Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application
process or requiring information in an alternative format may
contact Kalea Muigai at 360-586-7698. Those with a hearing
impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the
Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777
This position will remain open until a sufficient number of
qualified candidates have applied. First review of applications is
expected to occur on 06/04/2021 and will be ongoing. It is in the
applicants' best interest to submit their application materials as
early as possible. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a
hiring decision at any time. This job posting may be closed at any
time without notice.
The AGO serves more than 230 state agencies, boards,
commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature
and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the
highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies,
and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is
comprised of over 550 attorneys and 700 professional
staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of
the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all
cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of
differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing
principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their
fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The
core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the
value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace.
For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review
the Office's newest Annual Report which can be found HERE and view
The Attorney General's Office is recruiting for a permanent full
time Legal Assistant 3 in the Torts Division. This position is
located in Tacoma, Washington. This position is not
The Torts Division defends tort claims and lawsuits against all
state agencies, officers and employees. The majority of the cases
are based on actions brought under theories of liability for state
actions such as highway design, release of inmates, injuries on
state property, medical malpractice, employment, child care and
custody, auto accidents, maritime injuries, false arrests and
With such a diverse practice our professional staff are
continuously engaged in challenging and interesting work.
Opportunities to learn and achieve professional growth
through experience, mentorship and training are encouraged and
The Torts Division strives to consistently exemplify AGO core
values, i.e., to deliver high quality legal services; conduct
ourselves with integrity, professionalism, civility, and
transparency; and promote a collegial and diverse workplace that
values, respects, and supports our employees. Under general
direction, this position performs complex legal support functions
Composes, formats, proofreads, prepares, serves and files
pleadings, motions, briefs and other legal documents meeting
specific time requirements, court schedules and confirmation
In addition, this position performs entry-level paralegal duties
including collecting and organizing factual information and
documents related to litigation, potential litigation, or legal
services to state agency clients.
Analyzes factual information contained in discovery materials
and advises attorney on persons who should be deposed and documents
that should be obtained. Locates witnesses by searching discovery
records, telephoning or checking other sources of information.
Composes, organizes and enters factual information and documents
related to litigation into computer databases. Logs and assists
with organization and preparation of large volumes of documents
related to litigation. Tracks documents, exhibits, pleadings,
depositions, and other information by utilizing databases.
Identifies, compiles, and prepares documents for discovery and
trial. Prepares, organizes and assembles trial materials, including
trial notebooks, trial briefs, jury instructions, exhibits,
courtroom aids, pre- and post-trial motions. Keeps clients and
witnesses informed on progress of cases. Assists attorneys during
trial within the office and in the courtroom as requested.
Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and four years of
experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney,
administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent;
Option 2: One year as a Legal Assistant 2;
Option 3: A two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies,
Paralegal Studies or related field of study plus 2 years of legal
office experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal
Secretary or Paralegal degree.
Applicants to the Washington State Office of the Attorney
General Legal Assistant Classifications are required to take a
skills assessment test, administered online by eSkill.
- Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications as listed in the
job announcement will receive an email from eSkill with a link to
an online skills assessment. You will have three days after
the email is sent to take the assessment.
In addition to completing the online application, applicants
must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be
considered for this position:
- A letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications
for the position;
- A current resume detailing experience and education.
READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMPLETELY:
- Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and
grammar before submitting.
- You may not reapply to this posting for 30 days.
- The initial screening of applications will be solely based on
the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and
"education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov,
completeness of the application material submitted, and responses
to the supplemental questionnaire.
- A resume will not substitute for completing the "work
experience" section of the application.
- All information may be verified and documentation may be
Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an
agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all
employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive
working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from
all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and
volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the
goals and mission of the AGO.
The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin,
sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age,
disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status,
retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by
a person with a disability.
If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or
completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)
524-5627 or email@example.com.
For assistance with the application process, please contact
Judith Vandergeest at (360) 586-7691 or
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same
job classification across the agency.