Legal Services Senior Analyst at the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts

Washington Courts Employment Opportunity
Administrative Office of the Courts


Employment Status: Regular, Full-Time
Location: Olympia, Washington
Salary: Range 64: $5,307 — $6,963 mo. (DOQ)
Opens: April 19, 2019
Closes: May 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Provides expert legal consultation/advice and performs legal writing and editing related to the business operations of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Reporting to the Legal Services and Appellate Court Support Manager, this is an expert level job that works independently with minimal guidance and supervision. Exercises broad decision making authority within the area of responsibility and expertise defined and directed by the LS&ACS Manager. Interacts regularly with AOC staff, judicial committees and court staff.

Detailed information (scope of responsibility, essential activities, and key competencies, etc.) can be found by viewing the Job Description attached to this Announcement. Or at, under Current Openings, click on Washington Courts and the Announcement.

A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law;
Membership in good standing with the Washington State
Bar Association;
Four years of experience as a practicing attorney or similar
legal work.

Experience in the courts of Washington as a practicing attorney or law clerk. Knowledge of substantive areas of law including, but not limited to, criminal, civil, juvenile, mental health, guardianship, and family law.

 Workweek may fluctuate depending on workload or agency need.
 Overnight travel may be required based on business need.
 This position is not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Interested applicants who meet the qualifications and competencies in this announcement are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The following items are REQUIRED for your application to be considered complete and for you to be considered for this recruitment. Note: ALL sections of the Application must be completed. “See resume” is not acceptable.
 Cover Letter (no more than two pages)
 Resume (chronological)
 Application for Employment
 One legal writing sample of your own work, no longer than 15 pages

The Application for Employment can be found at, under Current Openings, click on Washington Courts, the Application is located at the bottom of the page. The quality and completeness of the application, along with the ability to follow stated application instructions, will be considered in determining whether applicants will move to the next phase of the screening process. All application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of this posting. It is preferred applications be emailed to You can also
mail your materials to Administrative Office of the Courts, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170. Faxed copies can be sent to 360-586-4409.

Late applications will not be accepted.
The AOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical, mental or sensory disability (actual or perceived), use of a service animal, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, age, HIV or Hepatitis C status, or any other basis protected by federal or state law. Persons of disability needing
assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, please contact Colleen Clark, AOC Human Resource Office, at (360) 704-4143, or fax (360) 586-4409, or via email to

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal 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 job.


The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is located in Olympia, Washington, on Interstate 5 between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
Olympia and the surrounding Thurston County area offer numerous social, recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Natural features include Puget Sound, the Olympic National Park to the west, and Mt. Rainier to the east. Mount St. Helens and the Pacific Ocean beaches are within a two hour drive of the city. See for more information about Washington Courts, Compensation and Benefits.

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Heather LigtenbergLegal Services Senior Analyst at the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts