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  • 09/07/2023 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Salary: $52,620.00 - $70,800.00 Annually

    Location: Multiple Locations - Western Washington, WA

    Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

    Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid

    Job Number: 2023-08109

    Department: Attorney General's Office

    Opening Date: 09/06/2023

    Closing Date: Continuous

    Position and Salary

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is recruiting for multiple full-time, permanent Paralegal 1 positions. Positions may be based in our Olympia, Seattle, Tacoma, or Tumwater office locations. With the exception of a few, most of the positions are represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).

    This recruitment announcement will be used to fill multiple full-time, permanent Paralegal 1 positions based in our Olympia, Seattle, Tacoma, or Tumwater office locations.
    If you are a legal support professional looking for a supportive, collaborative environment where you can contribute in meaningful ways, we invite you to consider joining our team. If you choose to join our office, you will join a team committed to supporting work-life balance and providing a wide variety of professional development and advancement opportunities.
    In addition to one of the best benefits packages in the country, the Paralegal 1 salary range is $52,620- $70,800. The base pay offered will take into account internal equity and may vary depending on the preferred candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

    The following premium pay may apply based on position requirements:

    • Incumbents assigned to our Seattle office location receive an additional 5% King County Location Pay.  
    • Incumbents assigned to a position designated as requiring dual language skills will receive a 5% Dual Language Requirement Pay. 
    Excellent benefits

    Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation, including Medical/Dental/Vision for employees & dependent(s); Vacation, Sick, and Other Leave; 11 Paid Holidays per year; Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) plans; and Life Insurance.  Beyond these traditional benefits, we offer Dependent Care Assistance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Deferred Compensation, Employee Recognition Leave, and more.
    With the goal of employee health and wellness, we also offer:
    • Flexible schedules and part-time/hybrid telework options;
    • A Wellness Program, an Infants in the Workplace Program, and the Employee Assistance Program, which provides counseling, webinar, and other cost-free support resources;
    • Numerous employee-driven affinity groups to foster community and connection, including Bereavement, Elder Care, Parenting, POC, LGBTQ+, Veterans and more. The AGO is a place to belong and make a difference!


    Apply for multiple positions with one application!

    This recruitment announcement will be used to fill multiple open positions within the same classification. This type of pooled application system means that there is potential for your application to be seen by multiple hiring teams while only applying once, and speeding up the application to hiring timeline. Maximize your time investment by utilizing this pooled application system.   

    Position Description

    What does a Paralegal 1 do?
    Our Paralegal 1 staff provide critical support for Assistant Attorneys General in litigation of state matters, preparing for trial, and applying knowledge of court rules related to legal practice, subject matter, and court filing procedures in civil and appellate matters.

    As a Paralegal 1, you may be entrusted to perform some of the following duties: analyze facts, compose documents and pleadings, schedule and/or interview witnesses, research legal issues and evaluate the facts of cases, coordinate the preparation for litigation, track status of cases from summons to trial, and draft legal notices.
    If you are interested in a dynamic career that protects the interests of the people of Washington, please apply and become part of our team.

    Agency Information
    Washington State Office of the Attorney General 
    The work of the AGO touches the lives of every resident in Washington, providing excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State and protecting the rights of its people. We serve more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The Office is comprised of nearly 700 attorneys and 800 professional staff, all working together to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to Washington state officials, agencies, and entities. This includes:

    • Economic justice and consumer protections (safeguarding consumers, protecting youth, seniors, and other vulnerable populations)
    • Social justice and civil rights (addressing discrimination, environmental protection, and veteran and military resources)
    • Criminal justice and public safety (investigative and prosecutorial support, financial crimes)
    • And much more!
    Our agency also has national reach, representing the State of Washington before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and trial courts in all cases that involve the state’s interest. If you want to make a difference, we may be the perfect fit for you! Learn more about the AGO here.  
    Commitment to Diversity
    Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO and we are committed to building an anti-racist and equitable agency. It is our goal to identify, discuss, and challenge racial inequity in the workplace and the impact it has on our employees, and, within our authority, combat racism that impacts the people of the State of Washington. This means recognizing, respecting, and appreciating all cultures and backgrounds-- and fostering the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in a professional, inclusive, respectful environment.
    One recent measure of the AGO's commitment to diversity can be found in its nomination for Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network's "Outstanding Agency Award" in 2019.  Our commitment to employee wellness is reflected in earning the 2022 "Zo8 Washington Wellness Award".

