Washington State Transportation Planning Tech 1 (Non-Perm) 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 full time, non-permanent position is located at the Criminal Records Division in Tumwater. It is anticipated to continue through June 30, 2018.


This full-time, non-permanent position is responsible for providing service related to collision records for law enforcement agencies statewide and public disclosure for the public. The result of this service is maintenance of the collision record repository and providing the raw data necessary to create quality statistics that will affect changes to our roadways, identify trends for law enforcement, and assist the public.


  • Geocode paper and electronic Police Traffic Collision Reports (PTCR) with XY state plan coordinates using the Incident Location Tool (ILT).
  • Collaborate with internal WSP staff and external Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) partners to reconcile information on the PTCR for completeness. Using the ILT requires the ability to read, understand and apply City, County, and state route location information.
  • Communicate with city, county, and WSP law enforcement to determine accuracy and completeness of location information.
  • Attend meetings with Collision Records staff to stay informed on topics related to ILT processing and geocoding. Use WSP and WSDOT email systems to stay current on emails, updates, and required online training. Qualifications


  • Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of GED.
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted Washington Driver's License.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft applications and Adobe Professional.
  • Ability to complete work with accuracy and speed.
  • Ability to adapt to changing processes and technology.
  • Willing and able to work individually or as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow established rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in the same timeframe.
  • Compose, send, and respond to electronic mail.


  • Know and use MS Excel to create, modify, print, and format spreadsheets. Import data from other sources, sort records by multiple fields, find records, run simple queries, and filter by selection.
  • Ability to use word processing software, such as Microsoft Word to create, edit, preview, print, and save documents. Use standard functions to select, edit, copy, paste, format, and spell check text.
  • Accurately use the ten-key numerical keypad on a computer or adding machine to enter numerical data by touch.
  • Operate high speed imaging scanners and indexing systems.
  • Familiarity with the use of ACCESS databases for data entry and report retrieval.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and process collision related data.
  • Experience in data collection and parsing. 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.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Darlonna Vaughan at (360) 704-2313 or darlonna.vaughan@wsp.wa.gov.

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

POLYGRAPH & BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: For candidates that make it through the selection process, a background investigation and a polygraph exam will be required due to the nature and security requirements of the job. Applicants will be required to sign releases of information and shall not have access to any investigative materials or files. The Polygraph Examination (PE) and Background Investigation are part of the pre-employment selection process and are not a commitment to employment. 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 PE, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify the candidates' 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.

TRANSCRIPTS: 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.

UNION NOTICE: This position is in a collective bargaining unit and as a condition of employment you will be required to become a union member or pay a fee as outlined in the Master Agreement.

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: $2,984.00 - $3,883.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Department: Washington State Patrol

Job Number: CRD TPT1 #0746_Oct2017

Closing: 10/22/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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

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