Deputy Prosecuting Attorney - Juvenile Division

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on June 8, 2022
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The Juvenile Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced attorney with a commitment to justice, integrity, compassion, leadership and professionalism to join our team.

Our Juvenile Division is a national model in innovative, effective responses to youthful offending that seeks to hold respondents accountable for their behavior, while affording them the chance to turn their lives around and be positive contributors to our community. In addition to prosecuting criminal cases through the traditional court system, our Juvenile Division has implemented groundbreaking Restorative Justice Initiatives such as the CHOOSE 180 Program, Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS), Community Empowered Disposition Alternative and Resolution (CEDAR), Restorative Community Pathways (RCP) and Truancy Drop-Out Prevention, where we seek to improve community safety and better address the interests of victims of crime.
The mission of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is to do Justice. The hallmarks of service in the Office are Integrity, Compassion, Leadership and Professionalism. King County provides more than 2 million residents with excellence and equity in the essential services that make this one of the nations' best places to live, work, play and raise a family.

We value diversity in our team and embrace the cultural and demographic qualities of the King County community. We work to attract and retain a team that represents the range of backgrounds and perspectives that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. We value the ideas and brilliance that come from lived experience. Candidates with such experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

The Juvenile Division is seeking an attorney with experience in criminal law, preferably with prior juvenile/felony level filing cases, negotiating cases, and trial experience. The attorney will be responsible for vertically handling a large caseload of juvenile criminal matters. This attorney will be expected to effectively file, negotiate and try cases. This position will also involve regular calendar coverage, with occasional coverage on weekends via telecommute. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in applying Restorative Justice practices. Juvenile Division attorneys are also encouraged and expected to engage in community outreach as needed.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Skill in planning, preparing, presenting and conducting case strategies to prosecute criminal cases.
  • Skill in presenting criminal cases in court.
  • Skill in interpreting and explaining policy and law to officials, other professionals and victims/witnesses.
  • Skill in managing complex caseloads and maintaining appropriate records, logs and case files.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse professionals and general public.
  • Strong legal research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to working effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong commitment to Equity, Social and Justice issues including working on personal cultural competency.
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).
Salary$86,568.77 - $106,701.50 annually, depending on experience. 
A general wage increase of 4.5% is anticipated later in the year following ratification of the tentative agreement between King County and the Coalition of Unions. Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys also enjoy King County’s robust benefits package and are union represented by the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Association.

Application Process:
 1.  Fully complete King County application*
 2.  Attach Cover Letter addressed to the Hiring Committee
 3.  Attach Resume
 4.  Answer supplemental questions
*Applications or supplemental questionnaires that state “see my resume” or that are blank are considered incomplete and will not be considered competitive.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Hazel Johnson (she/her)
Sr. Human Resources Analyst

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is dedicated to making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Prosecuting Attorney's Office' employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Tracking #: 64D-2022-JUN-REG

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.
Why do you want to be a prosecutor and, more specifically, why in the Juvenile Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office?
King County has transformed its work on equity and social justice from an initiative to an integrated effort that applies the principle of "fair and just" intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities. What is the most important equity and social justice issue to you?

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