Public Defender’s Office

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

Closes On: March 25, 2020 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
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Job Summary
Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office is seeking a Deputy I or Deputy II Public Defender, depending on qualifications.
Primary Duties:
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.
For the full scope of the job view the job description:
Deputy I – PD
Deputy II – PD
Supervisor: Chief Deputy

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
Requires 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.

Salary

UnRepresented Resolution
Deputy I
Range 330

Hiring Range: $5,411 – $5,851, DOQ
Full Salary: $5,411 – $7,296
Deputy II
Range 355

2020 Hiring Range: $6,671, – $7,209, DOQ
Full Salary: $6,671 – $8,985
Application Special Instructions
Please attach a resume and cover letter to your online application using the document upload area within the application.

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

*This position has a bona fide occupational qualification that must be filled by someone 21 years or older*

Salary: $18.78 per hour Closing Date: February 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM PST
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.
*Apply early for first consideration. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled as applications are received. Recruitment will be suspended once the position has been filled*

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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

Part Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

*This position has a bona fide occupational qualification that must be filled by someone 21 years or older*

Salary: $18.78 per hour Closing Date: February 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM PST
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.
*Apply early for first consideration. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled as applications are received. Recruitment will be suspended once the position has been filled*

Tario & Associates, P.S.

A highly respected personal injury and family law practice located in the Bellingham Tower downtown. We offer a congenial and friendly working environment and are looking for a reliable and dependable full-time experienced Paralegal with a positive attitude, a strong sense of ethics, and the ability to work well with others. You will be assisting the attorney in managing the files, including drafting pleadings and other legal documents, drafting correspondence, monitoring case deadlines, and interacting with clients.
Candidate Requirements:
-Excellent verbal communication, organizational, writing and analytical skills required.
-Candidate must have outstanding MS Office skills
-Strong word processing skills
-Detail oriented with strong grammar and proof-reading abilities
-Self-motivated with quick learning skills
-History reflecting good work ethic, reliability, and good attendance/punctuality
Preferred qualifications:
-3 years legal experience
-Bachelor’s degree
-Paralegal Certification or Certificate
-Working knowledge of local court rules and e-filing procedures -Experience assisting attorneys in managing and prioritizing caseload -Proficiency in Family Soft
-Knowledge of Timeslips and Practice Master a plus
We offer excellent benefits, including health insurance and paid holidays.
DOE. Benefits available. Please email resume, cover letter, and professional references.

Tario & Associates, P.S.
(360) 671-8500
Bob Wolle

Court Clerk – Superior Court

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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

Court Clerk – Superior Court

Salary: $17.45-$26.45 per hour Closing Date: March 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

*2 positions available*

Would you enjoy the challenge of:

• Providing excellent customer service to Whatcom County Superior Court?

• 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. Court Clerks are relied upon by Judges, Commissioners, and the public as a key role in all Court proceedings. Superior Court involves civil cases, adult felonies, all juvenile offenses, divorce, child custody, support matters, probate, guardianship’s, adoptions, paternity actions, mental incompetency, and abused or neglected children. This position also provides essential clerical support and customer service.

Court Clerks work in courtrooms (including in the Jail) and in the office to accurately record and enter all records from a high volume of cases. The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, distracting environment and have excellent skills working with others.

Qualifications

• Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalency AND three years of progressively responsible general office, secretarial and/or clerical experience.

• Experience with court or legal procedures is strongly preferred.

• Required to take the oath of Deputy Clerk.

• Reviews all applicable cash handling policies.

• Must pass job-related tests.

Programs Manager LAW Advocates

Job position / title
Programs Manager
Name of business / employer
LAW Advocates
Job description / duties
See full position description: https://lawadvocates.org/employment/

Qualifications
See full position description: https://lawadvocates.org/employment/

Application deadline / closing date
03/16/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$17-$20 per hour
Days and hours of employment
32 hours per week
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact
Michael Heatherly, Executive Director
Business address
1415 Commercial St.
Email
michaelh@lawadvocates.org
Phone
360.671.6079 ext. 24
How to apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references by March 16, 2020 to Michael Heatherly, Executive Director, at michaelh@lawadvocates.org. Use “Programs Manager” as the email subject.

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

Bellingham Police Volunteer Coordinator

Job position / title
Bellingham Police Volunteer Coordinator
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
The Bellingham Police Volunteer Coordinator plans, coordinates and leads the volunteer programs Bellingham Neighbors Together (BNT) and Bellingham Citizen Patrol (BCP). Responsible for design and development of curricula for the BNT/BCP Volunteer Academy, participates in volunteer selection and screening and coordinates volunteer assignments and activities. Assists in the promotion and publicity of the program.

Bellingham Neighbors Together and Bellingham Citizen Patrol are volunteer-based groups within the Bellingham Police Department that assists the Department by conducting neighborhood observation patrols and calling in suspicious activity for police response; observing traffic violation problems initiated by complainants to document the extent of the problem and referring complaints to Traffic Officers as needed; conducting vacation house checks; writing parking infractions for disabled parking violations in shopping center parking lots, responding to abandoned vehicle complaints and assisting with searches for missing persons, especially children. BNT and BCP volunteers do not contact suspected violators directly; rather their role is to act as an observer and reporter. BNT and BCP volunteers are provided with specific training in all areas described above.
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 3/13/2020 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Qualifications
– Two years of experience developing curricula, training and coordinating volunteers.
– One year of experience developing and presenting program information to the public.
– Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or public administration preferred.
– Experience in a Law Enforcement environment preferred.

A combination of experience and training that provides the applicant with the knowledge and skills to perform the job will be considered.
– Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions check, background investigation, polygraph examination and fingerprinting. Subject to convictions re-check every five years.
– Valid Washington State Driver’s license at time of hire, and good driving record. Must submit 3 year driving abstract prior to hire.

Application deadline / closing date
03/13/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$23.39/hr
Days and hours of employment
Varies
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia St, Bellingham, WA
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8220
How to apply
Please visit //www.cob.org/jobs to view the posting and to apply online!

Victim Witness Coordinator

Victim Witness Coordinator

Closes On: February 23, 2020 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
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Job Summary
At the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, we have a clear vision: to enhance the quality of life for all citizens in Whatcom County and to be leaders of fair prosecution and progressive prevention initiatives. We pride ourselves on relentlessly pursuing delivery of outstanding results in everything we do, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and innovative team.

At the Prosecutor’s Office, we welcome, embrace, and respect diversity of people, identities, and cultures. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex – not an initiative. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results.
Whatcom County’s Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is currently recruiting for a Victim Witness Coordinator.
Would you enjoy the challenge of:
Providing excellent support to Whatcom County’s Victim/Witness Assistant Unit of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office?
Working independently with minimal supervision in a high-volume, fast-paced environment?
Communicating the legal process and advocating for victims and/or witnesses of crimes?
If you answered yes to these questions, we hope to hear about your qualifications to fill this key role in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  The Victim Witness Coordinator provides a variety of specialized support services to primarily victims and witnesses of adult gross misdemeanor crimes involving domestic violence crimes in accordance with the Crime Victims Act of 1982, balancing team and individual responsibilities with minimal supervision and within established guidelines.  Provides victim/witness  notification, guidance and information about the legal and restitution processes.  Answers questions pertaining to departmental functions  and provides information about appropriate community resources for counseling, health and protective services, and Crime Victim’s Compensation.  Complies with legal standards and requirements.
Visit the Job Description Page to view more details about this specific job.
Supervisor: Administrative Manager
Office hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Qualifications
Requires an High School diploma or GED AND 5 years of progressively responsible experience providing system or community based advocacy services;
OR
Requires an associate’s degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice or a closely related field AND 3 years of progressively responsible experience providing system or community based advocacy services;
OR
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice or a closely related field AND 1 year of progressively responsible experience providing system or community based advocacy services.
Certification for 40 hours of Core Advocacy Training preferred.
Must be able to type accurately and proficiently with a speed of 60 net words per minute.
Must have a background check that meets County criteria and CJIS security.
Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Required to complete advocacy certification at the next available Washington State Victim Assistance Academy after hiring, if certification has not already been attained provided funding is available.

Salary

Master Collective Bargaining Agreement
Range 130.0
Full Salary Range:  $22.72 – $32.75 per hour
Anticipated Hiring Range:  $22.72 – $24.49 per hour.

Community Outreach Facilitator

Community Outreach Facilitator

Closes On: February 19, 2020 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Executive
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Summary
Whatcom County seeks an experienced, proven professional to help organize, coordinate and facilitate community outreach activities and public relations for the Whatcom County Executive’s Office.  This position will be responsible for enhancing the County’s efforts to effectively engage and inform citizens on issues and initiatives that impact our community. The position will also work with staff throughout County departments to create a collaborative and integrated communication strategy.
Essential job duties include:
Developing and implementing outreach campaigns and public education programs to support the County Executive’s community outreach and engagement initiatives and to positively market and brand Whatcom County.
Designing, creating and producing brochures, publications, multimedia materials and presentations to promote community engagement and support community outreach and other associated programs.
Working with Executive Office leadership and staff to ensure message consistency in materials produced for community meetings, and media events, as assigned.
Creating and maintaining web content, including assisting with the County’s social media presence.  Monitors social media and website usage and analytics.
Assisting in creating cohesive countywide communications.
Preparing press releases and other information for distribution to the public.  Responding to questions from the media and public inquiries, as assigned and approved, including organizing, coordinating and facilitating press briefings.
Representing the County as a spokesperson and under the direction of the Executive’s Office, serving as a Public Information Officer (PIO) as assigned.
Supervisor:  County Executive
For more information please review the job description.

Qualifications
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field, AND three years of progressively responsible related experience in community outreach, including writing public communications and conducting presentations.

Salary

Unrepresented Range 315
Full Salary Range: $4,772 – $6,439 per month
Negotiable depending on experience
This position receives annual pay increases to the next step in the associated salary range.

Excellent Whatcom County benefits:
Medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their family
Life insurance coverage for employees
Participation in the State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
Attractive paid leave provisions, including vacation, sick leave, and 12 holidays per year
Application Special Instructions

Please attach a Cover Letter to your application addressing what experiences, skills and traits qualify you for this position.

Temporary – Office Support Clerk Juvenile Court

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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

Temporary – Office Support Clerk Juvenile Court

Salary: $16.77 per hour Closing Date: January 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

Whatcom County Superior Court – Juvenile Division is hiring a Temporary Extra Help employee to provide clerical office support. This position works under close direction from the Administrative Supervisor. Specific duties will include confidential filing, front desk reception coverage, scanning of documents in court, importing of documents into case management system, and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must:
• be proficient in computer and office skills, including operation of standard office equipment

• be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy

• have reliable attendance

• wear clothing appropriate for court setting
Approximately 12 -15 hours per week but no more than 69 hours per month.
Must be able to work Wednesdays 8AM-5PM and Fridays from either 8:30AM – 12PM or 1-5PM; other hours to be determined
Additional hours, up to 3 months of full- time, may be available depending on Department’s needs and candidate’s availability.

Qualifications
Requires high school diploma or GED and two years of progressively responsible general office, clerical and/or secretarial experience
Experience in a legal setting preferred
Must be able to lift 20lbs
Background check must meet County criteria