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Legal Advisor - Senior

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment Job #: 2021JK14444 Exp.: 5+ Years Salary: $118,206 - $149,843 Yearly
Who May Apply: Open to the public.

Note: Applicants must meet the required background qualifications for employment with King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). Please be sure to review the list of automatic disqualifiers for employment with KCSO.

Summary: The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is seeking an experienced Legal Advisor, focusing on labor and employment issues, to provide advice on legal and policy matters.

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.

Job Duties:
KCSO Legal Advisors work with leadership throughout the organization, primarily from headquarters at the King County Courthouse. Although some in person meetings are expected, Legal Advisors may also telework, as approved by their supervisors.

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.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
  • 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.
  • Must be Washington State Bar qualified

Closing Date: 31st October, 2021

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