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Kansas Judicial Branch Director of Investigations - Disciplinary Administrator in Topeka, Kansas

Position number:                    K0209802

Position Title and Salary :      Director of Investigations, Grade 59, $93,070

Location of Employment :      Disciplinary Administrator office, Shawnee County , KS

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Internal candidates will be considered first.

Job Duties: This position involves responsible professional work in the disciplinary administrator’s office. The director of investigations conducts and supervises investigations, assists the disciplinary administrator with the management and training of staff, and coordinates and supervises the volunteer attorney investigators through the 12 local ethics and grievance committees.

The director of investigations works independently and collaboratively with the investigative staff and volunteer attorney investigators. Work is reviewed through reports, conferences, and results achieved, by the disciplinary administrator. This position serves at the pleasure of the disciplinary administrator.

Required education and experience: Graduation from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the state courts of Kansas. Engaged in the active practice of law for a minimum of 10 years, experience supervising employees, and experience conducting investigations, or comparable experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Rules Relating to Discipline of Attorneys and Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex work assignments in a timely fashion

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a harmonious work environment through cordial, professional, and respectful behavior.

  • Thorough knowledge of the rules of evidence.

  • Ability to analyze and organize a variety of information and to prepare written and oral reports.

  • Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and discretion in a variety of complex, sensitive, or confidential matters.

  • Ability to use legal search engines and office technology.

  • Ability to apply legal principles and specialized knowledge to individual cases and problems.

  • Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedent concerned in assigned cases and to prepare written memoranda.

  • Ability to express ideas concisely and clearly, orally and in writing.

    Application deadline:  Open Until Filled

    The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process.  Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation in completing an application form, in taking an examination, or in interviewing.  A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch.  It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch.  TDD users may call through the Kansas Relay Center at (800) 766-3777.


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