Public Safety Communications Manager

Public Safety Communications Manager

Closes On: September 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Location: Emergency Operations Center, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Sheriff
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Until Filled
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Job Summary
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office seeks an experienced proven leader and technical expert and to serve as Public Safety Communications Manager for the  Division of Emergency Management.  This critical position will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and operations of the Whatcom County Integrated Public Safety Radio System.
Essential Job Duties Include:
Coordinating Public Safety communications including WhatComm Law Enforcement, Prospect Fire/EMS, Western Washington University, Whatcom Transportation Authority and all peripheral electronic and telecommunications equipment related to First Responder safety and deployment.
Providing project management to facilitate the design, implementation and reliable 24-hour secure operation of the public safety radio system including mobile radio and emergency data communication systems and networks.
Coordinating the bidding process.  Makes recommendations on the issuance of contracts. Negotiates and prepares contracts for service.  Monitors and updates project budgets to assure expenditures are within approved authority.  Manages grant requirements for any system purchased with grand funds, including equipment management, identification, and inventory.
Overseeing and coordinating the design and permit process and work of technical contractors and other personnel to assure compliance with bid or contract specifications, efficient and economical use of funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
Providing technical expertise, consultation, and team leadership to develop creative solutions for complex organization-wide issues.
Acting as the County representative to the Northwest  Regional Interoperability Consortium and Northwest LEARN.  Serves as the County and APCO Frequency Manager and ensure compliance to all FCC rules and regulations.  Serves as primary technical lead for implementation of national FirstNet program.  Acts as primary County Mobilization Coordinator for all emergency communications capabilities.
The ideal candidate must have seasoned knowledge of design, engineering and maintenance of complex radio and paging systems associated with public safety communications centers including knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) principals and best practices for Public Safety Emergency Communications.  They must also possess strong project management skills and have the ability to communicate and work effectively with both public and political stakeholders.
Supervisor:  Deputy Director of the Division of Emergency Management
For more information please review the job description and the Division of Emergency Management website.
Apply early for first consideration – First review of candidates scheduled for August 21st.  Applications will continue to be reviewed and interviews scheduled as applications are received.

Qualifications
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, information technology, telecommunications or a closely related field AND 5 years of progressively responsible  experience in the management, design, installation, maintenance and repair of emergency communications infrastructure.
OR
An Associates degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or closely related field AND 7 years of progressively responsible experience as stated above.
FCC General Class Commercial Radio Telephone license preferred.
Certification as a Project Management Professional preferred.

Salary

Unrepresented Pay Range 350
Full Salary Range: $6,211 – $8,365 per month
Hiring rate depends on qualifications. This position receives annual pay increases to the next step in the associated salary range.
Benefits:
Employees receive medical, dental and vision coverage for themselves and their family. Employee cost for medical coverage ranges from $0.00 to $158.24 per month, depending on plan choice. Employees are also eligible for employer-provided life insurance and long-term disability coverage.
We offer attractive paid leave provisions, including vacation, sick leave, and 12 holidays per year. Employees participate in Washington State’s Retirement System through joint contributions with the County. Additionally, we provide an employee assistance program and tax-preferred options for employees to invest their money in deferred compensation and/or flexible spending plan for health care/dependent care.
More information about benefits is available online.
Application Special Instructions

REQUIRED SELF-EXAM QUESTIONNAIRE: A completed Self-Examination Questionnaire is a mandatory part of this job application. Click the link to download the form.  Please attach this completed form to your online application using the Document Upload area within the application. Applications without this completed form attached cannot be considered.
RESUME/COVER LETTER: Please attach a resume and cover letter to your online application using the document upload area within the application.
Candidates must be willing to participate fully in the background checking process and complete a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation.

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Public Safety Communications Manager Sheriff’s Office

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Public Safety Communications Manager Sheriff’s Office
Salary: $6,211 – $8,365 per month, DOQ

Closing Date: September 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office seeks an experienced proven leader and technical expert and to serve as Public Safety Communications Manager for the Division of Emergency Management.

This critical position will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and operations of the Whatcom County Integrated Public Safety Radio System. Essential Job Duties Include:
• Coordinating Public Safety communications including WhatComm Law Enforcement, Prospect Fire/EMS, Western Washington University, Whatcom Transportation Authority and all peripheral electronic and telecommunications equipment related to First Responder safety and deployment.

• Providing project management to facilitate the design, implementation and reliable 24-hour secure operation of the public safety radio system including mobile radio and emergency data communication systems and networks.

• Coordinating the bidding process. Makes recommendations on the issuance of contracts. Negotiates and prepares contracts for service. Monitors and updates project budgets to assure expenditures are within approved authority. Manages grant requirements for any system purchased with grand funds, including equipment management, identification, and inventory.

