Closing Date: 11/17/20 4 pm
The Seattle City Attorney’s Office seeks an attorney with substantial experience in employment law and litigation to join ten other Assistant City Attorneys, four paralegals, and three legal assistants in the Employment Section. Our attorneys play a critical role in addressing legal issues arising from Seattle’s diverse workforce of over 10,000 employees in a variety of City departments. Employment Section attorneys are generalists in the field of labor and employment, and handle all aspects of litigation in state court, federal court, and administrative forums.
Day-to-day work in the Employment Section is dynamic and fast-paced. Attorneys are responsible for all aspects of the litigation, including setting strategy, discovery, preparing and arguing motions, overseeing mediation and settlement, and taking cases to trial and through any appeal. We take a collaborative, team-oriented approach to litigation and advice work essential for building effective teams and relationships with City Departments and their leadership. Employment attorneys implement the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative in all aspects of their work.
In addition to this opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to public service, the City Attorney’s Office offers a generous benefit program which includes paid leave benefits, paid parental and family leave, low cost health benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a defined benefit retirement program.
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Job #: 2020-28
Status: Regular, Full-Time
Location: Olympia, Washington
Salary: Range 66: $70,956 — $93,132 per year (DOQ)
Opens: October 13, 2020
Closes: Open until filled; first review of applications to begin October 27, 2020.
Candidates are encouraged to apply early. AOC reserves the right to close the
recruitment at any time.
The Administrative Office of the Courts is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following the state’s health and safety recommendations for the community and our employees. We will be conducting our recruitment process remotely.
This position elicits business requirements, provide expert systems analysis services, and assist with quality assurance for statewide systems that support all levels of Washington courts.
The position works under the general guidance and direction of a manager in the Court Services Division, the Business Analyst works closely with many other business and technical staff at AOC and partner agencies, and with judicial officers, county clerks, court administrators, and other court personnel to elicit and document requirements that support application development, modification, configuration, and testing. This position works independently under general supervision. Decisionmaking is carried out according to general guidelines and defined rules/procedures, although some areas require interpretation and/or development of possible approaches.
Detailed information (scope of responsibility, essential activities, and key competencies, etc.) can be found by viewing the Job Description at Washington Courts Careers, under Current Openings, click on Washington Courts and the Announcement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, schedule and lead the management of requirements for complex solutions
Elicit business requirements from internal and external subject matter experts
Serve as a liaison between stakeholders and technical personnel to ensure that business needs are clearly defined, understood and translated into technical solutions
Translate business requirements into user stories, use cases and acceptance criteria
Develop and maintain requirements documentation
Develop and maintain requirements traceability matrices for requirement management and re-use
Analyze requirements for completeness and testability
Review test results to confirm that test acceptance criteria have been met
Provide consultation to project stakeholders
Conduct intensive, in-depth systems analysis for new or enhancements for small to large and highly complex applications and systems
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
A Bachelor's degree with a focus on Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or business analysis or related field; AND;
Four (4) years of business analysis experience on IT projects that cross program or agency boundaries.
Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) or as a Certified Business Analysis
Professional (CBAP) through the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), OR completion of a business analyst certification from a university or college.
HOW TO APPLY / APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested applicants who meet the qualifications and competencies in this announcement are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
The following items are REQUIRED for your application to be considered complete. Note: ALL sections of the Application must be completed.
Cover Letter (no more than two pages)
Judicial Branch/AOC Application for Employment
The Judicial Branch Application for Employment can be found at www.courts.wa.gov/employ, under Current Openings, click on Washington Courts, the Application is located at the bottom of the page.
It is preferred applications be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in a PDF format (Word documents are also accepted).
You can also mail your materials to:
Administrative Office of the Courts
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170
Faxed copies can be sent to 360-586-4409. Late applications will not be accepted when a deadline is expressed.
General suggestions for creating a good application packet:
Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.
Make sure your application and cover letter (if requested) directly addresses how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.
Make sure your application and cover letter reflect your best writing.
