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.

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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

Lead Paralegal Work Study Position

Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic
Lead Paralegal
Work Study Position Description
LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.
The Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic is a “self-help” legal clinic for low-income survivors of domestic violence hosted at the LAW Advocates office in downtown Bellingham.
The Lead Paralegal must be a student in the Paralegal Studies Program at Whatcom Community College with a Work Study award.
The Lead Paralegal supports the Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic Contract Attorney and provides leadership to our team of paralegal volunteers. The Lead Paralegal will gain experience preparing legal documents, interacting with clients, developing efficient systems in a legal aid office, and supervising a small team of volunteers. Under the supervision of the Contract Attorney, the Lead Paralegal will help clients to build confidence to file legal documents, properly serve the other party, and represent themselves in court proceedings.
Wage: $13.50 per hour
Location: LAW Advocates office: 1415 Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: 8-16 hours per week, depending on Work Study award: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, plus additional hours if available; we can be somewhat flexible for the right candidate, but some availability on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings is required.
Commitment: At least 2 quarters; preference given to candidates who can commit to 3 quarters
Responsible to: Contract Attorney, Programs Manager
Duties and Learning Opportunities:
 Coordinate receipt of referrals from Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
 Coordinate cases with Contract Attorney and Paralegal Volunteers
 Conduct initial client intakes by phone
 Call clients to set up attorney-client appointments
 Make phone and text reminders for appointments and hearings
 Observe attorney-client meetings
 Be part of the legal-reasoning process
 Draft family law documents
 Prepare documents for filing and service
 Accompany clients to the courthouse to file
 Maintain accurate case notes in LAW Advocates’ case management software, LegalServer
 Gain experience with FamilySoft software
 Close cases and archive case files electronically
 Track case outcomes and send evaluation forms to clients
 Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Contract Attorney for improving services
 Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
 Current student in the Paralegal Studies program at Whatcom Community College
 Eligible for Work Study
 Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
 Comfortable working with survivors of domestic violence and asking about domestic violence
 Ability to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays
 Ability to make at least a two-quarter commitment
 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, volunteers, and clients
 Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
 Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software (training provided)
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
 Dependable, organized, and detail oriented
Benefits:
 Gain paralegal experience and leadership experience while helping low-income survivors of domestic violence and their families
 Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
 Internship credit may be available depending on your school/program requirements
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org. Please submit your application as soon as possible.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

Work Study Position

Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic
Lead Paralegal
Work Study Position Description
LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.
The Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic is a “self-help” legal clinic for low-income survivors of domestic violence hosted at the LAW Advocates office in downtown Bellingham.
The Lead Paralegal must be a student in the Paralegal Studies Program at Whatcom Community College with a Work Study award.
The Lead Paralegal supports the Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic Contract Attorney and provides leadership to our team of paralegal volunteers. The Lead Paralegal will gain experience preparing legal documents, interacting with clients, developing efficient systems in a legal aid office, and supervising a small team of volunteers. Under the supervision of the Contract Attorney, the Lead Paralegal will help clients to build confidence to file legal documents, properly serve the other party, and represent themselves in court proceedings.
Wage: $13.50 per hour
Location: LAW Advocates office: 1415 Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: 8-16 hours per week, depending on Work Study award: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, plus additional hours if available; we can be somewhat flexible for the right candidate, but some availability on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings is required.
Commitment: At least 2 quarters; preference given to candidates who can commit to 3 quarters
Responsible to: Contract Attorney, Programs Manager
Duties and Learning Opportunities:
 Coordinate receipt of referrals from Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
 Coordinate cases with Contract Attorney and Paralegal Volunteers
 Conduct initial client intakes by phone
 Call clients to set up attorney-client appointments
 Make phone and text reminders for appointments and hearings
 Observe attorney-client meetings
 Be part of the legal-reasoning process
 Draft family law documents
 Prepare documents for filing and service
 Accompany clients to the courthouse to file
 Maintain accurate case notes in LAW Advocates’ case management software, LegalServer
 Gain experience with FamilySoft software
 Close cases and archive case files electronically
 Track case outcomes and send evaluation forms to clients
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Lead Paralegal Position Description, Continued
Duties and Learning Opportunities, Continued:
 Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Contract Attorney for improving services
 Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
 Current student in the Paralegal Studies program at Whatcom Community College
 Eligible for Work Study
 Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
 Comfortable working with survivors of domestic violence and asking about domestic violence
 Ability to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays
 Ability to make at least a two-quarter commitment
 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, volunteers, and clients
 Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
 Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software (training provided)
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
 Dependable, organized, and detail oriented
Benefits:
 Gain paralegal experience and leadership experience while helping low-income survivors of domestic violence and their families
 Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
 Internship credit may be available depending on your school/program requirements
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org. Please submit your application as soon as possible.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

