Plans Examiner I or II DOQ

Plans Examiner I or II DOQ

Closes On: January 10, 2020 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: Northwest Annex, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Planning & Development Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Summary
Would you enjoy the challenge of being part of a team focused on helping protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the administration of building, fire safety, zoning and critical areas codes, standards, and regulations?
Do you have a proven ability to consistently provide exemplary customer service in all types of situations and responding to public inquiries and providing assistance?
If you answered yes to these questions and are looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community, we hope to hear about your qualifications to fill this important Plans Examiner position in the Whatcom County’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDS). PDS seeks employees who are self-managing high performers, accountable for their actions, and dedicated to providing superior customer service. Ideal candidates are excited about change and learning, are innovative, organized, exceptionally customer-service oriented, and have a passion for public service.
This position performs specialized tasks related to residential and light commercial plans examination for building, life safety and structural review, including plumbing, mechanical and energy codes. Provides necessary information for the progress and completing of plans examination requirements. Performs work under general supervision and established guidelines. Complies with legal standards and requirements.  Answers routine and somewhat complex questions pertaining to departmental functions and technical matters and provides technical assistance and information as authorized.
Key duties include:
Examining residential and commercial building plans for compliance with building, life safety and structural codes, including plumbing, mechanical, fire and energy codes.
Assisting the public in understanding the processes and regulations they must operate within; including zoning and critical area codes.
Providing customer service and technical assistance to groups and individuals both inside and outside the department.
Supervisor: Division Manager
For more information please review the Job Description.

Plans Examiner I Qualifications:
Requires a high school diploma or GED and a combination of two or more of the following:
Associates (AA) degree;
Four years of construction experience;
International Code Council (ICC) certification;
One year of inspection experience;
Two years of construction experience and two years of related course work

Plans Examiner II Qualifications:
To be qualified as a Plans Examiner II, you must meet all the above qualifications and also possess:
One year of progressively responsible plans review experience.
An International Code Council (I.C.C.) Residential Building Inspector or Building Plans Examiner certification.


Plans Examiner I:
MCBA Range 140.0
$24.14 – $34.79 per hour
Plans Examiner II:
MCBA Range 150.0
$25.15 – $36.23 per hour
We anticipate hiring at $24.14 – $27.15 per hour.  Higher rate possible depending on qualifications.
This position receives annual pay increases to the next step in the associated salary range.

Application Special Instructions
Please attach a Cover Letter and Resume to your online application using the Document Upload area at the bottom of the application.

AmeriCorps – Parks Restoration Educator

CITY OF BELLINGHAM invites applications for the position of: AmeriCorps – Parks Restoration Educator

OPENING DATE: 11/11/19 CLOSING DATE: 12/16/19 11:59 PM

DATES OF SERVICE: February 4 – July 31, 2019 (8:00am-4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday; early mornings, weekend and occasional evenings required)

SUMMARY: The Parks Restoration Educator engages community members of all ages in the environmental restoration of Bellingham’s Parks through hands-on stewardship and environmental education. The AmeriCorps member will develop and lead volunteer work parties for the public and teach environmental stewardship programs for school-aged students with the goal of protecting and enhancing parklands, increasing biodiversity, and improving wildlife habitat. Duties will include restoration project planning, volunteer outreach, recruitment and tracking, community partnership support, environmental education curriculum development and delivery, and capacity building. This position is funded through Washington Service Corps with the City of Bellingham Park Operations.