The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" will be considered incomplete.
Workweek may fluctuate depending on workload or agency need.
Overnight travel may be required based on business need.
This position is not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The AOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical, mental or sensory disability (actual or perceived), use of a service animal, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, age, HIV or Hepatitis C status, or any other basis protected by federal or state law. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, please contact Melody Long,
AOC Human Resource Office, at (360) 704-4143, or fax (360) 586-4409, or via email to
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
SPECIAL NOTE: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AOC
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is located in Olympia, Washington, on Interstate 5 between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Olympia and the surrounding Thurston County area offer numerous social, recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Natural features include Puget Sound, the Olympic National Park to the west, and Mt. Rainier to the east.
Mount St. Helens and the Pacific Ocean beaches are within a two hour drive of the city.
Great benefits (paid vacation and sick leave; health, life and disability insurance; retirement options and leave for military and civil service), a team-oriented culture, and a balance of family and work life in a wonderful community are a few rewards of choosing a career in the judicial branch of Washington State government. We offer leading edge technology, a broad range of career opportunities, and an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.
See www.courts.wa.gov/employ for more information about Washington Courts, Compensation and Benefits.
The Washington State Nurses Association is the leading voice and advocate for nurses in Washington. We represent more than 17,000 collective bargaining members and the professional interests of more than 103,000 registered nurses. For more than 100 years, WSNA has championed issues that support nurses, advance professional standards and improve the health of individual and families in Washington state.
We are seeking a committed professional attorney with specialized experience in labor and employment law, dealing primarily with the relationships between employers and unions. Candidates must have experience in collective bargaining, both public and private preferred. Experience to include contract negotiations, drafting and preparation.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally is required. Must be able to work independently and as a team player with flexibility and be willing to work on a broad range of legal matters.
Washington State Bar Admission required. Minimum 4 – 6 years of experience in labor law and must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and the labor movement. The applicant should have excellent research, writing and analytical skills, be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, be capable of handling assignments with minimal supervision and work well in a collegial setting with other attorneys and staff.
The applicant should have excellent research, writing and analytical skills, be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, be capable of handling assignments with minimal supervision, and work well in a collegial setting with other attorneys and staff. See the position description that follows.
Excellent benefits package.
The Washington State Nurses’ Association (WSNA) is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. WSNA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success in serving our membership, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and legal writing sample (sample will not be returned).
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel associate with three to five years of employment law experience to join its Labor & Employment practice group. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and experience in employment litigation, including class action work. Second chair trial or first chair hearing experience, experience taking and defending depositions, and a background in employment counseling issues is required. Also, prior employment with an AmLaw 100 law firm and prior experience in a federal clerkship is preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your resume, cover letter, law school transcript and writing sample.
Washington Defender Association
Immigration Project Resource Attorney Position Opening
Looking for an exciting new advocacy opportunity? Washington Defender Association is looking for an experienced public defender or immigrant rights attorney to join our team. WDA is the voice of the public defense community throughout Washington. WDA provides defenders with direct support to ensure high quality legal representation, educates defenders and other institutional stakeholders and collaborates with communities to advocate for systemic change in the criminal legal system.
