Kansas City, Missouri – Assistant City Attorney Positions

ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY POSITIONS:  The City of Kansas City, Missouri City Attorney’s office is seeking applicants for two assistant city attorney positions for litigation.    Please apply at www.kcmo.gov/careers.

The City Attorney’s Office handles cases involving torts, contracts, tax, constitutional claims, and employment discrimination and other civil rights claims. A litigation attorney in our office frequently appears in court, including serving as first chair in jury and bench trials before state and federal courts. The attorney will be responsible for his or her own cases from the initial filing of the petition or complaint, through the appellate process.

The attorney hired for either position will have the opportunity for career advancement and to handle more complex litigation as more experience is gained.   The attorney will also provide advice to the Mayor and City Council, City boards and commissions, and the professional staff. The office comprises fifty attorneys and twenty-two support staff. The starting salary is $59,340 per year, plus excellent benefits.

Candidates must submit an on-line application at kcmo.gov/careers.  Along with the application, a cover letter, a resume, and Law School Transcript must be submitted.  Class rank must be contained in one of these three documents.  Interviewees will need three references and a writing sample.

Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months of appointment. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.  This position is open until filled.

(Assistant City Attorney – Job Opening IDs #510819 and #510821)