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Hearings Examiner 2 - Hearings and Interviews, Programs...
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State of Washington | Olympia, WA
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Our purpose: "Helping every Washington resident live, work, drive, and thrive."

Our values: Trust, Respect, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Licensing is looking for an experienced legal professional to join our Hearings Examiner team!

We are committed to providing due process to drivers subject to license cancelations, suspensions and revocations. Cases are high volume and randomly assigned to the team. Common legal issues reviewed include the legality of DUI arrests, fraudulent applications for driver's licenses and financial responsibility after an uninsured traffic accident.

We are looking for an experienced attorney with strong legal writing skills, who is able to draft clear, concise, legally sound decisions and who enjoys working independently with little oversight. They must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable dealing efficiently and effectively with a diverse clientele.

The Department of Licensing values wellness and promotes a family-friendly culture where a healthy work life balance is supported. After finishing a brief probationary period, Hearing Examiners are able to enjoy telework up to two days per week. Also, in addition to our State's excellent benefits package, we offer an outstanding tuition assistance program!

Please Note

The salary posted reflects the July 1, 2019 salary increase.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Required Qualifications

Applicants who possess the following qualifications may be referred to the hiring manager:

* License to practice law in the state of Washington.
* Two years of experience from any of the following categories (this includes experience working as a Rule 9 intern).
* An adjudicator of claims, OR
* Full time member of a regulatory board or commission which hears contested cases, OR
* Prosecuting or defending criminal cases, OR
* Representing plaintiffs/defendants in civil trials or hearings.

* Two years of experience writing legal briefs, rulings, and decisions, and communicating official legal opinions and procedures.
* One year of experience conducting legal research using electronic tools, analyzing relevant law, and applying the law to the facts.
* One year of experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, other software programs, and legal research tools.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants who also possess the following may receive additional consideration by the hiring manager:

* One year of experience prosecuting and/or defending in DUI trials.
* One year of experience interviewing and questioning witnesses and hearing participants to obtain the most accurate and complete understanding of the facts in a legal proceeding.
* Experience maintaining the highest level of confidentiality at all times.
* Experience with on-line and electronic filing systems.
* Experience using Excel or similar spreadsheet software to input monthly statistics into a prepared workbook

Make a difference. Join our team!

We value diverse perspectives and life experiences. We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

We are one of the most public facing state agencies and the second largest revenue generating agency in Washington State. We regularly interact with over 6 million Washingtonians and collect nearly $3.3 billion in taxes and fees annually. We know our services are essential to our customers' ability to live, work, drive, and thrive. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to ensuring every resident has equitable and meaningful access to our services.

We serve all the people of Washington State with pride and are developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents. Come join us in changing the way government delivers services, and help build a legacy of commitment to and excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion!

Click here for more information about our agency culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion plans; and to learn about the many additional benefits we offer!

Union Inclusion

This position is included in a bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For membership questions, contact the local Union Representative.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, the following steps are required:

* Select the large Apply button at the top of this job announcement. If you haven't already done so, you will need to create an applicant profile.
* Ensure the work history section of your applicant profile is current and thorough, clearly stating any and all qualifications you possess related to this specific position.
* Upload and attach your cover letter specific to this position and your current resume. Your materials must also include three professional references with name, title, and current contact information. References may be listed in your applicant profile, included on your resume, or uploaded as a separate attachment. Additional references are accepted.
* Answer all of the supplemental questions and be sure that all of your responses are clearly reflected and can be verified in your application materials.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application process, contact the recruiter listed below prior to when this job posting closes AND before you submit your application.

Veteran's Preference Notice

To take advantage of veteran's preference, please do the following:

* Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to HRRecruit@dol.wa.gov
* Use a subject line of "VET for PSD HE2 19-109"
* Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov

Military Spouse Preference Notice

To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

* Notify us of your military spouse status by email at HRRecruit@dol.wa.gov
* Use a subject line of "MS for PSD HE2 19-109"
* Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov

The candidate pool certified from this recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.

The Washington State Department of Licensing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process, during the recruitment process, or who need this job announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-902-4000 or may email HRRecruit@dol.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our ASL interpreter via Video Phone at 360.339.7344.

Contact Us

For inquiries about this position, please contact Sarah Wood at 360.902.4025 or email HRRecruit@dol.wa.gov. Please use a subject line that includes "PSD HE2 19-109".

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