Engineering Technician — Application closing 6/11/18

Engineering Technician I – IV (DOQ) River & Flood

Location: Civic Center Building | Bellingham, WA | Public Works – Engineering

Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,

Open Until: June 11, 2018 at 04:30 PM PST

Job Summary

Whatcom County Public Works has a vacancy for an Engineering Technician in the River and Flood section of Engineering Services. River and Flood provides flood response and floodplain management services throughout Whatcom County. 

Job duties include:

  • Reviewing floodplain development proposals for consistency with;

Whatcom County Flood Damage Prevention Code (Title 17)

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and the associated requirements of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

  • Responding to flood and drainage inquiries
  • Working effectively with the public, other agencies and organizations
  • Writing and interpreting code
  • Assisting in project coordination
  • Preparing documentation for FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) cycle visits
  • Construction inspection
  • Maintaining drainage complaint database
  • Drafting assistance for flood projects using AutoCAD
  • Generating map products using ArcGIS desktop
  • Providing technical support to all staff
  • Preparation of correspondence, reports, documents and memorandums.
  • Qualifications:
    Requires an Associate’s degree (or higher) in Engineering Technology, or a related field.
  • Engineering Technician level (I through IV) depends on college degree attained and number of years’ experience.
  • Experience with GIS and Auto CAD is required.
  • General knowledge in methods of surveying and utilizing GPS is required.
  • Must have Background Check and Driving Record that meets County Standards.
  • Requires valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
  • Must be eligible to cross between United States and CanadaFor more information / To apply:



Judicial Operations Assistant: Involuntary Treatment Court — Application closing 6/13/18

 Job position / title: Judicial Operations Assistant – Involuntary Treatment Court

Name of business / employer: Snohomish County Clerk’s Office

Job description / duties

This opening is for a .6 FTE (part-time, 24 hours per week) courtroom clerk position primarily assigned to cover mental health/ITA court hearings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at various off-site locations throughout the county. Duties include but are not limited to creating contemporaneous minutes, capturing digitally recorded media, receive and document court exhibits and file same for all Superior Court proceedings pursuant to state law and court rules; to perform jury management and court calendar confirmations; and to provide technical customer service.

Please see posting at for complete job description.


  • Associate’s Degree in criminal justice or paralegal studies or completion of an accredited legal assistant program;


  • Two (2) years of legal clerical work, legal document/record processing work or legal customer service experience; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.


A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required for employment.

Certified typing of forty-five (45) wpm required.

Person or department to contact: Chris Taylor

Business address: 3000 Rockefeller Ave, MS 605, Everett, WA 98201


Phone: 425.388.3430

How to apply: Go to

Judicial Operations Assistant: Snohomish County Clerk’s Office — Application closing 6/13/18

Job position / title: Judicial Operations Assistant

Name of business / employer: Snohomish County Clerk’s Office

Job description / duties

This opening is for a full-time courtroom clerk position. Duties include but are not limited to creating contemporaneous minutes, capturing digitally recorded media, receive and document court exhibits and file same for all Superior Court proceedings pursuant to state law and court rules; to perform jury management and court calendar confirmations; and to provide technical customer service.

Please see posting at for complete job description.


  • Associate’s Degree in criminal justice or paralegal studies or completion of an accredited legal assistant program;


  • Two (2) years of legal clerical work, legal document/record processing work or legal customer service experience; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.


  • A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required for employment.
  • Certified typing of forty-five (45) wpm required.

