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  • 07/24/2021 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    Deputy Director

    Application Deadline: August 6, 2021

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a Deputy Director (DD).

    The Deputy Director plays a key role in shaping the vision of the organization’s work and increasing the effectiveness of ACLU-WA operations. As a trusted advisor to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will be focused on creating and supervising an outstanding HR, IT and Operations team that supports the entire organization through collaborative leadership and strategic and efficient workflow. The DD will ensure that resources — both financial and human — are deployed in ways that help further cross-team collaboration and achieve organization-wide goals. The DD will report to the Executive Director, assisting the ED with the internal, day-to-day management of the organization and will serve on the Leadership Team. 
    *Please note: the ACLU-WA is closely following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Currently we are all working remotely and will begin transitioning back to the office in the fall with a goal of opening fully in early 2022. We will continue to carefully monitor public health pronouncements and recommendations.
    As an organization, we value working together and look forward to when we can return to our office. Candidates outside of Seattle and/or Washington State will be considered for this position with the understanding that relocation to the Puget Sound region will be required possibly before we fully open.
    To aid remote work, we provide laptops, home office supplies, certain equipment, and technology support. You will need an effective WiFi connection and a way to reach you by phone. This position is eligible for either a work phone or phone stipend, as well as an additional $100 stipend each month to help cover any additional costs while working from home.


    The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness, and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. We are supported by more than 135,000 members, activists, and donors.
    The ACLU of Washington is committed to ending racism in Washington State and throughout the country. This includes how we work with each other, and with our partners and allies in the communities we serve. We are committed to bringing anti-racism to all aspects of ACLU-WA's internal and external functions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and human resources, strategic planning, ally, donor, and volunteer relations, Board and committee processes, and deciding what cases to litigate. We are looking for candidates who share this commitment to advancing racial justice, both internally in our organization and externally in the communities that we serve.
    The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction. We do not conduct criminal background checks on our candidates.


    Our Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director including:
    • Participate in and help lead ACLU-WA’s race equity work. This may include utilizing ACLU-WA race equity tools, adopting ACLU-WA race equity practices, serving on the Race Equity Team or subcommittees, etc.
    • Work with the Leadership and Race Equity Teams to create, promote, and protect a respectful, equitable workplace of belonging, including staying apprised of and implementing best practices in equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB).
    • Serve as leadership backup to the Executive Director and participate in internal meetings with the ED. 
    • Manage Human Resource initiatives. Identify key Human Resource trends, challenges, and opportunities.
    • Work with Leadership Team to sustain and continually evolve an intentional culture that: centers race and other forms of equity; encourages respect, compassion, and courageous engagement; and acknowledges and values the humanity of all.
    • Supervise Staff: provide leadership and supervision to HR, IT and Operations staff.
      • HR – Manage and guide the priorities and workflow of HR Director and the recruitment work.
      • IT – Manage IT team, ensure IT projects stay within budgetary, time, and effort scopes.  Oversee plans for the organization’s use of technology and data with strict compliance with our privacy and security policies.
      • Operations – Manage operations staff, ensuring that facilities, front desk, and all critical administrative infrastructure issues are effectively supported.
    • Work closely with the Integrated Advocacy Director to ensure the work of the ACLU-WA is well supported, coordinated across departments, and aligned with the strategic plan.
    • Work with HR Director and address staff personnel issues as necessary keeping the Executive Director apprised as appropriate.
    • Lead ongoing strategic planning processes.
    • Work with the HR and Finance Directors on compensation strategies for new hires, promotions, transfers.
    • Develop existing managers, ensuring they are operating at their best and continually improving in management skills.
    • Ensure regular management training for staff and ensure our tools are in consistent and effective use with regular refresh sessions. Follow trends in management best practices, particularly about race equity; bring this knowledge back to office.
    • Facilitate effective implementation of the performance review process through training, support, and accountability.
    • Collaborate with the ACLU National office on nationwide and statewide issues and policies relating to office operations, HR, IT and related topics.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Ideal candidates will have an awareness of, and willingness to engage in, the difficult and transformative work of challenging systems of oppression, institutional and structural racism, and implicit bias.
    • Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, social justice, and race equity.
    • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
    • A law degree is preferred with experience in employment law.
    • Knowledge of employment law critical to oversee compliance with organizational policies and relevant laws is required.
    • At least ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience working in a senior management position that required significant judgment, emotional intelligence and management finesse. Demonstrated ability to resourcefully solve problems.
    • An awareness of the impacts of secondary trauma in the workplace.
    • Excellent organizational skills including exceptional attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and accomplish work in order of priority while driving strategies to completion.
    • Accessible, flexible, decisive, and supportive management style that inspires trust and confidence while creating space for collaboration and shared decision making when possible. Inspires staff to work together in pursuit of a common mission and holds them accountable for accomplishment of objectives.  Ability to provide clear direction, delegate well and assume ultimate responsibility. Ability to develop and nurture highly talented and diverse staff.
    • A diplomatic advocate with active listening skills who can connect with people from different backgrounds, build relationships across differences, and navigate and resolve conflict in a manner that values and respects relationships with people at all levels, both within and outside of the organization. 
    • Self-confidence, high energy level, grace under pressure and rapid responses to crises.
    • Competence in the use of office computer applications, electronic databases, and electronic legal research. 


