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  • 03/08/2020 3:32 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) is seeking a dynamic, seasoned leader to shape the future of the agency.  This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for the right individual to make a difference through serving the state of Washington.  Our people are our most valuable resource: energetic, innovative thinkers who care equally about producing quality work, serving the public, and developing a culture that is great for all our employees. 


    Duties

    About the Position
    The Executive Director is a new position that will serve as the agency's chief executive officer and will be responsible for the agency's day–to-day operations and achieving operational and strategic objectives.  Reporting to the three Board Members, the Executive Director is a member of the agency's Executive Team which includes the Board Members and the Chief Legal Officer.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Board and is exempt from civil service laws.
     
    Primary Responsibilities
     

    • Manages members of the agency's Senior Leadership Team, which includes the Chief Judge, Chief Administrative Officer, and Human Resources Manager.  [Note:  The Chief Judge is retiring at the end of March after 25+ years in that role.]
    • Leads the Senior Leadership Team in developing the agency's Long Range and Operational Plans.
    • Collaborates with the Board Members on overall agency strategic development, business process re-engineering, development, and enhancement of agency processes.
    • Defines, prioritizes, and delivers agency initiatives.
    • Researches and develops agency policies and/or reviews policy recommendations from the Senior Leadership Team.
    • Develops meaningful and collaborative relationships both within the agency and with agency stakeholders.
    • Leads, motivates and collaborates with a multi-disciplined staff of professionals, managing agency workload and projects, providing timely performance feedback, and reviewing procedures for efficiency.
    • Fosters teamwork and continuously improves processes to achieve high-level agency goals and objectives.
    • Represents the agency at legislative meetings and reviews and analyzes all appropriate legislative proposals.
    • Develops agency-request legislation, obtains legislative sponsors, and leads the orderly progress of essential bills through the legislative process.
    • Responsible for the agency's rule-making process.
    • Supports and guides staff through major cultural and technological shifts as the agency pivots to a new organizational structure and the new technology necessary to meet business requirements and desired outcomes.
    • Serves as an appointing authority for the agency.  Responds at step three of labor grievances filed by the Washington Federation of State Employees and the Association of Industrial Appeals Judges.
    • Represents the agency at the Deputy Director meetings.  Ensures agency compliance with Executive Orders and Directives from the Governor's Office. Serves as the liaison between the agency and the Governor's Office for Results Washington initiatives.
    • Serves as the liaison between the agency and the public unless otherwise delegated.
    • Directs the administration of agency risk and liability associated with records and information management, litigation holds, public disclosure, and other related processes.  Identifies where controls and/or strategies need to be implemented to mitigate or eliminate agency risk.
    • Facilitates the annual BIIA Management Conference, and meetings between the Board Members and stakeholders.
    • Meets regularly with all constituent groups.  Attends meetings of committees that directly affect agency stakeholders (such as Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee, WISHA Advisory Committee, meetings with attorneys).
    • Responsible for orchestrating the Board Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session.
    Qualifications

    The Ideal Candidate
    For this critical role, the BIIA seeks an experienced, dynamic leader who is deeply committed to the success of the agency and has a general understanding of the nature and importance of the BIIA's work. Candidates should have a proven record of success as a senior leader and as a strategic big-picture thinker.  The ideal candidate must bring an ability to lead in times of change and to facilitate the BIIA's transition to a new management structure.  The ideal candidate will maintain and champion a work environment that fosters respect, trust, integrity, diversity, equity, inclusion, professionalism, accountability, and continuous improvement.  The ideal candidate will model the agency's core and leadership competencies:
     
    BIIA Core Competencies
     

    • Accountability:  Takes responsibility for own actions and can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little oversight.
    • Adaptability to Changing Needs/Flexibility:  Embraces changing business needs and adapts approach, goals, and methods to achieve success.
    • Customer Focus:  Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the services offered by the organization.
    • Diversity:  Recognizes the value of cultural, ethnic, gender and other individual differences.  Understands differences in and responds appropriately to others.
    • Effective Respectful Communications:  In a respectful manner, conveys clear messages that are effective in communicating information and ideas with others.
    • Ethics and Integrity:  Earns trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and customers through honesty, candor, and professionalism in all interactions.
    • Relationship Building:  Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of teamwork, cooperation and mutual regard.
    • Safety Focus:  Adheres to all workplace safety laws, regulations, standards and practices.
     
