Assistant Training Director

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Job location
710 Second Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
King County, Deparment of Public Defense
Street address: 
710 Second Avenue, Suite 1000
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

•Recruit, interview, and facilitate hiring processes for students seeking intern and entry level positions with the Department.
•Act as liaison between the Department and educational institutions to recruit quality, social justice oriented students.
•Guarantee quality intern/extern recruitments and quality educational experience for interns/externs with the Department throughout the year.
•Work closely with the Training Director in the development and implementation of a department-wide training program for interns and new attorneys.
•Oversee and manage the organization and distribution of training materials, legal manuals, online resources, educational videos, and more.
•Other duties as assigned.


•At least 5 years of experience in legal education and/ or indigent defense.
•Demonstrated commitment to indigent defense.
•Strong personal communication skills both written and oral.
•Demonstrated skill in presentation and resource development in support of training.
•Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail and timelines.
•Demonstrated project management skills including tracking activities and deliverables to move projects forward, anticipating and adjusting for problems and roadblocks and achieving desired outcomes within scope, budget and on schedule.
•Ability to prioritize section goals and objectives and ensure alignment with DPD goals and objectives and other King County efforts including but not limited to King County's Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan.
•A robust executive skill set, including the ability to think strategically, solve problems, juggle competing demands, and get things done.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, including an understanding of how to foster healthy group dynamics, build consensus, develop collaborative teams, navigate sensitive issues, establish positive working relationships, and maintain staff morale and productivity through periods of change.
Desirable qualifications
• JD from an accredited law school


Please note: An offer of employment will be contingent on the ability to successfully pass a Washington State Patrol Background Check.

To apply: 

Who May Apply: This recruitment is open to all qualified candidates.

Closing Date: Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process. This position is open until filled. Review of application materials will be ongoing throughout the recruitment process. Candidates are encouraged to submit qualifications prior to close of business on Friday, April 4, 2017, for optimal consideration.

Where To Apply: Interested individuals should submit an online King County application, resume and cover letter indicating how you meet the qualifications of the position. You can find the online application at:

Electronic submission is preferred. For inquiries, please feel free to contact Irma Van Buskirk at [email protected] or 206-263-9002.

Work Schedule: This at-will position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. The workweek is normally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants may be required to demonstrate their qualifications at the time of the interview and/or skills assessment.

King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$132,307.55 - $167,707.70 Annually
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017