    Desired Qualifications:

    Research suggests that women and people of color are less likely to apply unless they are confident they meet 100% of the listed qualifications. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply, and allow us to evaluate your combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrated using an intentional equity lens.  

    Combination of three years of experience through paralegal certification, two-year paralegal degree, and/or paraprofessional experience in support of an attorney.

    You may have gained applicable paraprofessional experience through previous Paralegal or Legal Assistant work.

    Supplemental Information

    Application Instructions:
    In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

    • A letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications for the position;
    • A current resume detailing experience and education.
     Read the following information completely:
    • You may not reapply to this posting for 60 days.
    • The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov.
    • A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
    • Please be sure to remove private information such as your Social Security number, date of birth, etc. 
    • All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
    Equal Employment Opportunity and Accommodations Requests

    Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.
    The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact the recruitment team at HREmployment@atg.wa.gov. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
    For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Nikki Williams @ (360) 596-8891 or Nikki.Williams@atg.wa.gov.
    If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com


  • 08/17/2023 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    Salary: $37.10 - $43.34 Hourly

    Location: Suite 2050 Seattle, WA

    Job Type: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time

    Job Number: 2023-00933

    Department: Law Department

    Opening Date: 08/16/2023

    Closing Date: 9/5/2023 4:30 PM Pacific

    Position Description

    With more than 200 attorneys and professional staff, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law offices in Seattle and is the third largest public law office in the state. Our office is committed to making Seattle a safe, healthy, empowered and thriving community for everyone. We strive to address historical injustices within the court system with self-examination and to pursue justice in Seattle with integrity, creativity, and fairness. We believe working transparently, innovatively, and in collaboration with our partners in the community is necessary to achieve outcomes that promote equity, accountability, and healing.

    The eDiscovery Paralegal will perform activities necessary to prepare data for attorney review, including user and case administration, loading documents, performing searches, and index management. The Paralegal will log, track, collect and preserve large data sets, including electronically stored information (“ESI”) and paper data collection. The ideal candidate has demonstrated knowledge of the civil litigation practices, the legal hold process, and is technically savvy.

    This role will report to the eDiscovery Manager and will support City Attorneys, Public Records Officers, section Paralegals, IT staff, outside counsel, and third-party vendors to ensure that eDiscovery processes run smoothly. This role will not manage their own caseload, but rather will act as an eDiscovery tool subject matter expert and power-user to provide technical support to litigation teams. 

    Job Responsibilities
    • Act as subject matter expert in NUIX, Microsoft Purview and other e-discovery and litigation tools to drive forward eDiscovery projects and cases. 
    • Assist legal teams with data identification, searches, queries, collection, process, review, analysis, workflow and production of ESI and paper documents for administrative matters, investigations, litigation, and public records requests.
    • Administer matter management and legal hold processes, including legal hold notice distribution, reminders, escalations and closing using in-house technology and Microsoft Purview.
    • Solve basic technical issues, provide support, and escalate to vendor(s) and IT department as needed.
    • Liaise with the Records Management Department to ensure compliance with retention schedule.
    • Create and maintain Civil Division eDiscovery policies and procedures on the City’s intranet.
    • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures across the Civil Division.
    • Follow best practices for deliverables by performing quality control checks to ensure work product accuracy. 
    • Respond to and address incoming requests in a timely fashion.
    Other Duties

    Please note that this job description does not cover or contain all activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

    This is a full-time position located in the City of Seattle.