    Leadership Competencies
     
    • Leadership, Performance and Accountability:  Serves as an effective leader consistent with the agency's mission and values.
    • People Management:  Effectively manages human resources in a consistent and equitable manner.
    • Decision Making:  Uses knowledge and understanding of the organization to make sound and logical decisions and takes actions that contribute effectively to organizational goals.
    • Knowledge and Learning:  Develops and maintains a knowledge base, including a deep understanding of agency programs, authorities and resources and a commitment to learning.
    • Strategic Thinking:  Develops innovative ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
    • Conflict Management:  Effectively works with others to understand interests and actively strive to achieve agreements or resolve differences in a timely manner.
    Qualifications
     
    • A bachelor's degree or higher with major study in business administration, political science, law, public administration, finance, or related discipline.
    • A minimum of five years of experience as a mid-level or higher manager directing operational and/or administrative activities including:
      • Three years managing supervisors and/or managers.  (Three years of experience as a member of the BIIA's Extended Management Team will substitute for this experience.)
      • Responsibility for a sizeable staff, policy development, strategic planning, budgeting, human resource management, collaborative culture building, and operational planning.
      • Leading teams by applying a collaborative, trust-based, leadership style.
      • Linking management and administrative efforts to improving program performance.
      • Taking risks and experimenting in an effort to improve service to customers.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills; ability to adapt communications to technical, professional, and managerial audiences and negotiate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
    • A deep interest and understanding of how to effectively lead people, establish trust-based relationships, and create high performing teams.
    • Professional work experience characterized by increasingly responsible positions.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead positive organizational change.
    • A commitment to honor diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Supplemental Information

    Total Compensation:
    The annual salary for this position is $125,100 - $144,948, depending on qualifications (Exempt Management Service, Band 4).  The State of Washington offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, retirement, deferred compensation, life insurance, as well as vacation and sick leave.
     
    Application Process:
    Interested candidates must apply on-line and attach the following:
     

    • A cover letter specifying how you meet the qualifications listed above (no more than two pages).
    • A current resume.
    • A list of at least three professional references.
     
    Please attach the required documents in the "provide attachment" section of the online application.  Only applicants who meet the required qualifications and submit all of the required documents by the closing date will be considered.

    Questions?  If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Christy Sterling, Human Resources Manager, at (360) 753-6823, ext. 1123 or christy.sterling@biia.wa.gov.
     
    The Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender identity/expression, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at HROffice@biia.wa.gov or call 360-753-9639.
  • 03/08/2020 3:30 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital - Associate Attorney – Midlevel to Senior

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

    Job #A20200301 – Seattle, Washington

     

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate to join its market-leading Corporate group. The group's clients range from early stage startups to mature industry leaders and include many of the region's premier venture-backed and public companies. The group is experiencing strong growth and has particular need in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 3 years of relevant experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collegial office environment while working closely with experienced practitioners on sophisticated matters at a national level.  To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.  Midlevel to Senior ECVC


  • 03/04/2020 7:45 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Seattle City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney to join its Land Use Section. As in-house counsel to a city grappling with cutting-edge land and street use issues, we advise policymakers, review and draft legislation, counsel departmental staff, and defend City laws and decisions in litigation. We work with elected officials, land use planners, and those who enhance affordable housing, preserve historic resources, and manage our streets, parks, and utilities. We practice the law we most enjoy in a fast-paced setting for a dynamic, world-class city.

    The City Attorney's Office offers a generous benefit program that includes paid leave benefits, paid parental and family leave, low-cost health benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a defined-benefit retirement program.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Advise City policymakers and administrators on land and street use issues, and review and draft legislation.

    Counsel City officials and staff on implementing and navigating City, state, and federal law related to land and street use.

    Defend City laws and decisions in quasi-judicial tribunals and in state and federal courts.