Salary / rate of pay: $3,294.46 – $4,439.79 Monthly

Days and hours of employment: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Person or department to contact: Chris Taylor

Business address: 3000 Rockefeller Ave, MS 605, Everett, WA 98201


Phone: 425.388.3430

How to apply

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AmeriCorps Youth Conflict Resolution Education Specialist: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center — Application closing 6/15/18

Job position / title: AmeriCorps Youth Conflict Resolution Education Specialist

Name of business / employer: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Job description / duties

  • The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) seeks a dynamic and creative AmeriCorps Member to provide specialized training in conflict resolution and communication in schools, the juvenile justice system, and other community agencies.
  • The WDRC is a nonprofit organization located in Bellingham, WA. Our mission is to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation, and community education.
  • This position serves an integral role at the WDRC. The member is responsible for supporting the youth program manager to coordinate and facilitate conflict resolution workshops and classroom presentations in partnership with local schools, juvenile justice and social service agencies. These workshops empower youth ages 8-18 to reflect and identify personal triggers and sources of conflict and practice communication and problem solving skills. We serve hundreds of youth in the surrounding area, supporting a variety of school districts, individual schools and community agencies.
  • Additionally the member will contribute towards the development of specialized partnerships, including restorative practice initiatives and outreach for parent-teen mediation. The member also plays a key role in developing and overseeing volunteer support. Training is provided, including participation in the 40-hour professional mediation training and the opportunity to pursue additional requirements towards becoming a certified mediator if desired.

Benefits of AmeriCorps State and National Service

  • A monthly living stipend of $1,307.82 before taxes
  • $5,920 education award upon completion of term with a minimum of 1700 hours of service
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development
  • Student loan forbearance and deferment during service
  • Subsidized childcare if needed


Position Requirements

  1. Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the program year (September 1, 2018)
  2. Must be able to serve fulltime (40 hours a week for 10 ½ months) Sept 1-July 15th 2019
  3. Be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident
  4. Must pass criminal background checks and not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry
  5. Flexibility, including ability to serve early morning, evening and weekend hours as needed (including some holidays such as MLK day and Memorial Day weekend)
  6. Experience working with K-12 youth
  7. Experience with public speaking and/or group facilitation
  8. Bachelor’s degree in teaching, recreation, psychology, sociology or related field preferred
  9. Strong sense of initiative, sense of humor, and compassion
  10. Demonstrate strong written and verbal skills
  11. Be highly organized; adhere to deadlines and be proactive toward meeting goals
  12. Belief in and understanding of our mission; familiarity with mediation and conflict resolution
  13. Ability to enlist support, delegate, and work effectively with volunteers
  14. Enjoy working with challenging client populations; ability to maintain composure when working with escalated individuals
  15. Be comfortable taking responsibility for leadership as well as serving in a supportive role
  16. Able to provide own transportation to sites throughout county

Person or department to contact: Emily Machin-Mayes

Business address: 13 Prospect Street Suite 201, Bellingham WA


Phone: 360.676.0122

How to apply:

Send or drop off: cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Emily Machin-Mayes, Youth Program Manager, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 13 Prospect Street, Suite 201 Bellingham, WA 98225.

Open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received by 5 pm on June 15th. We thank you for your application, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

[×] References

Temporary Office Assistant:LAW Advocates — Application closing 6/11/18

Job position / title: Temporary Office Assistant

Name of business / employer: LAW Advocates

Job description / duties

LAW Advocates Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.

LAW Advocates’ Temporary Office Assistant will provide program and event support to the agency during an employee’s family leave.

Responsible to: Programs Assistant, Office Manager

Program Duties:

  • Respond to phone and walk-in inquiries
  • Evaluate clients’ needs and make appropriate placements and referrals to LAW Advocates’ services, CLEAR Line, and other community services
  • Screen potential clients for eligibility and conduct client intakes using LAW Advocates’ case management software, LegalServer
  • Schedule client appointments
  • Maintain detailed notes in LegalServer
  • Copy legal documents and prepare document packets for filing with the court
  • Maintain program calendar on website
  • Manage brochure rack in LAW Advocates’ lobby

Event Planning Duties:

  • Assist with planning and implementation of LAW Advocates’ annual fundraising dinner and auction
  • Maintain accurate records of auction items
  • Assist with silent auction basket assembly
  • Friday, October 5th 2018: Work with a team to set up silent and live auction spaces, and registration and data entry stations; provide ongoing logistical support throughout the event; clean up after event
  • Post Event: In the following weeks, assist with clean-up and administrative follow-up

