Behavioral Health Specialist

Behavioral Health Specialist
Public Defender’s Office
Salary: $25.04 – $35.33 /hour, DOQ Closing Date: August 30, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office is seeking an experienced professional to fill a Behavioral Health Specialist position. This position works with attorneys to identify defendants who would benefit from screening, consultation, support and referral to appropriate behavioral health services. The position will assist defendants to engage with services, and will serve as liaison with community treatment providers.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or a closely related field
3 years of professional experience including interviewing, assessing and preparing client reports and dealing with a variety of client issues such as chronic mental illness or physical, sexual, alcohol and drug abuse.
Master’s degree preferred.
State licensure as a Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor preferred.
Experience working within the criminal justice system desired.
Driving record that meets County standards
Possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment
Background check must meet 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


Clerk III/Cashier

Clerk III/Cashier

Closes On: August 20, 2018 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: District Court
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:45 AM – 4:45 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications Apply Now
Job Summary
Do you have great customer service and cash handling experience? Do you have experience in the legal field, or are you interested in learning about the court system? District Court is a great place to work and has an exciting opportunity for a Clerk III/Cashier to join our team!

Job duties include:

Receives, receipts and records payments of court fines, bail, penalty assessments and fees according to established court procedures. Maintains and balances cash drawer at the end of each day.

Assists the public in processing court filings, arranging for court hearings, setting up monthly time payments, arranging for participation in Court Parks Work Program, and in referrals to Department of Assigned Counsel and Adult Probation. Processes anti-harassment/protection orders.

Responds to court-related telephone and counter inquiries and/or complaints from other departments, organizations and the public. Greets and directs case participants to appropriate courtroom.

Coordinates contested hearing scheduling and summons/subpoena processing.

Supervisor: Chief Deputy Clerk

Hours of work: 7:45 am – 4:45 pm, Monday – Friday
Requires a high school diploma or GED AND three (3) years of progressively responsible general office, clerical and/or secretarial experience. Of the three years of required experience, one year must involve cash handling.

Experience in court or legal procedures is preferred.

Requires the ability to:
Type proficiently and accurately at 40 net words per minute and use a calculator by touch with accuracy at 110 strokes per minute.

Full salary range: Master Collective Bargaining Agreement Range 108.0: $16.69 – $25.05 per hour

We anticipate hiring at $16.69 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
TYPING TEST: Click the link to take a typing test and enter your score on your application where requested.

Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator
Administrative Services – Information Technology
Salary: $27.20 – $38.27 per hour Closing Date: September 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Looking for meaningful IT work in beautiful Bellingham?
Are you an IT professional who enjoys working with diverse clients?
Do you thrive in a team problem-solving environment?
If you answered yes to the questions, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience. The Systems Administrator is responsible for providing technical expertise and user support necessary for the day-to-day operation, administration and maintenance of computer workstations, related peripherals and applications. This position is responsible for installing, moving and maintaining hardware and software; trains staff; oversees consultants; troubleshoots reported problems with equipment or software; makes budget projections based on departmental needs.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, systems engineering or a related field AND four (4) years of progressively responsible experience directly supporting computer workstations, printers, mobile devices and related peripherals and software in a large multi-site organization.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in any field AND six (6) years of progressively responsible experience as stated above AND one or more Microsoft Certifications related to Whatcom County’s current or planned/future computer environment.
Background check must meet County criteria for security sensitive positions, which includes fingerprinting and FBI national database checks, at time of hire and 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.
Must be able to cross between the United States and Canada.
Must pass job related tests.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Whatcom Transport Authority

Closes Friday, August 10, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.

