Court Navigation Program Coordinator (Paralegal) job vacancy in City of Seattle (Seattle, WA 98104)

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Company name : City of Seattle
Location : Seattle, WA 98104
Position : Court Navigation Program Coordinator (Paralegal)

Description :
Court Navigation Program Coordinator (Paralegal)

Salary:

$35.05 – $40.86 Hourly

Location:

Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington

Job Type:

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time

Shift:

Day

Department:

Office of Labor Standards

Bargaining Unit:

Not represented

Closing Date

08/30/22 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Position Description:

The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps, and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents. The mission of the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

We are seeking a results-driven, self-motivated
Court Navigation Program Coordinator (Paralegal) to coordinate and administer the new Court Navigation Program under the Independent Contractors Protections Ordinance, an ordinance newly created in 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape and build this innovative, progressive program to further workers’ right with an equity focus and lens.

Job Responsibilities:

Interested in being part of this program? Here is more about what you will be doing:

Program Administration: Work closely with the Enforcement Team to help develop the new Court Navigation Program. You will also coordinate and administer the program, as well as provide intake and referral information, outreach, and education to the public on the provisions and procedures of that Ordinance. You will maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Ordinance, administrative rules, and OLS policy, and court rules and procedures.

Complaint Procedure Management: Initiate and track a complaint procedure under the Ordinance, including requiring independent contractor complainants and hiring entities to provide information pursuant to that procedure. Work closely with OLS Investigators to draft and send notices and other materials to appropriate parties pursuant to complaint procedure. Assist with and support the collection, processing, and distribution of monetary recovery for workers, and administration of this process.

Data Tracking & Case Management: Perform data entry and track referrals to various legal assistance resources, where OLS refers independent contractors. Track and process cases and case activities using case management databases. Prepare various reports. Conduct records research when necessary to identify and locate employers, hiring entities, employees, and independent contractors. Perform legal and factual research and summarize information containing recommended courses of action and/or solutions to legal issues.

Administrative Support: Serve as back up for front desk receptionist, manage office supply inventory, schedule meetings, etc. Manage invoice processing, petty cash reimbursements and other financial task as needed or in the absence of the Operations Manager.

Public Disclosure Request Support: Support OLS’s Public Disclosure Officer with responses to Public Disclosure Requests (PDRs) received from the public. Review enforcement documents and apply the laws of public disclosure. Keep up to date on City PDR procedures and Washington State’s Public Records Act by attending regular PDR trainings. Coordinate and/or conduct staff training on public disclosure and assist staff with public disclosure questions or issues.

You will be prepared for this role if you have the following experience, knowledge, and skills:

Understanding of racial equity and social justice principles and institutional racism, with the demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to daily work.
Outstanding case management skills, including the ability to produce, track and manage multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines in a high-performing environment, using case management systems.
Proficiency Microsoft 365 suite of products (Excel, Dynamics, and SharePoint) for communications, presentations, and reports, as well as Microsoft Teams and WebEx.
Familiarity with court systems and/or legal services.
Familiarity with case management and case files.

Your effectiveness in this role will depend on your ability to:

Build collaborative, productive, and respectful relationships with others.
Model racial equity in relationships, respect people’s lived experience and reflect a deep understanding of race, social justice, and equity in your interactions and work.
Provide exceptional customer service and work effectively both as a team member and independently with minimal supervision.
Interact with people with a high level of empathy and emotional intelligence for the parties involved.
Be highly organized, detailed, and accurate.
Be self-motivated and self-directed.
Produce, track, and manage multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines.
Contribute positively to a diverse working environment.
Field, research and respond to requests for information and records.
Assist, research or respond to requests related to legal matters.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:
Typically, people are qualified to do this work by obtaining technical expertise through the attainment of:
Bachelor’s degree
AND competence through two (2) years of professional paralegal duties

OR
A Certification from a nationally accredited paralegal training institution
OR an Associate Degree
AND three (3) years related experience.

OR
Four (4) years of professional paralegal duties

We recognize that there are other ways a person can gain the expertise and ability to perform this work. Education, experience, and training that provides evidence of the ability to perform the job responsibilities set forth in this job announcement will be evaluated for equivalency to the established education and experience qualifications. Examples of work that would be evaluated include: volunteer paralegal work and certification; legal research; or attainment of a Juris Doctor degree.

Additional Information:

This full-time position is classified as a Paralegal. It is an overtime eligible, full time status position. The work associated with this position is expected to be a hybrid combination of telecommuting and onsite work and meetings, as directed by business needs.

Why work at the City?

The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.

Employees of the City of Seattle enjoy competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package generous leave programs, and the satisfaction of doing work that helps make Seattle a great place to live, work, and play. Explore City of Seattle –Benefits at a Glance (Download PDF reader) for more information.

COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate: All City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

For optimal consideration, please include a resume and cover letter with your application. We encourage you to use your cover letter to discuss why you want to do this work and how you meet the qualifications for the position. Your resume should summarize the talent, experience, knowledge, and skills you bring to this work. In evaluating equivalency, we consider:

Coursework towards a bachelor’s degree, certification, or attainment of an advance degree in a related field.
The standard for “year” experience is a full-time (40 hrs./wk.) position held for twelve months where the activities outlined are a primary job function. If you have performed the outlined activities as a job assignment indicate how frequently you engaged in the activity (i.e. deliver weekly half-day training, spend a day each pay period).
Volunteer work. Make sure you quantify your time (i.e. weekly spend four hours providing technical assistance in community based legal aid organization).

Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience.

Questions? Please contact Nicolette Hornbeck at Nicolette.Hornbeck@seattle.gov

To learn more about the Office of Labor Standards, please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards

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