Hours: 40 hours per week; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm or 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, to be arranged with supervisor; plus some hours outside of regular business hours to assist with event (see Event Planning Duties above)


  • Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
  • Dependability
  • Ability to commit to working 40 hours per week

o Start Date: Monday, July 23, 2018

o Expected End Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Appreciation for the sensitive nature of the confidential information and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship with staff members and volunteers
  • Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
  • Skills with MS Word
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to take direction from attorneys
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
  • Experience with crisis intervention preferred, but not required
  • Availability during both daytime and evening hours Friday, October 5th to assist in day-of preparation and event logistics of LAW Advocates’ annual fundraising dinner and auction

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)

7/23/18–11/9/18 (end date may be extended 1-3 weeks depending on employee’s availability)

Person or department to contact: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager

Business address: 1415 Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225


Phone: (360) 671-6079 ext. 10

How to apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you would be a good fit for this position to Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at by June 11, 2018.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

Temporary Utility Worker: Samish Water District — Application closing 6/10/18

Job position / title: Temporary Utility Worker

Name of business / employer: Samish Water District

Job description / duties

Maintenance of the Districts facilities, including mowing, weeding, and other duties as assigned.


Skill in operation of tools and equipment, including but not limited to; mowers, brush cutter, sprayer, pickup truck, utility truck, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand tools and shovels.

  • Salary / rate of pay: $16.00 / hour
  • Days and hours of employment: M-F 8-4:30
  • Person or department to contact: Ken Vogel
  • Business address: 2195 Nulle Road Bellingham, WA 98229
  • Email:
  • Phone: (360) 734-5664

How to apply

Application packages can be obtained at the District office at 2195 Nulle road Bellingham ,WA 98229 M-F 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Chemical Dependency Professional: Lifeline Connections– Application closing 06/30/18

Job position / title: Chemical Dependency Professional – Bellingham – Posting #18-035

Name of business / employer: Lifeline Connections

Agency Background:

Lifeline Connections is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Southwest Washington, offering multiple mental health services. Lifeline clients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find long-term recovery. Lifeline’s goal is to meet a chronic and desperate need for mental health and addiction treatment services. Lifeline has a vision of creating the best addiction treatment and rehabilitation possible in a way that is affordable to the greatest number of people. Over the past fifty years the executive management team and board of directors of Lifeline have remained committed to our passion and vision.

Chemical Dependency Professional – Bellingham – Posting #18-035

Major Duties:

The Chemical Dependency Professional provides counseling and case management for clients of the agency. The work includes assisting supervisory staff and Program Director in program review, daily management of treatment activities, and training/orientation of junior staff and trainees. The CDP(T) is responsible for the daily treatment activities for clients on their caseload. In providing these services, the incumbent performs the following duties independently:

  • Collaborates with the supervisory staff and Program Manager, other senior staff members, and other counselors in building and maintaining an intense treatment environment that motivates clients to focus on problematic behaviors, allow clients to experience the consequences of their actions, and teaches clients more productive coping strategies;
  • Assesses the psycho social functioning of assigned clients and develops individualized treatment plans;
  • Apprises team members of specific treatment plans and intervention strategies so that therapeutic consistency can be maintained;
  • Leads treatment groups according to agency treatment guidelines;
  • Develops discharge/aftercare plans and makes appropriate referrals for follow-up care;
  • Documents relevant clinical information including treatment plans, treatment reviews, progress notes, and discharge summaries;
  • Provides crisis intervention services, information, and referrals to clients and their family;
  • Provides motivational counseling to collaterals to encourage participation in family support programs;
  • Teaches specialized treatment concepts to client groups according to agency treatment schedule;
  • Provides complete and accurate written and oral formats regarding the course of treatment to families, referral sources, and legal representatives;
  • Recommends and participates in the development, design and documentation of policies, procedures, and activities for the agency;
  • Conducts alcohol/drug assessments pursuant to WAC 388-877, or its successor; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • College course work in chemical dependency, human sciences or related field required;
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Department of Health CDP credential (CDP preferred, minimum of CDPT required) at time of hire;
  • Successful completion of at least one course per quarter/semester toward educational requirements as necessary to obtain an active Washington State Department of Health CDP credential required, if not already obtained;
  • Knowledgeable of a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and the ability to set and maintain therapeutic limits. The agency milieu mandates that the incumbent be flexible, versatile and skilled in developing creative behavioral interventions that modify inappropriate behavior;
  • Must be capable of functioning autonomously while maintaining continuous communication with other staff members;
  • A broad knowledge of the stages of human personality development including cultural, social, and psychological factors affecting individuals and families involved with chemical use;
  • Knowledge and practice of crisis intervention theory;
  • Knowledge of the various theories, forms, stages, and manifestations of addictive behavior, awareness of common manifestations of resistance to change in the addicted client, awareness of socio-cultural barriers to change, and an in-depth knowledge of alternative coping mechanisms to replace the use of chemicals;
  • An understanding of the theory and practice of individual and group treatment of chemical abusing clients to facilitate client self-examination, expression of feelings, insight development, problem solving, and motivation to develop a chemically free lifestyle;
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required for inpatient staff members;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Great attendance;
  • Ability to work well with others.

Person or department to contact: Human Resources

Business address: 1601 E 4th Plain BLV Vancouver WA


Phone: 360.397.8246

How to apply

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. We will only accept resumes with a cover letter specifying the position title and posting number of the position you are applying for. For more information on this and other positions, please visit our website at

The Benefits:

Lifeline Connections is striving to be your employer of choice by offering our regular/full time employees a generous benefits package. The plan covers over 75% of medical, dental, and vision costs for the employee and all dependents. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and a 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 3%. On top of all that, our employees receive 4 weeks paid time off during their first year of employment (accrual rates increase with years of service) and 11 paid holidays per year!

Send us your resume and let’s talk about you joining our team!

Applications should include

[×] Resume

Security Officer: Pacific Security — Application closing 10/01/18

Previous security experience is preferred, but not required. Pacific Security provides all necessary training for licensing!

Our benefits include:

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Employee referral bonus! Up to $250 for referring new employees to Pacific Security

As a Security Officer, guards will:

  • Safeguard client sites by maintaining a professional presence
  • Investigate and report incidents and events
  • Ensure diverse client needs are met
  • Interact with the public through positive community policing and customer service
  • Work alone and in collaborative teams


  • 18+ years of age
  • Open availability including weekends
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Possess dependable transportation
  • Reliable work history

Applicants can apply at

Or by visiting our website at


Relationship Banker: UMPQUA Bank

As a Relationship Banker, you will help clients achieve financial well-being through deep customer relationships and a thoughtful understanding of their needs, to offer the best and most appropriate personal and business financial products and services. You will also provide sales and service support to the Retail Store team and serve as the primary new account and loan originator for the store.


  • Build, develop and deepen customer relationships through active market profiling, and needs-based questioning to identify deposit, credit, and investment solutions to help customers achieve their financial goals. Solutions include, services and current technologies the Bank offers that are available for customer convenience. Educate customers on alternative channels that provide value, and then refer to appropriate lines of business.
  • Establish preset appointments, deliver quality Financial Wellness Review conversations, identify needs, make recommendations and follow up.
  • Assist the customer with their financial growth through savvy advice and educating the customer on alternative channels that provide value and refer to appropriate lines of business. Develop strong partnerships with Operations Leaders, Financial Advisors, Mortgage Advisors, Small Business colleagues and other line of business partners focusing on client acquisition and deepening the relationship of current clients; effectively manage those partnerships.
  • Originate simple to complex consumer lending inside the Store.
  • Originate limited Small Business loans as well as provides cash management solutions, such as Treasury Management and Merchant Services, payroll and ACH.
  • Recognize a small business with potential and make a quality referrals to the proper team.
  • Cross-sell other bank services and refer customers to other departments as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate compliance with all bank regulations that apply to your position, and keep up to date on regulation changes.
  • Maintain working knowledge of our policies and procedures regarding the Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Bank Security and other regulations that apply to your position.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 3-5 years of banking and/or demonstrated sales experience.
  • 1 year of experience in developing current and new customer relationships, achieving sales goals and building referral sources in banking or retail environment with customer service and cash handling experience.
  • 1 year experience in a lending function with loan origination and processing functions, or equivalent training. This position requires National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) registration under the terms of the S.A.F.E. Act of 2008 and Reg Z.
  • Foundational knowledge of sales and service techniques with consumers and small businesses, including tele-consulting, outside calling, prospecting and networking. Basic understanding of personal finances and concept of budgeting.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to facilitate travel outside of the branches, including outside sales calls.

