Paralegal I- Juvenile Division (Internal Applicants Only)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on March 18, 2023
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$69,368.00 - $87,942.40 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Regular, Full time, 40 hrs/week

PAO - Prosecuting Attorneys

Job Number


3/27/2023 5:00 PM Pacific


Internal Applicants Only
This position is open only to current employees of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Supervisor: Stephanie Trollen

Salary: Range 49-- $33.35 (step one) - $42.28 (step ten) hourly*

Work Schedule: In-person/telecommute (hybrid)-Monday - Friday, our core business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; an alternative schedule is subject to supervisor approval.

Work Location: Clark Children and Family Justice Center (CCFJC), 1211 East Alder Street, Seattle

We value diversity in our team and embrace the cultural and demographic qualities of King County. 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.

Job Duties
  • Coordinate with filing and EPU deputies to identify and prioritize workload
  • Review discovery and determine outstanding records that need to be obtained through the detective / follow-up on DPA "More Information" requests
  • Work with DPAs on proactive investigative tasks
  • Prepare plea/disposition packets for Juvenile Probation Counselor (JPC), defense, and the Court
  • Prep orders in Superior Court's KCMS Program for Arraignment and Plea/Disposition hearings
  • Assist with preparation for Detention Reviews by gathering and reviewing JPC reports
  • Establish restitution amount by gathering loss claim documentation and reviewing the claim for reimbursement from the newly established victim compensation fund
  • Follow process for reimbursement as established by PAO Finance Department
  • Work with victims or witnesses to obtain medical records and/or other records
  • Locate missing witnesses
  • Review and summarize audio/video evidence, monitor, and preserve social media, prepare reports/charts
  • Review and approve discovery such as 911 calls, in-car video, photos, recorded statements, etc.
  • Identify and telephonically interview witnesses the police have not reached or who refused to cooperate with law enforcement
  • May investigate defense evidence and verify mitigation materials submitted by defense
  • Investigate potential criminal history in other jurisdictions (both in and out of state)
  • Attend and participate in internal case staffing
  • Other assignments and duties as needed.
  • 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.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • A successful candidate will possess a desire to learn a wide variety of new skills and be able to adapt to, and work comfortably in, a fast-paced work environment and have knowledge of legal office practices and procedures, particularly in the Juvenile Division
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice system, rules, and procedures is a plus
  • Commitment to Equity and Social Justice work
  • Skill in using computers and a variety of software such as PbK, Word, Adobe Pro, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; familiarity with JABS, SAWS, JBRS, Accurint and other criminal justice programs a plus
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms, as well as steps to preserve that information
  • Paralegal and/or advocacy experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with and respond in a positive, experienced, and helpful manner with diverse individuals
  • Successful candidates will perform a variety of tasks that require the exercise of initiative and independent judgment
  • Ability to anticipate needs of EPU DPAs and appropriately respond
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills to make decisions and initiate action
  • Investigatory experience preferred but not required
  • Ability and desire to work with victims and witnesses from all backgrounds, including marginalized populations
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • Ability to maintain security, confidentiality, and discretion at all times
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, have a high attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle unexpected assignments on short notice
  • Must be receptive to instructions, feedback, and coaching
  • Must have demonstrated predictable, reliable, and timely attendance
  • Commitment to Equity and Social Justice work, including ongoing cultural competence development.
Supplemental Information

Application Process:

Interested individuals must submit a resume, cover letter and answer any supplemental questions.

Selection Process

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

Tracking Number: 182S-2023-March-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
  • 12paid 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.