Closing Date: 3rd April, 2023


About the Position:
Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified (At-Will)
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Locations: Topeka (Shawnee County)
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veterans' Preference Eligible: Yes
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Salary commensurate with experience; expected hiring range $100,000 - $105,000//year

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 (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

The Office of the Kansas Attorney General's Public Protection Division has a wide-ranging mission with one overriding priority: keeping Kansans safe. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Division’s Open Government Section. This section investigates possible violations of the Kansas Open Meetings Act and Kansas Open Records Act and takes action when violations are found. The Attorney General has the power to enforce the law via administrative findings/orders or via court proceedings, and the Section’s attorneys pursue those avenues as appropriate.

The First Assistant Attorney General will lead a team with one subordinate attorney and one paralegal. The successful candidate will be devoted to mentoring junior attorneys. He or she will also be able to articulate a vision for the Attorney General’s open-government enforcement efforts, have ideas for triaging and efficiently working through a large caseload, and show a commitment to open and accountable government.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and additional duties may be added.

Licensing & Certification
  • Certificate of admission and membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas or eligible for admission on waiver
  • A valid driver’s license

Minimum Qualifications
  • At least four (4) years post-J.D. experience
  • Prior experience or demonstrated interest in the Public Protection Division’s mission/work

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience supervising attorneys or related staff (e.g., investigators, legal secretaries, paralegals)
  • Prior experience with KORA, KOMA, FOIA, or similar open government/sunshine laws
  • Significant experience in criminal, civil, or administrative litigation

Post-Offer, Pre-employment 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 cautious to refrain from releasing this information to the public or 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 releasing such information to another person should be directed to the employee’s supervisor.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Jude Overton
Phone: (785) 296-3666

Job Application Process:
Submit the following documents via email to
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • Writing sample (no more than ten pages)
  • Most recent job performance review, if available
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

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.

Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference

Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Kansas - Office of the Kansas Attorney General 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 agency recruiter.