Assistant City Attorney

Job Summary

The City seeks a competent and experienced Assistant City Attorney with expertise in public sector employment law, employee relations, labor negotiations, and labor contract compliance in addition to general knowledge of municipal law matters. The Assistant City Attorney provides legal advice and support to elected officials and city staff.

Job Responsibilities

100.00% – This position will focus on labor and employment law matters, including collective bargaining negotiations. Key duties include taking a leading and active role in negotiations and contract compliance with three existing employee groups (and possibly more in the future) under rules established by the Governing Body and a Local Home Rule resolution. In addition to employment and labor law matters, the Assistant City Attorney will work on a variety of other municipal law matters and will draft ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, policies, legal memoranda, training materials, and correspondence. The Assistant City Attorney will also perform legal research and appear in court and before administrative boards and commissions on behalf of the City. The Assistant City Attorney will regularly advise city staff on statutes, regulations, and pertinent case law related to the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII, HIPAA, KWPA and other laws. The selected candidate must have superior written and verbal communications skills, professionalism, and ethics.


Qualifications – Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school and membership in the bars of the Kansas State Courts, the Federal District Court for the District of Kansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Five (5) years of legal work in municipal government or representing municipal clients or equivalent experience is required. The successful candidate must possess an appropriate, valid driver”s license and pass City background, physical, and drug screens.

Benefits Information

Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance:
Various dependent on coverage levels available; FREE Well Care Clinic

through LMH; free/discounted gym memberships, other wellness


Paid Time Off: 12 Vacation days, 12 Sick days accrued per year; 2 days Personal Leave, 9 Paid Holidays

Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

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