LAW Advocates’

LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by linking them with attorney and community volunteers.

Overview: A State ID is required for many ordinary but important activities—accessing medical care, banking, applying for a job or housing, and getting government benefits. Access ID helps low-income and homeless community members overcome barriers and navigate the confusing and often frustrating process of obtaining a Washington State ID Card. Access ID seeks an intern interested in developing leadership skills and gaining experience in case management as part of a dynamic team. The position is ideal for someone wanting to explore careers in the legal field or social services.

Training provided. Hours: 10 hours per week (including some Saturday afternoons); available on Wednesday from 1-3pm

Start Date: January 2020 (with training in December, if possible)

Commitment: 6 months Locations: LAW Advocates office & Bellingham Public Library

Central Branch Responsible to: Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator

Learning Objectives:

• Perform intake interviews and accommodate client needs (literacy, language, etc.)

• Apply case management skills including data entry, research, ordering documents, and follow-up

• Practice creative problem solving with the Access ID team

• Demonstrate leadership skills through direct supervision of volunteers

• Assess the Access ID program and propose improvements

Qualifications:

• Passion for LAW Advocates’ mission

• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates

• Must maintain strict confidentiality

• Must submit to a background check; arrests or convictions will be examined case-by-case and will not automatically disqualify a candidate

• Organized, attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain positive relationships with volunteers, staff, clients, and community partners

• Commitment to treating all clients with respect and a high-level of customer service

• Tech savvy and strong research skills

• Independent worker not needing close supervision; reliable; good judgment
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Benefits:

• Improve the lives of low-income community members and further the mission of LAW Advocates

• Develop leadership skills, gain experience in case management, volunteer supervision, and program coordination

• Exposure to the legal field and nonprofit sector

• Obtain college credit, if offered by your school/program

Questions? Contact Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator at 360-671-6079 x25

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to:

Hilary Goode, Access ID Coordinator hilary@lawadvocates.org by Monday, December 9, 2019 at 5pm.

Deputy I – PA

Deputy I – PA

Closes On: December 18, 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
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Job Summary
Apply Early – 1st review of applicants will be on December 9th!
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 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
2019 Salary range: $5,253 – $7,187 per month
2020 Salary range:  $5,411 – $7,296

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.

Part-Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

Part-Time On Call Juvenile Detention Officer Juvenile Detention Center

*Multiple positions available*

Salary: $18.78 per hour

Closing Date: December 2, 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

Clerk III Parks & Recreation Department

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

Clerk III Parks & Recreation Department

Closing Date: November 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm
The Parks & Recreation Department is recruiting for the Clerk III position at its headquarters building, 3373 Mt Baker Highway, Bellingham, just west of the Smith Road roundabout.
This is a front-desk customer service position. Essential duties include:

• Answering phones and customer service inquiries. Processing registrations and reservations for classes, campsites and park facility rentals. Calculating and collecting fees in accordance with Parks and Recreation policies. Clearly communicating reservation and cancellation policies to customers and applying department policies to accurately process requests for refunds.

• Supporting activities of the Parks & Recreation Commission, including transcribing minutes from audio recordings of meetings, maintaining and distributing documents and communication, and assisting in creation of agendas.

• Processing purchase order requests and maintaining department accounts payable systems. Auditing invoices for payment and maintaining accurate accounting records. Processing department interfund transfers.

• Preparing documents for project closeout and retainage payment in accordance with all regulatory agencies.

• Documenting and tracking various parks equipment and assets. Tracking expenses for park maintenance projects. Maintaining spreadsheets.
Qualifications

• High school diploma or GED

• 3 years of progressively responsible general office, clerical and/or secretarial experience.

• Work experience with customer reception, computer data entry, filing, recordkeeping, and basic bookkeeping.

• Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

• Ability to type proficiently and accurately at 40 net words per minute

• Ability to use a calculator by touch with accuracy at 110 net strokes per minute
Salary:

Starting wage $17.10 – $18.52 per hour, depending on qualifications. These rates increase to $17.45 – $18.89 per hour in 2020.
Full Salary Range $17.10 – $25.93 per hour, increasing to $17.45 – $26.45 per hour in 2020.
The position is entitled to annual step increases the first eleven years, plus cost of living adjustments contained in the union contract.
Benefits: Whatcom County offers a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental and vision coverage for employees, spouses and eligible dependents with no cost to employees for the premium. Our benefits package also includes attractive paid leave provisions including vacation, sick leave and 12 paid holidays per year. Employees participate in the Washington State Retirement System and may also enroll in an optional deferred compensation program.

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 June 29, 2019 and January 8, 2020.

Salary Information:
2019 Wages:
$23.45/hr – WhatCOMM Dispatcher-in-Training
$24.87/hr – $29.67/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 WhatCOMM 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

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

•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.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

•Must be able to obtain and maintain ACCESS certification within three months of hire.
•Must obtain and maintain Telecommunicator 1 & 2 certifications within twelve months of hire.
•Must pass a hearing evaluation prior to hire.
•Must pass a Police criminal convictions records check, background investigation, psychological exam, and polygraph exam prior to hire.
•Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.
•Must have a telephone at place of residence or a cell phone.

Application deadline / closing date
01/08/2020
Salary / rate of pay
See posting
Days and hours of employment
FT
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8220
How to apply

SELECTION PROCESS:
**You are encouraged to print a copy of this job announcement for your reference as the process moves along.**
Step 1: 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 June 29, 2019 and January 8, 2020.
Public Safety Testing offers multiple dates and locations to complete testing. They will be offering one testing date in Bellingham on January 7, 2020.

Step 2: The City of Bellingham will use the scoring criteria recommended by Public Safety Testing to determine the highest ranked qualified applicants. The top forty scoring candidates will be invited via email on or around January 10, 2020 to complete a City of Bellingham Employment Application online.

Step 3: Candidates that meet minimum qualifications will be invited via email on or around January 31, 2019 to participate in Skills Testing.

Step 4: The Skills Testing sessions are tentatively scheduled for the week of February 10, 2020, in Bellingham, WA. Candidates must appear in person to complete the Skills Testing.

Step 5: Qualified Candidates will be placed on a ranked eligibility register based on the Public Safety Testing score, worth 60% of the final score and the Skills Testing score, worth 40% of the final score. Candidates will be notified of final score and rank on or around February 18, 2020.

The top scoring 15 candidates or the top 25%, whichever is greater, will be referred to the Department for final assessment on or around February 27, 2020.

Please Note: Candidates will receive updates regarding application status via email. Please be sure to check your email frequently.

Clerk IV Treasurer’s Office

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

Clerk IV Treasurer’s Office

Salary: $17.81 – $26.99 per hour Closing Date: November 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM
The Treasurer’s Office has an opening for the position of Clerk IV. This is a front-line customer service position working at the cashier window of the Treasurer’s Office on the first floor of the County Courthouse. Essential duties include: Receives payments, issues receipts and updates records. Verifies accuracy of payments received.

Receives deposits from taxing districts and departments, verifies completeness and accuracy of information on remittance forms, and issues receipts.

Balances cash and checks received each day with system totals, and prepares the daily bank deposit including imaging, reconciling, and transmitting electronic check deposits.

Process documents to transfer property, including review, calculation and verification of excise tax affidavits in accordance with legal requirements.

Enters, verifies and reconciles Autopay files and records.

Images and reconciles excise affidavits.

Prepares confidential documents for destruction.

Qualifications

Required: High school diploma or GED.

15 credit hours of college-level courses such as office management, data entry, spreadsheets and word processing.

3 years of progressively responsible office, bookkeeping, clerical and/or secretarial experience INCLUDING 2 years of direct cash handling, cashiering, or bank teller experience. Ability to type accurately and proficiently with a speed of 40 net words per minute, and perform ten-key at 150 net strokes per minute.

Desired: Knowledge of real estate transactions and state laws relating to excise taxes is preferred.

Clerk IV Public Works – Maintenance & Operations

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
Clerk IV Public Works – Maintenance & Operations

Salary: $17.81 – $26.99 per hour, DOQ Closing Date: November 4, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Job duties include:

• Monitors and ensures the accuracy of Daily Time Sheets, Daily Activity Logs, Material Usage Reports, Fill Dirt Requests, and other documents specific to Maintenance and Operations.

• Processes applications for Fill Dirt requests and maintains a tracking system for the amount and location of each application. Ensures compliance with Critical Areas Ordinances (CAO) and related state laws.

• Assists in dispatching of crews as needed on a daily basis and during emergency events.

• Compiles and prepares project cost summaries. Monitors expenditures. Prepares billings for customers and other departments and agencies.

• Receives, accurately documents and distributes information for Citizen Inquiry Reports, Storm Event Logs, On-Call Utility Reports, Sheriff Call-Outs and other forms and documents as required.

• Performs queries and generates monthly and annual reports associated with County Road Administration Board (CRAB) reporting requirements. Enters, updates, retrieves and verifies the accuracy of data associated with the implementation of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

• Assists with preliminary budget preparation, contract processes, physical inventory monitoring (gravel pits, facilities, fuel, equipment, ferry) and vehicle replacement/additions process records.

• Assists with the preparation of press releases, bid specifications, contracts and volume mailings.

• Documents, maintains, and distributes daily weather reports.

• Coordinates and assists in research of documents for Tort Claims and lawsuits.
Qualifications
• Requires a high school diploma or GED AND three years of progressively responsible office, bookkeeping, clerical and/or secretarial experience

• Completion of 15 credit hours of college-level courses.

• Must be proficient with Excel.

• Must be able to accurately type at 40 words per minute and ten-key at 110 strokes per minute.

• Must be able to use two-way radio for field communications

• Must be able to exert a calming influence on diverse members of the public who are upset or angry.

• Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Note: This position supports County road crew operations, and is required to work extended hours during weather-related and other emergencies.

US Customs and Border Protection

US Customs and Border Protection

Reminder—Register for CBP’s webinar on Oct 29!
Are you looking for a job? Considering a career change?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is committed to increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We hope you will explore upcoming vacancies and apply for a position. Here’s how:
1. Register for the webinar below.
2. Have your resume drafted and ready to apply.
3. Join the webinar to learn about CBP careers and participate in a live Q&A with CBP current employees and HR specialists to learn about opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
4. Receive a link to apply to current vacancies and recruiter contact information at the end of the webinar!
CBP Hires Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Webinar
October 29, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Join CBP to learn about current vacancies and how CBP is committed to increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Register Here
More information regarding the webinar will shared with webinar registrants. Email cbppathwaysprograms@cbp.dhs.gov should you have any questions regarding registration.

Court Clerk Superior Court

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Court Clerk Superior Court
Salary: $17.10 – $25.93 per hour Closing Date: October 30, 2019 at 4:30 PM

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.

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

Juvenile Detention Officer I Juvenile Detention

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Juvenile Detention Officer I Juvenile Detention
Salary: $ 20.46- $ 30.85 /hour, DOQ Closing Date: October 28, 2019 4:30 PM
This position has a bona fide occupational qualification that must be filled by a candidate 21+ years of age. 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. 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 and psychological 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