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ProfileEmployee Relations and Legal Assistant Specialist
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have an AA degree and Bachelor’s degree. Should have 5 years of experience in the legal or government public records field. Should have experience working in a public agency, knowledge of Washington State laws and regulations. Previous work experience with a law firm or law office is required. Should have knowledge in investigation techniques, work experience with senior management level administration, excellent word processing, spreadsheet, newsletter, website and database skills, proficient knowledge and excellent skills regarding grammar, spelling, proofreading and oral and written communication, proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint, proficient with an e-mail system and willingness and ability to reach a high level of proficiency with the District’s current e-mail system, excellent judgment, human relations, multi-tasking and organizational ability is needed to independently prioritize and appropriately respond to time-sensitive, legal, compliance and contractual issues. Should have knowledge of Legal terminology; local, state and federal court rules and their application; court procedures, Legal forms and documents and their processing; and sources for checking legal citations, Secretarial procedures, Mathematical calculations, School board policies and procedures. Should have ability to demonstrate a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and ability to carry out assigned duties, demonstrate proficiency at multi-tasking and organization skills, demonstrate aptitude and ability to use legal terminology; local, state and federal court rules and their application; legal forms and documents and their processing; and sources for checking legal citations, comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures, demonstrate customer service and have the ability to effectively interact with administrators, staff and other community members, demonstrated aptitude and ability to effectively serve as a communication link with various organizations, employees, departments and the public, structure and formate reports and graphs on a variety of software systems, work effectively under pressure and meet multiple deadlines\Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, parents, principals, administrators, vendors, outside agencies and the general public, routinely resolve problems and make decisions based on good judgement, research and analyze data and make recommendations, demonstrate basic knowledge of modern technology and willingness and ability to increase knowledge to proficiency, work independently and collaboratively with others fostering a team approach whenever appropriate, to maintain a good work attendance record, be punctual, and follow District procedures for reporting all absences, demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility and a commitment to students, to practice effective safety and security within individual work routines, follow written and verbal directions with minimal supervision, speak, read and follow written communications in English, exercise judgment as to when to act independently and when to refer to higher authority, practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality, communicate effectively with staff, students, parents/guardians, and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community, interact positively with students, parents and staff in a professional manner and demonstrate a commitment for students and their success, continue professional growth. Should have knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others, ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District, ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “Each Scholar: A Voice, ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage. Should constantly sit, stand and walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling, be required to squat and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee will occasionally be required to climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, knee stand, kneel. Must constantly lift/carry up to 10 lbs. and must frequently lift/carry up to 25 lbs. Should occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 35 lbs. Should occasionally push/pull a maximum force of 100 lbs.
JOB ID: 7220
Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS)
31405 - 18th Ave. S.
Federal Way, WA 98003