Dependency Guardian Ad Litem Juvenile Court

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Dependency Guardian Ad Litem Juvenile Court
Salary: $25.04 – $36.00 / Hour, DOQ Closing Date: April 28, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Currently recruiting for 2 positions.

Whatcom County is currently seeking a Dependency Guardian Ad Litem in the Juvenile Division of Superior Court.

The Guardian Ad Litem job is a key position in the Juvenile Division of Superior Court responsible for representing the best interest of children in dependency proceedings under Title 13 of the Revised Code of Washington; including planning, organizing and facilitating the efforts of diverse individuals, groups and agencies to accomplish the work, mission and goals of the department.

Key duties include:

• Investigating and collecting relevant information about a child’s situation through interviews, observation, and other research.

• Preparing written investigative reports with supporting conclusions and recommendations. Presents the reports, factual information and recommendations including views or positions expressed by a child.

• Monitoring all court orders for compliance and brings to the court’s attention any changes in circumstances that may require a modification of the court order.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a related field AND three years progressively responsible experience in the Juvenile Justice System, social services or youth related services. Experience as a Guardian Ad Litem or Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is highly preferred. A Master’s degree in Social Work is desired. Must complete 30 hours of County approved Guardian Ad Litem training within six months of appointment to position. Driving record that meets County standards. Possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment. Must pass job-related tests. Pass polygraph exam. 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

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Clerk/Receptionist Public Defender

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Clerk/Receptionist Public Defender
Salary: $16.04 – $24.11 per hour, DOQ Closing Date: April 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM Would you enjoy the challenge of: Providing excellent clerical support to the Whatcom County’s Public Defender’s Office? Working successfully in a high-volume, fast-paced environment? Applying your first-rate attention to detail to consistently produce accurate work results?

If you answered yes to these questions, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience. The Clerk/Receptionist works in an office setting assisting clients in person and on the telephone. He or she serves as the primary clerical support person in the Public Defender’s Office.

Duties include answering telephones; greeting visitors, including offenders, the public, outside agency staff, and Court personnel; and recording and retrieval of critical data and information. The position has constant contact with a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are under high levels of stress and may be angry, under emotional distress, confused or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, distracting environment, have excellent skills working with others, and must be able to work with and exert a calming influence on people in crisis.

Qualifications Requires a high school diploma AND two years of progressively responsible general office, clerical and/or secretarial experience.

Experience in a criminal justice setting and knowledge of legal terminology is preferred. Background check must meet County criteria for criminal justice positions. Must pass job related tests.
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

Experienced Paralegal GLP Attorneys

Job position / title
Experienced Paralegal
Name of business / employer
GLP Attorneys
Job description / duties

Client Contact (30,60, 90 Day Reviews) in conjunction with your attorney when qualified
Draft letters for Attorney Review
Draft Pleadings / Discovery
Answer Discovery
Draft Witness Disclosures
Pleadings/Discovery Filing Maintained
ER 904 and other Trial Documents
Schedule Depositions
Train Legal Assistants on any task assigned
Take responsibility to follow up with Legal Assistants on tasks assigned
Draft Demands
Settlement Accountings

Qualifications
Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in all phases of plaintiff’s personal injury cases;
Be able to provide outstanding customer service and be in constant contact with our clients;
A proven ability to manage a large case load;
The ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment with superb attention to detail;
Excellent oral and written communication and the ability to work collaboratively with attorneys and staff;
Management skills, responsible for managing legal assistant workload;
Excellent strength in setting priorities and be able to exercise independent judgement;
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Application deadline / closing date
05/09/2019
Salary / rate of pay
negotiable
Days and hours of employment
mon-fri 8a – 5p
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
permanent full time position
Person or department to contact
denise urban
Business address
720 south burlington blvd; burlington wa 98233
Email
durban@glpattorneys.com
Phone
360.499.8740
How to apply
Please send cover letter, resume and references to durban@glpattorneys.com

