Diversity

Become part of a diverse team

If you’re looking to become part of a dynamic and diverse team, find your opportunity working for the state of Washington. State government, like the people we serve, represents a diverse mix of cultures and ethnicities. As an employer, we are committed to having a workforce that benefits from the state's diversity in culture, race, ethnicity, and gender.

It’s not just about representing differences, it’s about learning and benefiting from unique and diverse people. It’s about having the ability to respond to an increasingly complex world by harnessing the power of a team with the right skills, abilities, backgrounds, and global understandings to solve complicated problems.

That’s the kind of team we aspire to build in Washington. Because the work we do matters to real people, and the problems we must solve are critical. When the issues are about saving children, preserving the environment, and keeping people safe, we need the best and the brightest on board.

Providing equal employment opportunities

We want to make sure you have an equal opportunity to join the team. Our commitment is making sure current and future employees are treated fairly and equally without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or religious or political affiliation. See Affirmative Action definitions.

Disability Employment

The state of Washington is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. Each state agency provides reasonable accommodation upon job seeker request in all steps of the employment process.

The Governor of Washington State created Executive Order 13-02 (Improving Employment Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities in State Government) to ensure that great emphasis is placed on providing persons with disabilities access to valuable information and assistance related to Washington State Government employment opportunities.

We support veterans

Veterans, including disabled veterans, are encouraged to apply for state jobs and are given preference on testing. Visit our Veterans page to find tips on applying and links to resources for veterans.