    This position will head a department of 6 staff, directly supervising 4 staff. The number of direct reports and department size is subject to change.


    The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers generally work in a standard office setting in downtown Seattle between the hours of 9am and 5pm. The physical demands and work environment described below represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to type on a keyboard for long periods of time
    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
    • Ability to travel locally/regionally/across the state a minimum of 5 days a month/as needed
    • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays
    • Ability to periodically work long and extended hours
    • Ability to view a computer screen for long periods of time
    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.


    The ACLU of WA is dedicated to centering equity in all aspects of the organization and, as such, has adopted a salary scale for measuring how to best compensate its employees. The salary for this position is $169,317 - $183,814. A range indicates the intention to accommodate those with varying years of relevant experience, as determined by the salary scale.
    The position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires a willingness to work beyond our standard 7-hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events. 
    Benefits include three weeks of vacation, thirteen sick days, fifteen holidays, fully paid employee medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, a generous retirement plan, and an ORCA card, the regional transportation pass.


    To apply, email a cover letter and resume to and include in the subject line of the email: your name and Deputy Director. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until August 6, 2021, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at
    The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington”.

  • 07/24/2021 12:32 PM | Anonymous
    Position Details

    This position is open until filled. Applications submitted on or before July 25, 2021, at 11:59 pm will be given priority consideration.

    The City of Auburn Legal Department is seeking a talented Prosecutor to be the newest member of their team! This position performs professional, legal work with primary responsibility for prosecution of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes and infractions in King County District Court.

    Our ideal candidate is:
    • A knowledgeable, experienced municipal prosecutor
    • A team player, able to work in a dynamic environment by taking initiative for work
    • An employee and co-worker who brings their genuine self to the workplace
    The City of Auburn was incorporated in 1891, and has since bloomed into a perfect place to live, visit, explore, and play.  With over 29.8 square miles of land, two rivers, and two counties, Auburn is home to over 80,000 residents and hundreds of businesses, ranging from manufacturing to retail.

    The City operates as a Strong-Mayor form of Mayor-Council government, with a City Council of seven at-large members.  The management team at the City of Auburn includes the Mayor and nine Department Directors from the following departments: Administration, Community Development, Finance, Human Resources, Innovation & Technology, Legal, Parks & Arts & Recreation, Police, and Public Works.  With a mission to improve the lives of Auburn residents, promote diversity, and support economic growth, Team Auburn is a great place to work!

    The City Attorney's office represents the City in its day-to-day operations and provides legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, and Boards & Commissions that make up the municipal government of the City of Auburn.  The team is a total of 17 employees, consisting of three divisions: Civil, Prosecution, and the City Clerk's office. Primary Duties

    In this job, you will:

    • Appear at prosecution court proceedings including, but not limited to, arraignments, pre-trial hearings, motions, jury/bench trials, sentencings, review hearings, and contested infraction hearings.
    • Review cases for criminal charging, and ready charged cases for in-court prosecution by preparing necessary documents and contacting needed witnesses/victims and opposing counsel.
    • Prepare briefs/legal documents for court proceedings.
    • Use Westlaw to research legal issues relating to City prosecution.
    • Manage criminal prosecution caseload, coordinating with the Police Department and Courts for effective and efficient case management.
    While these are some of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please CLICK HERE to view a full list.Minimum Qualifications


    • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
    • Licensed to practice in the State of Washington
    • At least one (1) year of experience prosecuting misdemeanor cases and traffic violation cases, or equivalent experience
    A valid driver's license without impending loss is also required at the time of appointment.Additional Information


    • Competitive salary with scheduled step increases on an annual basis
    • Excellent medical, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid by the City
    • Employer contributions to the State Retirement System pension plans
    • 17 days of paid vacation per year
    • 10 paid holidays per year
    • 2 paid floating holidays of your choice per year
    • VEBA (tax-free health savings account)
    • Optional Flexible Spending benefit plan
    • Deferred Compensation plan options
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • And more!

    For more information about what benefits the City provides, please visit:

    Team Auburn values diverse perspectives and life experiences, and welcomes applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect, and partnership. The department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social, and economic equality for ALL people in our community. 
    The City of Auburn is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.  No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

    To learn more about the Inclusive Auburn initiative, please visit:

    If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully.  If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, or would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

    The City of Auburn is dedicated to building an inclusive, informed city, with opportunities for all.  In alignment with that goal, the City has adopted an anonymous application process that prevents hiring managers from seeing personal identifiers, including names, addresses, and other similar information. This eliminates the possibility of unintentional or implicit bias during the initial screening of applications.  For that reason, hiring managers will not be viewing any attachments to your application, including a cover letter or resume, during the initial screening.
    Please make sure to submit a complete, detailed, and updated job application, and thoroughly answer the supplemental questions prior to the submission deadline! You must meet the minimum qualifications to move forward in the screening process.

    Please note that if you are selected to move forward after an interview, a background check, reference check, driving record review, and fingerprinting will be completed before an official job offer will be made.
    We primarily communicate via e-mail during the recruitment process.  E-mails from and/or should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner.  As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

    If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Medisch, HR Manager, by email at or by phone at 253-931-3073.  

  • 07/24/2021 12:25 PM | Anonymous


    Cairncross & Hempelmann (“CH&”) is a full-service law firm in Seattle that advises our diverse client base in business, land use, real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.  Our hallmark culture hinges upon respect, collegiality, and genuine care which extends to all CH& employees, as well as to our clients and their teams. 

    We are seeking a Commercial Litigation Associate to join our dynamic litigation group.  Our key areas of focus are real estate litigation, business disputes and complex contracts, construction litigation, design professional liability claims, and policy holders’ insurance coverage in state and federal court.  The ideal candidate will have 1– 3 years of general commercial litigation experience.

    Superior academic credentials, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and current WSBA membership (or membership in another state bar plus the ability to pursue WSBA membership) are required.  In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate that this position will commence with a combination of remote and in-office work. 

    Our firm recently renewed our commitment to racial equality and social justice and implemented the CH& Racial Equality & Social Justice Plan that invites all attorneys and staff to engage, take action, and continue to broaden diversity and awareness in our communities.  The CH& Diversity Team was started in 2004 and drives the firm’s initiatives and action.  For more information, go to Diversity | Cairncross & Hempelmann

    We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, friendly people and a wonderful working environment.  Check us out at  EOE.  Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, and a document on which you were the primary author to:


    Human Resources

     Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.

     524 Second Avenue, Suite 500

     Seattle, WA  98104-2323

  • 07/24/2021 12:20 PM | Anonymous

    The Washington Employment Security Department has a great opportunity for two (2) Review Judges to join the Commissioner’s Review Office team! As a delegate of the Commissioner, your decisions and ability to remain independent of influence in the cases you decide, is paramount to ensure that benefits are properly paid, and taxes are properly collected. Your primary responsibilities are to review Administrative Hearing records and transcripts and write formal agency legal opinions in UI benefit and tax cases.


    If you’re ready to use your attention to detail to make a measurable difference in our customer’s lives, click the link to apply today!



  • 07/04/2021 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    Industrial Appeals Judge 3 (Hearing Judge)

    The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is recruiting for Industrial Appeals Judges (Hearings Judge).

    Salary Range:  $95,484 – 102,816.  Employees assigned to the Seattle Office receive an additional 5% premium pay.

    Location:  This recruitment pool will be used to fill positions in Lakewood, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Yakima.

    Duties:  The Hearings Judge presides over conferences and hearings where evidence is presented pursuant to Rules of Evidence and Superior Court Rules, and issues written decisions resolving appeals filed under the Industrial Insurance Act, Crime Victims Compensation Act, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act, and other acts as determined by the Legislature.
    Required Qualifications

    Candidates must be an active or judicial member of the Washington State Bar Association.

    Desirable Qualifications

    The BIIA is most interested in candidates who have relevant experience, skills and abilities:

    • Experience in industrial insurance cases before the BIIA or equivalent in another state; and/or
    • Experience presiding as a judge in a court of general jurisdiction, a court commissioner, and administrative law judge, or a judge in a military tribunal; and/or Experience in trial practice or presiding over cases in which rules of evidence are followed.
    • Advanced litigation management skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of rules of evidence and procedural issues.
    • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.
    • Excellent legal writing skills.

    View the job announcement here:

    Please contact Christy Sterling, HR Manager, at or 360-753-6823, ext. 1123 if you have any questions.

  • 07/04/2021 4:28 PM | Anonymous


    Executive Director, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

    $128,856 – 149,292

    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 full-time Board Members, the Executive Director is a member of the agency's Executive Team which includes the Board Members and the Chief Legal Officer.  The position supervises the Chief Judge, Chief Administrative Officer, and the Human Resources Manager.

  • 07/04/2021 4:27 PM | Anonymous
    Position Summary

    Why It's a Great Opportunity: 
    As an accomplished attorney with experience in state and federal labor and employment law, you will work closely with other attorneys, clients, and staff providing legal advice related to personnel law and human resource matters.  
    You will have the opportunity to perform highly complex professional level work in the legal field as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division.  You will serve as a key advisor for Pierce County Human Resources and various human resource needs sharing your expertise on issues related to labor and employment law and litigation.
    Learn more about the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office HERE.

    Details here

  • 07/04/2021 4:26 PM | Anonymous

    The Administrative Office of the Courts is currently recruiting for:


    (Senior Research Associate)

    For the Office of Court Innovation, Washington State Center for Court Research

    Job #: 2021-40

    Status: Regular, Full-Time

    Location: Olympia, Washington

    Salary: Range 70: $78,408 — $102,816 per year (DOQ)

    Opens: June 24, 2021

    Closes: July 23, 2021

    For more information about the position and how to apply, please refer to the attached job announcement or go to: