WhatCOMM Police Dispatcher

Job position / title
WhatCOMM Police Dispatcher
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
The City of Bellingham is actively seeking qualified applicants for the position of WhatCOMM Police Dispatcher. Applicants interested in this position must complete testing through Public Safety Testing.

Please visit the Public Safety Testing website (www.publicsafetytesting.com) for information regarding the testing process. All testing must be completed between July 17, 2018 and January 9, 2019.

Salary Information:
2018 Wages:
$22.99/hr – WhatCOMM Dispatcher-in-Training
$24.38/hr – $29.09/hr – WhatCOMM Dispatcher (fully trained)
This recruitment process will create a Civil Service eligibility register that will be used to fill vacancies should they occur.

A Public Safety Dispatcher receives and processes telephone requests for police, fire and medical emergency response. The person in this position determines the nature, urgency and jurisdiction of a call and either dispatches public safety personnel and equipment to the scene of the emergency or transfers the call to the appropriate jurisdiction. The Dispatcher enters information from the caller and responding units into a computer-aided dispatch software program and continually updates the status of those responding to the incident. The What-Comm Dispatch center serves as the Public Safety Answering Point for Whatcom County. The center also serves as the activation point for the AMBER Alert Plan for North Puget Sound.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.Receives, prioritizes, and routes emergency telephone calls from the public to appropriate jurisdictions. Enters the nature, location and source of the emergency call into a computer terminal using computer-aided dispatch software. Retrieves and evaluates information from the computer-based on knowledge of dispatch and emergency response procedures, status of available emergency responders and familiarity with major roads, local businesses and geographic features. Relays call information and/or dispatches appropriate Police personnel to the scene of the reported incident.
2.Enters and receives information such as wants, stolen vehicles, missing persons and runaways from a computer terminal with a nationwide law enforcement database and transmits requested information to law enforcement personnel in the field.
3.Communicates with a variety of agencies including US Customs, Canadian Customs, WSP, US Border Patrol, USCG, Homeland Security and Whidbey Island Naval Base regarding warrant service and resources that the agencies have available for emergencies.
4.Regularly contacts and updates status of field units according to established procedures and protocols. Contacts various resources as requested by field units.
5.Receives non-emergency telephone complaints and inquiries from the public. Determines the nature of the call based on established procedures and either refers the caller to the appropriate agency or enters the call in the computer and dispatches units according to the priority and urgency of the call.
6.Staffs the NAWAS phone and notifies Whatcom County Department of Emergency Management of changes. Notifies San Juan County of all situations that may affect them.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The work is performed in an office environment at a computer workstation using different desktop computer systems, a multi-line telephone system and extensive radio communications equipment to receive, input and process urgent information. Frequently take calls from extremely upset citizens requesting an emergency response. Citizens are sometimes hostile or relate very unpleasant situations in graphic detail. Workload intensity varies considerably from one minute to the next and requires frequent swings from urgent independent decision making to cooperative teamwork through a self-directed workgroup, with guidance from the Deputy Director.

The working environment includes:
•Rotating shifts covering 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
•Frequent changes in multi-jurisdictional policies and procedures, periodic workstation relocation and changes in equipment availability.

Qualifications
•A minimum of one year of experience in a position with intensive public contact.
•Keyboard entry skills at a minimum of 40 wpm net.
•Experience or training in the use of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing programs or other business/educational software preferred.
•Experience using multi-line phone systems preferred.
•Must acquire within first year of training a working knowledge of the geography of Whatcom County to include: cities and towns, locations and names of highways, main streets, major buildings and businesses and establishments such as names of parks.
•Previous experience in public safety dispatching preferred.

Application deadline / closing date
01/09/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$22.99
Days and hours of employment
FT
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia St., Bellingham, WA 98225

Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8228
How to apply
Applicants interested in this position must complete testing through Public Safety Testing. Please visit the Public Safety Testing website (www.PublicSafetyTesting.com) for information regarding the testing process. All testing must be completed between July 17, 2018 and January 9, 2019.

Public Safety Testing offers multiple dates and locations to complete testing. They will be offering one testing date in Bellingham on January 8, 2019.

 

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Bilingual Receptionist

Job position / title
Bilingual Receptionist
Name of business / employer
The Law offices of Carol L. Edward & Associates, P.S.
Job description / duties
Bilingual Law Office Receptionist for Immigration Law Firm (Mount Vernon)

Compensation: Competitive salary. Benefits available including medical, retirement plan.
Employment type: full-time
Position Description: Busy Immigration law office looking for bilingual (Spanish/English) receptionist/professional to join our team. Looking for candidate with friendly personality, reliable attendance, who is able to work well under pressure and likes working with immigrants. The receptionist is the first contact with the office and professional attitude and demeanor is critical. Job involves answering the telephones, meeting and greeting clients as they enter office, entering information into the computer, interpreting and translating as needed, working with attorneys, paralegals, and office manager. Filing, typing, and other duties as assigned. Room for growth.