• Bachelor’s degree with focus on environment, education or related field preferred

• Creative, energetic, flexible, motivated, and professional

• Strong organization and excellent written and oral communication skills

• Excited to serve with a variety of ages of volunteers from school-age to adults

• Comfortable speaking publicly in front of 50 or more people and leading groups of volunteers in field work

• Experience with service learning and environmental education with school-aged students

• Knowledge of Pacific Northwest native plants and urban wildlife

• Familiar with ecology and restoration principles

• Ability to solve problems creatively and complete tasks independently with only general supervision

• Commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in programming

• Familiar with computer programs such as Publisher, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Willing to serve outdoors in all seasons for long hours, weekends, and occasionally evenings

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and work over uneven terrain on steep slopes in inclement weather


• 18 years of age or older

• Current Washington State driver’s license and acceptable driving record for the past three years

• US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien

• Ability to pass a criminal background and child/adult abuse records check


• Living allowance of $7,842 (distributed over 6 months)

• Education Award of $2,907 upon successful completion of 6-month commitment (minimum of 900 hours)

• Basic health insurance and workers compensation coverage

• Loan forbearance and interest accrual reimbursement for qualified student loans

• Childcare assistance for qualifying members

• Networking, training, and professional development opportunities

• A chance to make a difference in your community, schools, and parks!


1. Why do you want to serve as the Bellingham Parks Restoration Educator and how will this position help you reach your professional goals?

2. This position serves in school classrooms and in the field with elementary and middle school students doing environmental education and stewardship. Describe your experience being a leader and teacher of youth of these ages.

3. This position serves at volunteer work parties with the general public. Describe your experience leading adults and coordinating events.

4. Environmental restoration is a key component of the Parks Volunteer Program. Describe your experience implementing environmental restoration and your knowledge of native and invasive plants of western Washington.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, answers for supplemental questions, and three references with current contact information to Please write “AmeriCorps 6-month Restoration Educator Application” in the subject line. Application review will begin immediately. Applicants will also be required to apply online on the AmeriCorps website (link to be sent to finalists).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2019 (11:59 PM)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Vanessa Young, Bellingham Parks Volunteer Coordinator: or 360778-7108

LAW Advocates’

LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by linking them with attorney and community volunteers.

Overview: A State ID is required for many ordinary but important activities—accessing medical care, banking, applying for a job or housing, and getting government benefits. Access ID helps low-income and homeless community members overcome barriers and navigate the confusing and often frustrating process of obtaining a Washington State ID Card. Access ID seeks an intern interested in developing leadership skills and gaining experience in case management as part of a dynamic team. The position is ideal for someone wanting to explore careers in the legal field or social services.

Training provided. Hours: 10 hours per week (including some Saturday afternoons); available on Wednesday from 1-3pm

Start Date: January 2020 (with training in December, if possible)

Commitment: 6 months Locations: LAW Advocates office & Bellingham Public Library

Central Branch Responsible to: Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator

Learning Objectives:

• Perform intake interviews and accommodate client needs (literacy, language, etc.)

• Apply case management skills including data entry, research, ordering documents, and follow-up

• Practice creative problem solving with the Access ID team

• Demonstrate leadership skills through direct supervision of volunteers

• Assess the Access ID program and propose improvements


• Passion for LAW Advocates’ mission

• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates

• Must maintain strict confidentiality

• Must submit to a background check; arrests or convictions will be examined case-by-case and will not automatically disqualify a candidate

• Organized, attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain positive relationships with volunteers, staff, clients, and community partners

• Commitment to treating all clients with respect and a high-level of customer service

• Tech savvy and strong research skills

• Independent worker not needing close supervision; reliable; good judgment


• Improve the lives of low-income community members and further the mission of LAW Advocates

• Develop leadership skills, gain experience in case management, volunteer supervision, and program coordination

• Exposure to the legal field and nonprofit sector

• Obtain college credit, if offered by your school/program

Questions? Contact Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator at 360-671-6079 x25

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to:

Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator by Monday, December 9, 2019 at 5pm.