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: October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

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

Job position / title
Paralegal
Name of business / employer
GLP Attorneys
Job description / duties
GLP Attorneys, P.S. Inc., an established and respected plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm, seeks a paralegal with excellent customer service and communication skills to work with one of our associates in our Burlington office.
Our firm has been providing excellent results to clients since 1979. GLP has offices throughout the state of Washington and is able to provide our services where ever there is a need. GLP has built its reputation for high quality service and professionalism. All injuries are personal. Our attorneys strive to transform chaos into confidence and comfort. To this extent we are a high-energy, fast-paced law firm who advocate for our clients in all types of personal injury matters.

In this position you will:
• Provide outstanding customer service and maintain contact with our clients from intake through claim resolution
• Draft letters and other correspondence for attorney review
• Respond to discovery
• Draft witness disclosures
• Create and maintain pleading/ discovery filing
• Prepare ER 904 and other Trial Documents
• Calendar events such as discovery deadlines, depositions, and IMEs
• Draft Demand Letters
• Provide litigation support and prepare cases for trial
• Manage a legal assistant
• Have 1 to 3 years of experience in all phases of plaintiff’s personal injury

GLP Attorneys offers a competitive salary, and excellent benefits such as: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, as well as a collaborative, supportive and team-driven environment.
If you are confident you can handle and manage details, provide high quality service to clients in need, and would like to work in a supportive, collaborative team-driven environment; we would like to get to know you!

Qualifications
You bring the following skills and expertise:
• A proven ability to manage a large case load
• The capacity to work efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment with superb attention to detail while managing many tasks simultaneously
• Excellent oral and written communication and the talent to work collaboratively with attorneys, shareholders, and staff
• Competency in setting priorities and exercising independent judgement
• The ability to speak Spanish would be a plus

Application deadline / closing date
11/24/2019
Salary / rate of pay
negotiable
Days and hours of employment
Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
Person or department to contact
Annaliza Wilson
Business address
1854 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington, WA 98233
Email
awilson@glpattorneys.com
Phone
360.342.6948
How to apply
Go to our website at glpattorneys.com. Click the About Us tab, and scroll down to Careers. Complete the application.

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

WHATCOM COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

Whatcom County seeks an experienced criminal defense attorney with management experience to assist the Public Defender in all legal and administrative functions of the Public Defender’s Office. The office of the Public Defender serves indigent clients in Whatcom County and is currently staffed by 32 employees, including deputies, investigators, support staff, and a behavioral health specialist.
QUALIFICATIONS

 7 years progressively responsible trial practice experience as a public defender or equivalent, with a full caseload, including class A felonies and homicides.

 3 years of management/supervisory experience.

 Must be a current member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

 Handles a partial case load involving highly complex and sensitive felony criminal cases.

 Serves as trial counsel.

 Administrative Duties include:

 Planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating and directing the efforts of staff attorneys to accomplish the mission, goals, and vision of the Public Defender’s office and the County.

 Participating as a management team member in intra-department planning activities including defining department goals and objectives, developing and justifying budget requests and recommendations.

 Managing programs and staff in a manner that ensures expenditures remain with in budget guidelines.

 Ensuring compliance with department/County policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and legal requirements.

 Developing relationships with co-workers and staff and individuals outside County government that encourage participation, teamwork, effective relationships and use of resources.
“An Opportunity to Distinguish Yourself in Public Service and Make a Commitment to Whatcom County’s Future” See full job description for more information or visit http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs

 

BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

Whatcom County, Washington, is truly “Someplace Special.” Nestled along the Canadian border, beautifully positioned between the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range, our scenic community is made up of approximately 212,000 people. Seattle is 90 miles to the south and Vancouver, British Columbia, is 50 miles to the north. According to Money Magazine, “Bellingham is the 5th best place to live in the West and the 24th best place in the nation to live.” Citizens of Whatcom County enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty of coastlines, Bellingham Bay, Mount Baker and many spectacular parks and lakes. National Geographic Adventurer magazine named Bellingham among the “Top 10 Adventure Towns in America”. Bellingham was rated the 3rd most secure mid-sized U.S. city to live in by Farmers Insurance in 2010. Bellingham has been previously rated by Money Magazine as the 2nd best place in the country for entrepreneurs, and by Inc. as 6th out of 393 boomtown cities in the U.S.

For more details about our wonderful community, visit Bellingham’s Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.bellingham.com.

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: October 1, 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