The President of
the United States firmly believes that no veteran should have to
fight for a job at home. The State of Washington couldn’t
agree more! We place great emphasis on providing our veterans
access to valuable information about services and
assistance related to Washington State Government employment
While serving your country, you learned leadership, discipline,
and a whole host of other valuable skills and attributes. Now
put those skills to work in a job where you can continue to make
a difference, grow your career, and enjoy the many benefits our
great state has to offer.
Where to start?
Careers.wa.gov is the right place to find a job working for
Washington State. You have the option of checking out the
current job openings prior to registering in the system and
applying for a job.
Search for Washington State government jobs, or sign up for
If you see a job for which you'd like to apply, follow these
Register in our online recruiting
Step 2: Sign-in and build an online primary
application profile to include a resume, and use it to apply for jobs.
Step 3: Search for jobs that match your skills.
If you apply for a job be sure to answer questions 9-14 on "Tab
2" of the agency-wide questionnaire. This will ensure that you
receive the preferences for which you are eligible. (See
Veteran’s Preference Information)
Washington State veterans' resources
Department of Enterprise Services Workshops -- advice on finding and applying for state jobs
WorkSource Centers -- help with resume writing, job search, specialty workshops, and more
Employment Security Department Veterans Employment Services
-- Employment Security has added new features to the WorkSource website to make
it easier for employers and veterans to find each other.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)
Other resources that can help in your job