Legal Administrative Professional I- Protection Order Advocacy Program

King County   Kent, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 14, 2022
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The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Legal Administrative Specialist II. Legal Administrative Specialists handle a variety of legal office support tasks performed under general supervision, requiring an ability to exercise sound independent judgment.  If you seek enriching, meaningful work and a chance to serve your community while working as part of a collaborative team, this opportunity may be for you.   

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. 

This is a Special Duty assignment funded by COVID-8 relief money, subject to funding approval by King County central budget office and Council. We expect that the assignment will last until June of 2023 with the possibility of an extension. The employee selected for this position will be able to return to their previous position at the end of the assignment.  

About the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
The Criminal Division is the largest of four divisions and is organized into several different units.  See the Criminal Division Overview for more information. We are guided by our core values of Justice, Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, and Leadership.
Our mission is to do justice:
  • We exercise the power given to us by the people with fairness and humility.
  • We serve our diverse community, support victims and families, and hold individuals accountable.
  • We develop innovative and collaborative solutions for King County and the State of Washington.
To learn more about the PAO, please visit our website.  
Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Location: In-person/telecommuting hybrid: Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA

The PAO requires for all employees to reside in Washington State and within a reasonable distance to their primary county worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.     

Work Schedule:  
This position works a 40 hour work week schedule. Our core business hours are  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position is eligible for King County’s generous benefits package and is covered by the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  

Salary:  Range 38
(Step One) $24.71 -  (Step Ten) $31.32 Hourly*
$1,976.64 - $2,505.50 Biweekly
$51,392.64 - $65,143.10 Annually 

Union Membership: 
Positions in this classification are represented by Teamsters Local No. 117.

Application Process: 

Interested individuals must complete the three application components:  

1) Submit a resume 
2) Respond to the supplemental questions
3) Fully complete King County application. ** 
**Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state “see my resume” or are blank, are considered incomplete and will not be considered competitive.    


For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:   

Karla  Avila Vargas (she/her)
Human Resources Associate

Selection Process 

Materials will be reviewed for qualifications, and the most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview process.  

Special Requirements 

Finalists must successfully submit to a criminal background check, reference check, and be fingerprinted. 

*Employees with less than 2 years of service will receive .25 per hour less than the hourly salary table due to a mandatory contribution toward the Teamsters Pension Trust that was voted by members of Teamsters Local No. 117.   

Job Duties

  • Receive callers by phone and in-person; take care of their needs or refer them to the appropriate person or agency.
  • Help to assist Domestic Violence victims determine eligibility for orders under RCW 26.50. 
  • Provide DVPO filing instructions and resource information 
  • Act as a liaison between your Team Members, the court, police officers, victims, and other agencies. 
  • Log calls and emails as appropriate into the Pbk database and triage que 
  • Manage, distribute and scan a large volume of US mail, emails and faxes.
  • Manage office equipment, including computer, fax, and printers.
  • Order office supplies as needed.
  • Contact law enforcement agencies to amend Proof of Service forms that are incomplete
  • E-file Protection Order documentation.
  • Help to maintain various spreadsheets re civil legal aid referrals, critical issues, as well as others
  • Maintain and update POAP – MRJC Reception Manual.
  • Actively participate in PAO equity work, attending equity trainings and discussions.
  • Provide support for the Equity and Social Justice policy and principles, work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Additional responsibilities and/or tasks may be incorporated or existing ones modified as business needs evolve.  

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • This position requires excellent customer service skills and strong computer skills. 
  • Customer service skills both in person and via telephone (discretion, patience, etiquette, professionalism).
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and good-judgment with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.  
  • Skill in responding in a positive, mature, empathetic and helpful manner to various individuals having diverse backgrounds and concerns.
  • Skill to work independently and follow through on given assignments, as well as be part of a team and interact appropriately.
  • Advance organizational skills and the ability to complete a variety of tasks in an accurate manner with frequent interruptions. 
  • Advance skill in using computers and the ability to become proficient in the use of database programs such as PbK (with training), Word, Excel, and Adobe Pro.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions, and to complete assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Ability to monitor and appropriately respond to multiple queues of work throughout the day.
  • Skill to work under pressure and meet deadlines with acute attention to detail.
  • Skill to express ideas and convey information effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Skill in responding quickly to telephone calls and emails.
  • Demonstrated predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes, and apply procedures using good judgment; ability and willingness to accept supervision, coaching and feedback.
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with management, co-workers, attorneys, court personnel, law enforcement and the public.
  • Commitment to Equity and Social Justice work, including ongoing cultural competence development.

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, our office 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. 


Reasonable Accommodation 
Persons with disabilities may request special accommodations from the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in order to participate in a selection process or to perform work once hired. Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible. This may be done by a written letter or an appropriate alternative format to our offices, or phone 206-477-1205. 
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, could like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process. If you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. 

Tracking Number: 124S-2022-Sep-SD/TLC

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
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Part of King County's values include making it a racially just and welcoming community where every person can thrive. Please describe how this aligns with your personal values.

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