    • Requires a bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience performing eDiscovery duties; or a certification from a nationally accredited eDiscovery training institution and five years related experience (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). 
    • 4+ years of in-depth experience with eDiscovery tools experience, using at least one platform or database system, such as NUIX, Relativity, Logikcull, Everlaw, Casepoint, Zylab, etc. preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of all phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).
    • Proficiency with data hosting services (case administration, loading data into database applications, performing queries, preparing exports), such as M365 tools and applications.
    • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and facilitation) with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical staff in a clear manner.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and operating systems preferred.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Maintains high-quality standards and attention to detail in work product.
    Additional Information

    Race and Social Justice Initiative – The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.

    Compensation  The full salary range for this position is $37.10 - $43.34 per hour. This position is part of a stepped salary system with an initial Step 1 placement. Advanced initial step placement may be considered under limited circumstances. Current or past City employees may be placed higher in the stepped salary system pursuant to the City Personnel Rules and/or the relevant collective bargaining agreement. The step salaries are not subject to negotiation. 

    Benefits – The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, 12 official holidays, 2 floating holidays, and sick leave, and as well as medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance for employees. This position is also eligible for executive and merit leave. The City also has several paid and unpaid leave programs that may be available for eligible employees, such as paid parental leave and paid family care leave. Employees also have the opportunity to enroll in a defined benefit retirement program and/or a voluntary deferred compensation plan. Information and details of benefits offered by the City can be found at https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans 

    Workplace Environmen– Effective September 12, 2022, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office has implemented an Alternative Work Arrangements Policy.  Employees have the option to work hybrid schedule (2 days in office, 3 days remote for full-time employees). This is subject to change as circumstances dictate.  

    Application Process – For your application to be accepted you must: 

    • Complete the online City Application. 

    • Attach a resume detailing your relevant experience. 

    • Attach a cover letter describing your interest in the position and how you meet the above listed qualifications. 

    Application Submission Guidelines – All applicants are required to apply on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the Government Jobs site. 

    The required documents listed in the above "Application Process" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources on or before the closing date indicated above at Law_HR@Seattle.gov should you need assistance with the online application process. 

    Background Check Requirements (Excluding Civil positions) – All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the verification of credentials and/or other information required by the municipal corporation’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. 

    Who may apply – This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy.  The Seattle City Attorney's Office encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. 

    Questions?  Contact our Human Resources team at LAW_HR@seattle.gov 


  • 08/16/2023 9:39 AM | Anonymous

    Job description

    Who We Are:

    We are a respected small(ish) Olympia-based law firm, serving clients in Thurston, Lewis, and Mason Counties. We pride ourselves on our skilled staff and client commitment. Our team approach to representation and client satisfaction is key to our success. We focus on providing our family law and divorce clients with the best possible representation, while maintaining a positive, productive and professional workplace. Our practice is heavy on litigation. Our legal support staff is given a great deal of responsibility in the management of cases.

    What We Are Looking For:

    An energetic and dynamic individual who meets or exceeds the following requirements and is who is anxious to join a team of like-minded professionals.

    J.D. applicants are welcomed.

    Position Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

    • Managing a robust client caseload;
    • Maintaining organized paper and electronic files, including opening, indexing, scanning, concurrent and accurate filing, and appropriately closing;
    • Providing litigation and clerical support to the assigned attorney;
    • Managing calendars: including scheduling and tracking client appointments, discovery, court dates, etc;
    • Completing standardized dissolution and other court forms;
    • Using CS Suites for child support calculations;
    • Drafting pleadings, declarations, and other case related documents;
    • Preparing and responding to discovery requests;
    • Drafting client and other business correspondence;
    • Filing documents with the appropriate court;
    • Checking court hearing calendar to ensure all hearings are properly noted;
    • Attending client meetings with attorneys
    • Meeting, interviewing, and interacting with clients and witnesses;
    • Handling potential client intake calls;
    • Attending all Paralegal, Legal Team, and Staff meetings