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

Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Legal Assistant

Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Legal Assistant
GLP Attorneys P.S. Inc., an established and respected plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm, is seeking an experienced legal assistant with excellent customer service and communication skills to work in our busy Burlington office location. Our firm has built its reputation for high quality service and professionalism.
Qualified candidates must have a passion to help and advocate for clients in all types of personal injury matters. Position requires attention to detail and this individual must possess excellent organization skills. The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment. We are seeking an individual with a professional demeanor, who is calm, patient and proactive. Must adhere to deadlines and be able to manage an extremely busy workload.
We offer a competitive salary, and excellent benefits such as: medical, life insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time.
If you are confident you can handle and manage details, provide high quality service to clients in need, and would like to work in a supportive, collaborative team-driven environment; then please submit your resume and cover letter. We would like to get to know you!
Denise Urban
Office Manager
GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
720 South Burlington Blvd, Burlington, Washington 98233
Direct: (360) 499-8740
Telephone: (360) 424-1111 Fax: (360) 588-4651
http://www.glpattorneys.com

Experienced Personal Injury Paralegal (Burlington)

1. Experienced Personal Injury Paralegal (Burlington)
GLP Attorneys, P.S. Inc., an established and respected plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm, seeks an experienced paralegal with excellent customer service and communication skills to work in our rapidly growing Burlington office.
Our firm has been providing excellent results to clients since 1979. GLP has offices throughout the state of Washington and is able to provide our services where ever there is a need. GLP has built its reputation for high quality service and professionalism and for alleviating the stressful uncertainty that surrounds an injury or loss. Our attorneys strive to transform chaos into confidence and comfort. To this extent we are a high-energy, fast-paced law firm who advocate for our clients in all types of personal injury matters.
Qualified candidates must have a passion to help and advocate for clients in all types of personal injury matters. Other necessary requirements are experience with all aspects of case management, including client intake through claim resolution.
Interested candidates should also have:
• minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in all phases of plaintiff’s personal injury cases;
• be able to provide outstanding customer service and be in constant contact with our clients;
• draft letters and other correspondence for Attorney review;
• answer Discovery;
• draft witness disclosures;
• Pleading/ Discovery file maintenance;
• ER 904 other Trial Documents;
• schedule depositions;
• draft Demands;
• a proven ability to manage a large case load;
• the ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment with superb attention to detail;
• excellent oral and written communication and the ability to work collaboratively with attorneys and staff;
• the ability to provided litigation support;
• management skills, responsible for managing legal assistant workload;
• excellent strength in setting priorities and be able to exercise independent judgement;
• ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
GLP Attorneys offers a competitive salary, and excellent benefits such as: medical, life insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, as well as a collaborative, supportive and team-driven environment.
If you are confident you can handle and manage details, provide high quality service to clients in need, and would like to work in a supportive, collaborative team-driven environment; then please submit your resume and cover letter to the link below. We would like to get to know you!

Denise Urban
Office Manager
GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
720 South Burlington Blvd, Burlington, Washington 98233
Direct: (360) 499-8740
Telephone: (360) 424-1111 Fax: (360) 588-4651
http://www.glpattorneys.com

Legislative Analyst

Legislative Analyst

Closes On: April 17, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Council
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County Council is seeking a professional with strong analytic skills and experience in the public policy arena to assist with budget, planning, and policy analysis. This position will research, develop and analyze policy direction related to a variety of topics, such as: preservation of resource lands, criminal justice, water quality and quantity, zoning, contracts and budgeting, and public works operations.
The individual selected for this position will work cooperatively and collaboratively with all County Council members, staff, members of the public, and representatives of a variety of other entities. Diplomacy, tact, respect, professionalism and integrity are critical qualities we seek, in addition to technical expertise.

Qualifications
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business administration, economics, urban planning, or a related field, AND a minimum of five years of progressively responsible related professional experience, preferably in public policy related work in local government.
Knowledge of Whatcom County government mandates and functions and familiarity with regional and local policy issues and challenges preferred.

Salary

Unrepresented Salary Range 340
Full Salary Range $5,712 – $7,803 per month
Hiring rate depends on qualifications
See the Legislative Analyst. Job Description for full details of the position

Application Special Instructions
Please use the Document Upload feature to include a resume and cover letter.