College in the High School Faculty Mentor (English&101)

College in the High School Faculty Mentor (English&101)
Location: Bellingham, WA
Job Type: Other
Department: Arts & Humanities
Job Number: 00293

Closing: Continuous
Whatcom Community College welcomes internal applicants only (current full-time or adjunct English faculty) for the College in the High School Faculty Mentor (English 101). This position reports to the Vice-President for Instruction via the faculty College in the High School Coordinator.
Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Communicate regularly with high school instructors.
Conduct a minimum of one formal on-sight observation per course.
Explain and discuss pertinent department policy, course purpose and content, learning outcomes, teaching methods, and texts.
Review teaching materials, including syllabi, assignments, examinations, advise on grading; and respond to questions.
Collect, evaluate, and document evidence of achievement and assessment for rigor and academic equivalency according to accreditation and/or WCC standards.
Conduct discipline-specific initial training, mid-quarter check-in, and annual training/professional development for high school teachers as part of the annual orientation.

Qualifications, Salary and Appointment
Minimum Qualifications:
Current full-time or adjunct English faculty member.
Previous experience teaching English&101.
Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in English department professional development.
Willingness to support to the classroom instructor in order to build stronger community connections to benefit students.
An understanding of the mission of a community college.
Excellent interpersonal skills and abilities.
A desire to provide and take part in a unique and quality experience.
Starting Date:
Fall Quarter 2020; the high school semester begins on September 2nd, 2020.
Stipend: $500.00. Subsequent combinations of the same WCC mentor, high school instructor, and course have a stipend of $350.00 per section.
Application Due Date:
For best consideration, letters of interest should be received by 4:30 pm Monday, December 9; open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicant
A completed application consists of:
Letter of interest, submitted to Human Resources, that addresses the job requirements outlined in this announcement.

Sunset Branch Loan Officer

Job position / title
Sunset Branch Loan Officer
Name of business / employer
Job description / duties
WECU is seeking a full-time Loan Officer to join our Sunset branch team located in Bellingham, WA. The schedule for this position is primarily Monday through Friday from 10:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and includes rotating Saturdays from 8:45am to 1:30pm. In this role you will strive to make a difference in member’s lives as defined by WECU’s mission and vision. The position requires a broad knowledge of all types of account ownership, account classifications, as well as a broad knowledge of credit union services. Within authorized authority, and in accordance with sound underwriting practices as set out in policy and procedure, examines, evaluates, and authorizes or recommends approval of borrowers applications for credit or extension of lines of credit, consumer credit loans, or credit card accounts. This person requires an ability to communicate effectively with prospective and current members and to represent the credit union in a positive and professional manner.

Qualified applicants must apply online via //

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

– Contributes to the organization’s mission statement and goals by providing the highest quality of service, treating each person professionally – with warmth, courtesy and respect, cross-selling additional services, and making a personal effort to make members feel they belong and are important to the credit union.
– Employs sound judgement, maintains knowledge of and, using decision-making skills, adheres to all standards on internal and external policies and procedures and BSA regulations.
– Obtains and maintains appointment as a Washington State Notary Public.
– Understands and complies with branch security procedures at all times.
– Responds and transacts to members’ inquiries regarding the operation of accounts, access to services, account usage charges, interest rates on savings and loan products, resolving account discrepancies, and assisting members to make the most effective use of services offered by the credit union.
– Assures sound and responsive credit union lending which meets member-organizational goals.
– Processes financial transactions for members including such functions as opening and closing accounts, issuing checks, processing deposits and withdrawals from accounts, issuing certificates, drafts and other negotiable instruments.
– Opens, closes and assists with Safe Deposit Box services.
– Responsible for pro-active soliciting and/or developing and maintaining profitable member account relationships. Acts as “relationship manager” to existing members cross selling the full range of WECU’s financial products and services.
– Works with completed loan applications, or personally interviews applicant and requests specified information for loan application. Information may be recorded in writing, or by computer.
– Analyzes applicant financial status, credit and property evaluation to determine feasibility of granting loan and approves or submits application to underwriters for verification and recommendation.
– Corresponds with or interviews applicant or creditors to resolve questions regarding application information.
– Analyzes potential lending opportunities involved in each lending situation to further assist the borrower as well as increase the credit union’s lending portfolio.
– Consistently achieves goals assigned for referrals, loans, and cross-sells.
– Ensures the protection of the credit union’s interests in matters of adequate documentation and adherence to credit union policy and various laws and regulations as well as the exercise of sound credit decisions.
– Opens, operates and closes computer terminal to accurately post transactions, access account information, balance transactions and generally update member account transactions and information.
– Refers members for other WECU services to ensure member satisfaction and consistently meet cross-sales goals. Assists in sales and member service promotional efforts. Focuses and assists internal partners including WECU’s Real Estate and Business Services Departments.
– Performs such other member service functions that might be needed from time to time, including teller functions and takes on other clerical duties when required as assistance in every department may be required from time to time.
– Effectively incorporates concepts of Deliver Value, Create Loyalty in daily behaviors and interactions with both internal and external members.
– Meets or exceeds all behavioral standards of a WECU employee.
– Follows policy and procedures related to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Customer Identification Program (CIP) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) daily to ensure compliance with current regulations. Follows policy and procedures related to OFAC by consistently running new members, entities, beneficiaries, co-signers, non-member parties involved in wires, and non-member check payee names through the Verafin system. Follows policy and procedures related to SARs by monitoring and reporting suspicious activity to the Compliance department. Notifies immediate supervisor of any substantive discrepancies with respect to information obtained under the CIP, including fraudulent identification and fraudulent applications. In addition, consistently notifies members that the credit union verifies certain information when opening a new account. Complete mandatory BSA/AML annual training via online web course.

