Real Estate Property Attorney

07/10/2019 8:49 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office seeks an experienced real property attorney to join the Transportation and Real Property Section of its Civil Division.  If you seek challenging, meaningful work and a chance to “give back” to your community while working in a collegial office and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, this opportunity may be for you.  Our work literally shapes the physical, natural, and social environment in which we reside.  As the in-house law firm for County government, the Civil Division collaborates with client agencies to develop, fund, deliver, manage, and defend public projects, legislation, and initiatives that affect every aspect of civil society 


How will this impact my career and how fast can I grow?  The attorney selected for this position can expect to interact with decision-makers at the highest levels of County, city, and regional government.  In this practice, a motivated individual may quickly assume primary responsibility for client advising and transactional work on a wide range of complex and meaningful high-value projects.


What does a day in the life of a Transportation & Real Property Section attorney look like?  On any given day, this attorney may draft agreements for a broad range of dynamic real estate projects on behalf of the County agencies that operate critical elements of the region’s transportation infrastructure, including Metro Transit, County roads, the King County International Airport, and the West Seattle water taxi and Vashon foot ferry.  This attorney may advise other agencies on projects or proposals for: Transit-oriented affordable housing; new public health facilities; acquisition or development of open space, park facilities, or regional trails; or online sales of tax-title property.  In addition, this attorney can expect to advise on a wide range of other municipal, environmental, and constitutional law issues.  On occasion, this attorney can expect to handle or team on litigation relating to the County’s transportation agencies or County real estate matters.


Work Location:  4th floor, King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle close to Pioneer Square, the International District, as well as Centurylink Field and T-Mobile Park.


Qualifications:  We are looking for a friendly, self-directed human with a law degree who is calm under pressure and can balance a variety of competing priorities.  Applicants should have a track record of using strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills to help clients address complex legal issues.  Applicants should be able to maintain a sense of humor and a broad perspective while working with clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel to find practical legal solutions to difficult business and policy challenges.  Applicants must have a commitment to equity and social justice work, including ongoing cultural competence development. 


Applicants’ legal experience should include five or more years of work in complex real estate transactions. Significant experience with redevelopment of contaminated properties is a plus. An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, must be Washington State Bar qualified at the time of application, and must submit to a criminal history check.


Salary Range - $ 103,593 - $ 133,162 DOE


Benefits Package:  The County offers an excellent benefits package including employee and dependent coverage for Medical, Dental and Vision at no cost to the employee.  Employees also receive life insurance, long term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.  Employees are members of the Washington State Retirement System.  Employees accrue vacation days and actually use them.  Other benefits are available, including deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts, for interested employees.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office pays Bar dues and the cost of CLE credits. 


Application Materials:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample no later than the close of business on Monday July 22, 2019, to Members of the Hiring Committee c/o Stephanie Sato, Human Resources, W400 King County Courthouse, 516 - 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA  98104.  EOE.  If an applicant advances through the hiring process, they will also be asked to provide references.


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