Investigations Monitor

07/06/2018 10:10 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

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OPENING DATE/TIME: 06/28/18 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 07/19/18 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

SALARY: $105,760.00 - $142,235.00 Annually

LOCATION: Chinook Building - 401 5th Avenue, Room 131, Seattle

JOB TYPE: Appointed

DIVISION: King County Council - OLEO

JOB NUMBER: 2018-08293


With a growing demand for its services, the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) seeks a self-motivated, dedicated individual to lead and manage OLEO's work analyzing theKing County Sheriff's Office's internal misconduct investigations.

The Investigations Monitor is an experienced, knowledgeable, highly-motivated, and enthusiastic team member who reviews internal investigations to ensure that they are thorough and objective,reviews the Sheriff's Office's determinations of whether an action violates policy or law, and guides systemic reviews related to internal investigations.

This work helps to ensure the quality of internal investigations, identify and address problem areas, and provide the public with a better understanding of the challenges faced by community and police alike in securing equitable public safety. The successful candidate will play a key role in trying to ensure the integrity of the Sheriff's Office's complaint and internal investigations processes.

This position requires a self-starter with a strong background in police practices, a law degree from an accredited college or university, and knowledge of Washington State Law as it relates to police practices and the criminal justice system. The Investigations Monitor is a salaried, at-will, overtime-exempt classification that reports to the OLEO Director or designee.

OLEO values diverse perspectives and life experiences and is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment. OLEO encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to apply, including veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. A diverse workforce is a strong workforce.


As an independent agency within the Legislative Branch of the King County Government, OLEO

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seeks to ensure the integrity, transparency, and accountability of the Sheriff's Office in misconduct investigations as well as undertaking an array of other oversight activities intended to foster greater community trust in the Sheriff's Office.



Conduct reviews of investigations of allegations of police misconduct and provide recommendations to address issues in individual investigations as well as in operations, data quality, policies and practices.

Analyze Sheriff's Office determinations of whether conduct by Sheriff's Office employees violated policy.

Lead and manage OLEO's Certification Program.

Support and enforce OLEO's equity and social justice values and objectives, both in OLEO operations and OLEO work product and priorities.

Establish policies and protocols for OLEO's oversight of internal investigations.

Prepare public reports on work activity and outcomes of OLEO.

Identify areas for review and investigation, prepare related plans.

Review critical incidents such as police-involved shootings; may be required to attend the scene of critical incidents outside regular work hours as needed.

Draft reports on the Sheriff's Office's internal investigations to assess compliance with applicable standards, law, policy and internal protocols.

Act as a resource for all King County Constituents on issues that impact police and community relations.

Plan and manage work responsive to OLEO's mandates, mission and professional standards.



Our ideal candidate will have: an understanding of and passion for police accountability; a working knowledge of Washington State laws relating to police practices; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; initiative and judgment.

Competitive candidates will have a law degree and at least five years of experience in a legal, investigatory or analytical capacity, and have demonstrated experience in the following areas:

A commitment to equity and social justice.

Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques used in the research and investigation of complaints against police; Sheriff's Office codes, regulations, administrative and legal procedures; and the operation and jurisdiction of OLEO.

Demonstrated ability to make and support credibility determinations of witnesses; conduct thorough, objective investigations of complaints; reach neutral, objective, and expert conclusions based on investigation results; and maintain confidentiality regarding process and outcomes in accordance with all legal requirements.

Ability to communicate in writing and verbally with diverse audiences on complex police practices and procedures issues, applying racial, ethnic and culturally appropriate strategies when engaging with hard to reach and disenfranchised communities.

Flexibility to adapt in a multi-faceted and sometimes fast-paced team environment.

Collect, evaluate and interpret a broad range of complex data, either in electronic, written, statistical or narrative form.



This position is open to all qualified candidates. The annual salary range for this position is $105,760-$142,235 and includes an innovative and award-winning employer with paid medical, dental and vision insurance as well as a generous vacation and leave program. To see all of King

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Apply by going to A complete job description can be downloaded by going to King County's OLEO Investigations Monitor. A King County application is required to be considered for this opportunity. Interested applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest with your application.

 NOTE: Online applications are preferred, however if you are unable to apply online, go to King County's job page for other options. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity to join County government, please contact Tracy Calderon at 206-477-0979 or

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