– Assists in attaining the lending goals and objectives of the credit union.
– Professional approach to assessing the credit needs of members while observing the established lending policies and guidelines.
– Must fully understand credit union products and services and be able to assist members to use these products and services.
– Cooperative and positive attitude toward members and credit union staff.
– Professional appearance and attitude as well as the ability to communicate effectively with members and fellow employees.
– Acquire Green light underwriting authority within 6 months of position hire date.

NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be exhausted lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.
WECU is a not for profit financial cooperative where members are encouraged to save and borrow responsibly at fair and competitive rates. Headquartered in Bellingham, WA, WECU has 11 branches, over 126,000 members, and over 1.6 billion dollars in assets.

It is WECU’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our members. We strive to treat both members and staff with honesty and integrity and to be a socially responsible part of our community. WECU also endeavors to be an employer of choice. WECU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Minimum: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus one to three years’ related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Thorough knowledge of credit union’s computer system for performing basic input/output tasks.
– Preferred: Relevant training in a credit union, bank or other financial institution.
– Skilled in software used in credit union such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and FSP.

– Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
– Ability to write simple correspondence.
– Should effectively present information in one-on-one situations to members, potential members and other employees of the credit union.
– Spanish speaking preferred.

– A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact.
– Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or is usually of a personal or sensitive nature.
– Work may involve motivating or influencing others.
– Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities, companies and/or individuals becomes necessary.

– Ability to operate general office machines and equipment such as photocopier, fax, adding machine and computer.
– Ability to accurately add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Application deadline / closing date
If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position. 01/31/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$18.59 – $26.24 DOE
Days and hours of employment
M-F 10:30a-7:30p, and Sat. 8:45a-1:30p
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
3061 Orleans St, Bellingham, WA 98226
How to apply
Qualified applicants must apply online via //

Applications should include
[×] Resume

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program Staff – 8/9 Month Seasonal

Job position / title
Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program Staff – 8/9 Month Seasonal
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
The City of Bellingham is currently hiring for 8/9 month seasonal Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program Staff!

This position fulfills Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program objectives by providing education, watercraft inspection and decontamination services to recreational boaters within the Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish watersheds. The position will interact with members of the public, collect and track survey information, provide boat inspection and decontamination services and communicate with other state and local government staff.

This position is responsible for the preparation and launch of the AIS season as well as assisting in the gathering of data and report preparation at the end of the season.



•One year experience working with the public on a daily basis in public outreach, customer service or similar.
•Course work in environmental science or knowledge of Lake Whatcom aquatic ecology preferred.
•Experience working with watercraft or basic knowledge of boat mechanics preferred.
•High level of comfort using smart phones to collect and process data preferred.
•Demonstrated experience in a team leader role preferred.
•At least one full season of AIS Prevention Program experience preferred.

