When you find a job you're interested in, click 'Apply' to set up your user account.
Or, start by creating your account so your profile is set up and ready when you find a posting for a job that you'd like to apply for.
Be sure to click on “Save work in Progress” periodically to ensure your information is saved.
Typing does not extend the 30 minute session time-out; if you have enabled pop-ups, you will be asked if you’d like to continue your session.
Jot it down
Remember to keep a record of your Username and Password; you'll need them to sign back into the system to apply for other jobs or check the status of your application.
Be careful to enter your Username and Password exactly as you entered them when you set up your account.
What you'll need
Access to a personal computer with a Web browser program
A connection to the Internet
An email address
The information you'll need to complete your application (resume, work history, education, etc.)
Check your spam blocker and enable pop-ups
Be sure to allow emails from the State of Washington sent from governmentjobs.com.
Enable pop-up messages from governmentjobs.com to ensure you receive important system messages.
Ways to search
To view most recent jobs, from the Look for Jobs page, click on "Most Recent Jobs" to display all open jobs sorted by opening date from newest to oldest.
To search for all job vacancies, from the Look for Jobs page, click on "Apply Search" at the bottom of the page without making any selections in the search categories.
To narrow your search, select criteria in the Category, Department, Location, and/or Keywords before clicking "Apply Search."
To clear search criteria, click the "Clear Search" link located under the "Apply Search" box.
Already have a governmentjobs.com account?
If you have an account with governmentjobs.com, you can use it to apply for State of Washington jobs.
Read the job posting carefully
Please pay special attention to the information on the job posting that tells you how to apply for the job.
Be sure to read the job posting carefully; employers handle their hiring processes differently.
For questions, contact the hiring agency directly using the information on the job posting.
Once you apply...
Once you submit your application electronically you can no longer
make changes to your application. A confirmation email is sent to
you immediately and your materials become available to the hiring agency.
Applications may be screened based on the requirements to narrow the applicant pool.
Applicants that best match the job requirements will be contacted to continue in the selection process.