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    The ideal candidate will have:

      • A minimum of one year of divorce and family law experience in the state of Washington;
      • Excellent writing skills;
      • Strong computer and technological skills;
      • Excellent communication skills;
      • Reliability and accountability traits;
      • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment and supportive role;
      • Proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel, and child support calculation software;
      • Familiarity with Washington law, standardized Dissolution forms, and local court systems;
      • Proficiency with Word Suite, CS Suites, TABS, and Odyssey;
      • Litigation experience;
      • Positive and pleasant attitude;
      • Professional appearance and demeanor;
      • Ability and willingness to work in our office environment. (This is not a remote position.)
      • Ability to function in a high stress environment productively and to meet high expectations.
      • A competitive salary (commensurate with skills and experience)
      • Paid Healthcare Insurance, including Vision and Dental
      • Health Savings Account contributions
      • Paid Time-Off (vacation/sick leave) 
      • 401K Retirement Plan (matching contributions)
      • Paid Holidays
      • Paid overtime
                  Free parking


                  • A positive, collaborative environment, which encourages accountability, expects integrity, and empowers our team members to be the best they can be.

                    Job Type: Full-time

                    Salary: $24.00 - $30.00 per hour

                    Ability to commute/relocate:

                    Olympia, WA 98502: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

                    Work Location: In person

                    Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following :

                    Cover letter of interest
                    At least 3 professional and personal references, names, and contact information

                    Writing sample(s) - 1 to 3 examples of your writing, sufficient to demonstrate your writing and grammatical style and use of vocabulary.

                    *No agency inquiries, please.*

                    Apply here: https://rb.gy/y4cak 

                    • 08/02/2023 8:47 PM | Anonymous

                      Family Law Paralegal - King County WA

                      • Join one of PSBJs 100 Best Workplaces for 2022 and 2023 to work with a highly skilled legal team that moves mountains to support our clients. We're looking for dynamic Family Law Paralegals with experience in King County to join the McKinley Irvin family, supporting our Seattle and Kirkland Attorneys either remotely, in-office, or hybrid.

                        Interested in this unique opportunity to join an amazing firm? A completed application, cover letter, resume, and salary expectations are required for consideration.

                        What We Offer: 

                        • Work that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of others
                        • A supportive community of purpose-driven individuals
                        • Competitive compensation, PTO, and benefits
                        • State-of-the-art technology, resources, and support
                        • Opportunities to work 100% remote, on-site, or hybrid, depending upon preference
                          $28-$50/hour commensurate with applicable experience

                      What You Contribute:

                      First and foremost, we are empathetic advocates for our clients. We provide a supportive refuge during their time of crisis, while relentlessly pursuing the best possible outcome for their futures. To continue our mission, we are looking for similarly minded, full-time Paralegals. If you want to build your future along with ours, we'd love to hear from you.

                      Key Areas of Responsibility:

                        •  Drafting, filing, serving, and tracking general pleadings and documents/correspondence
                        • Create initial client Master Information List in FamilySoft and prepare draft shell initial pleadings
                        • Case schedule docketing, including maintaining tickle box, sending reminders, and tracking trial retainers
                        • Assembling mediation materials, ER 904 Notices, Sealed Financial Source Documents, Joint Statement of Evidence, trial notebooks and motion documents
                      What you bring to the table:
                        •  King County experience required
                        • At least 3-5 years of family law or fast-paced litigation experience required with solid academic credentials
                        • Excellent oral and written communication
                        • Ability to meet multiple deadlines under time constraints
                        • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
                        • High degree of professionalism and dependability
                        • Proficiency in litigation software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Family Soft, and time-keeping applications

                      Paralegal Total Rewards

                      • Job Salary Range: $26.50 – 56.34 per hour 
                      • Expected Hiring Range: $28 - $50/hr. est. annualized $58,240 – 104,000
                      • Eligible for annual discretionary bonus 

                      McKinley Irvin offers a competitive total rewards package with compensation commensurate with experience and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

                      • Choice of PPO/HDHP health plans
                      • Choice of two dental plans
                      • Vision insurance 
                      • 401k retirement plan with generous matching
                      • Flexible paid time off starting at three weeks per year
                      • 10 paid company holidays annually
                      • Commuter subsidies
                      • Group Life and Disability
                      • College-bound-graduate laptop program
                      • Casual Fridays
                      • Onsite, Remote, or Hybrid work option
                      • Thriving and engaged culture of smart coworkers
                      About McKinley Irvin:

                      With offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett, Kirkland, Vancouver, and Portland, McKinley Irvin is the Pacific Northwest's largest family law firm. For over 30 years, we've dedicated ourselves to our clients, their families, and the evolving nature of what it means to be a family. It is our goal to achieve the best possible results for our clients, while at the same time delivering world-class personal service.

                      Our Philosophy:

                      We believe families are the root of civilization, that healthy families create healthy communities, and that communities are the foundation of the country. By helping one family at a time, we better our society as a whole.

                      APPLY HERE

                    • 07/29/2023 8:41 AM | Anonymous

                      King County Senior Deputy Ombuds

                      SALARY:$118,414.40 - $151,216.00 Annually

                      JOB TYPE : Appointed

                      DEPARTMENT: KCC - King County Council 

                      OPENING DATE : 07/17/2023

                      FLSA: Exempt 

                      LOCATION : Seattle, WA

                      JOB NUMBER : 2023AW19457

                      DIVISION: Ombuds

                      CLOSING DATE: 8/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

                      BARGAINING UNIT : F19 : L117-Office of Ombuds 


                      Are you passionate about doing work that promotes justice and equity in the workplace and the community? If so, we have an opportunity that is just right for you! The King County Office of the Ombuds is seeking to fill a vacancy which focuses on rural and general county issues.

                      About the King County Office of the Ombuds

                      The King County Office of the Ombuds is an independent office within the legislative branch of government that reports to the King County Council. We are committed to equity, social justice, and ensuring that King County is an accountable, inclusive, and anti-racist government. Our work improves the quality of life for all King County residents in a number of areas, including public health and safety, the environment, transportation and infrastructure, and equity and social justice.

                      About the Senior Deputy Ombuds Position
                      As a Senior Deputy Ombuds, your primary role is to investigate and make determinations on complex complaints about the County’s operations, including some ethics, whistleblower, and lobbyist disclosure allegations. The Office of the Ombuds responds to complaints related to a wide range of county functions including transit, law enforcement, jails, wastewater, solid waste, parks, public health, elections, procurement, and others.

                      Senior Deputy Ombuds typically works on ten or more projects concurrently, meeting statutory timeframes for completion, and generally requires some supervisory support, coaching, and editing of written products.

                      Job Duties

                      Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. You will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.

                      General responsibilities include:

                      • Conduct routine and complex intake, investigations, complaints, and/or assistance within statutory timeframes. Develop multi-faceted preliminary case research, define scope of inquiry, conduct equity analyses, and develop investigative plans for review by the Ombuds Director or designee.
                      • Execute investigative plans, collect and review evidence, conduct analyses, apply appropriate legal and evidentiary standards. Research and evaluate issues, policies, laws, and procedures.

                      Independently develop formal written reports for review and issuance by the Ombuds Director or designee that include well-supported findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

                      In addition to performing the general senior deputy ombuds duties described, the work includes a specialized focus on assisting residents in rural and unincorporated areas of King County with issues such as permitting, land use, roads, and compliance with King County’s Critical Areas Ordinance and other related processes. You would occasionally visit wetlands, farms, and rural residences and businesses. Your work would strengthen clean water, healthy habitat, community resilience, and quality of life in the county.

                      Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

                      We are looking for candidates who have a minimum of six years of successful work experience in performing professional- level investigative, analytical, legal, and dispute resolution work within a public agency.