    Deadline to apply is March 10, 2020

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2721228/assistant-city-attorney-land-use

     


  • 03/04/2020 7:44 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Since 1987 LAW Advocates has provided free civil legal assistance to low-income Whatcom County residents by linking them with attorney and community volunteers. We are seeking to fill our Programs Manager position, which plans, coordinates, and oversees our legal clinics and pro bono attorney referrals. In this position you will work with our in-house staff, interns, and attorney and non-attorney volunteers to help ensure that Whatcom County residents who cannot afford to pay a lawyer are treated justly under the law. This exciting, fast-paced position lets you directly improve the lives of those facing critical legal issues including domestic violence, eviction, debt, loss of government benefits, and lack of official identification. Programs you will oversee include our flagship Street Law clinics as well as Tenant Clinic, the Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic, Access ID, and the Kinship Custody Clinic. You will help us serve over 1,600 clients per year who would otherwise have no other place to turn for legal assistance.

    Details of the position appear in the Job Description.  We are especially interested in candidates with professional, personal or service experience that allows them to contribute to and support the legal aid community’s commitment to race equity. We value cultural competency relevant to our clientele, which includes immigrants, crime victims, persons with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, and seniors.

    Learn more: https://lawadvocates.org/employment/


  • 03/04/2020 5:34 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Stokes Lawrence, P.S., a mid-sized commercial law firm with offices in Seattle and Yakima, is seeking an associate to join the real estate and transactional practice in our Seattle office. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials and superior analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated interest in real estate and a desire to build a transaction-based practice. One to three years of relevant experience is preferred, but we are willing to train exceptional candidates.

     

    Our lawyers and professional staff share a common value system rooted in collaboration, excellence, inclusion, client service and professionalism, along with a desire for personal growth and satisfaction. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. Learn more about our firm at www.stokeslaw.com.

     

    Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Joanne Pegues, Director of Human Resources, at recruiting@stokeslaw.com for confidential consideration.


  • 03/04/2020 4:50 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Grays Harbor County Department of Public Defense is a newly created department, which opened its office doors in December 2019.  The DPD contracts with attorneys in private practice contracted with the county to provide indigent defense representation.  The attorneys are appointed by the court to represent individuals.

     

    There is an absence of women attorneys in the county although there is a significant number of criminally accused women and minorities.

     

    I invite all crime defense attorneys to consider indigent representation contracts with Grays Harbor County.  The drive to the historic courthouse in Montesano is beautiful and traffic with virtually no traffic issues.

     

    RFQ information at: http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/news_detail_T16_R103.php

     

    Visit the Department of Public Defense webpage at:

    http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/departments/public_defense/index.php

    or Call 360-964-1591       


  • 03/04/2020 4:49 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Criminal Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is looking for a highly motivated attorney to join our office as a contract deputy assistant attorney (DPAA) covering the infractions calendars.
     
    The mission of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is to do Justice.  The hallmarks of service in the Office are Integrity, Compassion, Leadership and Professionalism.  We exercise the power given to us by the people with fairness and humility.  We serve our diverse community, support victims and families, and hold individuals accountable.  We develop innovative and collaborative solutions for King County and the State of Washington.

    We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive.  We encourage you to watch our six minute values video:  https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/prosecutor/jobs.aspx

    The Infractions DPAA will cover work at courthouses in Shoreline, Burien, and Seattle.  The Infractions DPAA may also be assigned to work in Redmond and Kent.   The Infractions DPAA is expected to be able to work at all of these locations.   

    Application Materials:  Applicants must complete application form, answer supplemental questions and attach a resume and cover letter addressed to Stephanie Sato. 
     

