Associate Attorney

Summary

The position of Associate Attorney requires an attorney licensed and in good standing with the Kansas Bar.  The position works under the supervision of General Counsel and in the OSBC legal department.  Associate attorneys assist the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel and all OSBC staff on legal matters arising in the agency, which includes banking, consumer credit, mortgage lending, and money transmission. 

Job Responsibilities

Researches, interprets, and applies applicable laws court decisions, and attorney general opinions. Provides legal opinions to the Commissioner, General Counsel, deputy commissioners and other OSBC staff on legal matters as assigned.

Issues licensing determinations on behalf of the Consumer and Mortgage Lending licensing staff.

Assists the General Counsel in drafting and maintaining current regulations and issuing relevant Special Orders and Guidance Documents.

Drafts legislation governing the industries regulated by the OSBC.

Prepares orders, pleadings, briefs, and settlement negotiations as necessary for the enforcement of all laws and regulations in which the agency is responsible, including participating in administrative hearings and court litigation as necessary.

Responds to open records requests in accordance with the Kansas Open Records Act. 

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • License to practice law in Kansas or be eligible for admission to the Kansas Bar without an examination.
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to be a team player. 
  • Ability to work with confidential materials and to preserve confidentiality. 
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working for a federal or state agency or experience in the banking, consumer finance, consumer mortgage, technology-enabled fiduciary financial institution or money transmission industries.
  • Possess an understanding of the Kansas Open Records Act, Kansas Open Meetings Act, Kansas Administrative Procedures Act, and the Kansas Judicial Review Act.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Salary is commensurate with experience and subject matter expertise.

Apply

https://jobs.sok.ks.gov/psp/sokhrprdcg/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=204607&PostingSeq=1


Legal Intern

Summary

The position of Legal Intern requires an individual pursuing a law degree at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Legal Interns assist the General Counsel and all OSBC legal staff on legal matters arising in the agency, which includes banking, consumer credit, mortgage lending, and money transmission. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Researches, interprets, and applies applicable laws court decisions, and attorney general opinions. Provides legal opinions to the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and associate attorneys on legal matters as assigned.
  • As directed and supervised by a member of the OSBC legal department, prepares orders, pleadings, briefs, and settlement negotiations as necessary for the enforcement of all laws and regulations in which the agency is responsible. 
  • Assists the OSBC legal staff in completing open records requests in accordance with the Kansas Open Records Act.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • One completed semester of law at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Able to work at least ten hours a week during the school year.
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Available 30-40 hours a week during the summer and 15-20 hours a week while in school.
  • B or higher grade in legal writing and analysis and familiarity with the IRAC legal writing method.
  • Ability to be a team player. 
  • Ability to work with confidential materials and to preserve confidentiality. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Apply

https://jobs.sok.ks.gov/psp/sokhrprdcg/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=204809&PostingSeq=1

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