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Kansas Department of Commerce Attorney 201552 in Kansas City, Kansas

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Position Responsibilities:


This position provides expertise in a wide variety of general legal areas as well as more complex specialty areas. The position represents the agency in complex and significant legal matters. Participate and leads policy/development and interpretation in several complex legal areas. Supports detailed negotiations and litigation on behalf of the agency.


+ Reads, analyzes and evaluates agency letters and interoffice memos, policy statements, personnel and program manuals and proposed administrative regulations on Workforce Services issues for compliance with current law, legal authority, legal reasoning and legal implications.


+ Researches and drafts agency letters and interoffice memos, policy statements, personnel and program manuals and administrative regulations which comport with current federal and state law. Edits letters and interoffice memos, policy statements, personnel and program manuals, and administrative regulations.


+ For the Workforce Services Division, America’s Job Link Alliance, Kansas Athletic Commission and Creative Arts and Industries Commission and other divisions, receives oral or written questions from other employees of the agency or receives oral or written assignments from the Chief Attorney. Identifies the legal and/or policy issues which are involved in the questions or assignments.


+ Searches for primary and/or secondary legal authority to answer legal and/or policy issues which must be answered. Exercises sound legal reasoning to organize, analyze and summarize legal research. Dictates, types or otherwise clearly communicates memoranda or briefs which identify the legal and/or policy issues involved, the legal authorities pertinent to the legal and/or policy issues involved, and where appropriate, the possible courses of action that might be taken and the possible results from each possible course of action.


+ Communicates and reasons, orally or in writing, for consideration by others the course of action which the employee believes is most appropriate in light of all the circumstances, including the agency’s goals, policies and the wishes of the Secretary and the Governor.

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