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  • 01/20/2023 5:42 PM | Anonymous

    Real Estate Attorney Costco Wholesale Issaquah, WA

    Description of position: Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced real estate attorney to join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. Costco is one of the world’s top retailers, with over 106 million members and 847 warehouses in 14 countries/regions, and continues to expand globally.

    This role will be primarily responsible for supporting Costco’s real estate team to develop new Costco Wholesale warehouse clubs, distribution centers and logistics facilities, primarily in the US but potentially abroad as well. This attorney will supervise outside counsel and other advisors on real estate transactions and related litigation.

    The candidate must be comfortable operating in a team environment with confidence in his or her judgments and demonstrate an ability to communicate with senior management in a concise and effective way. This position is an “in the office” (not remote work) position.

    Responsibilities:

     Responsible for working with the real estate team on the full real estate development cycle, including negotiating and drafting of all real estate transaction documents. Examples include letters of intent; purchase agreements; ground leases; build-to-suit leases; reciprocal easement and operating agreements; municipal incentive and entitlement agreements; development agreements; utility easements, and construction documents.

     Provide legal advice and business judgement on real estate transaction and development issues.

     Collaborate with Costco’s outside counsel, brokers, development team, architects, engineers, consultants and construction team on real estate transactions and the development of properties.

     Monitor, manage, and review work and expenditures by outside counsel to ensure quality and efficacy of legal services.

     Develop, draft and maintain real estate form agreements.

     Drive compliance efforts on real estate operational issues.

     Support the property management group on real estate matters and disputes.

    Qualifications:

     Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

     Admission in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state, and eligible to practice as in-house counsel in the State of Washington.

     At least 10 years or more of relevant legal experience in the area of real estate development acquired in a law firm or an in-house legal department, with some in-house experience preferred.

     Thorough understanding of and experience in commercial real estate law with prior retail development experience preferred. Land use and environmental experience preferred.

     Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically and providing practical, business-oriented advice.

     Demonstrated ability to independently manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues.  Exceptional communication, drafting and analytical skills for working with lawyers and non-lawyers.

     Experience overseeing outside counsel.

     Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.

     Strong execution and project management skills and ability to develop consensus among stakeholders from across the organization.

    Salary and Benefits: The annual base salary range for this position is $135,000 to $185,000 depending upon years of legal experience. In addition to the annual base salary, the total compensation package includes an annual grant of restricted stock units and an annual bonus (based on company and individual performance), the value of which after vesting exceeds the base salary. Attorneys are also eligible to participate in the executive deferred compensation plan with a matching contribution from Costco, and receive other executive benefits.

    We also offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, health benefits - medical/dental/vision/hearing aid/pharmacy/behavioral health/employee assistance, health care reimbursement account, dependent care assistance plan, commuter benefits, short-term and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, life insurance, 401(k).

    At Costco, you will build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers. You will be empowered to independently drive results within your area of responsibility and you will feel good about what you are helping to build. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hmattsen@costco.com.

    Costco Wholesale is an equal-opportunity employer and strives to provide a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are also committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds and making all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

  • 01/20/2023 5:40 PM | Anonymous

    Commercial Corporate Counsel Costco Wholesale Corporation, Issaquah, WA

    Description of position: Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced commercial attorney to join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. Costco is one of the world’s top retailers, with over 118 million cardholders and 847 warehouses in 14 countries, and continues to expand globally. The Commercial Corporate Counsel will handle a broad range of commercial matters, providing legal advice and counsel to a variety of business units throughout Costco. This attorney will supervise outside counsel and other advisors on a variety of nonlitigation matters. The candidate must be comfortable operating in a team environment with confidence in his or her judgments and demonstrate an ability to communicate with all levels in the company in a concise and effective way. This position is an “in the office” (not remote work) position.

    Responsibilities:

    ● Draft and negotiate a wide variety of complex commercial contracts and manage the lifecycle of the transactions, including attention to compliance matters.

    ● Support Costco’s domestic and international e-commerce efforts by identifying and addressing legal, contractual, intellectual property and regulatory issues, including user experiences, technology tools and integrations, third-party relationships, and compliance with Internet and technology law.

    ● Support Costco’s private label product development, including reviews of product claims, labels, and packaging for compliance with FDA, FTC, and other regulations.