Requirements:
Excellent oral & written communication skills in English and Spanish.
Telephone answering experience
Prior professional/personal experience translating/interpreting
Clerical skills
Team player, good attitude, and willingness to learn new skills
Relevant College coursework or office experience
Legal ability to work in the United States

Please send resumes to Carol Edward at carol@seattle-immigration.com and Carrie Flatt at carrie@seattle-immigration.com.

Qualifications
B.A
Fluency in Spanish

Application deadline / closing date
02/28/2019
Salary / rate of pay
DOE
Days and hours of employment
Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Weekly
Person or department to contact
Carrie Flatt
Business address
300 S.1st street
Work location (if different from above)
Mount Vernon
Email
carrie@seattle-immigration.com
Phone
360.336.0185
How to apply
Please contact Carrie Flatt at carrie@seattle-immigration.com.

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

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer (Open Positions: 3)

Closes On: December 17, 2018 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Juvenile
Job Status: Part-Time
Shift: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Part time/On call Juvenile Detention Officer  Apply Now

Job Summary
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.

A 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.
Salary

$18.78 per hour

Application Special Instructions
Please attach a copy of your Integrity Standards, Self-Examination Questions, and Disclosure of Crimes against Children and vulnerable Adults in the additional upload area of your electronic application. Applications without these documents will not be considered.

Instructions:

•Obtain a copy of the documents here: https://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/36259/JDO-Supplemental-Docs
•Read and/or complete the documents
•”Save As” your completed document to your computer
•Upload your completed document with your completed online application under the document upload area of you application.

Tenant Clinic Coordinator Volunteer/Internship

Tenant Clinic Coordinator
Volunteer/Internship Position Description
LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents. LAW Advocates Tenant Clinic Coordinator will coordinate intake at LAW Advocates’ free weekly drop-in legal advice clinic for tenants at the Whatcom County Courthouse. Volunteers must make a 6 month commitment.
Responsible to: Programs Manager, Staff Attorney Duties:
 Set up Tenant Clinic registration desk
 Greet clients, ask them to complete intake form, and assist clients with completing the form if needed
 Communicate to Staff Attorney and volunteer attorneys when cases are urgent (e.g. client has court same day or a client has other pressing circumstances)
 Ensure all necessary data is collected, as this is required by our funders and stakeholders
 Enter intake information into LegalServer case management software
 Refer clients to other community resources, as appropriate
 Clean up all materials and coordinate with Programs Manager to restock materials as needed
 Soon after clinic, type attorney notes into LegalServer case management software and file any related documents
 Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Staff Attorney for improving Tenant Clinic
 Report volunteer hours to the Programs Manager monthly
Qualifications:
 Interest in serving LAW Advocates Mission
 Ability to give sufficient notice of any upcoming absence
 Ability to make a six month commitment
 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
 Basic computer literacy
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
 Organized and detail oriented
Benefits:
 Gain experience with program coordination for a legal aid organization
 Have opportunities to observe attorneys providing legal advice
 Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
 Obtain college credit if offered by your school
Non-Discrimination Policy: No person shall be subjected to discrimination in this organization because of race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, gender, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. LAW Advocates will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Hours: Every Friday 11:45 – 4:00 pm
Start Date: 12/7/18 (we may be able to accommodate students who will be away for winter break– please apply even if you’ll be gone a couple of Fridays in December)
To Apply: Please submit resume and a brief statement (less formal than a cover letter–the body of an email is okay) addressing why you are a good fit for this position by Monday, December 3rd to Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org. Call Nikki at 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

To learn more about earning academic credit for this internship, please schedule an appointment with Rhonda Leeson, Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.

 

Legal Assistant Gleason Law Office LLC

Job position / title

Legal Assistant

Name of business / employer

Gleason Law Office LLC

Job description / duties

Seeking a part-time legal assistant (approximately 20 hours a week) in a legal office focused on criminal law.
Duties would include a wide variety of office tasks, such as client intake; copying, scanning; processing incoming mail; file organization and management; taking phone calls from clients and potential clients. Additional duties may be required.

Qualifications

Candidates should have the following qualifications:
– Some experience with or knowledge of the criminal justice system.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
– Attention to detail extremely important
– Preferably fluent in Spanish
– Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling and organizational skills

Application deadline / closing date

12/07/2018

Salary / rate of pay

Negotiable

Days and hours of employment

Monday – Friday

Flexible schedule?

(○) Negotiable

Pay period

(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact

John Gleason

Business address

1202 S. 2nd St., #D, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Email

john@johngleasonlaw.com

Phone

360.707.8386

How to apply

Please email a copy of your resume, references, a cover letter and salary expectations to john@johngleasonlaw.com.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

[×] References

Paralegal Barron Smith Daugert, PLLC

Job position / title
Paralegal

Name of business / employer
Barron Smith Daugert, PLLC

Job description / duties
The position works and collaborates with a team of four attorneys, several paralegals, and legal assistants. This position is responsible for supporting a busy estate planning and probate department, including preparation of draft legal pleadings, some meetings with clients, answering questions, preparing excel spreadsheets and basic accounting. Prior probate experience not required.