Dispatchers perform primary communication, coordination and organizational duties required to deliver safe, reliable, efficient and friendly public transportation service on a daily basis. Dispatchers’ main functions include: maintaining communication between Transit Operators and the Dispatch Center; interpreting and applying WTA policies, procedures, and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA); performing work assignment and time-off scheduling; maintaining time and attendance records; conducting selection processes called “markups” for work assignments and vacations, and; performing most aspects of paratransit trip assignment and service delivery.
1. Maintains communication between Transit Operators in service and the Dispatch Center.
2. Interprets and applies WTA policies, procedures, and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in all functions.
3. Reports CBA compliance problems to Operations supervisory staff.
4. Ensures compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and WTA service standards.
5. Performs WTA Fit for Work checks which include WTA’s federally mandated Drug and Alcohol testing program.
6. Maintains confidentiality of WTA rider and personnel records and information.
7. Maintains critical communications during declared emergencies according to WTA’s Safety and Security Plan.
8. Ensures all leave requests match CBA and WTA policies, reporting irregularities to appropriate Operations supervisory staff.
9. Monitors daily employee work reports via SIT and OPS alerts.
10. Reports safety concerns to Operations supervisory staff or other management personnel.
11. Provides Operator performance feedback to Operations supervisory staff.
12. Completes and forwards observation reports about possible policy violations by Operations staff.
13. Performs emergency alarm system tests.
14. Maintains vehicle assignments to match maintenance and service needs.
15. Records all reported incidents and accidents in the daily log.
16. Schedules time-off requests from Operators, dispatch center staff, and Expeditors.
17. Prepares extra-board and part-time Operator assignments on a daily and weekly basis, working with the dispatch team to assure optimal daily shift coverage.
18. Receives and processes telephone calls during certain hours; processes lost and found items, and arranges for supplies as needed.
19. Works to maintain and improve dispatch system capabilities and performance.
20. Observes budget and resource limits for service.

Fixed Route Dispatch
21. Posts and conducts annual vacation markup for represented Operations staff, according to proper time parameters and procedures.
22. Posts and conducts shift assignment markups for represented Operations staff, according to proper time parameters and procedures.
23. Performs and supports accurate time keeping and attendance, verifying mobile data time records (with support from paratransit dispatch), and ensuring prompt submission, calculation and transcription of exception card data.
24. Completes daily, weekly and monthly record keeping and statistical reporting.
Paratransit Dispatch
25. Assigns rides to contract service providers(s) when needed for service quality or system efficiency purposes.
26. Uses paratransit dispatch and mobile data systems to keep accurate record of all service.
27. Develops daily paratransit service schedules, assigning trips to appropriate runs, and maximizing service quality and system productivity.
28. Maintains and optimizes template schedules for paratransit subscription rides.
1. Provides backup coverage for Customer Service Representative shifts by arrangement.
2. Receives and forwards public comments to appropriate agency staff.
3. Participates in solving operational problems and customer-service issues.
4. Assists with other organizational activities.
5. Pre-trip vehicles, if certified and as required.
6. Drive in service, if certified and as necessary.
7. Receives on-going organization training on issues related to the position (e.g., CPR/First Aid, Passenger Relations, Reasonable Suspicion, etc.).
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to acquire knowledge of:
• WTA policies and procedures.
• The ATU-WTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Traffic laws and safety rules applicable to public transportation.
• ADA regulations and service standards as they apply to service modes.
• WTA Operations Department policies and procedures.
• WTA fixed route system.
• WTA paratransit system.
• WTA fleet equipment.
Ability to:
• Work professionally with, and provide friendly customer service to, co-workers, members of the public, and people from other organizations.
• Work, support and communicate with all members of the dispatch team.
• Communicate effectively through speech (including over the radio), in writing, and using WTA IT systems.
• Remain calm in high-stress situations.
• Exhibit punctual and regular attendance.
• Work shifts as configured by WTA. Shifts will include early, mid-day, night and weekend hours, possibly on a rotating basis.
• Produce accurate work, paying close attention to detail even when work is tedious.
• Plan and organize workloads, schedule and priorities.
• Learn and use public transportation computer applications including paratransit dispatch and mobile data systems, workforce management systems, Fixed Route CAD/AVL systems and other software applications.
• Use good organizational, problem-solving, analytical and logistical skills.
• Use good spatial reasoning, geographical skills and knowledge (includes ability to read and interpret maps).
WTA operates fixed route and paratransit service every day except six designated holidays. Dispatchers are required to be on duty during service hours. Individual Dispatcher assignments are comprised of specific schedules and duties. Those duties are associated with either fixed route or paratransit service during a single markup period. Dispatchers work in an intensive team environment with other Department personnel who support and direct the work activities of Operators, and the travel activities of WTA riders. The environment is often fast-paced, with frequent interruptions, distractions and changing priorities. This position occasionally requires traveling between the transit base and transit stations or other facilities. Typical equipment used to accomplish job tasks includes computer with multiple screens, multi-channel radio, printer, fax machine, photocopier, calculator, telephone and telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDDs), facility alarm systems, CCTV for facilities monitoring and video surveillance systems.