    ● Deliver advice on a wide range of legal topics, including commercial contracts, foundational intellectual property, pricing compliance, and merchandise and marketing compliance issues. Advise business leaders with respect to legal issues and risk management concerning the development and implementation of business strategy.

    ● Collaborate with other members of the Legal Department to facilitate the deployment and adoption of Costco’s enterprise contract lifecycle management system throughout the organization.

    ● Identify opportunities for and offer training to business clients on various legal, regulatory, and compliance topics.

    ● For all substantive areas of responsibility, track and interpret existing and emerging regulations; advise on regulatory changes and enforcement trends; support the continuous improvement and updating of form agreements, legal processes and compliance practices; and collaborate with outside counsel, consultants, and crossfunctional stakeholders.

    ● Perform special projects and such other functions as directed.

    ● Monitor, manage, and review work and expenditures by outside counsel to ensure quality, value, and efficacy of legal services.

    Qualifications:

    ● J.D. degree from an accredited law school.

    ● Admission in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state, and eligible to practice as in-house counsel in the State of Washington.

    ● At least six years of general corporate and transactional experience acquired in a law firm, with some in-house experience preferred.

    ● Experience with compliance with laws governing retail operations and regulatory matters. Understanding of and experience with consumer product and food and beverage labeling laws is a plus.

    ● Experience with contract lifecycle management systems preferred but not essential.

    ● Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically and providing practical, business-oriented advice.

    ● Demonstrated ability to independently manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues.

    ● Exceptional communication, drafting and analytical skills for working with lawyers and non-lawyers, including training experience.

    ● Experience overseeing outside counsel. ● Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.

    ● Strong execution and project management skills and ability to develop consensus among stakeholders from across the organization.

    Salary and Benefits: The annual base salary range for this position is $110,000 to $185,000, depending upon years of legal experience. In addition to annual base salary, the total compensation package includes an annual grant of restricted stock units and an annual bonus (based on company and individual performance), the value of which after vesting exceeds the base salary. Attorneys are also eligible to participate in the executive deferred compensation plan with a matching contribution from Costco, and receive other executive benefits. We also offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, health benefits (medical, dental, vision, hearing aid, pharmacy, behavioral health, employee assistance), health care reimbursement account, dependent care assistance plan, commuter benefits, short-term and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, life insurance, and 401(k).

    At Costco, you will build a long-lasting career in a renowned culture where the company is committed to taking care of its employees, members, and suppliers. You will be empowered to independently drive results within your areas of responsibility, and you will feel good about what you are helping to build.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Gardner at sgardner@costco.com. Costco Wholesale is an equal-opportunity employer and strives to provide a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are also committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

  • 01/20/2023 5:38 PM | Anonymous

    Communities Rise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help build power in communities impacted by systemic oppression. Our office contains a legal unit that primarily serves BIPOC-owned/led small businesses and nonprofits in the Seattle area and across Washington to advance that mission. The attorney will provide a range of transactional legal assistance to help such small businesses thrive. Additional tasks include legal education and collaborating with community partners to leverage additional resources. Full details are in the job posting.



  • 01/04/2023 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Our purpose: “Helping every Washington resident live, work, drive, and thrive.”

    Our values: Respect, Trust, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


    This recruitment is open continuous.


    This position is being reposted to expand the applicant pool. If you have already applied, you do not need to reapply. 


    First review of applicants will be completed 01/04/2023, therefore it is in your best interest to apply early. The hiring manager reserves the right to fill this position at any time. 


    At Department of Licensing (DOL), we work hard to create a culture where employees feel valued and respected. Employees are trusted and encouraged to be a part of process improvements that impact their work, create value for our customers, and help build trust in our government. 

    Our Programs and Services Division (PSD) has a unique opportunity for multiple attorneys statewide with excellent interpersonal communication skills both orally and in writing to join our team as Hearing Examiners within the Hearings and Interviews Unit. 


    We are one of the most public facing state agencies and the second largest revenue generating agency in Washington State. We regularly interact with over 6 million Washington residents and collect nearly $3.3 billion in taxes and fees annually. We know our services are essential to our customers’ ability to live, work, drive, and thrive and we are committed to ensuring every resident has equitable and meaningful access to our services.   

    Are you an attorney that specializes in DUI hearings, and want work-life harmony? If so, we invite you to apply!

