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  • 06/12/2016 6:10 PM | Anonymous

    DEPUTY DIRECTOR
    https://aclu-wa.org/node/7452

    The ACLU of Washington (ACLU-WA) invites applicants for the position of deputy director, which partners with the executive director in managing and leading the ACLU of Washington. The deputy director is a member of the ACLU of Washington’s senior leadership team and plays a key role in shaping the future of the ACLU-WA.  The position requires a strong leader, a trustworthy advocate and a highly capable, strategic manager.

    The deputy director leads, supports, and supervises the Policy Advocacy Group which includes the legislative director, the field director and policy project directors who work on our Smart Justice Campaign, Technology and Liberty, Religious Restrictions on Health Care, and Youth Justice.  The deputy director helps develop long-term priorities, oversees implementation of work plans, and ensures success of cross-departmental campaigns. The deputy director handles other policy issues that arise and substitutes for the executive director in her absence.

    Overview

    The ACLU-WA is one of the ten largest affiliates of the ACLU with more than 50,000 members and activists.  It has a reputation for its impact litigation, robust integrated advocacy, and effective communications to advance freedom, fairness, equality, and justice. Its staff of thirty-plus employees and numerous interns and volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly, and professional office.  We work closely and collaboratively with the nationwide network of ACLU offices and with community groups and leaders throughout the state. Work at the ACLU involves close teamwork, strong attention to detail, excellent communications skills, and a passion for our mission.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Overall staff leadership. Collaborate with the executive director and legal director to provide overall leadership to the ACLU-WA, establish key priorities and set organizational direction.  Ensure that the work of the ACLU-WA is consistently strategic, collaborative, and consistent with ACLU policy.  Serve as the hub for cross-departmental strategies on issues that require coordination across ACLU-WA legal, lobbying, communications, field, and policy teams.  Enhance understanding of ACLU issues, values, policies, and strategies among the staff.

    Policy Advocacy leadership.  Lead, support, and supervise the Policy Advocacy Group. Help members of the Policy Advocacy Group develop long- and short-term work plans consistent with established priorities, and ensure progress toward goals. Oversee recruitment and mentoring of PAG interns and volunteers. Consult and advise the executive director on program strategies.

    External Relations.  Develop and maintain strong community relationships, including with cooperating attorneys, allies, public officials, and stakeholders.  Ensure that the ACLU-WA relates effectively with allies on organizational priorities.  Represent the ACLU at certain public functions and ensure, on a strategic basis, participation by other ACLU staff in the events of our allies.  Work with the Communications Director and other staff members to develop talking points on key issues, and speak to the media at the request of the Communications Director.

    Organizational.  Manage key projects requested by the executive director, and assume overall responsibility for the ACLU-WA in her absence. Attend Board meetings on request of the executive director.  Meet with ACLU supporters in collaboration with the Development staff.

    Qualifications

    A law degree and at least seven years of increasingly responsible relevant experience. Experience working in a senior policy position that required significant political judgment and management finesse.
    Experience driving strategies toward long-term goals.  Excellent organizational skills including exceptional attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and accomplish work in order of priority.  A practiced public speaker and very strong writer and editor, with the ability to handle controversial issues with aplomb and to translate complex information for delivery to a variety of audiences.
    Accessible, flexible, decisive and supportive management style that inspires trust and confidence, 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 negotiate, resolve disputes and maintain constructive working 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.
    A commitment to the goals and mission of the ACLU.  Exemplary professional workplace behavior, unimpeachable integrity, and a commitment to the values of reliability, respect, accountability, and compassion.  Flexibility, determination and good humor.  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.
    Competence in the use of office computer applications, electronic databases, and electronic legal research.  We use Microsoft Office.
    The position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and requires a willingness to work beyond a standard 7.5-hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events. This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications. 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.

    Compensation And Benefits

    Salary is based on experience and qualifications and is competitive with area non-profits.  Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.

    Application Procedure

    To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email your last name and deputy director.  In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.ACLU-WA.org/AboutUs/Jobs.

    The ACLU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified individuals of every race, creed, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression to apply.

    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.”

