Legal Administrative Specialist III- Sexual Violent Predator Unit (Internal Applicants Only)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time
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Internal Applicants Only
This position is open only to current employees of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

This position will be reclassified to a Paralegal I once the King County Council ratifies the agreement between the King County Coalition of Unions and the County.
Supervisor: Elizabeth Mazich
Salary: Range 44 -- $27.2471 hourly (Step One) - $34.5374 (Step Ten)*
Location: In-person/ Telecommute (Hybrid)- King County Courthouse Seattle
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Job Duties

 This position is responsible for a wide range of mid-level clerical responsibilities including:

  • Organizing large volumes of discovery, bates-stamping, redacting and routing discovery
  • Handling mail with attention to civil rules and procedure
  • Filing legal documents and serving documents on opposing counsel
  • Scheduling depositions and making travel arrangements for out-of-state victims and witnesses
  • Maintain electronic files, pleadings and forms
  • Assists paralegals with coordinating witnesses for trial and may take notes during witness interviews in the paralegals absence
  • Travel to McNeil Island to help paralegal with AV equipment during depositions
  • Performs related work as needed
  • Uses a variety of computer programs including Adobe Acrobat DC, PBK, Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willing to learn trial presentation software Ipro Trial Director 360
  • Other duties include phone support, general unit support and other projects as assigned by staff supervisor and unit chair
  • Other responsibilities may be added or changed as business needs evolve.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of criminal justice system and office practices/procedures.  
  • Knowledge of Civil and Appellate practice a plus.  
  • Skill to express ideas and convey information effectively, orally and in writing. 
  • Skill to work under pressure and meet deadlines with a strong attention to detail.  
  • Excellent spelling, grammar & organization skills.  
  • Follow written and verbal directions and complete assigned tasks on schedule.  
  • Ability to perform assigned job duties with frequent interruptions.  Skill in maintaining confidentiality and discretion involving highly critical matters.
  • Demonstrated predictable and reliable attendance.  
  • Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes, and apply procedures using good judgment; ability to accept supervision, coaching and feedback. 
  • This position requires moving or lifting heavy objects, such as boxes of books, papers, etc. that weigh 20-25 pounds.
  • Active participation in PAO equity work, attending equity trainings and discussions, support for the PAO’s Equity and Social Justice policy and principles and work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement are requisite.

Supplemental Information

Application Process: 

Interested individuals must submit a resume and cover letter. 

Selection Process 

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

*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 Teamsters Local No. 117.  

Tracking Number: 55S-2022-JUN-REG

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
  • 10 paid 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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The SVP Unit deals with the worst of the worst sex offenders. The paralegal typically reviews and processes discovery that can be disturbing and unsettling such as photographs, video and explicit descriptions in sexual autobiographies. How will you deal with these elements of the job?
Describe the experience you have managing a high-volume of discovery and/or documents

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