    Duties

    As our Hearings Examiner you will preside over administrative hearings to adjudicate disputes between licensees and the Department, under Title 46 RCW.  Working under tight deadlines with flexibility and agility you will perform legal research by using electronic research tools, analyze relevant law, and determine the application of law to the facts. You will exercise final decision-making authority when presiding over administrative hearings. As the Hearings Examiner, you will frequently determine the admissibility of evidence, direct procedural protocol, authorize issuance of subpoenas, rule on motions and objections, and consider all evidence and legal argument to determine whether the Department’s remedial sanctions against drivers are lawful.

    Some of what you will do:

    • Perform legal research by using electronic research tools.
    • Analyze relevant law and determine the application of law to the facts.
    • Review audio and video evidence.
    • Create and type final orders with findings of fact and conclusions of law rescinding or sustaining the department’s actions.
    • Preside over telephonic adjudicative hearings/interviews to establish a lawfully completed record.
    • Knowledgeably and decisively verbalize on the audio record various rulings on motions and evidentiary objections.
    • Read and analyze briefs, motions, and department records.
    Qualifications

    What you will bring:

    • A license to practice law in Washington State.
    • A combination of two (2) years of experience from any of the following categories:
      • An adjudicator of claims.
      • Full-time member of a regulatory board or commission which hears contested cases.
      • Prosecuting or defending criminal cases.
      • Representing plaintiffs/defendants in civil trials or hearings.
    • Two (2) years of experience in writing original legal briefs, rulings, and decisions and communicating official legal opinions and procedures in a clear and concise manner.
    • One (1) year of experience in conducting legal research by using electronic research tools, analyzing relevant law, and determining application of the law to the facts.
    • One (1) year of experience in the use of personal computers, utilizing software programs such as Microsoft Word, and legal research tools.


  • 01/04/2023 11:27 AM | Anonymous
    Position Description

    With more than 200 attorneys and professional staff, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law offices in Seattle and is the third largest public law office in the state. Our office is committed to making Seattle a safe, healthy, empowered and thriving community for everyone. We strive to address historical injustices within the court system with self-examination and to pursue justice in Seattle with integrity, creativity, and fairness. We believe working transparently, innovatively, and in collaboration with our partners in the community is necessary to achieve outcomes that promote equity, accountability, and healing. 


    The Criminal Division is seeking an Assistant City Prosecutor to join the team.  This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to manage a dynamic workload and develop or enhance misdemeanor filing skills. The person selected for this role will have the option to work either a part or fulltime schedule but MUST be available to work Saturdays. 


  • 01/04/2023 11:22 AM | Anonymous
    Position Description

    With more than 200 attorneys and professional staff, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law offices in Seattle and is the third largest public law office in the state. Our office is committed to making Seattle a safe, healthy, empowered and thriving community for everyone. We strive to address historical injustices within the court system with self-examination and to pursue justice in Seattle with integrity, creativity, and fairness. We believe working transparently, innovatively, and in collaboration with our partners in the community is necessary to achieve outcomes that promote equity, accountability, and healing.

    Are you passionate about impaired driving? If so, this opportunity may be for you!

    The Seattle Washington Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) works collaboratively with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, other Washington TSRPs, and TSRPs around the nation implementing strategies aimed at reducing alcohol and drugged driving injuries and deaths, as detailed in the Washington Strategic Highway Safety Plan: Target Zero.   The City of Seattle has held a TSRP grant since 2017.


  • 01/04/2023 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    This is an excellent opportunity for a strategic, savvy Policy Analyst to join OLS’ highly skilled, innovative policy team in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. In this role, the Policy Analyst will work on projects that further the development and implementation of Seattle's existing and future labor standards. OLS’ forward-thinking work focuses on policies that advance economic justice, workplace equity, worker well-being, and centers our City’s most vulnerable workers. This work may include legislation, administrative rules, fiscal recommendations, and programs subject to review and approval by policy makers.
     
     The Policy Analyst plays an important role in promoting workplace equity, protecting the rights of low-wage workers, helping employers comply with labor standards, and advancing racial equity and social justice. This position will work in an independent, self-directed manner with collaboration across the OLS team. Policy Analysts perform extensive policy and legal research, analysis, and writing; conduct stakeholder engagement; create reports, trainings, and outreach materials; provide compliance assistance; apply race and social justice principles to all levels of work.