•Valid Washington State driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must provide a three-year driver’s abstract prior to hire.
•At least 18 years of age.
•Employment contingent upon passing a Washington State Adult/Child Abuse records check, criminal conviction and local background check.

Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
Starting salary rate is at Step 1, $2,679 monthly for full time positions.
Days and hours of employment
40 hours per week

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA
How to apply
To view the complete job posting and to apply online, please visit //

Closing Date/Time: Tuesday, 12/10/2019 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Applications should include

[×] Cover letter

Deputy I – PA

Deputy I – PA

Closes On: December 18, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Prosecuting Attorney
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Summary
Apply Early – 1st review of applicants will be on December 9th!
At the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, we have a clear vision: to enhance the quality of life for all citizens in Whatcom County and to be leaders of fair prosecution and progressive prevention initiatives. We pride ourselves on relentlessly pursuing delivery of outstanding results in everything we do, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and innovative team.

At the Prosecutor’s Office, we welcome, embrace, and respect diversity of people, identities, and cultures. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex – not an initiative. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results.
Whatcom County’s Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is currently recruiting for a Deputy I.
The Deputy I represents the interest of the State of Washington, as guided by the Supervisor, in routine criminal and juvenile legal actions commencing with the pre-filing, investigative stage and continuing through the post-filing litigation process, including probation review hearings.  Primary caseload will be in the District Court division handling a trial caseload of adult misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor cases.
Trial experience in District or Municipal Court is preferred for this assignment.
Visit the Job Description Page to view more details about this specific job.

Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association,
Trial experience in criminal law is desirable, but not necessary.
Background Check must meet Elected Prosecutor’s criteria.
Required to successfully complete all continuing legal education requirements as mandated by the Washington State Bar Association, which includes 13 hours general and 2 hours of ethics credits per year throughout employment.

Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.

Unrepresented Resolution
Deputy I – Range: 330
2019 Salary range: $5,253 – $7,187 per month
2020 Salary range:  $5,411 – $7,296

Supervisor: Assistant Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor

Application Special Instructions

On a separate piece of paper please answer the following questions.
Describe your trail experience in District or Municipal Court, whether you were lead counsel or co-counsel, and other factors related to the number of cases tried.

Describe why you are interested in the position of Deputy I, Prosecuting Attorney.

Is there any other relevant skills or experience you bring to this position?
Please attach this completed form to your online application using the Document Upload area within the application.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Please follow the links for details and in order to apply to the AmeriCorps VISTA positions that we are currently accepting applications for in Bellingham. These positions start February 18th. The deadline to apply is January 10th, and applications are processed on a rolling basis.

Whatcom Family & Community Network Public Relations & Volunteer Systems VISTA: Create public relations strategies to promote healthy communities for children & families. Recruit volunteers & create management systems to alleviate poverty and underlying community health factors.

SeaMar GRACE Community Capacity Builder VISTA: The Whatcom Ground-Level Response And Coordinated Engagement (GRACE) project is a community-based effort to find solutions for individuals who are using crisis services and law enforcement in frequent, yet ineffective ways. Support this effort through software implementation, training curriculum, procedural guides, and community outreach.

Founded in 1965, VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for over 50 years.

Members make a yearlong, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Benefits of VISTA service:
• Monthly stipend
• End of Service or Education Award once service is completed
• Loan forbearance and deferment during service
• Assistance with Health Coverage
• Professional Development
• Child Care
• Non-competitive Eligibility Status for employment in the federal government for up to one year after service
• Be a part of a national movement working to alleviate poverty