• Overseeing and coordinating the design and permit process and work of technical contractors and other personnel to assure compliance with bid or contract specifications, efficient and economical use of funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

• Providing technical expertise, consultation, and team leadership to develop creative solutions for complex organization-wide issues.

• Acting as the County representative to the Northwest Regional Interoperability Consortium and Northwest LEARN. Serves as the County and APCO Frequency Manager and ensure compliance to all FCC rules and regulations. Serves as primary technical lead for implementation of national FirstNet program. Acts as primary County Mobilization Coordinator for all emergency communications capabilities. The ideal candidate must have seasoned knowledge of design, engineering and maintenance of complex radio and paging systems associated with public safety communications centers including knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) principals and best practices for Public Safety Emergency Communications. They must also possess strong project management skills and have the ability to communicate and work effectively with both public and political stakeholders. Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, information technology, telecommunications or a closely related field AND 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the management, design, installation, maintenance and repair of emergency communications infrastructure.
OR
An Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or closely related field AND 7 years of progressively responsible experience as stated above.
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

Paralegal Express Employment Professionals

Job position / title
Paralegal
Name of business / employer
Express Employment Professionals
Job description / duties
Located in Mount Vernon, WA

Salary: $20-$30/HR, DOE

Express is recruiting a qualified Paralegal who will be responsible for a diverse range of legal tasks, such as transcribing, redlining, and researching. Must be able to work independently with limited or no supervision at times and know when to ask for help. You must enjoy serving others, be highly organized and detail oriented, and have a customer-service mindset. This Paralegal position is in a smaller firm with less than 5 partners, and we’re hoping to find a Paralegal who wants a long-term permanent job.

Qualifications
Experience/Education: Legal experience is required. A degree in higher education is preferred.

Application deadline / closing date
08/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$20-$30, decided on employment, depending on experience.
Days and hours of employment
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm (some flexibility)
Person or department to contact
Abby Orozco
Business address
1806 Riverside Dr. Ste D, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Email
abby.orozco@expresspros.com
Phone
360.336.1980
How to apply
HOW TO APPLY (choose one):
– CALL OUR OFFICE @ 360.336.1980 for an immediate phone interview
– VISIT OUR OFFICE @ 1806 Riverside Dr. Ste D, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 for an immediate in-person interview
– APPLY ONLINE @ https://apply.expresspros.com
– EMAIL RESUME to Abby.Orozco@expresspros.com
View our available jobs @ https://www.expresspros.com/MTVernon/Job-Openings.aspx

Applications should include
[×] Resume

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer
Juvenile Detention Center
Salary: $18.78 per hour Closing Date: August 20, 2019 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.
An 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.
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

Administrative Services, County Courthouse

Applications Administrator (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: July 30, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Administrative Services – Information Technology
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Summary
Whatcom County is seeking an Applications Administrator in the Information Technology division of Administrative Services.
The Applications Administrator performs specialized tasks related to large system software applications, underlying databases and other applications specific to the area of assignment, balancing team, individual and organizational responsibilities with minimal supervision and established guidelines.  This position administers the technology and workflows associated with the operation of software applications.  You must be able to works effectively with co-workers, vendors and customers to install, upgrade, configure, monitor, secure, optimize and document software applications and underlying databases.  The Applications Administrator supports users across departments in the area of assignment.  Understands and documents the informational and business needs of the area of assignment and configures the software application to meet these needs.  Customizes and documents changes to software applications using programming languages to address complex and unique workflow needs.  Complies with legal standards and requirements.  Answers questions pertaining to departmental functions and technical matters and provides technical assistance and information as authorized.
Visit the Job Description to view more details about this specific job.
Supervisor:Applications Supervisor

Qualifications
Close to graduating?  Whatcom County may consider provisional appointments for those not fully meeting minimum requirements but on a path towards becoming qualified.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, systems engineering, GIS or a related field AND four (4) years of progressively responsible professional information technology experience which includes:  database administration, web administration, application support, application implementation and application development.  INCLUDING one (1) year of experience deploying, customizing and administering specialized large system software applications.

OR

Bachelor’s degree in any field AND six (6) years progressively responsible experience as stated above AND one or more Certifications related to Whatcom County’s current or planned/future computer applications environment.

Required:
Proficiency with MS SQL Server.
Proficiency constructing complex SQL queries.
Proficiency with Crystal Reports and other industry standard report writing tools.
Proficiency with Web content management, Web development and Web graphics.
Proficiency in documenting and diagramming complex technical systems.

Desired:
Experience:
• Data mapping and migration.
• Writing PowerShell, Visual Basic, Java, and other contemporary languages.
• Administering Microsoft SharePoint.
• Operating current county standard software.
• Using Web services technologies.
Knowledge of local government practices and procedures.
Basic knowledge and use of project management tools and techniques.
Basic knowledge and use of geographic information systems such as ESRI ArcGIS.

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

Background check must meet County criteria for security sensitive positions at time of hire and throughout employment.

Microsoft certifications desired.

Must possess or obtain certification or training specific to the area of assignment.
Must pass job-related tests.

Depending upon area of assignment, may be required to:
Be eligible to cross between United States and Canada.
 

Salary

Master Collective Bargaining Agreement
Range 180.0
Salary: $26.54 – $38.00 per hour

Application Special Instructions

Please attach a Cover Letter and Resume to your online application using the Document Upload area at the bottom of the application.
SAVE THE DATE:
Testing and Interviews will be scheduled for Friday, August 9th. You will be contacted via email if you are selected for this step.

Bilingual Immigration Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Spanish

Bilingual Immigration Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Spanish
(Bellingham/Mount Vernon, WA)
Harrison and Pai, PLLC is a growing immigration law firm with offices in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA, which handles a broad range of immigration cases. We seek an experienced paralegal/legal assistant to assist and support two attorneys in working with clients to file immigration petitions and supporting documentation. The ideal candidate cares deeply about immigrant rights and is passionate about helping guide immigrants through the legal process. Fluency in Spanish is required.
This position requires direct client interaction and collaboration with colleagues. Previous experience asa paralegal in an immigration firm is preferred however, we are willing to train the right person.
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate preferred but will consider work experience
• Experience conducting client intakes
• Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office and experience with databases
• Superb written and oral communication skills including cultural competence and cross-cultural communicationskills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to travel between Mount Vernon and Bellingham office preferred
Duties Include
• Answering a busy phone line and communicating with callers in English and Spanish
• Assistance with scheduling attorney meetings
• Working with clients to draft affidavits and collecting supporting documents
• Tracking filings and deadlines
• Maintaining regular correspondence with clients
Salary Range
• Commensurate with education and experience.
• Competitive salary and benefits package
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to admin@harrisonpai.com. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled but priority will be given to applications
received by July 12, 2019.

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center
Salary: $18.78 per hour Closing Date: July 8, 2019 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.

An 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.

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

On Call Program Monitor

Job position / title
On Call Program Monitor
Name of business / employer
Bellingham Work Training Release
Job description / duties
ON CALL PROGRAM MONITOR

I. General Statement
Provide custodial care for residents housed in a twenty-four hours facility in accordance with State contractual agreements, facility guidelines and the community standards established for proper supervision, and other duties as assigned. Great experience for anyone wanting to work in the criminal justice system.

II. Examples of Duties
Resident Monitoring (30%)
Working knowledge of and follows Work Release DOC and facility policies and procedures
Controls and records all resident departures and arrivals
Conducts pat, property, wand, and room searches.
Administers U/A and B/A tests and documents results
Maintains the safety and security of the facility and property Program and Facility Safety (15%)
Conduct at least three random grounds checks during the shift.
Conducts at least three random resident counts
Monitors security cameras
Regularly reads the logs and records any incidents or significant encounters in the shift log
Monitors security cameras
Program Operations (35%)
Assists in meal delivery
Oversees visitation and social outings
Communication and Collaborations (15%)
Attends staff meetings, selected group and house meetings
Models positive behaviors
Maintains an impartial dialogue and professional interaction with residents
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
Qualifications
Education/Experience
Some post secondary education in social services preferred. Experience may be substituted for the education. Great job for anyone interested in working the criminal justice field.

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of the State Criminal Justice system. The ability to understand, interpret and apply procedures and directives. The ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
Ability to regularly climb multiple flights of stairs and carry up to 45 pounds.
Flexibility to work all shifts (day, swing or grave), holidays and weekends.

Application deadline / closing date
06/30/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$12.36 / hour
Days and hours of employment
Varies by need
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Miriam Currey
Business address
1127 N. Garden St.
Work location (if different from above)
Bellingham
Email
mlcurrey@doc1.wa.gov
Phone
360.676.2150 ext. 2
Fax
360.738.6191
How to apply
Please send me your resume.

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

Corrections Deputy positions

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill several Corrections Deputy positions.

All interested candidates must first complete a physical abilities test and written exam administered by Public Safety Testing. SIGN UP TODAY at http://www.publicsafetytesting.com

After completing testing, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in Oral Board interviews on August 20, 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This recruitment will create a Civil Service Eligibility Register which will be used to fill the current vacancies as well as additional Corrections Deputy vacancies occurring during the next six months. If you are interested in obtaining a Corrections Deputy position within the Sheriff’s Office, apply now for current AND future consideration.

For more information about the hiring process, visit: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/publicsafteyjobs

Deputy I or II, DOQ

Deputy I or II, DOQ (Open Positions: 2)

Closes On: June 25, 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: 2 positions available
Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office is recruiting for 2 Attorney positions – Deputy I or II DOQ’s
Both positions act 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.
One position will be  assigned to Juvenile court.   Experience working with juveniles is preferred.
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.