Civil Litigation Attorney

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on April 24, 2022
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King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

The Civil Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office seeks an experienced Civil Litigation Attorney to join our team.  If you seek meaningful work and a chance to “give back” to your community while working in a collegial office and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, this opportunity may be for you.  The Civil Division is currently working in a hybrid model of telecommuting and working from the office when the business needs accommodate teleworking.

Benefits Package:  The County offers an excellent benefits package including employee and dependent coverage for Medical, Dental and Vision at no cost to the employee.  Employees also receive life insurance, long term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.  Employees are members of the Washington State Retirement System.  Employees accrue vacation days and actually use them.  Other benefits are available, including deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts, for interested employees.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office pays Bar dues.

Job Duties

The Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys in the Litigation Section litigate cases in both federal and state court, including appeals.  The Litigation Section defends King County, King County employees and officials in lawsuits brought by employees and members of the public who claim personal injury or civil rights violations.  Many of our lawsuits involve the King County Department of Transportation, the Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention and the Sheriff's Office.  We also give legal advice to these and other County departments.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Enthusiasm, initiative, and an ability to successfully lead a team on complex matters
  • Outstanding analytical abilities
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills are critical
  • Demonstrable commitment to equity and social justice, including continued development of personal cultural humility/competence
  • Desire to litigate in state and federal courts
  • 3-5 years of litigation experience (tort litigation focus preferred)
  • Must be Washington State Bar qualified
Special Requirements:  
  • Member in good standing with the Washington State Bar.
  • Must submit to a criminal history check.
  • U.S. Citizenship (per RCW 36.27 and 29A.04 and Article VI of the WA Constitution

Supplemental Information

We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive. All PAO employees are expected to participate in PAO equity work and attend equity trainings and discussions. PAO employees are expected to comply with equity and social justice principles, and to work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement.  

Application Process:
1) Complete online application
2) Attach cover letter and resume
3) Provide a writing sample
 For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
 Jessica Kozma
 Section Head
 (206) 477-9536

*Salary will depend on qualifications.

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.

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To meet this requirement, all employees must provide proof of vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • I understand this requirement.
  • I cannot comply with this requirement.
Are you licensed to practice law in the State of Washington?
  • Yes
  • No
What is your WSBA number?
Please describe your experience in tort litigation.

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