Legal Administrative Specialist II- Criminal Division Pool

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on December 23, 2021
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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. The mission of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (PAO) is to do Justice. The hallmarks of service in the Office are Integrity, Compassion, Leadership and Professionalism. 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 dynamic solutions for King County and the State of Washington.

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 recruitment will be used to fill vacancies that occur over the next few months and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants and this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies that occur over the next few months.

Work Location: This position may be in Seattle or Kent, Washington.  The office of the elected prosecutor is located at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle.

Work Schedule: This position works a 35-hour work week schedule, normally 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) $23.6332-  (Step Ten) $29.9566* Hourly

$1,654.10 - $2,096.50 Biweekly
$43,006.60 - $54,509.00 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 competitive.  

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

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

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 the collective bargaining agreement between our office and Teamsters Local No. 117.

Job Duties

•  Complete administrative-support tasks: Data entry, email, document and records management, mail sorting, filing, phone support and more.
•  Draft, edit and compose documents, including emails and letters.
•  Provide exceptional customer service to victims, witnesses and the general public; regularly handling difficult and delicate situations with tact, discretion and diplomacy. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

• Have a background providing excellent customer service and juggling multiple tasks on a daily basis.
• Are "out-of-the-box thinkers" who are looking for new ways to solve problems.
• Have great communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on collaboration and working as a team.

• Are very reliable and possess great time management skills.
• Are detail oriented.

•  Bring a great attitude in your approach to work.
• Knowledge of general office principles and procedures, particularly in the criminal justice system.
• Are comfortable with the use of Office Productivity tools in the daily work (the county uses Microsoft Office) including Word, Excel, and Adobe Pro. Training will be provided for internal databases, including PbK, JABS, JBRS, SAWS, etc.
• Commitment to Equity and Social Justice work: Development of cultural competency by actively participating in PAO equity work, attending equity trainings and discussions, including but not limited to Intro to Cultural Competency, Implicit Bias and Microaggressions and White Privilege/Fragility.  

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, 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.

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
This recruitment will be used to fill various positions, some requiring in-person full time and others allowing for partial telecommuting. Please select all that apply below:
  • Able to work in-person full-time
  • Able to partially telecommute
Where would you prefer to work? Please select all that apply below:
  • Seattle
  • Kent
Do you have any experience in victim services?
  • Yes
  • No
Please describe any victim services experience:
Do you have any experience working in a legal and/or office setting?
  • Yes
  • No
Please describe your experience:
Please describe an equity and social justice issue that is important to you:
Most positions that we are filling are in the Criminal Division, however, we may also have positions that become available in other divisions. Please indicate if you have an interest in working in any of the following divisions:
  • Civil Division
  • Family Support Division
  • Juvenile Division

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