Legal Administrative Professional II- Protection Order Advocacy Program

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$61,609.60 - $78,104.00 Annually

Kent, WA

Job Type
Term Limited Temporary, Full Time, 40 hrs/wk

PAO - Prosecuting Attorneys

Job Number


3/30/2023 5:00 PM Pacific


The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Protection Order Resource Navigator- Legal Administrative Professional II. Legal Administrative Professional handle a variety of legal office support tasks performed under general supervision, requiring an ability to exercise sound independent judgment. If you seek enriching, meaningful work and a chance to serve your community while working as part of a collaborative team, this opportunity may be for you.

We value diversity in our team and embrace the cultural and demographic qualities of the King County community. We work to attract and retain a team that represents the range of backgrounds and perspectives that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. We value the ideas and brilliance that come from lived experience. Candidates with such experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office:

The Criminal Division is the largest of four divisions and is organized into several different units. See the Criminal Division Overview for more information. We are guided by our core values of Justice, Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, and Leadership.

Our mission is to do justice:
  • We exercise the power given to us by the people with fairness and humility.
  • We serve our diverse community, support victims and families, and hold individuals accountable.
  • We develop innovative and collaborative solutions for King County and the State of Washington.
To learn more about the PAO, please visit our website .

We value diversity in our team and embrace the cultural and demographic qualities of the King County community. We work to attract and retain a team that represents the range of backgrounds and perspectives that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. We value the ideas and brilliance that come from lived experience. Candidates with such experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Location: In-person- Maleng Regional Justice Center- 401 4th Ave N, Kent, WA 98032.

Work Schedule: This position works a 40-hour work week schedule, normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position is eligible for King County's generous benefits package and is covered by the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Salary: Range 44

$29.62 (Step one) - $37.55 (Step ten) Hourly*
$2,369.60 - $3,004.00 Biweekly
$61,609.60 - $78,104.00 Annually

Union Membership: Positions in this classification are represented by Teamsters Local No. 117.

Application Process:

Interested individuals must complete the three application components:

1) Submit a resume
2) Respond to the supplemental questions
3) Fully complete King County application. **

***Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state "see my resume" or are blank, are considered incomplete and will not be considered competitive.

Selection Process

Materials will be reviewed for qualifications, and the most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview process.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Karla Avila Vargas (She/Her)
Human Resource Assoicate

Special Requirements

Finalists must successfully submit to a criminal background check, reference check, and be fingerprinted.

*Employees with less than 2 years of service will receive .25 per hour less than the hourly salary table due to a mandatory contribution toward the Teamsters Pension Trust that was voted by members of the collective bargaining agreement between our office and Teamsters Local No. 117.

Job Duties
  • Provide basic crisis intervention and resource/referral to individuals seeking protection order assistance by phone, in-person and via email; Triage individuals seeking protection order assistance to determine basic eligibility for all 6 Civil Protection orders under RCW 7.105
  • Provide basic instructions and information for civil protection orders under RCW 7.105 including linking petitioners to online filing system and/or self-serve kiosks as appropriate.
  • Assist individuals who qualify for POAP advocacy to set appointments using online booking systems.
  • Act as a resource hub for pro se litigants seeking information regarding the protection order process and related matters.
  • Provide basic community resource information and factsheets for walk-in, callers, and email inquiries as applicable
  • Make appropriate referrals to community-based organizations and agencies to address relevant social service needs associated with their victimization Act as a liaison between your team members, the court, police officers, victims, and other agencies.
  • Work collaboratively with advocates to triage and problem solve needs presented by community members seeking assistance.
  • Assist with administrative court calendar preparations as neededLog calls and emails as appropriate into the PbK database and triage que
  • Manage office equipment, including computer, fax, and printers.
  • Order office supplies as needed.
  • Contact law enforcement agencies to amend Proof of Service forms that are incomplete
  • E-file Protection Order documentation.
  • Help to maintain various resource factsheets re civil legal aid referrals, community resource lists, critical issues, etc.
  • Maintain and update Protection Order Resource Navigator Manual
  • Actively participate in PAO equity work, attending equity trainings and discussions.
  • Provide support for the Equity and Social Justice policy and principles, work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Additional responsibilities and/or tasks may be incorporated, or existing ones modified as business needs evolve.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • This position requires excellent customer service skills and strong computer skills.
  • Customer service skills both in person, by phone, and in writing (discretion, patience, etiquette, professionalism).
  • Public service experience in crisis intervention, de-escalation, and resource/referral with individuals in crisis.
  • Basic understanding of the impact of victimization and trauma with community members in crisis
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and good judgment with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Skill in responding in a positive, mature, empathetic, and helpful manner to various individuals having diverse backgrounds and concerns.
  • Skill to work independently and follow through on given assignments, as well as be part of a team and interact appropriately.
  • Advance organizational skills and the ability to complete a variety of tasks in an accurate manner with frequent interruptions.
  • Advance skill in using computers and the ability to become proficient in the use of database programs such as PbK (with training), Word, Excel, and Adobe Pro.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions, and to complete assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Ability to monitor and appropriately respond to multiple queues of work throughout the day.
  • Skill to work under pressure and meet deadlines with acute attention to detail.
  • Skill to express ideas and convey information effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Skill in responding quickly to telephone calls and emails.
  • Demonstrated predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.
  • Ability to identify and communicate access to justice barriers faced by public while trying to access services.
  • Assert initiative to problem solve and seek solutions collaboratively with team members
  • Any combination of experience/education/training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes, and apply procedures using good judgment; ability and willingness to accept supervision, coaching and feedback.
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with management, co-workers, attorneys, court personnel, law enforcement and the public.
  • Commitment to Equity and Social Justice work, including ongoing cultural competence development.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is dedicated to making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County 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 Apply
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, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Tracking Number: 155S-2022--DEC-SD/TLT

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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