Behavioral Health Specialist

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

Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225


Probate Paralegal

Job position / title
Probate Paralegal

Name of business / employer
Barron Smith Daugert, PLLC

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

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

37.5 hours/week. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application deadline / closing date

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

Days and hours of employment
37.5 hours/week.

Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact

Business address
300 N Commercial Street Bellingham WA 98225


360.733.0212 ext. 222

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

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

Police officer

Police officer

Name of business / employer
City of Burlington WA

Job description / duties
Police Officer – Entry Level

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.

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)
Person or department to contact
Carly Ruacho

Business address
311 Cedar St Suite B Burlington WA 98223



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 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)


  • 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


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 by June 11, 2018.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

Security Officer: Pacific Security — Application closing 10/01/18

Previous security experience is preferred, but not required. Pacific Security provides all necessary training for licensing!

Our benefits include:

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Employee referral bonus! Up to $250 for referring new employees to Pacific Security

As a Security Officer, guards will:

  • Safeguard client sites by maintaining a professional presence
  • Investigate and report incidents and events
  • Ensure diverse client needs are met
  • Interact with the public through positive community policing and customer service
  • Work alone and in collaborative teams


  • 18+ years of age
  • Open availability including weekends
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Possess dependable transportation
  • Reliable work history

Applicants can apply at

Or by visiting our website at


Corrections Deputy/Sheriff: Whatcom County

The basic requirements to be a Deputy Sheriff or Corrections Deputy are:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED
  • College-level coursework in the area of corrections, law enforcement, law and justice, police science or social services is desired, but not required
  • Among other special requirements, a successful candidate, must:
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Read and write the English Language
  • Have a driver’s license and a driving record that meets County standards
  • Become a member of the local collective bargaining unit
  • Pass testing including:
  • Written – administered through Public Safety Testing – see Hiring Process Tab
  • Physical agility – administered through Public Safety Testing – see Hiring Process Tab
  • Background check
  • Physical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Polygraph test
  • Other civil service examinations

For more information about this job/how to apply :