Kitsap County, WA
September 14, 2023
Port Orchard, WA
Job Type



The Attorney II classification is the second level in a four-level Attorney classification series used for civil, criminal prosecution and indigent defense positions. The Attorney II classification is distinguished from Attorney I by the greater complexity of the nature of cases and assignments and by close to moderate supervision, direction and/or assistance from higher level attorneys than Attorney I. Positions functioning at this level whether civil, criminal, or defense require prior case preparation and/or trial experience at a level equivalent to Attorney 1. A higher level attorney is available for professional guidance and counseling on a case by case basis on unusual or difficult problems. A position can be responsible for one or more legal programs of the department where the complexity of the law and legal procedures, legal knowledge, proficiency, depth and complexity of case preparation is less than at the Attorney 3 level. Professional guidance and counseling may be provided to legal interns by the positions of this class.


  • Graduation from a recognized and accredited school of law.
  • Membership in the Washington State Bar Association
  • Admission to practice before state courts.
  • At least two years of prior experience in area of assignment.

Applicants will submit a detailed resume and cover letter that clarifies qualifications for and interest in this position.

Criminal Conviction Standards:

  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
  • Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements

The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:

  • Pass a criminal history background and driving record check through law enforcement agencies.

(This position requires a security clearance. A thorough background check through law enforcement agencies and previous employers will be conducted on all applicants based on the application and supplemental questionnaire information. Kitsap County reserves the right to independently determine the applicant's prior criminal conviction record within the last ten years.)


(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The duties in this position are performed in an office setting, and may be required to lift at least 20 pounds.
  • Incumbents may be exposed to hostile individuals while in the courtroom setting.

The successful applicant will have general knowledge of Washington State criminal laws, evidence rules, and court rules. Employees must have the ability to appear for scheduled work, meet deadlines, and work independently without regular direction.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Effectively advocate on behalf of the State of Washington in criminal matters, adult and juvenile, from charging through post-conviction, including primarily at trial.
  • Review, screen, charge, and otherwise resolve criminal cases within the jurisdiction of Kitsap County.
  • Negotiate assigned cases competently and in good faith.
  • Conduct legal research and writing for motions and trial.
  • Review and prepare appellate briefs and represent the State in appellate proceedings, felony and misdemeanor, as assigned.
  • Represent the State in motions to revoke, motions on collateral attack and motions for post-conviction relief, including restoration of rights, vacations of convictions, sealing of records, and relief from sex offender registration.
  • Represent the State in treatment and rehabilitative courts, including Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court, Veterans Court, Human Trafficking Court, Felony Diversions, and Juvenile Diversions.
  • Represent the State at Involuntary Treatment Act hearings.
  • Coordinate assigned cases, witnesses and support staff.
  • Provide support and coverage to DPA I positions. Follow direction from DPA III's with minimal supervision.
  • Educate DPA I incumbents on law, legal process, office policy and court protocol.
  • Provide legal advice to law enforcement; work with law officers, citizens, and witnesses to aid in the investigation of crime; direct the preparation and presentation of cases.
  • Provide after-hours support and consultation to law enforcement, including search warrants.
  • Respond to citizen inquiries regarding criminal cases and case dispositions.
  • Attend trainings both in-state and out-of-state and remain current on Continuing Legal Education requirements.


  • Who May Apply : This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This is an appointed, at-will position, and continued employment with the County is at the discretion of the elected Prosecutor. The appointment of an applicant to a position in this classification may be revoked at any time with or without cause and without the right to appeal.
  • This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is represented by the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney's Guild.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
  • Work hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • This position will be posted continuously until filled.

At Kitsap County, we strive to take care of our team! Our employees are the greatest asset of Kitsap County, and we take pride in offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.

County Paid Benefits Include:
Medical - Kaiser Permanente (HMO) or Aetna (PPO)
Dental -Delta Dental or Willamette
Vision - VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life Insurance - Basic, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL)
Disability - Short-term disability & Long-term disability
Voya Voluntary Insurance
Transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Assistance Program
Wellness program
Benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: or the Kitsap County Digital Benefits Guide .

*Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee's expense

Employees are covered under the PERS retirement plan provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Social Security.

Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b): tax-deferred savings program

11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year

Vacation Leave
New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:

Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)
Sick Leave
All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.

***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will beprorated***

Current County Employees
If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor's Payroll Division of a change in union status.

Union Membership
This position is covered under Prosecuting Attorney Guildcollective bargaining agreement. To view the bargaining agreement please visit our website:

NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail. The Personnel Manual is available at:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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