In 1999, WDA established our Immigration Project to defend and advance the rights of noncitizens accused of crimes. Since inception, we have consulted in over 25,000 cases to assist defenders to comply with their constitutional Padilla duties, participated in more than 300 trainings and collaborated with community and institutional partners to advance key systemic change on local regional and national levels. We’re looking for an experienced (4-7 years) public defender or immigrant rights attorney to join our team. We will provide you with training and support to build the immigration and/or criminal legal expertise necessary to be part of our team. You will work with our team to:
The position is based in WDA’s Seattle office and requires some travel, primarily throughout Washington. WDA is a signatory to the acknowledgements and commitments of the Washington Race Equity and Justice Initiative and is actively engaged in ongoing alignment with them. NOTE: WDA staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and no in-person training or travel will be required until COVID restrictions are lifted. Post-COVID residency in Washington State will be required; relocation to Seattle (where WDA’s office is located) is negotiable. The full job description and application details may be found HERE or at www.defensenet.org.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | REPORTS TO: BOARD OF TRUSTEES
WHO IS SCBA? The Snohomish County Bar Association (SCBA) is an association of attorneys which seeks to: provide a means of exchange of information of interest to its members; provide substantive legal education through speakers, CLE courses and other programming; create social engagement amongst its membership and the local community for networking and other professional opportunities; promote professionalism, service to the public (including pro bono representation) and furtherance of bench-bar relations; and perform any other activities that will enhance the practice of law within Snohomish County.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? We are seeking a dynamic, experienced, and organized executive director who possesses strong leadership skills and will be responsible for promoting and running the Snohomish County Bar Association, which currently consists of 632 members.
Other major duties and responsibilities include:
ADMINISTRATION Consult with Board of Trustees regarding Association’s priorities and implement activities in accordance with the Board policies. Prepare agendas and documentation for meetings with the Board of Trustees. Meet with the Board of Trustees on their regular monthly meeting schedule. Establish and coordinate administrative procedures in keeping with board policies. Ensure that the Association complies with all relevant federal, state, and local laws. Assist attorneys and the public as needed when they contact the Bar Association Office. Keep member attorneys advised of recent developments related to the practice of law within the county.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT Directly and indirectly responsible for the coordination of the staff, including hiring, supervising, evaluating, and terminating of regular, part time and contract staff. Recommend proposals to the Personal Committee regarding staffing levels, salaries, and benefits. Ensure that the current staff policy and procedures is maintained. Provide on-going attention to diversity issues in hiring, development, and retention of staff.
FISCAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT Coordinate with the financial committee to develop a budget for the Association. Coordinate with the Board of Trustees to oversee the implementation of the budget. Ensure annual financial records in compliance with tax laws and policies.
BOARD RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT Assist Board Committee in developing appropriate orientation for new Board members, Board structure, and policies and procedures.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS Maintain community relations (will serve as Association’s primary spokesperson to media and other community organizations).
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to Board of Trustees. Serves as Ex Officio member of Personal and Finance Committees. Supervises staff and contract personnel. Serves as liaison between the Association and the community.
WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION? Starting annual salary range of $60,000 - $75,000 (DOE).
WANT TO APPLY? Please send resumé, cover letter and a list of references to: ApplicationsSCBA@gmail.com. Applications received by November 1, 2020, will receive priority consideration. Applications will be screened by members of the board. The most qualified candidates will then be invited to interview. An offer of employment will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference and background checks.
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The firm emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of legal services and is seeking applicants with strong municipal law experience, developed research, writing and advocacy skills, superior academic credentials, and the ability to work closely with multiple attorneys and staff.
This position is anticipated to serve as City Attorney to multiple client municipalities. Candidates must be well versed in all facets of municipal law, including but not limited to land use/zoning matters; labor and employment issues; public records and open government requirements; public bidding and contracting; and municipal ethics.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience, preferably as a lead attorney with a city, county, public utility or other governmental entity. The position involves the following responsibilities:
• Support and advise City Council, Mayor, City staff members and local boards/commissions;
• Research and analyze complex issues;
• Draft and review ordinances, resolutions, agenda bills, policies and procedures;
• Provide telephonic and email advice to clients as needed;
• Counsel to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws;
• Attend meetings of the City Council, boards and commissions;
• Communicate with prospective and existing clients in a professional, timely and courteous manner;
• Represent municipal clients in judicial litigation and in administrative appeals, hearings and other proceedings;
• Negotiate/draft/review of contracts, deeds, leases, bid documents and bonds, easements, interlocal agreements, and other documents.
• Excellent research, writing and analytical skills
• Team-oriented, while remaining self-motivated
• Attention to detail
• Display of ownership with job responsibilities
• Quick learner who demonstrates initiative and follow-through OMW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, vendors and clients.
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