: Luther Ganieany
  • Email: Luther.Ganieany@KS.GOV
  • Phone Number: 785-296-5986

Required documents for this application to be complete:
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  • Transcripts
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran's Preference)

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  • Cover Letter (optional)

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How to Claim Veterans Preference
Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

Employment Benefits:
  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program (
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs
  • Kansas Highway Patrol has both KPERS and KP&F eligible positions. If you have retired, you will have a waiting period before you can go back to work for a KPERS/ KP&F employer.

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