June 3, 2003



Kansas Secretary of State


Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Administration Division

Type of Position:

Full Time


8:00 am 5:00 pm; Mon. Fri.



The successful applicant should: 1) develop an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of our Administration division including the relationship to various internal and external business functions; 2) have management experience including the ability to supervise, mentor and motivate staff; 3) possess a good work ethic including the ability to provide exceptional customer service; and 4) possess strong leadership qualities including the ability to consider creative solutions to issues, maintain a high level of enthusiasm, and actively participate in a team-based approach.


Work Examples

1.      Office Management Oversee daily functions and duties of Kansas Secretary of States Administration division

        Manage, monitor, and motivate 9 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees

        Oversee all daily operations of Administration division duties including: validation duties, accounting functions, facilities management, publications, internal audits, imaging, and notary functions


2.      Project Management Develop new systems, applications and/or strategies designed to improve operations within the Administration division.

        Plan, design, test, and implement new accounting, publications, and notary applications


3.      Leadership Duties Provide a strong leadership example to division staff, and contribute to the development of agency goals in part by serving on the agencys leadership team.

        Encourage growth and development of staff through mentoring and coaching

        Assess division training needs and assist with development of training programs

        Develop relationships and partnerships with all KSOS divisions, sister agencies, and customers


Job Requirements

      College degree (4 year university)

      Exceptional supervisory skills (experience required)

      Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)


Preferred Skills

      Proficient in project management methodology

      Able to comprehend, use and apply advanced technologies

      Able to serve as a visionary for Administration division and the agency as a whole

      Accomplished team player able to build relationships within and outside the agency

      Capable of providing motivation and leadership


Salary Range

$44,000 - $48,000 (Salary to be commensurate with education and/or experience)


Application Procedure

Kansas Secretary of State Employment Application and personal rsum required.

The deadline to return a completed application and rsum is Friday, June 20, 2003.

For an employment application, please visit us on the web at:


Employment Philosophy

The office of the Secretary of State does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap in the employment and treatment of its employees or in the admission or access to its programs and activities. The Secretary of States office is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Kansas Secretary of State

Memorial Hall, Room 140

Attn: Mike Brassel

120 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66614


(785) 291-3603


(785) 368-8032