Part Time City Prosecutor

  • City of Lenexa, Kansas
  • Aug 13, 2019
Part time Legal

Job Description

The City of Lenexa, Kansas is a growing, dynamic and progressive city due in large measure to its commitment to quality growth as a "planned community" in partnership with its citizens. Lenexa has a diverse population of approximately 48,000, with a similar number of people coming into the city each day for work. Encompassing 34.40 square miles of land, Lenexa is located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, and was ranked 47 in Money Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Live in America; the only city in Kansas to make the list this year. City of Lenexa employees are dedicated to providing exceptional public service to the community. We value integrity, service, teamwork, dedication, vision and employees who care.

We are now accepting applications for  a part-time City Prosecutor to join our team within the Legal department. The City Prosecutor is skilled in all aspects of municipal court prosecution, including criminal law and procedure, trial work, plea negotiations, and sentencing recommendations.  These positions also will handle zoning, building code, and animal violations, legal research, writing motions and briefs, advising city departments on related issues, and handling appeals from municipal court.  The successful candidates must demonstrate good judgment and have excellent interpersonal communication skills.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be an attorney in good standing and licensed to practice law in Kansas.

Preferred qualifications: At least one to two years’ experience in criminal law (defense or prosecution).  Previous experience in municipal law and/or litigation is also desirable.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for public service, possess initiative with a demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize a heavy workload, have a stable work history, demonstrate strong communication skills, and have a dynamic personality. 

Part-Time - Days/Hours: This is a regular, part-time, exempt position. Due to the court schedule, the following minimum days are required: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Hours are from 8-4 PM with some scheduling flexibility.

The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background investigation.  

To Apply:  For best consideration apply immediately as applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Apply online and attach both a cover letter and resume.