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Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at 360-586-7698. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or .

The Attorney General's Office (AGO) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

Per AGO Policy, employees and volunteers of the AGO must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Effective March 14, 2022, the AGO announced pursuant to its policy, that employees and volunteers must also receive a booster shot as a condition of employment. Employees or volunteers who are not eligible to receive the booster before their start date, due to required waiting times after receiving their initial vaccine(s), must provide confirmation of the vaccine type and date received so the AGO can calculate the date by which they must receive the booster. If you are selected to serve within the AGO as an employee or volunteer, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination and booster (if already received) before you are able to begin work. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.

Applicants or candidates being considered for employment shall not share their vaccination status with hiring managers or interview panels.

Join an agency whose work impacts the lives of every Washington resident.

The AGO touches the lives of every resident in this state. We serve more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The Office is comprised of nearly 700 attorneys and 800 professional staff, all working together to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to Washington state officials, agencies, and entities. This includes:

  • Economic justice and consumer protections (safeguarding consumers, protecting youth, seniors, and other vulnerable populations)
  • Social justice and civil rights (addressing discrimination, environmental protection, and veteran and military resources)
  • Criminal justice and public safety (investigative and prosecutorial support, financial crimes)
  • And
! Our agency also has national reach, representing the State of Washington before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and trial courts in all cases that involve the state's interest. If you want to make a difference, we may be the perfect fit for you! Learn more about the AGO .

Excellent benefits

Washington State offers one of the most competitive in the nation, including Medical/Dental/Vision for employees & dependent(s); Vacation, Sick, and Other Leave; 11 Paid Holidays per year; Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) plans; and Life Insurance. Beyond these traditional benefits, we offer Dependent Care Assistance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Deferred Compensation, and more.

With the goal of employee health and wellness, we also offer flexible schedules and telework options for most positions, a Wellness Program, the Employee Assistance Program, and numerous affinity groups to foster community and connection.

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. This means recognizing, respecting, and appreciating all cultures and backgrounds-- and fostering the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment.

One recent measure of the AGO's commitment to diversity can be found in its nomination for Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network's "Outstanding Agency Award" in 2019. Our commitment to employee wellness is reflected in earning the 2021 Zo8 Washington Wellness Award.

Apply for multiple positions with one application!

This recruitment announcement will be used to fill multiple open positions within the same classification. This type of pooled application system means that there is potential for your application to be seen by multiple hiring teams while only applying once, and speeding up the application to hiring timeline. Maximize your time investment by utilizing this pooled application system.

Most of our Legal Assistant 3 positions are represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). Legal Assistant positions in the Labor & Personnel Division are not represented by WFSE.

Salary Information

In addition to the salary listed in this recruitment announcement, Legal Assistant 3 positions located in King County receive:
  • An additional 15% Legal Assistant assignment pay stipend
  • An additional 5% King County location pay stipend

What does a Legal Assistant 3 do?

A Legal Assistant 3 is the backbone of our legal support staff! They are the senior level of our Legal Assistant series, not only providing expert services in supporting division attorneys but also training, leading and mentoring lower level staff to assist in their career growth.

Our Legal Assistants enable their assigned attorneys to focus on the clients' needs. They perform complex legal support functions that may include:
  • Serving as a divisions critical events reader applying court rules
  • Applying specialized knowledge of various court rules related to legal practice subject matter and court filing procedures
  • Independently composing correspondence for attorney's signature
  • Conducting legal research on specific issues
  • Providing assistance to attorneys during trial
  • And so much more!
We wouldn't be the best public law office in the nation without you!


Required Qualifications:

Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney, administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent;

Option 2: One year as a Legal Assistant 2;

Option 3: A two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal Studies or related field of study plus 2 years of legal office experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal Secretary or Paralegal degree.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
  • A letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications for the position;
  • A current resume detailing experience and education.
Read The Following Information Completely:
  • Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling, and grammar before submitting.
  • You may not reapply to this posting for 60 days.
  • The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in
, completeness of the application materials submitted, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. * A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
  • All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Stacy Hiatt at (360) 709-6047 or .

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or .

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