Qualifications
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:
• A high level of organization and attention to detail
• Strong writing skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Fluency with Word and proficiency with Excel

Application deadline / closing date
12/07/2018

Salary / rate of pay
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
Pam

Business address
300 N. Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Email
hiring@barronsmithlaw.com

Phone
360.733.0212 ext. 222

How to apply
All interested applicants are invited to respond via email to hiring@barronsmithlaw.com. Please attach your cover letter and resume.

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

Administrative Assistant Friendship Diversion Services

Job position / title
Administrative Assistant

Name of business / employer
Friendship Diversion Services

Job description / duties
1.The administrative assistant position is a central and important role in the conduct of Friendship’s business. The business is generated by the Prosecutor or Courts and applicants must be comfortable working with defendants referred from the criminal justice system. The administrative assistant should be reliable in terms of maintaining office hours and confidentiality. Please note: At this time this is a 20 hour/week position with the plan to increase the position to full time as soon as feasible.

Specific Duties:

*Telephone services including answering and routing calls to staff, recording messages, voicemail retrieval and documentation. Accurate relay of information to appropriate staff

*Receiving in person and telephonic reports and providing approved information to clients

*Documentation of reports

*Receiving and receipting payments

*Correspondence including preparation of letters, court reports and other documents

*Establish/maintain filing system

*Provides support to case managers when needed

*Data entry

*Inventory control and ordering supplies

*Access JIS to monitor clients

*Postal, banking, document delivery duties outside of office

*Confirmation, documentation and recording of community service work programs

*Other duties as may be assigned

The position is Monday-Friday and hours will be determined. Pay range is from $12.50/hr during training and up to $15.00/hr thereafter

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

*Experienced in applications of Windows operating system, with accurate keyboard skills.

*Experienced in office procedures including filing, telephone management and scheduling.

*Work history of at least two years preferably in a business related to the criminal justice system or law.

*High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

*Valid Washington State Driver’s License and minimum mandatory automobile insurance

*Not party to pending or past criminal court actions

* Must pass a criminal history review conducted by Wa State Patrol.

Application deadline / closing date
10/31/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$12.50 Training/$15 thereafter

Days and hours of employment
Monday – Friday flexible

Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Monthly

Person or department to contact
Ronnie Wuest

Business address
114 W. Magnolia, Ste 109, Bellingham

Email
r.wuest@friendshipdiversion.org

Phone
360.392.3981

How to apply
Email letter and resume with references to r.wuest@friendshipdiversion.org

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

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer (Open Positions: 3)

Closes On: November 5, 2018 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Juvenile
Job Status: Part-Time
Shift: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Part time/On call Juvenile Detention Officer Apply Now
Job Summary
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.

A 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.

Salary
$18.78 per hour

Application Special Instructions
Please attach a copy of your Integrity Standards, Self-Examination Questions, and Disclosure of Crimes against Children and vulnerable Adults in the additional upload area of your electronic application. Applications without these documents will not be considered.

Instructions:

Obtain a copy of the documents here: https://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/36259/JDO-Supplemental-Docs
Read and/or complete the documents
“Save As” your completed document to your computer
Upload your completed document with your completed online application under the document upload area of you application.

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer

Part time Juvenile Detention Officer
Juvenile Detention Center
Salary: $18.78 per hour

Closing Date: October 15, 2018 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.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Court Process Specialist

Job position / title
Court Process Specialist

Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham

Job description / duties
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/5/18 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Starting salary rate is at Step 1 ($3,600/month). The current full salary range for this position is $3,600/month – $4,385/month.

NATURE OF WORK:

Courtroom operation functions include scheduling and docketing; coordinating cases with the law and justice community and the public; and arrangements for bench and jury trials. Probation tracking functions include acting as the judge’s liaison and compliance officer for court-ordered probation or evaluation processes, pre- or post-trial, involving misdemeanor offenders. Accounting functions include booking and adjusting court and parking fines, fees, time payment agreements, collection accounts, and Department of Licensing releases. Mail and counter receipting of cash, credit cards, and checks; daily reconciliation and preparation of bank deposits; intake of bail bonds and trust fund deposits. The Court Process Specialist works to minimize errors in court processes and procedures or identifies ethical breaches which may impact case disposition and involve substantial liability and judicial consequences for the citizen, City, or Court Process Specialist. The specialist ensures compliance with Washington State and local court rules and procedures by following designed procedures, processes and systems.

Qualifications
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

•Two years of clerical experience working in a court, probation, police record services or legal environment.

OR

• Three years progressively responsible clerical experience with a focus on complex data entry, scheduling, recordkeeping and bookkeeping including two years of experience providing support directly to the public or external customers. Two years of college level education in criminal justice, sociology, paralegal, business administration/accounting may be substituted for two years of general clerical experience.

•Ability to type 45 wpm NET. A recent typing score (since September 1, 2018) is required as part of your application. Please review the directions.

Application deadline / closing date
10/05/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$3,600/monthly

Days and hours of employment
FT

Person or department to contact
Human Resources

Business address
104 W. Magnolia St., Bellingham, WA 98225

Email
hr@cob.org

Phone
360.778.8228

How to apply
Applications are only accepted online. Please visit http://www.cob.org/employment to review posting and apply.