The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is renowned nationally for its excellent legal representation to indigent clients in the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nations’ history, King County. DPD provides legal representation to indigent clients in several practice areas, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile offenders, dependencies, involuntary commitment, civil commitment of sexually violent predators, and contempt of court. The department also works to address racial disproportionality in the criminal justice system, the collateral consequences of justice involvement, and other structural and/or systemic issues that undermine the rights of the criminally accused. It employs not only attorneys, but also skilled mitigation specialists, paralegals, investigators, and other support staff.
King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) is seeking a Communications Specialist IV to manage DPD’s communications within the restrictions required by the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct. The successful candidate will be an experienced professional with strong communications, a proven background in storytelling and writing, expertise managing leadership communications, ability to think strategically, outstanding relationship-building skills, a demonstrated commitment to collaboration and capable of working in a fast-paced environment and juggling multiple assignments. Top-tier candidates will possess leadership skills, ability to manage projects and teams, understand how to build and foster effective relationships, communicate with transparency and clarity, and work in a complex and constantly evolving environment. Bring your passion for storytelling and your expertise in communications and help us make a difference for our employees and the clients and communities we serve. This position reports to the Director of King County Public Defense.
Salary range is $85,015.42 – $107,762.10.