Any questions: contact Naomi at or 360-734-5121 x246


DEPARTMENT: Public Services
SALARY: $12.98/hour (increasing to $13.6882 in 2020)
WORKING HOURS: Sixteen (16) regular weekly hours, plus additional unscheduled hours up to a total of 1014 hours annually, to substitute for absent staff at all WCLS libraries, including evening and weekend hours. Regular schedule: Monday – 5:15 to 9:15 pm, Thursday – 12:15 to 9:15 pm, and Sunday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule and/or worksite changes depending on library needs.
LOCATION: Regular hours at Lynden Library; substitute hours at Lynden and other libraries
DUTIES: Sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to act as a representative of Whatcom County Library System to the public and uphold intellectual freedom standards; ability to perform alpha/numeric filing accurately; ability to learn and utilize the Dewey Decimal System; ability to check materials in and out on the Horizon circulation system; ability to establish priorities and organize workload; ability to maintain tact, courtesy, confidentiality, and strict discretion in dealing with the public; ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time. Requires the ability to speak and understand English. Must be 16 years or older to apply. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.
APPLICATION: Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application* along with a Supplemental Questionnaire by 9:00 PM MONDAY, 12/02/19 to:
Lynden Library 216 4th Street Lynden, WA 98264
Attn: Wendy McLeod, Assistant Branch Manager
Call (360) 354-4883 or email for further information
* Résumés and cover letters are optional, unless requested, and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed WCLS Employment Application form. Application forms are available at to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any Whatcom County Library branch.
JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible

SELECTION: Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test. Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position. Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.


Library Page – Lynden Library

NAME: ________________________________________________
This supplemental questionnaire must be completed in addition to the WCLS Employment Application.
1. Current Work Schedule Sixteen (16) regular weekly hours, plus additional unscheduled hours up to a total of 1014 hours annually, to substitute for absent staff at all WCLS libraries, including evening and weekend hours.

Regular schedule:

Monday – 5:15 to 9:15 pm, Thursday – 12:15 to 9:15 pm, and Sunday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule and/or worksite changes depending on library needs.
Are you available to work the current work schedule for this position?  Yes  No
2. Availability: Please circle all the additional days and time periods that you would be available to work, if needed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning
Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon
Evening Evening Evening Evening

3. Are you able to regularly lift objects or materials weighing up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation?  Yes  No

4. Do you have experience working in a public library, either as a paid employee or a volunteer?  Yes  No If yes, please describe:

5. Do you have experience filing or sorting alphabetically or numerically?  Yes  No If yes, please describe:

6. Do you have experience performing tasks with speed and accuracy?  Yes  No If yes, please describe:

I certify that all information given by me is true, correct and complete:

_______________________________________ Printed Name

_______________________________________ Signature

___/____/____ Date

Part-Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

Part-Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

*Multiple positions available*

Salary: $18.78 per hour

Closing Date: December 2, 2019 at 4:30 PM Do you have the ability to work varied shifts with little notice?

Would you enjoy the challenge of working as part of a team committed to the goal of rehabilitating juvenile offenders?

Do you have the ability to exert a calming influence and gain the cooperation of people in crisis or emotionally charged situations?

Do you enjoy and have experience working with youth? If you are looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience to fill this key role in the Whatcom County’s Juvenile Detention Center. Juvenile Detention is a safe and secure environment for youth who have been arrested pending a court appearance or who have been sentenced to serve time after a court appearance. The temporary Juvenile Detention Officer position serves a critical role ensuring a humane, safe and rehabilitative environment for juvenile offenders.

Key duties include:
• Monitoring the detention facility security to ensure the safety of juveniles and staff

• Directing and/or participating in activities and programs for juveniles

• Escorting juveniles to appointments, as well as overseeing visits from authorized visitors

• Documenting observations of daily behaviors, including writing reports
Qualifications Requires a high school diploma or GED AND two years of experience working with youth or two years of experience in residential treatment and treatment and supervision, military security or supervision. OR Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field. Experience with at-risk youth and security is desired.

A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or criminology is desired. An eligible applicant will:

• have a driving record that meets County standards.

• possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.

• pass job-related tests.

• pass polygraph and psychological exam.

• have a background check that meets County criteria.


Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225