• High school diploma or equivalent, required.
• Two years of experience in community transportation and/or dispatching required.
• Two years of intermediate level computer experience required.
• Valid Washington State driver’s license in order to operate WTA vehicles.
• Applicants must have an acceptable driving record (in accordance with WTA personnel policy 3.03 “Employment Requirements”) and must submit a five year driving abstract.
• Obtain and maintain a valid and current CPR card within 3 months of hire.
• Optional certificates. Although not required, WTA encourages Dispatchers to maintain applicable skills certificates, such as CDL’s and DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificates, that are relevant to this position.
Ability to perform essential job functions includes, but is not limited to: sitting for extended periods of time; communicating verbally over the telephone, radio and in person; operating standard office equipment; frequently standing and walking; occasionally reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and lifting or moving up to 30 lbs. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. Participation in the WTA’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness Prevention Program (DAAPP), including random drug and alcohol testing, is a condition of hire and a requirement of continued employment. This position is classified as safety sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

2018 Compensation $25.11 to $31.38

Energy Services Specialist

Job position / title
Energy Services Specialist

Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council

Job description / duties
Provides direct services to clients seeking assistance from the agency’s Energy Services programs, which provide education, benefit determination, and information. Works closely with the Energy Services Coordinator in order to provide appropriate client referrals to Weatherization, Conservation Education, Healthy Homes and Home Repair programs. Encourages client self-sufficiency by providing education, advocacy, and information and referrals to Opportunity Council and other social service programs. Serves as a key link between clients and community resources and procedures. Performs a variety of moderately complex clerical and administrative functions, including record keeping, resource information and referral knowledge, database management, scheduling and related reports generation.

Who we are looking for:
People who honor our mission, agree with our purpose and want to be part of something bigger.
People who are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in both the services we provide as well as the environment in which we work.
People who are self-motivated and passionate about the work they do.
People who understand we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for one another.

Application deadline / closing date

Salary / rate of pay
$14.13 to $17.66 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 8-4:30

Person or department to contact

Business address
1419 Cornwall Ave


360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to apply
See full job specifications and application instructions at Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.

Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, August 8, 2018.

At the Opportunity Council, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion with a core set of values that include diversity, collaboration, respect, integrity, passion and learning. We believe we are a stronger and successful organization because of this commitment. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. EOE.
Applications should include

[×] Cover letter


Job position / title

Name of business / employer
City of Lynden

Job description / duties
Plant(s) Operators perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s water, wastewater and compost facilities.


Education and Experience
• Minimum graduation from high school or GED plus two (2) years post-secondary college or technical training in water/wastewater technology, biology, environmental science, chemistry, or closely related field; AND
• Minimum two (2) years of experience in water/wastewater treatment plants, preferably with municipal systems; OR
• Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Water and wastewater operation processes and procedures, including collection, treatment, and maintenance of equipment, facilities, and materials.
• Chemical/physical and biological process used in water and wastewater treatment processes, e.g., coagulation, flocculation, settling, filtration, disinfection, and activated sludge.
• Laboratory procedures and practices for BOD,DO, pH, jar test, TSS, and fecal coliforms.
• Compost facility operations, including collection and handling.
• Applicable safety regulations and policies.

Skills & Ability to:
• Support and promote the City’s mission, vision, and core values in all aspects of job performance.
• Basic computer software and use: word processing, e-mail, data entry.
• Use of standard sampling techniques and laboratory analysis.
• Communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other departments and the public.
• Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Read, research, and follow technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and standard operations procedures (SOPs).
• Work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Work independently in trouble-shooting and correcting problems.
• Prioritize work and adjust to changing conditions as needed.
• Remain calm and follow established SOPs during emergency situations.
• Represent the City in a positive and professional manner.

• Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and appropriate insurance at the time of hire for work-related travel.
• Must pass appropriate background checks.
• Possess at initial hire or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire date, a Washington State Class I Certification as a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
• Must obtain certification as a Class 3 Water Treatment Plant Operator and a Class 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator within three years of hire date (all certifications must be kept current and active throughout tenure.)

