As an eligible state employee, you and your family can choose from several medical and dental plans. We offer a number of options, so you can choose the plan that best fits your life and your family.
We offer an excellent retirement plan, which includes employer contributions. In addition, employees may participate in the Deferred Compensation Program for tax-deferred retirement investment.
Leave benefits include 12 to 22 days of paid vacation per year, plus 11 paid holidays, 12 days of paid sick leave, and newborn, adoptive, and emergency child care leave.
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State government is one of the largest employers in Washington, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.
Flexibility and growth
Our employees have access to a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow–on the job, online, or in the classroom. And as your knowledge and skills increase, so will your options for career growth. In addition, many agencies provide flexible work hours and telecommuting options.
Internships provide students an opportunity to gain work experience and knowledge of state government that could lead to a career in public service.
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Great places to live
Washington State is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. From the urban core of Seattle to the quiet, tree-lined streets of Walla Walla, you’ll find state employees thriving in every corner of the state.
Washington’s economy is a diverse blend of technology, aerospace, agriculture, and tourism. Innovation thrives here, whether in a world-class technology firm or a small specialty winery.
Culture and recreation
One of the world's most scenic places, Washington offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Cities and towns across the state boast rich cultural amenities including theater, music, fine food, wine tasting, and more.
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As an employer, we are committed to having a workforce that is as diverse as the state we serve. We need employees who can bring diverse perspectives and unique talents to solve the complex problems we face every day.
Fair and equal hiring
Washington State is committed to ensuring 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.
Reasonable accommodation is provided in all aspects of state employment, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law.
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