Administrative Support Technician

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 12, 2022
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The responsibilities of this classification include providing a variety of technical clerical support services.  Incumbents interview internal and external customers to establish services needed, establish and maintain data, and draft and edit documents.  Provide focused services to program volunteers, parties involved in court proceedings and the court.  Responsible for filing orders with the court and timely issuance of sensitive information and correspondence.

Who may apply:  This position is open to all qualified applicants.  Applications may be placed on an eligibility list for future recruitments.

Work location:  This position is based in the Patricia Clark Children and Family Justice Center, 1211 E. Alder Street, Seattle, Washington.  The incumbent may be required to work at other Superior Court facilities as needed.

Work schedule and terms:  This is full-time, benefit-eligible position working a 35-hour work week.  The work week is normally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Variations from these hours may occur based on the needs of the Court.  This position is non-exempt (hourly) from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime-eligible.

Additional materials required:  Please include a resume and cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position.  These materials are supplemental to your application.  You must still completely fill out the on-line application with your relevant education and work experience.  Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.

Please note that you can attach multiple documents to your application,  Your options are:
1)  Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
2)  Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Job Duties

The following duties are not intended to represent the entire functional capacity of the position at the task level.

  • Provide program-specific information to internal and external customers.
  • Establish and maintain databases.  Verify validity, accuracy, proper format and completeness of information received.  Code, modify, track and retrieve information and compile data that may require information searches through a variety of sources.
  • Interview customers to identify and document services needed.
  • Perform basic to moderate numerical calculations such as processing expense vouchers.
  • Compose, draft, proofread and edit documents or correspondence.
  • Process mail and disseminate materials and reports.
  • Modify and update desk procedures that relate to assigned work.  May take minutes at meetings, schedule meetings, and maintain calendars for supervisor or work unit or program.
  • May be assigned the orientation or training of co-workers.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

A high school diploma or equivalent, and two to three years' administrative/office experience.  Knowledge of specialized court databases and programs, and general office principles and practices.  Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Able to follow oral and written instructions.  Experience working with diverse populations and/or emotional situations with cultural sensitivity.  Able to maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters.  Must have the ability to work independently and with a team.

Supplemental Information

Necessary special requirements:  The ability to reliably travel throughout the County is required.  Finalists are subject to the Washington State Patrol criminal background check and a reference check.  Criminal background records are not automatically disqualifying.  

As of December 6, 2021, King County Superior Court employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Your response to questions regarding vaccination status will be reviewed as part of Superior Court's hiring process.

Selection process:  Application materials will be screened for qualifications and offers will be made to the most competitive candidates.

Union membership:  This position is not represented by a union.

King County Superior Court 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.

If you have questions regarding this position, please call King County Superior Court Human Resources at (206) 477-1536.

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
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and 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 please 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.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
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.

This application requires a resume and cover letter, in addition to a completed application form. If you do not attach a resume and cover letter, your application will be incomplete and will not be considered. Have you attached a resume and cover letter?
  • Yes
  • No
Please indicate your highest level of educational attainment.
  • Did not graduate from high school or obtain GED
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate's or technical degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
How many years of administrative/office experience do you have?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • At least one year, but less than two years
  • At least two years, but less than five years
  • At least five years, but less than ten years
  • Ten or more years
How many years of experience do you have working in a fast-paced, customer-service-oriented environment?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • At least one year, but less than two years
  • At least two years, but less than five years
  • At least five years, but less than ten years
  • Ten or more years

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