  • 05/12/2016 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    Employee Relations Advisor

    SALARY: $39.40 - $59.12 Hourly

    LOCATION: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington

    JOB TYPE: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time

    SHIFT: Day

    DEPARTMENT: Seattle City Light

    BARGAINING UNIT: Not represented

    CLOSING DATE 05/31/16 04:00 PM Pacific Time

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

    We are looking for an Employee Relations Advisor to be part of the Employee Relations Unit in Seattle City Light's Human Resources department. The Employee Relations Advisor is responsible for City Light's workplace investigations. Additionally, the position also administers and implements the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), reasonable accommodation, and leave programs.

    This position reports to the Employee Relations Manager.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Employee Relations Advisor is responsible for City Light's workplace investigations. The position also works on the administration and implementation of City Light's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), workplace rules and policies, reasonable accommodation, and Family and Medical Leave (FML) programs.

    The responsibilities with respect to the programs and workplace policies and rules include:

    • Investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment, misconduct and retaliation;
    • Prepare investigation reports, conduct debriefing sessions with the parties and management;
    • Respond in writing to charges filed with external agencies regarding EEO and misconduct issues;
    • Provide advice, information, and recommendations to management regarding the resolution of workplace issues and the interpretation of policies and regulations;
    • Review policies and rules for compliance with current best practices and legal standards.

    The responsibilities with respect to the administration of the more complex reasonable accommodation cases include:

    • Evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations and medical documentation;
    • Work with employees and management to identify and implement reasonable accommodations;
    • Provide advice to management on accommodation issues.

    The responsibilities with respect to the leave program include:

    • Evaluate FML and other leave requests, and medical certifications;
    • Communicate to employees and management on the scope of approved leave requests;
    • Monitor leave use and provide advice to management on how to effectively manage employee leave.

    Other responsibilities include developing and providing in-house materials on EEO, ADA and Leave issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Law Degree (J.D.) and membership in any State Bar Association.
    • Three years of experience conducting EEO investigations or legal practice in the area of employment law in a law firm or in-house setting, with a strong preference for candidates with a solid background in providing client counseling on employment law issues.

    License, Certification, and Other Requirements:

    • Current, valid Driver's License or equivalent mobility.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of, and experience with, public sector organizational practices and labor unions.
    • Experience working in a Human Resources function.
    • Willingness and ability to accept change.
    • Experience with a complex, diverse workforce.
    • Past experience providing legal analysis/advice regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace.
    • Experience with employee complaint resolution techniques.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with employees and management at all levels of the utility.
    • Thorough and demonstrable knowledge of all applicable laws, including federal, state and local EEO laws, disability laws, and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
    • The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to problem solve in a large diverse organization.
    • Ability to objectively assess complex, sensitive situations.
    • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret and apply applicable employment laws, policies and procedures.
    • Good organizational and customer service skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Competency with MS Word and Excel required.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    How to Apply:

    In addition to your application please submit:

    Cover Letter (one page maximum)

    Resume

    Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.

    Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/.


  • 05/12/2016 8:44 AM | Anonymous

    Associate Attorney

    Intellectual Property

    Job #A20151111 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with one to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-patent-prosecution-job-a20151111-seattle-wa.html

    Associate Attorney

    Trust & Estate Planning

    Job #A20160103 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate level attorney to join our Personal Planning Group. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must also have one to three years of relevant experience in trust and estate planning and/or an L.L.M. in tax. To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcripts, and three professional references.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-personal-planning-job-a20160103-seattle-wa.html

    Corporate Services Attorney

    E-Discovery Services & Strategy

    Job #A20160302 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking attorneys to work on an hourly contract basis with responsibilities including conducting due diligence reviews, contract review and drafting, and property lease abstractions. The length of the assignment will vary based on project needs. Candidates must be experienced with corporate transactions, including due diligence and contract review, and should have familiarity with document review platforms. Candidates are required to demonstrate superb attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong customer service skills. Candidates must be admitted to the Washington State Bar and have at least two years of related work experience. Foreign language skills are preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/corporate-services-attorney-job-a20160302-seattle-wa.html

    Emerging Companies/Venture Capital Associate

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

    Job #A20160404 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative 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 practice, which is focused on startup/emerging growth company representation and seed and venture capital financings, as well as more generally in the areas of M&A, including private equity, and public company securities and reporting work. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and between 2 and 4 years of experience. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-emerging-companies-venture-capital-job-1.html

    Emerging Companies/Venture Capital Associate

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

    Job #A20160405 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative 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 practice, which is focused on startup/emerging growth company representation and seed and venture capital financings, as well as more generally in the areas of M&A, including private equity, and public company securities and reporting work. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and between 5 and 7 years of experience. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-emerging-companies-venture-capital-job-2.html

    Real Estate/Land Use Associate

    Land Use, Real Estate

    Job #A20160204 – Bellevue, Washington

    The Bellevue office of Perkins Coie is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join the Real Estate/Land Use practice. Experience with leasing, real estate and land use due diligence, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, drafting of real estate related documents, construction and development, financing, and investment is preferred. Excellent academic credentials are required. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/real-estate-land-use-associate-job-a20160204-bellevue-wa.html

    Review Attorney

    E-Discovery Services & Strategy

    Job #A20160309 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking attorneys for document review and discovery-related work on an hourly contract basis. The length of the assignment will vary based on project needs. Candidates ideally should be trained in document review procedures and have expertise in document review platforms and litigation support technologies. Familiarity with the litigation process, including all phases of discovery and trial, and admission to the Washington bar are required. Superb attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Strong knowledge of litigation support software such as Relativity, Equivio, Concordance, CaseMap, and LiveNote is preferred. Japanese language or other foreign language skills are also preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/review-attorney-job-a20160309-seattle-wa.html

    Trademark & Copyright Associate

    Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection

    Job #A20160402 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with three to six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, the ability to work well in a group, as well as the ability to work independently, are important characteristics. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising practice. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred.

    Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.

    To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcripts.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/trademark-copyright-associate-job-a20160402-seattle-wa.html


  • 05/05/2016 5:01 PM | Anonymous

    Are you looking for a pro bono opportunity you can do from your home or office? We need a volunteer coordinator for an innovative technology based legal clinic. Apply to become the volunteer coordinator for Reach Enumclaw; Seattle's only clinic that operates solely via Skype.

    The volunteer coordinator is responsible for recruiting and scheduling an attorney to work from their home or office for each clinic session. The clinic is a general advice clinic; thus, the attorneys can come from any background. There is only one attorney needed per clinic and there are only two clinics per month. A list is available to the volunteer coordinator, but the volunteer will need to reach out to attorneys to grow a list of additional volunteers. The present clinic serves South King County from the computer in the Enumclaw Library. This is a great opportunity for an attorney or legal professional who wants to volunteer for a start-up program on a flexible time schedule. Contact Barbara Frost 206 954 3042 


  • 04/27/2016 10:26 AM | Kallie Ferguson (Administrator)

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington.

    The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions; and 3) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas and other forms of relief). The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

    Applicants must be fluent in Spanish. For more information, please click here


  • 04/14/2016 4:13 PM | Anonymous

    Reporting to the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, the Supreme Court Clerk maintains the court’s records, files and documents. The Clerk is also responsible for managing the court’s caseflow, including the preparation of its calendars, arranging for pro tem (temporary) judges and docketing all cases and papers filed. The Clerk supplies attorneys, opposing counsel and other appropriate counsel with copies of Supreme Court briefs, and records attorney admissions to the practice of law in Washington state. The Clerk also rules on costs in each case decided by the court, and may also rule on various other procedural motions. The Clerk directs and coordinates all of the activities of the Clerk’s Office, as outlined below. The Clerk serves at the pleasure of the justices. 

    http://www.courts.wa.gov/employ/docs/5294/Announcement.pdf

  • 04/14/2016 4:10 PM | Anonymous

    Associate Attorney

    Intellectual Property

    Job #A20151111 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate with one to six years of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Candidates must have a degree in computer science, strong academic credentials and excellent references. All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of the Washington Bar. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and graduate/undergraduate transcripts.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-patent-prosecution-job-a20151111-seattle-wa.html

    Associate Attorney

    Trust & Estate Planning

    Job #A20160103 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate level attorney to join our Personal Planning Group. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must also have one to three years of relevant experience in trust and estate planning and/or an L.L.M. in tax. To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcripts, and three professional references.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-personal-planning-job-a20160103-seattle-wa.html

    Corporate Services Attorney

    E-Discovery Services & Strategy

    Job #A20160302 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking attorneys to work on an hourly contract basis with responsibilities including conducting due diligence reviews, contract review and drafting, and property lease abstractions. The length of the assignment will vary based on project needs. Candidates must be experienced with corporate transactions, including due diligence and contract review, and should have familiarity with document review platforms. Candidates are required to demonstrate superb attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong customer service skills. Candidates must be admitted to the Washington State Bar and have at least two years of related work experience. Foreign language skills are preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/corporate-services-attorney-job-a20160302-seattle-wa.html

    Emerging Companies/Venture Capital Associate

    Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

    Job #A20151202 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced associate with ambition and initiative 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 practice, which is focused on startup/emerging growth company representation and seed and venture capital financings, as well as more generally in the areas of M&A, including private equity, and public company securities and reporting work. Candidates should have solid academic credentials and between 3 and 6 years of experience. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-emerging-companies-venture-capital-job.html

    Review Attorney

    E-Discovery Services & Strategy

    Job #A20160309 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking attorneys for document review and discovery-related work on an hourly contract basis. The length of the assignment will vary based on project needs. Candidates ideally should be trained in document review procedures and have expertise in document review platforms and litigation support technologies. Familiarity with the litigation process, including all phases of discovery and trial, and admission to the Washington bar are required. Superb attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Strong knowledge of litigation support software such as Relativity, Equivio, Concordance, CaseMap, and LiveNote is preferred. Japanese language or other foreign language skills are also preferred. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/review-attorney-job-a20160309-seattle-wa.html

    Trademark & Copyright Associate

    Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection

    Job #A20160402 – Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an attorney with three to six years of relevant trademark experience to work with our Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, IP transactions, advertising, marketing and promotions matters, as well as handling copyright-related issues and registration is strongly preferred. Attention to detail, the ability to work well in a group, as well as the ability to work independently, are important characteristics. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising practice. Experience in a large law firm setting is also preferred.

    Our nationally-ranked Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, finance, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music, advertising, marketing, and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on intellectual property practices, and one of the largest trademark practices in the Pacific Northwest.

    To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcripts.

    https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/trademark-copyright-associate-job-a20160402-seattle-wa.html


  • 04/14/2016 4:03 PM | Anonymous

    State of Washington

    Dept. of Corrections

    invites applications for the position of:

    Senior Contracts Attorney

    SALARY: $5,212.00 ­ $7,291.00 Monthly

    $62,544.00 ­ $87,492.00 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 04/08/16

    CLOSING DATE: 04/22/16 11:59 PM

    ALL the Details can be found here:  Careers.wa.gov


    Senior Contracts Attorney

    Office of the Deputy Secretary ­ Contracts and Regulations

    Headquarters ­ Tumwater WA

    The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a Senior Contracts Attorney within the Office of the Deputy Secretary ­ Business Services. This is a full­time, permanent Washington Management Service (WMS) position located at DOC Headquarters in Tumwater,Washington.

    If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at careers.wa.gov and attach the following documents to your application:

    Current Resume, (chronological, with relevant experience listed).

    Minimum of three (3) professional references, (including name, phone number and email address).

    Letter of Interest, (no more than two (2) pages, indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position.

    We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before

    submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the application materials submitted.


  • 04/06/2016 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    INVESTIGATION and RESOLUTION SPECIALIST

    Req #: 131517
    Department: COMPLIANCE AND RISK SERVICES: UCIRO
    Job Location: Seattle Campus
    Posting Date: 03/30/2016 
    Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
    Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
    Notes: This posting will remain Open until Filled, however, to ensure priority consideration, please apply by April 25.  
    The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    The University of Washington has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for an experienced employment attorney to join the University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (“UCIRO”), a program within the Compliance and Risk Services Department, as an Investigation and Resolution Specialist. 

    UCIRO investigates complaints of violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  UCIRO also investigates and responds to most charges of discrimination filed by individuals with external agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC), and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). 

    The Investigation and Resolution Specialist, under the general direction of the Executive Director for Compliance Services or her delegate, investigates and facilitates the resolution of alleged violations of the University’s non-discrimination policies and corresponding federal and state laws according to program practices, procedures, and regulations.  In conducting UCIRO investigations, the Investigation and Resolution Specialist acts as a neutral, objective fact-finder under the procedures outlined in the University of Washington’s Administrative Policy Statements, Section 46.3. 

    The Investigation and Resolution Specialist is a critical part of the compliance function at the University and its Medical Centers.  The Investigation and Resolution Specialist analyzes pertinent complaint and resolution information in a meaningful, constructive way and utilizes that information as appropriate with those who have a business need to know to assess compliance and avoid, reduce, and mitigate risk. 

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Investigates, evaluates and advises on potential exposure of risk associated with complaints which assert violations of University of Washington policies, including non-discrimination policies, sexual misconduct policies, and related procedures, and, if accepted, complaints of policy violations for which there are no other established administrative processes available.  Prepares summary outlines, and in some cases detailed reports, and orally communicates investigative factual determinations and analysis to complainants, subjects, departments and others with a business reason to know. 

    • Investigates, evaluates and advises on potential exposure of risk associated with externally filed complaints and charges against the University of Washington, including complaints of discrimination (e.g. Title VII, ADEA, ADA, Title IX, etc.), retaliation, and harassment.  Conducts investigations in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and applicable case law.  Provides agencies with detailed written responses and information that complies substantively and procedurally with agency standards.  Monitors agency action until file closing and assists with implementation of compliance agreements.  

    •  Participates in external agency fact-finding and mediation conferences as necessary.  Prepares witnesses for interviews with administrative agencies conducting on-site investigations. 

    •  Communicates and collaborates with University departments, Human Resources representatives and Assistant Attorneys General and administrative personnel as appropriate in handling complaints and issues related thereto. 

    •  Partners with departments, Human Resources representatives and Assistant Attorneys General regarding early dispute intervention and resolution.  

    •  Leads cross-departmental resolution teams in devising, refining and implementing appropriate and creative approaches to dispute resolution, unit training, discipline and related management efforts.  

    •  Assists in developing University responses to requests for information from federal and state agencies. 

    •  Negotiates settlements within delegated authority; obtains authority in excess of delegation, as appropriate and when necessary. 

    •  Executes settlement agreements. 

    •  Other duties as assigned.
    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Juris Doctorate degree AND four years of experience in employment law and investigations 
    • Deep working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations related to compliance with nondiscrimination laws, including but not limited to WLAD, Title VII, Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act 
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including: the ability to both be impartial and project impartiality; and to establish rapport with a diverse range of community members 
    • Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges 
    • Ability to manage issues of complex and extreme sensitivity with a high level or professionalism 
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and plan one’s work to meet critical deadlines 
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare complex written reports and provide reliable testimony explaining the investigation’s process, findings, conclusions and rationales 
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team 
    • Basic word processing skills      

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    DESIRED:
    • Professional experience in conducting civil rights investigations in a public higher education environment 
    • Experience conducting investigations of alleged sexual misconduct 
    • Experience representing employers to enforcement agencies, such as the EEOC or the Washington State Human Rights Commission 
    • Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, and interviewing best practices (including trauma-based informed techniques for sexual misconduct matters and other related issues) 
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently use computer systems and databases, including Windows-based software 
    • Proven team player with a sense of humor
    Condition of Employment:

    Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. 

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. 


    Application Process: 
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


  • 03/28/2016 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    he United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications from experienced attorneys to fill positions as Assistant United States Attorneys in the Civil Division of its Seattle office.

    Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.

    Thank you for your help in disseminating these vacancy announcements.  These and other current attorney vacancy announcements can be found on the Department’s legal careers website at:  https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies?position=1.