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

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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.

Probate Paralegal

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.

All interested applicants are invited to respond via email to hiring@barronsmithlaw.com. Please attach your cover letter and resume. Do not include resume and cover letter in the body of your email.

Experienced Legal Assistant/Paralegal/Legal Secretary

Established Bellingham business law office seeks experienced legal assistant/paralegal/legal secretary to assist and provide a range of case support for two attorneys, primarily involving civil and corporate litigation.

1-5 years’ experience; as well as half-time to three-quarter time strongly preferred.

Candidates should:

  • Possess excellent organizational and computer and word processing skills with very strong attention to detail
  • Be personable and able to communicate with co-workers and clients in a courteous and professional manner

Salary DOE; position available immediately.

Send resume and cover letter to law@adelstein.com

Full Time Legal Office Assistant

Jonathan Rands Attorney At Law is in need of a Full Time Assistant

Compensation DOE

I am seeking an experienced assistant that has excellent customer service and communication skills to work collaboratively with a small staff.

The Ideal and Qualified candidates must have a desire to advocate for citizens charged with crimes, with an understanding that my practice is focused on alcohol and driving related crimes. The candidate should have a practical familiarity or experience in criminal defense in general.

Candidates, Resumes, and Cover letters will be screened. Once selected, candidates will be requested to complete a practical test, and the successful candidates will be given an in-person Interview.

Interested candidates should possess the following:

Minimum of three years of work experience (Paralegal or Legal Assistant desired but the title is less important than experience and ability to meet qualifications);
Ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse population in high stress situations;
Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to clearly converse and communicate (In person, telephone, and email);
Experience with various Courts Of Lower Jurisdictions, and a knowledge of the above-referenced Court’s schedules for hearings and trials in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties is desirable and a plus;
The position requires comprehensive and detailed file creation, data entry, maintenance of notes as well as all Pleadings and Discovery;
Experience with fee collection, processing, and recording also a plus;
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required, especially in managing and coordinating calendaring / scheduling court appearances motions and trials for Mr. Rands. The ability to avoid schedule conflicts, and eliminate them when they do exist, is a critical part of this position;
Ability to help manage a fairly large (yet, manageable for the organized person) revolving and fluctuating case load for and with Mr. Rands;
A desire and ability to work efficiently and accurately;
Superb attention to detail with little supervision (upon being comfortable in the position);
File and Client Management Skills – overseeing the legal assistant work flow and managing the case from intake to closing and daily contact with clients;
Strength in setting priorities and the ability and confidence to exercise independent judgment.
I offer a competitive salary (DOE), with room to grow and increase salary, excellent benefits of medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick time.

If you are confident you can manage details, provide high quality service to clients, and would like to work in a small, yet professional and collaborative team-driven environment to provide the absolute best customer service, please submit your resume and cover letter electronically to me at jrands@jonathanrands.com

Jonathan Rands |Attorney At Law
1200 Old Fairhaven Pkwy, Suite 303 | Bellingham, WA 98225
Phn.360.306.8136 | Fax.360.656.8316 | Cel.206.715.5150
Email jrands@jonathanrands.com | Web http://www.jrandslaw.com
Focused On Your DUI Defense

Robinson and Kole is seeking a full time paralegal

Robinson & Kole, a Bellingham law firm, is seeking full-time paralegal with 5 years of experience handling personal injury or workers’ compensation matters. Salary depends on experience. Full benefits after 90 days. Please email resume and cover letter to nathand@robinsonandkole.com

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.
Qualifications
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
http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

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.

Qualifications
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
08/24/2018

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
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. 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

Police officer

Police officer

Name of business / employer
City of Burlington WA

Job description / duties
Police Officer – Entry Level

Definition:
In most cases, a uniformed peace officer performing work involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the maintenance of order, the investigation of crimes and the reduction of crimes. Peace officers provide services and education to the public and perform other related work as required. The work is performed in accordance with accepted, contemporary policing practices and departmental regulations.

This position requires consistent attention and commitment to the Department’s Vision and Mission. All assigned duties and tasks are expected to be performed in an efficient and safe manner. The police officer must accept the responsibility to support and promote this organization’s mission and comply with its directives. Personal conduct and behavior must be such that it does not bring disrepute or unnecessarily endanger the public’s trust or confidence in the Department or its members. This position requires a high level of problem-solving ability, self-initiative, and the ability and willingness to work a majority of time without direct supervision. Successful performers are those who are capable and willing to make decisions that are consistent with the Department’s Vision, Mission, goals and objectives.