U.S. Border Patrol Webinar

U.S. Border Patrol Webinar

Hosted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

 

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites you to participate in the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Webinar from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, March 27.

The live webinar will provide an overview of CBP, current Border Patrol Agent positions, the application and hiring process, and a panel of experts will be available for Q&A.

The event is free for participants. To register for the event, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USBPWebinar  As space is limited, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

More information regarding the webinar will shared with webinar registrants. Email cbppathwaysprograms@cbp.dhs.gov should you have any questions regarding registration.

 

Legal Assistant I (Open Positions: 1)

Legal Assistant I (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: March 28, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Prosecuting Attorney
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:30 PM – 5:00 AM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking an Legal Assistant I.

This position performs a variety of office, clerical support functions, and serves as the primary receptionist to facilitate the effective operations of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. This position works under general supervision, prepares court documents, pleading, reports and correspondence and coordinates collection and distribution of paperwork. This position facilitates office workload by coordinating schedules with clients and the courts relating to assigned caseload.

Receptionist duties include answering telephones; greeting visitors, including the public, outside agency staff, and Court personnel; and recording and retrieval of critical data and information. The position has constant contact with a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are under high levels of stress and may be angry and under emotional distress. The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, distracting environment, have excellent skills working with others, and must be able to work with and exert a calming influence on people in crisis.

To review the full job descriptions click the following links:

Legal Assistant I

Legal Assistant I – Prosecuting Attorney

Supervisor: Administrative Manager

Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Qualifications
Requires two years experience in a law office, criminal justice system or a related field

OR An associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies or related field

OR A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal justice or related field.

Experience working in the criminal justice system and with people in crisis is desired.

Background check must meet County criteria.

Must be able to type accurately and proficiently with a speed of 50 net words per minute.

Must pass job-related tests.
Salary
Master Collective Bargaining Agreement

Range 109.0

Salary Range: $17.38 – $26.04 per hour

Application Special Instructions
RESUME: Please use the Document Upload area at the bottom of the application to include a resume with your application.

TYPING TEST: Click the link to take a typing test and upload a copy of your score in the Document Upload area: http://www.typingtest.com/test.html?minutes=5&textfile=baseball.txt

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer

Closes On: April 1, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Juvenile
Job Status: Part-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Hours will vary, as we are a 24 hour facilty. Some hours are on call and some are scheduled out. 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.

Deputy I or II, DOQ (Open Positions: 1)

Deputy I or II, DOQ (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: March 28, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: Public Defender’s Office, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Public Defender
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Deputy I or II, DOQ Apply Now
Job Summary
First review of applications will be on March 21, 2019.
It is in your best interest to submit your application as soon as possible.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed application.

Whatcom County’s Public Defender Office is currently recruiting for a Deputy I or II, DOQ

This position acts as court-appointed counsel representing individuals accused of misdemeanors or felonies in superior, district and juvenile courts. Represents appointed clients in all phases of criminal proceedings, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, trial preparation, plea negotiations, trial and sentencing. Responsible for the investigation and preparation of each case assigned. Represents indigents in involuntary commitment proceedings and dependency proceedings. Primary caseload consists of misdemeanor, juvenile, or felony cases based upon experience. Assists management and other staff, as directed. Complies with legal standards and requirements.

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

Qualifications
Deputy I:

Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, OR must be a current member in good standing of another State Bar Association AND must become a member of the Washington State Bar Association by passing the next Washington State Bar exam.
Deputy II:

Three years as a successful practicing attorney with an equivalent trial background in criminal law that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Must be a current member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, OR must be a current member in good standing of another State Bar Association AND must become a member of the Washington State Bar Association by passing the next Washington State Bar exam.
Spanish language fluency is desired

Background Check must meet County Criteria for criminal justice positions.

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

Must pass job-related tests.
Salary
UnRepresented Range:

Deputy I: 330
Salary range: $5,253 – $7,187 per month, DOQ

Deputy I: 355
Salary range: $6,477 – $8,825 per month, DOQ
Supervisor: Public Defender
Application Special Instructions
Please attach a resume and cover letter to your online application using the document upload area within the application.