Executive Assistant / Project Manager

Federal Public Defender   Topeka, KS   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 1, 2024

Position Announcement 

Full-time Executive Assistant / Project Manager 

Topeka or Kansas City, KS 

Posted April 2, 2024 

Deadline: May 6, 2024 (or until filled) 

The Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and dignity are central to our work. We hire without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual  orientation, gender identity or expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital or parental status. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any personnel decisions or employee interactions. 

About Us. We work to keep people out of the criminal legal system through holistic representation, collaboration, and  education. Our clients are people accused of federal crimes who cannot afford private lawyers. We protect their rights and  center their humanity at every stage of the criminal case and beyond. We value hard work, diversity, teamwork, creativity,  flexibility, and fairness. 

The Job. We are searching for a skilled executive assistant with experience in project management, business communications,  meeting planning, personnel, general administration, and day to-day office operations. 

You must: 

  • Have a bachelor’s degree 
  • Residency requirements can be found here
  • Be committed to our mission and work well in a team  environment 

You should: 

  • Have the ability to independently identify opportunities and  recommend practical approaches and workflow to improve  administration 
  • Be tech savvy with working knowledge of G Suite, Adobe  Acrobat Pro, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word 
  • Have the ability to research, comprehend, and apply  regulations or policy guidelines 
  • Have excellent interpersonal and analytical skills Show meticulous attention to detail to include calendar  organization and scheduling 
  • Display independent thinking, resourcefulness, and sound  professional judgement 
  • Have a history of completing duties accurate and on time Be adaptive and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment 

Bilingual applicants are highly desirable.  

Prior Federal Defender experience preferred. 

The successful applicant will report to the Federal Public  Defender and Administrative Officer 

This is an in-person full-time position located in Topeka or  Kansas City, Kansas. 

Salary & Benefits. The salary range for this position is $60,000–$109,000, depending primarily on experience.  The FPD also offers generous benefits: 

  • 11 paid holidays, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s  birthday and Juneteenth 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness if qualified Federal Employees Retirement System 
  • Thrift Savings Plan – up to 5% Employer Match Health (100+ options)  
  • Dental (16 options) 
  • Vision (10 options) 
  • Life Insurance (basic, standard, additional, family) Flex Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Benefit Program 
  • Long Term & Short Term Disability 
  • Long Term Care 
  • Transportation Subsidy 
  • Employee Assistance Program (confidential  counseling and assistance) 
  • WorkLife4You (living well) 
  • Sick Leave 
  • Annual Leave 
  • Nationwide leave transfer program 
  • Worker’s Comp 
  • Disability Retirement 
  • Family and Medical Leave 
  • 12-weeks paid parental leave 
  • Bring your infant to work (up to 6 months) Education and training 
  • Awards (cash, time-off) 

Apply. Send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in a single pdf document to ksfpd@fd.org.  Preference will be given to applications received by May 6, 2024. We may fill current and future positions from this position  announcement. No phone calls, please.