Washington State Legislative Analyst (WMS BAND 2) in Olympia, Washington


Are you looking for:

  • Excellent benefits?
  • Career growth opportunities?
  • Opportunities to impact your community?
  • A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust? As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

  • 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;
  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;
  • Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;
  • Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;
  • Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.
  • Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!


This position assists the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Government and Media Relations (GMR) Division Commander in the participation of the legislative process by helping to write, review, and propose revisions to legislation with policy and budgetary impacts to the WSP. The position facilitates legislative review and interactions by: administration of the bill analysis tracking system; training and support of agency personnel regarding bill analysis tracking system and the legislative process; assigning bill analyses to District/Division/Section commanders statewide; reviewing remitted bill analyses, advising GMR Division Commander of significant impacts; and researching and preparing presentations for testimony at public hearings; assisting in the implementation of legislation for the WSP; and presenting legislative testimony as needed.

This position also serves as the WSP Rules Coordinator. Many chapters of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) delegate authority to the WSP to enforce and administer the provisions of the chapter. The WSP promulgates administrative laws, known as Washington Administrative Code (WAC) provisions, in furtherance of its delegated responsibilities. As the WSP Rules Coordinator, this position is responsible for the processing, tracking, and revision of WACs promulgated by the WSP. The position schedules and facilitates all aspects of the rule making process; trains employees on how to promulgate rules; drafts and revises proposed rules; schedules and conducts public hearings on the adoption/amendment of agency rules; ensures that deadlines are met, and finalizes language and documents for approval by the Chief. The WSP Rules Coordinator ensures that the new/updated rules are processed with the Code Reviser's office and issued in a WAC update to the department.

This position also serves as the Equipment and Standards Officer for the agency; which develops, amends, and sets policy regarding equipment standards of vehicles through the RCWs and WACs. This position responds to inquiries from citizens, the legislature, other law enforcement and state agency personnel regarding equipment standards and how a WAC or RCW is interpreted. This position also manages the state's Authorized Emergency Vehicle Permit program on behalf of the agency and ensures applicants/participants are in alignment and compliance with RCW and WAC's.


Required Education, Experience, and Competencies

  • Must have a minimum of four years professional work experience demonstrating good knowledge and understanding of the legislative process, - OR - a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business, communications, or closely allied field;
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills, with a high degree of initiative;
  • Strong collaboration and facilitation skills; ability to coach and mentor staff;
  • Working knowledge of state and administrative law, and pertinent federal law;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information accessed or discussed;
  • Ability to understand and resolve complex policy issues;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (oral and written);
  • Experience conducting research, surveys and group facilitation;
  • Statistical analysis;
  • Experience producing professional reports, documents, letters, contracts, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Preferred/Desired Education, Experience, and Competencies

  • Excellent computer skills to include internet research, spread sheets and analysis formats;
  • In-depth knowledge of administrative law, Rule Making process and legislative processes;
  • Project management;
  • Knowledge of departmental objectives, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Serve professional liaison role with agency personnel, personnel of other government agencies, community members. Supplemental Information

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

_How to Apply: _ Please complete the on-line application process at www.careers.wa.gov. Please include a letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Melissa Rasmussen at (360) 704-2315 or melissa.rasmussen@wsp.wa.gov

Polygraph & Background Investigation: Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Veteran's Preference: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically, this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here. We thank you and are grateful for your service.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, position required and/or applicant specified education (whichever is higher) will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.

Driver's License: If required by the position description, the applicant must possess a current, non-probationary, and non-restricted valid driver's license. History of restrictions on license or driving record due to vehicle operation or control will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon hire, must possess a Washington State driver's license and maintain such licensure during employment with the WSP.

Other Information: Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Washington State Patrol

Job Number: GMR LA #0036_101217

Closing: 10/19/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov