The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is committed to providing legal representation to indigent clients in King County, the only county in the United States named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.
The DPD provides legal representation to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, as well as people facing civil commitment, parents who could lose their children in a dependency action, and people seeking to vacate a past felony or misdemeanor conviction. DPD works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of system involvement, and other structural and systemic issues that undermine the rights of our clients. We employ not only attorneys, but also skilled investigators, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and other support staff.
The Department of Public Defense is seeking to fill one Special Duty Accountant Position to support the departmental business operation functions including general accounts payable and expert services requests. The job duties of these functions will be rotated on an annual basis to ensure continuity of business operations.
This position requires a high level of attention to detail to ensure expert services requests and general accounts payable are processed accurately, and in accordance with policies and applicable laws and collective bargaining agreements, while consistently meeting critical deadlines.
Who May Apply: Applicants for special duty must be current King County employees who have passed their initial probationary period. Special duty applicants must have approval from their current supervisor/department to accept the acting assignment.
In this assignment, you can typically expect to:
Work Location and Schedule: This position is located at 710 Second Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA. The work week is normally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Selection Process: Materials will be reviewed for qualifications, and the most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a panel interview process.
Required Application Materials: In addition to completing the electronic application, interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the required qualifications and how this assignment fits in with your career development goals.
Union: This position is represented by SEIU Local 925.
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.
Pay upon Special Duty Placement: Compensation is based upon the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement for the selected employee's base assignment.