                      An advanced degree in law, public administration, or related discipline and any relevant experience including lived, volunteer, professional OR a combination of experience and education that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered. A master’s degree is preferred and may substitute for some experience. Investigative experience with a focus on writing detailed analytical findings is strongly desired.

                      Ideal candidates will possess:

                      • Specialized professional knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the research and investigation of complaints. Knowledge of the principles and practices in one or more of the following areas: government ombuds, administration, management analysis, research, planning, social work, or the equivalent that can aid investigation and complaint resolution work.
                      • Advanced knowledge of codes, regulations, administrative, and legal procedures as they apply to the operation and jurisdiction of the Office of Ombuds.
                      • Advanced knowledge of local government operations and services provided.
                      • Well-developed quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, including sufficient math skills to develop and interpret statistical and operating information.
                      • High emotional intelligence and public relations skills to adapt to diverse and sometimes challenging personalities and styles, gain trust while working with others in sensitive and difficult situations, resolve conflict, and employ lines of questioning for fact finding.

                      Desired Experience and Knowledge:

                      • Investigative experience with a focus on writing detailed analytical findings. Working in local government.
                      • Mediation or dispute resolution.
                      • Credentials and experience in behavioral health or public health.

                      Rural Experience and Knowledge:

                      • Working in rural environments.
                      • Legal experience with land use, property rights, and/or environmental law. 
                      • Credentials and/or experience in engineering or environmental sciences.

                      Supplemental Information

                      Application and Selection Process

                      If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. Applications will be screened for completeness, writing accuracy, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a skills assessment test and one or more panel interviews. Candidates invited to participate in a final interview must agree to complete a reference check before the final interview.

                      To apply for this position, you must submit:

                      • A completed job application.
                      • A cover letter detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements (Supplemental question #1, no more than 500 words).
                      • A resume.
                      • A writing sample demonstrating complex detailed analytical findings. This can be a writing product produced in a previous professional role.
                      • Response to supplemental questions

                      NOTE: Online applications are preferred; however, if you are unable to apply online, visit www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for other options. Failure to submit all required forms and materials may prohibit further consideration.

                      Who May Apply

                      This position is open to all qualified applicants. Acceptable proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States are required by federal immigration law.

                      Work Schedule

                      This is a salaried, at-will, overtime-exempt position that is not eligible for the county Career Service system. The standard workweek is 40 hours. Non-traditional work hours and travel throughout King County may occasionally be required.

                      Union Representation

                      The Deputy Ombuds position is represented by a bargaining unit and is the first classification in a three-part seriesA $2.00 per hour contribution to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund is mandatory for all represented employees in this union. The pension contribution is reflected in the stated wage rates on this announcement.


                      The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly in a hybrid work environment, working in the office and at home. Employees must reside in Washington State and within a reasonable distance of their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. If selected for this position, you must be available for periodic in-person work.

                      You must have a secure and reliable internet connection for remote work—a minimum of 30 megabits per second download speed to accommodate video meetings. All staff must commit to standards related to independence, ethics, code of conduct, team engagement, and telework.

                      King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to a hybrid environment.

                      King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

                      No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation.

                      Please contact Arlecier West, Sr. HR Business Partner at arlecier.west@kingcounty.gov if you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process.

                      Job Code 007151 Senior Deputy Ombuds

                      This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local 117.


                      King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

                      • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
                      • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
                      • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
                      • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
                      • 12 paid holidays each year plus two personal holidays
                      • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
                      • Paid parental, family and medical, and volunteer leaves
                      • Flexible Spending Account
                      • Wellness programs
                      • Onsite activity centers
                      • Employee Giving Program
                      • Employee assistance programs
                      • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position Training and career development programs

                      For additional information about employee benefits, visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

                      This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.

                      NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

                      For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

                      Agency:King County


                      King Street Center

                      201 South Jackson Street Seattle, Washington, 98104


                      Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/

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                    Auburn, WA. 98092



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