Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) is currently seeking a Staff Attorney III in the Division of Advocacy. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, KPPA is responsible for the daily administration of three state administered retirement systems with over $22 billion in combined assets. These systems have a membership of approximately 395,000 state and local government employees in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including state employees, state police officers, city and county employees, as well as non-teaching staff of local school boards and regional universities.
The KPPA Office of Legal Services, Division of Advocacy offers an opportunity to work closely with a team of skilled litigators and support staff in a collegial environment.Key Responsibilities:
- Litigating KRS Chapter 13B administrative hearings
- Appellate work
- Provide legal advice and training on a variety of agency issues
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Perform under pressure
- Solid judgment
- Computer literacy
- Attention to detail
- Time management
KPPA attorneys have access to up to date legal research tools and are provided opportunities to attend relevant CLEs.
For more information about the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority, visit our website at https://kyret.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspxMinimum Requirements:
Special Requirements (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.):
- Education: See Special Requirements.
- Experience, Training, Or Skills: Must have two years experience as a licensed attorney in the practice of law.
Substitute Education for Experience: A Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) will substitute for one year of the required experience.
- Substitute Experience for Education: None
Must be admitted to practice law and in good standing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or comply with SCR 2.111 Limited certification of admission to practice or SCR 2.112 Attorney participants in defender or legal services programs. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.
Working Conditions - Duties are performed primarily in both office and courtroom settings. Travel is required.
Probationary Period - This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.