Juvenile Detention Officer

Juvenile Detention Officer I Juvenile Detention
Salary: $19.96 – $29.67 /hour Closing Date: February 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM
These position has a bona fide occupational qualification that must be filled by a female. 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 at-risk youth? If you are looking for a 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 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 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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Access ID Coordinator LAW Advocates

Job position / title
Access ID Coordinator
Name of business / employer
LAW Advocates
Job description / duties
LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents.
Overview: A State ID is required for many ordinary but important activities—accessing medical care, cashing a check, applying for a job or housing, and getting government benefits. Yet, if one does not already have an ID, it can be incredibly confusing, costly, and frustrating to gather the documents needed to get one. Access ID is a program developed by LAW Advocates in 2010 to help low-income and homeless community members navigate the process of obtaining a Washington State ID Card.
LAW Advocates has received funding from Whatcom County to greatly expand the Access ID program, which is currently volunteer-run. The funding allows us to hire a paid half-time Coordinator to lead the expansion, which will increase the number of clients served and provide full assistance including acquisition of all needed records and ID card fees at no charge to the client.
Responsible to: Programs Manager
Duties:
Supervision:
• Recruit, train, and supervise Access ID Intern and volunteers as they conduct intakes, order documents, and provide case management services to clients
• Monitor Access ID Intern’s coordination of Access ID sessions at Bellingham Public Library
Case Management:
• Conduct detailed intakes with new clients; screen for eligibility and explain office policies
• Help clients understand the process of gathering appropriate materials to obtain State ID
• Maintain a detailed understanding of Department of Licensing procedures and those of related offices (DSHS, SSA, etc.)
• Research needed documents for each client and obtain documents from various state and local agencies via phone, online, and fax machine
• Problem-solve when challenges arise in obtaining documents
• Follow-up with clients and records providers (schools, health departments, court systems, etc.) to ensure progress is made and to keep client up-to-date
• Accommodate clients’ needs (for example, assisting with reading and filling out documents) and follow non-discrimination policy
• Authorize and facilitate distribution of funds
• Refer clients to other community resources for additional types of assistance, as appropriate
• Treat all clients with respect and a high-level of customer service
Community Outreach & Program Development:
• Lead campaign to identify potential new agency partners throughout Whatcom County and strengthen relationships with existing partners
• Identify methods to improve outreach to the target community
• When appropriate, train agency partners on Access ID, so other agencies can independently provide ID resources to clients
• Provide case consultation and support to agency partners
• Plan and implement additional Access ID clinics
• Coordinate Access ID presence at annual Project Homeless Connect
• Update Access ID Program Manual and keep clients, volunteers, and agency partners updated on policies
Record Keeping:
• Take detailed notes regarding cases and any follow-up communication with clients using LAW Advocates case management software, LegalServer
• Maintain precise records of expenses paid for clients (records charges, application fees etc.)
• Create physical files for clients in office
• Manage data collection and reporting according to funder guidelines
• Conduct program evaluation & identify positive client stories to share with funders and donors

Qualifications
Qualifications:
• Passion to serve LAW Advocates’ Mission
• Passion for serving low-income community members, especially those experiencing homelessness
• Desire and ability to actively promote and improve Access ID throughout the community
• Organized, reliable, and detail-oriented
• Flexibility, creativity, and critical thinking skills
• Ability to supervise a team of volunteers
• Customer/client service skills
• Appreciation for the sensitive nature of confidential information and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship with staff members, volunteers, agency partners, and clients
• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
• Ability to work with and build relationships with local community agencies
• Comfort using new computer software (training will be provided) and navigating the internet
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
• Willingness to become a Notary Public (fees paid by LAW Advocates)
• Fluency in Spanish, Russian, ASL, or another language in addition to English preferred, but not required

Application deadline / closing date
02/18/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$15.00 per hour
Days and hours of employment
20 hours per week; flexible schedule (regular hours to be determined by your availability and program need); Some Saturday afternoons required, especially during initial training
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
This position has funding for 2019, with the potential for renewal for another year
Person or department to contact
Nikki D’Onofrio, programs Manager
Business address
1415 Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225
Work location (if different from above)
Various locations in Whatcom County
Email
nikki@lawadvocates.org
Phone
360.671.6079 ext. 10
How to apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org by February 18, 2019

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

Deputy I – PA (Open Positions: 1)

Deputy I – PA (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: January 7, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Prosecuting Attorney
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County’s Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is currently recruiting for a Deputy I.
The Deputy I represents the interest of the State of Washington, as guided by the Supervisor, in routine criminal and juvenile legal actions commencing with the pre-filing, investigative stage and continuing through the post-filing litigation process, including probation review hearings.  Primary caseload will be in the District Court division handling a trial caseload of adult misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor cases.
Trial experience in District or Municipal Court is preferred for this assignment.

Visit the Job Description Page to view more details about this specific job.

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

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

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

Supervisor: Assistant Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor

Application Special Instructions

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

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

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

http://documents.whatcomcounty.us/WebLink8/0/doc/3824185/Page1.aspx?searchid=f8c062db-c495-42cb-8440-3f190fe70e4a

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.

 

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