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King County Sheriff's Office
Seattle, King County, United States
15 hours ago

Description

The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is seeking an experienced Legal Advisor. This position will focus on labor and employment issues and provide advice on legal and policy matters to the Sheriff's Office. If you seek interesting work, including the chance to work on implementing policy and practices focusing on improving the quality of policing in our community, this opportunity may be for you. The mission of the KCSO is to be a trusted partner in fighting crime and improving the quality of life for our residents and guests. The hallmarks of service in the Office are Integrity, Teamwork, Service and Leadership. The KCSO strives to develop trust in our community by demonstrating transparency and accountability.

King County provides exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • 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
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Up to 10 additional paid Executive Leave days per year
  • Payment of annual bar dues and continuing education

For a full list of benefits are available on the “benefits” tab of the job posting.

JOB DUTIES:
Responsibilities of the Legal Advisor include providing advice on legal and policy matters for the KCSO. You will provide counsel to members of the agency’s executive staff on the development of policies directly affecting the KCSO employees, focusing on labor and employment law. More specifically, you will:

  • Monitor and advise agency leadership of current court decisions and legislation affecting the operations, practices, and policies of the agency.
  • Recommend and draft changes to KCSO policies and practices relating to labor and employment.
  • Evaluate new legislation for impact on agency programs and services.
  • Serve as liaison with internal agencies such the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Human Resources, Office of Labor Relations, and Office of Risk Management as well as with other external municipal, state and federal agencies.
  • Provide guidance to agency leadership in addressing sensitive or controversial employee relations issues. Assist the agency with training of employees regarding statutory and case law developments.
  • Review and advise on internal investigations and discipline and may work with external and internal investigators performing investigations.
  • May supervise or assign work to staff.


Requirements

Applicants must be Washington State Bar qualified and demonstrate:
• Five years of experience advising or litigating labor and employment law issues
• Strong legal research, writing and analytical skills.
• Strong work ethic and commitment to working effectively in a team environment.
• Experience conducting or supervising workplace investigations into claims of discrimination in the workplace
• Familiarity with state and federal standards applicable to the workplace
• Advanced skill in problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision making, and issue spotting.

Special Requirements:
• Member in good standing with the Washington State Bar.
• Must submit to a criminal history check.
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Legal Resident (per RCW 36.27 and 29A.04 and Article VI of the WA Constitution).

Application Instructions: Please carefully review the list of required materials before submitting your application.
• Letter of interest clearly explaining how your meet or exceed the posted requirements
• Writing sample – must be recent, written substantially by the applicant and no more than 20 pages in length
• A complete online application via https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty

Contact Information: If you have questions regarding this recruitment or background requirements, please contact the KCSO Human Resources Manager, Jessica Klein at Jessica.Klein@KingCounty.gov or at 206-263-2543.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61078361
  • Location:
    Seattle, King County, United States
  • Position Title: Legal Advisor - Senior
  • Company Name: King County Sheriff's Office
  • Job Function: In-house Staff Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: J.D.
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $123,594.22 - $156,662.90 (Yearly Salary)

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