     

    Applications for this position will be accepted until 4:00PM PST on Tuesday, January 14th. Here is the job ad / application link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/3850780/policy-analyst

     


  • 12/05/2022 7:59 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant Chief Industrial Appeals Judge

    The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) is recruiting for an Assistant Chief Industrial Appeals Judge.

    Salary Range:  $120,000 - $123,900, depending on qualifications.  Positions assigned to the Seattle Office receive a 5% premium in addition to the base salary.

    Location:  The BIIA's headquarters is located in Olympia.  The successful applicant may choose an official duty station at a staffed BIIA office in Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, or Yakima (subject to approval by the Chief Judge).  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of BIIA employees are currently teleworking.

    Duties:  Reporting to the Chief Industrial Appeals Judge, this position is one of eight Assistant Chiefs and a member of the agency's Extended Management Team.  Primary responsibilities:

    • Supervise at least six Industrial Appeals Judges. Lead, coach and mentor staff for high-level performance and personal growth.  Evaluate judicial performance and determine and impose appropriate disciplinary or corrective action in consultation with the Chief Judge.  Assist in the interview and hiring process for new staff.  
    • Provide coverage for hearings, mediation, and review.  Review the timeliness and accuracy of written orders, the proper conduct of quasi-judicial hearings, and the proper interpretation of the laws under which proceedings are conducted.  Review Orders on Agreement of Parties and Dismiss Orders for legal sufficiency, and rule on and issue orders on interlocutory appeals.  Timely issue legally correct orders on cases assigned.  
    • Directly contribute to and support the agency's mission, vision and goals.  As a member of the Extended Management Team, actively participate in development and implementation of the agency's strategic plan.  Implement agency-wide initiatives as assigned.  
    • Serve as a member of the Dispute Resolution management group and participate in tactical and strategic management decisions impacting the Dispute Resolution division.
    • Develop policies for program area through active participation with Extended Management Team and division management group.  Implement and apply policy in areas of program responsibility and in performance of supervisory duties.
    • Actively work on internal committees and special assignments to achieve agency improvements and fulfill agency strategic goals.  


    Qualifications

    • Juris Doctor
    • Active or judicial membership in the Washington State Bar Association
    • Ability to travel throughout Washington State 
    • Five years' experience practicing law in Washington state with an emphasis in workers' compensation law, WISHA, or other areas of law covered by the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

    Desired Qualifications:

    • ·        Experience as a hearings, mediation, and review judge with the BIIA
    • ·        Demonstrated excellence performing work to fulfill the BIIA's mission 
    • ·        Experience in public sector management
    • ·        Supervisory experience
    • ·        Mentoring experience
    • ·        Experience showing excellent teamwork
    • ·        Strong legal skills and experience
    • ·        Strong leadership skills and experience
    • ·        Strong interpersonal skills and experience
    • ·        Adaptability
    • ·        Public speaking or teaching skills and experience

    To Apply:  You may view the job announcement and apply online at www.biia.wa.gov/jobs.html.

    Closing Date:  12/21/22

    Please contact Christy Sterling, HR Manager, at Christy.sterling@biia.gov or 360-753-6823, ext. 1123 if you have any questions.


  • 12/05/2022 7:57 PM | Anonymous

     

    Hearings Examiner (HE2) (Details here)

     

    $66,420.00-$87,144.00 Annually

     

    As our Hearings Examiner you will preside over administrative hearings to adjudicate disputes between licensees and the Department, under Title 46 RCW.  Working under tight deadlines with flexibility and agility you will perform legal research by using electronic research tools, analyze relevant law, and determine the application of law to the facts. You will exercise final decision-making authority when presiding over administrative hearings. As the Hearings Examiner, you will frequently determine the admissibility of evidence, direct procedural protocol, authorize issuance of subpoenas, rule on motions and objections, and consider all evidence and legal argument to determine whether the Department’s remedial sanctions against drivers are lawful.

    Some of what you will do:

    • Perform legal research by using electronic research tools.
    • Analyze relevant law and determine the application of law to the facts.
    • Review audio and video evidence.
    • Create and type final orders with findings of fact and conclusions of law rescinding or sustaining the department’s actions.
    • Preside over telephonic adjudicative hearings/interviews to establish a lawfully completed record.
    • Knowledgeably and decisively verbalize on the audio record various rulings on motions and evidentiary objections.
    • Read and analyze briefs, motions, and department records.


  • 12/05/2022 7:55 PM | Anonymous


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