    Job Duties


    The DPAA contract is for six-months, with the option to extend an additional six months (12 months total) depending on budget and satisfactory performance.   We hire regular deputies from current DPAA candidates when we have openings.  This DPAA position is primarily assigned to work the Infractions calendars in our District Court Unit.  This position will provide excellent courtroom experience, especially for new or inexperienced lawyers.
    Work assignments will most likely include four days of infractions calendars:  Mondays and Fridays in Shoreline, and Wednesdays and Thursdays in Burien, with Tuesdays in Seattle for calendar preparation, case staffings, meetings, and other calendar coverage.  The infractions calendars cover moving and non-moving vehicle violations such as speeding and school bus stop-sign violations; defective equipment on vehicles; and, fishing violations.  The infractions calendars typically consist of 80-100 cases per day.  The Infractions DPAA will review infraction reports to determine legality, strengths and weaknesses from the evidence, negotiate just outcomes with pro se respondents or defense attorneys on behalf of their clients, and cross examine respondents in contested infractions proceedings.  This DPAA position may possibly lead to handling gross misdemeanor cases in our District Court Unit, assisting with drug and mainstream felony filings, and covering felony calendars.

    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

    ·          Must be a licensed member in good standing with the Washington State Bar

    ·          Passion and willingness to learn courtroom oral advocacy skills.

    ·          Experience with legal research, legal writing and legal analysis.

    ·          Capacity to handle a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment.

    ·          Highly organized and able to complete a variety of tasks in an accurate manner.

    ·          Ability to learn and work independently.

    ·          Ability to take initiative and exercise reasonable decision making.

    ·          Skilled in meeting deadlines with attention to detail

    ·          Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with management, co-workers, attorneys, law enforcement, the court and the public.

    ·          Strong work ethic.

    ·          Willingness to assume unscheduled and unexpected responsibilities in addition to usual workload.

    ·          Willingness to accept feedback and ability to incorporate changes as requested by a supervisor

    ·          Commitment to Equity, Social and Justice work including ongoing cultural competence development.

    Supplemental Information

    Special Requirements:  U.S. Citizenship (per RCW).  Must submit to a criminal history check. 
     

    King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

    ·          Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members

    ·          Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents

    ·          Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan

    ·          Transportation program and ORCA transit pass

    ·          10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)

    ·          Generous vacation and paid sick leave

    ·          Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave

    ·          Flexible Spending Account

    ·          Wellness programs

    ·          Onsite gyms and activity centers

    ·          Employee giving program

    ·          Employee assistance programs

    ·          Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position

    ·          Training and career development programs

    For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

    This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
     
    NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
     
    For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.


  • 03/04/2020 4:25 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    This is professional legal work with primary responsibility for prosecution of

    criminal misdemeanor violations and traffic infractions in Auburn Municipal

    Court. Duties, responsibilities and tasks shall be divided among the

    prosecutors with a focus on periodic rotation, to assure a relatively even

    division of work and to provide a varied work experience for the

    prosecutors. The page to apply can be found here


  • 03/04/2020 4:25 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    The Equity and Justice Specialist is part of the Equity and Justice Team, which develops, establishes, implements, and evaluates initiatives, programs and policies that: 1) serve the increasingly diverse members of the public especially those who cannot access justice because of poverty or other forms of marginalization; 2) equip and support WSBA members to serve the public especially those who cannot access justice because of poverty or other forms of marginalization; 3) ensure the legal profession is diverse and inclusive for people applying to join WSBA and members of WSBA; and 4)  ensure the WSBA operates in ways that align with its stated values of justice, diversity, inclusion and equity.  The primary role of the Equity and Justice Specialist is to support, build and maintain relationships with the Minority Bar Associations, Diversity Committee, the Moderate Means Program law school partners and to support the development and delivery of the WSBA’s diversity, equity and inclusion commitment. This position provides a wide range of support and coordination in the areas of data analysis, consultation, resource development, and communications. The Equity and Justice Specialist plays a vital role representing WSBA in access to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion work.

     

    For more details and to apply, click here.


  • 03/04/2020 4:15 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn ("MNG&D") is seeking a partner-level attorney with significant experience in commercial loan workouts and restructurings and commercial bankruptcy to join its Seattle office. Experience with bankruptcy, receivership, and related insolvency proceedings is required, as well as strong academic credentials and analytical ability. Candidates with portable business are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please upload as one PDF: A cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and send by e-mail to Bethany Brown, Director of Legal Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For record-keeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your e-mail (e.g. WSBA ad, OSB ad, firm website, etc.).

    MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


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