Administrative Office of the Courts
February 24, 2013
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Job Grade E11; Exempt; Full-time; Monday-Friday
Starting Salary Range: $69,948 - $78,000/year DOE +benefits
This position is responsible for managing the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s (ODC’s) investigation team under the direction of Senior Disciplinary Counsel and interfacing with other managers in the ODC regarding investigative needs and procedures. Performs complex investigations involving violations of ethical rules by lawyers throughout Washington.
This individual will plan, direct, coordinate and monitor investigations of allegations of ethical misconduct against lawyers; assign cases to a team of five disciplinary investigators, set goals and timelines, monitor caseloads, provide training and establish priorities for investigative team; prepare annual evaluations and provide feedback to other investigators; assess investigative needs; give advice and instruction to investigators on case work and administrative matters; sustain high levels of team productivity and performance.
In addition to management duties, the individual will be responsible for his/her own caseload of investigations in lawyer discipline matters, to include locating and interviewing of witnesses; writing reports of interviews; drafting declarations of witnesses; conducting research and obtaining records; testifying at hearings when requested; reviewing complex financial records; consulting with disciplinary counsel on investigative needs and approaches; serving subpoenas; and preparing comprehensive reports of investigative findings.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelors’ degree, strong management and investigative skills, and extensive knowledge of the legal system. Experience should include at least 3 years of directing and/or supervising others and 7 years of investigating, practicing law, or engaging in similar work that involves interviewing, writing and analyzing complex factual and legal issues; prefer experience investigating complex financial transactions and computer forensics. Police, military or civilian investigation training are all desirable but not required; experience with security planning and threat assessment desirable. In addition to demonstrated report writing skills, interviewing ability and research skills, must be able to identify, analyze and develop solutions to operational problems, create written policies and procedures, work with wide range of personalities, and show high level of understanding, professionalism, courtesy and tact to people from varied backgrounds and different situations. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Spanish proficiency preferred but not required. Must be able to travel throughout the State of Washington and have a reliable mode of transportation. Proficiency in MS Office (Word/Outlook/Excel) required.
The WSBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity.