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Litigation - General Attorney in Olympia, WA

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Company name

Department of Licensing

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial


Olympia, WA

Date Last Verified

Apr 05,2018

Posted on

Apr 04,2018

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Deputy Assistant Director The candidate reports to the PSD Assistant Director, ensures PSD's daily business operations are efficient, effective and accountable. Ensures the Division meets its statutory requirements, performance measures, revenue commitments and budgetary constraints. Assists the AD in properly managing approximately $3.4 billion in revenue collected biennially from licensing fees and taxes. Responds to mission critical issues the Division faces. Creates and leads teams to effectively and efficiently address the most complex issues as they arise. Supervises five EMS3 Administrators, one WMS1 PSD Product Owner, and one Administrative Assistant 4. Provides daily operational guidance, coaching, mentoring, supervision, leadership, and support for these Division sections. Serves as the Assistant Director in his absence. Timely identifies the need for, and solicits legal advice from the Office of the Attorney General regarding lawful division operations. Analyzes potential legal and business operations with the Assistant Attorney general and Assistant Director. Effectively instructs program unit staff in lawfully fulfilling their functions, and manages compliance with such instructions. Plans, coordinates, directs, and manages a variety of strategic long range and short-term business projects and policy matters. Prioritizes, assigns, and schedules operations activities. Provides guidance, advice, and consultation to the Assistant Director for formulating executive and administrative policies. Conducts program research, as needed, on issues and proposals. Recommends changes to statewide policies and programs to achieve optimal business effectiveness. As assigned by the AD, this position has responsibility for successful accomplishment of many functions and projects, including such areas as Emergency Management and Business Resumption plans, studies and reports, initiatives and business improvements, and IT system upgrades. Represents the Division with business and professional associations, industry groups, national committees, licensees, and consumers. Communicates laws, rules, and policies to consumers, licensees, other state agencies, legislators, media, and other pogrom stakeholders. When assigned, represents the Division at the Legislature. Advises and assists Division staff in the developing agency-sponsored legislation to improve assigned programs. Assists with staff analysis of proposed legislation which affects the Division. Testifies at legislative hearings to relate the position of the Division and Department, when needed. Works closely with the agency's Policy and Legislative Director and Budget and Forecasting leadership to ensure Division concerns and needs are addressed in legislative proposals and fiscal notes or budget requests. Assists the Assistant Director in developing and implementing the Division operating budget and assists in monitoring program expenditures. Works with Division staff and Budget and Forecasting staff to develop decision packages and other budget requests.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in relevant field and 3 years of progressive management experience. Should preferably be licensed to practice law with a combination of 2+ years of experience in any of the following: reviewing, analyzing, and recommending implementation of complex laws relating to agency core functions 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. Should have experience in and knowledge of the principles and processes of legislation and rule-making; licensure; trends, issues, and standards of practice applicable to driver and vehicle licensing; the Department's strategic goals, objectives, initiatives, and current business practices; project management principles and tools; performance measures; public disclosure laws; contract administration processes; principles and practices of public administration; administrative principles and practices; goal-setting; program development, implementation, and evaluation; research and analytical techniques; supervisory principles and practices; and computer programs and business applications. Must have knowledge of principles of leadership and management; budget analysis, development, and monitoring; tactical and strategic planning; program planning, development, and monitoring; legislative analysis and development; and policy analysis and development.

Additional info

Submit cover letter with letter of interest stating interest in the position, current resume, chronological preferred, stating qualifications related to this position, and list of 3 professional references including name, title and current contact informa

Company info

Ellis Starrett
Department of Licensing
1111 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98504-0001
Phone: 360-902-4032