Application deadline / closing date

Salary / rate of pay
$25.21 – $30.64 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, plus some evening, weekend, on-call shifts

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment

Person or department to contact
Vanessa Bronsema

Business address
300 4th Street

Work location


360.354.1170 ext. 102

How to apply
Application materials may be obtained from Lynden City Human Resources Office or online at

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter



DEPARTMENT: Public Services

POSTING DATES: Tuesday, 07/24/18 to Tuesday, 08/14/18

COMPENSATION: $16.25 per hour (Pay Level 7)

BENEFITS: Social Security, retirement, medical, dental and optical insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.
UNION: This position is represented by AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581

SCHEDULE: Regular full-time schedule of forty (40) hours per week including some evening hours, worked Wednesday through Sunday. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

LOCATION: Regular hours at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street, Ferndale, WA.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists patrons at library branches by providing a high level of customer service in a complete range of patron services. Accesses information through the use of the electronic catalog and other library tools. Promotes the library, provides age-appropriate reference and readers’ advisory, checks materials out, maintains the security of the library, and performs similar tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent interpersonal skills required: ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from diverse backgrounds, and work harmoniously with the public and other staff members is essential. An interest in popular culture. A belief that anyone can become a reader at any age. A sense of humor. A passion to learn new things continuously. Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to uphold intellectual freedom standards. Attention to detail, competent use of technology resources, and keyboarding skills required. Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely. Requires Associates Degree and one year relevant experience; or equivalent training, education and/or experience. Requires physical and visual ability to utilize reference sources and to manipulate equipment. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

APPLICATION: Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application form*, together your résumé and cover letter by 9:00 pm on Tuesday, 08/14/18 to:

Ferndale Public Library

2125 Main Street

P.O. Box 1209 Ferndale, WA 98248

Attn: Sarah Koehler, Branch Manager

Phone: (360) 384-3647 Email:

*Employment Application forms are available at to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any of the Whatcom County Library branches.

JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible

SELECTION: Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview and 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, resumes and other documents received, and test results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

Probate Paralegal

Job position / title
Probate Paralegal

Name of business / employer
Barron Smith Daugert, PLLC

Job description / duties
Busy law firm seeks an experienced probate paralegal.
The position works and collaborates with a team of four attorneys, several paralegals, and legal assistants. This position is responsible for managing active probate files, including preparation of draft legal pleadings, meeting with clients, answering questions, preparing excel spreadsheets and basic accounting.
The candidate must be comfortable with and have experience working in a fast-paced, professional environment; must work well with others and demonstrate the ability to work independently.

Job Requirements:
• Experience serving as a paralegal
• Familiarity with probate administration (or a willingness to learn)
• A high level of organization and attention to detail
• Strong writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Fluency with Word and proficiency with Excel

37.5 hours/week. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application deadline / closing date

Salary / rate of pay
Negotiable. Salary commensurate with experience.

Days and hours of employment
37.5 hours/week.

Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact

Business address
300 N Commercial Street Bellingham WA 98225


360.733.0212 ext. 222

How to apply
All interested applicants are invited to respond via email to Please attach your cover letter and resume. Do not include resume and cover letter in the body of your email. Application process is open until filled.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter

Padilla Bay Education Assistant

Padilla Bay is excited to announce an opening for an AmeriCorps Education Assistant for the 2018-2019 season:

WCC Individual Placement:
Education Assistant
Position summary
The Education Assistant will be located at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Bayview, WA, which is part of a national network of Reserves throughout the country. The Assistant will gain a broad range of experience in educational settings that engage K-12 and public audiences in the field and through programs offered at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center.
Position responsibilities
The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday. Primary duty is presenting Padilla Bay’s estuary education program to school and community groups but the Assistant will also have some duties in the Operations and Research departments. These include:
• Assisting professional educators with implementation of existing programs for school field trips, families and other youth groups;
• Facilitate and/or develop special environmental education projects for target audiences;
• Helping organize a professional conference for environmental educators;
• Develop and maintain educational materials, exhibits and aquaria;
• Outreach to Spanish speaking families (as skills allow);
• Assist with Padilla Bay research scientists with their projects in the field and laboratory.
• Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions are based on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or active duty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).
• Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.
• Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learn more about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.
This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 1, 2018, and ending September 6, 2019. Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four or five days each week.
WCC AmeriCorps member benefits
Members will receive a biweekly paycheck equal to Washington state minimum wage, in addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,920) upon completion of term. Basic health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about training opportunities and a full list of benefits on the WCC website.
Application process
Please complete both required steps:
1. Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on application).
2. Submit the following application materials to Susan Wood (Padilla Bay Education Coordinator) at
a. cover letter indicating interest in the position and relevance to career goals,
b. resume with contact information, educational background, and work experience,
c. contact information for three references.
About WCC and AmeriCorps
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. The program supports more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate youth, and respond to local and national disasters.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Learn more on the WCC website.
Chandler Colahan
Education Specialist,
Padilla Bay NERR
(360) 428-1080