Registered Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO)

This position requires you to act as a Bank MLO, which is defined as an individual authorized by the Bank to take mortgage loan applications, offer a mortgage, arrange a mortgage, assist a consumer in obtaining or applying to obtain a mortgage, negotiates a mortgage, otherwise obtain or make a mortgage for another person, represent to the public (through advertising or other means of communication) that such person can or will perform any of these activities, or, refer a consumer to a loan originator (Note: Except those employees of the Bank who do not discuss particular credit terms available and do not refer the consumer, based on the employee’s assessment of the consumer’s financial characteristics to a particular Bank MLO), for compensation or gain. All MLO’s will be required to register as a MLO complying with the S.A.F.E. Act requirements.

This position is NOT authorized to act as a Bank Closed-End MLO which is defined as any position designated to perform the activities of a Bank MLO for closed-end transactions, and thus subject to specific Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z Loan Originator requirements.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Work involves:

  • Sitting
  • occasional walking
  • lifting up to 10 pounds
  • Frequent local travel.
  • No relocation offered.

About Us

We do things a little differently here at Umpqua. Our retail stores serve as community hubs, our associates are given up to 40 hours of volunteer time each year, and we’re never satisfied with the status quo. It’s no wonder we’ve made “Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row. But greatness has no finish line, so we continue every day to keep people at the center of everything we do. We focus on building relationships, understanding our customers’ needs and connecting to people in new and innovative ways — always staying true to our mission of providing personalized banking for all people, whenever and however they prefer to bank.

Umpqua Bank is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We maintain a drug-free workplace and may perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Financial Accountant: Whatcom County Sheriff’s office

Job Summary

The Financial Accountant position works as an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office Administration team with staff throughout the Sheriff’s Office. The position performs diverse and complex accounting duties in a heavily regulated public-sector environment, including:

  • Managing multiple federal, state, and local grants and agreements with total awards over $2 million per year.
  • Performing contract accounting. Monitors and ensures compliance over financial aspects for approximately 60 departmental contracts.
  • Assisting in preparation, monitoring, and management of departmental budgets for 3 separate funds and over 60 different cost centers.
  • Preparing and monitoring accounts receivable billings and collections.
  • Processing accounts payable.
  • Providing back-up for departmental payroll.
  • Compiling data and preparing comprehensive financial reports for federal, state, and local agencies.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work cooperatively with diverse individuals, groups and agencies, in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.


Requires an Associate’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field, AND two years of progressively responsible experience in an accounting-related field, including utilizing a computerized, integrated financial management system.

Experience with State and Federal grant and contract accounting and reporting required.

Knowledge of governmental accounting standards and public sector financial accounting experience is preferred

Due to Civil Service Rules, must be a United States citizen

HIRING PROCESS:  Top candidates will be invited (via email) to participate in pre-employment skills testing in the afternoon of March 20, 2018 and an Oral Board panel interview later that month.

Candidates who successfully pass both testing and the Oral Board interview will have their name placed on a Civil Service Eligibility Register.  The Eligibility Register will be used to fill the current Financial Accountant vacancy and other Financial Accountant positions that may become vacant in the Sheriff’s Office during the next 12 months.

Due to the extensive Sheriff’s Office background checking process, the person selected to fill this Financial Accountant position may not be eligible to begin employment for several months.  Candidates must be willing to participate fully in the background checking process and complete a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation.

To apply: Please visit our website