Equipment / Job Location

Work conditions vary by shift and assignment. The majority of tasks are performed outdoors while working from a police vehicle. If assigned primarily to investigative follow-ups, the work will involve outdoor as well as indoor tasks. This position includes rotating shift schedules and may require work on holidays. Exposure to human bodily fluids and other potentially infectious and hazardous materials is possible. Few tasks require heavy lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying heavy loads. Physical flexibility is important because of the need to enter and exit vehicles recently, search buildings, climb over and around obstacles, and suddenly move out of the way of danger. Mental alertness is important because of the need to make fine distinctions and decision concerning subtle clues of impending danger or to discover inconsistencies in witnesses; or suspects’ statements. Physical and mental demands may change dramatically within seconds and tax the maximum of human endurance. Therefore, police officers must maintain a physical and mental state of fitness and readiness that will enable them to handle recurrent contacts and involvements with dangerous people, animals, and equipment. Exposure to violent human behavior is likely. Frequent use of motor vehicles and firearms is to be expected.

Essential functions

Major duties involve responding to calls for service, patrolling in a directed manner, to deter and detect crime, investigating complaints, citing and/or arresting law violators, following up on pending reports and cases and protecting persons and property. When not responding to priority calls for service or otherwise directed by a supervisor, the police officer is expected to use self directed work time in a efficient manner by self initiating work on neighborhood problems and seeking solutions consistent with the Department Mission. The qualified police officer may be required to temporarily assume the duties, activities and tasks of a Sergeant, as necessary.

Qualifications
Knowledge’s and Abilities required
1. Knowledge and understanding of the problems and attitudes of people of all ethnic and economic groups in relation to law enforcement agencies.
2. The ability to adapt to shift work
3. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, recognizing actual and potential dangers and to determine a proper course of action.
4. Ability to write clear incident reports, organizing details logically.
5. Ability to read, understand, and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
6. Ability to learn quickly applicable Federal and State laws, and City ordinances, and established principles, practices policies, and procedures of police work.
7. Ability to cope with situations firmly, tactfully and with respect for individual rights.
8. Ability to speak well and to express oneself clearly.
9. Ability to communicate effectively with a diversity of people, including people with social and behavioral problems.
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective relations with fellow employees and with citizens from all racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
11. Ability to develop skill in the use and care of a variety of firearms.
12. Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks such as pursing fleeing suspects on foot and arresting suspects who resist.
13. Ability to learn and use investigative techniques and procedures.
14. Ability to observe and remember details.
16. Ability to complete satisfactorily the prescribed courses of training at the police academy.
17. Good driving ability.

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. 07/01/2019
Salary / rate of pay
Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’ $5,314.62 to $6,334.77 month;y

Days and hours of employment
8.5hr shifts, 5 on 2 off, 4 on 3 off

Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
FULL TIME
Person or department to contact
Carly Ruacho

Business address
311 Cedar St Suite B Burlington WA 98223

Email
carlyr@burlingtonwa.gov

Phone
360.755.2338

How to apply
Police Officer – Entry Level

The City of Burlington is currently accepting applications for Police Officer – Entry Level to fill current vacant positions. Contact the Burlington Civil Service Examiner at 360-755-2338 to apply, and for a Personal History Information (PHI) form.

The written and physical agility testing for Entry Level Police Officer is conducted by http://www.publicsafetytesting.com. Agency eligibility requirements, department information and disqualifiers are listed on this site.

Further Testing Requirements include:
•Oral Interview(s)
•Extensive Background Investigation
•Polygraph Examination
•Psychological Evaluation
•Medical Examination
•Drug Testing
•Physical Agility Testing at CJTC

Conditional Employment candidates successfully pass:
•WA State Criminal Justice Training Center Basic Police Academy held in Burien or Spokane (approximately eighteen weeks)
•Field Training Program (approximately twelve weeks)
•Probationary Period (twelve months from date of Academy graduation)

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)

Qualifications

  • 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

Email: nikki@lawadvoctes.org

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 nikki@lawadvocates.org by June 11, 2018.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter