Calling all recent law school graduates who are bar qualified in Washington state and seeking to get courtroom experience, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has opportunities for several entry-level positions currently open in their Criminal Division.
The Criminal Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is looking for several highly motivated attorneys to join our office as a contract deputy assistant attorney (DPAA).
The mission of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (PAO) is to do Justice. The hallmarks of service in the Office are Integrity, Compassion, Leadership and Professionalism. 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.
We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive. We encourage you to watch our six minute values video: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/prosecutor/jobs.aspx All PAO employees are expected to participate in PAO equity work and attending equity trainings and discussions. PAO employees are expected to comply with equity and social justice principles, and to work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement.
KCPAO deputies cover work at courthouses in Redmond, Kent and Seattle. All deputies are expected to be able to work at any of those locations. The courts are currently allowing virtual appearances for most calendars due to COVID-19, but in-person appearances will be necessary for select hearings as well as for jury trials, once the courts decide to resume jury trials. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.
Application Materials: Applicants must complete the application form, answer supplemental questions and attach a resume and cover letter addressed to the Hiring Committee on the application website.