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Washington State Secretary Senior in Tumwater in Tumwater, Washington


Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau Property Management Division/Supply Section Tumwater WA 98504

The Washington State Patrol is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life of our citizens and prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.

Mission Statement

The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.

Are you looking for:

  • Excellent benefits?
  • Career growth opportunities?
  • Opportunities to impact your community?
  • A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?

"Employment opportunities that recognize military veterans and/or military spouse per Governor Executive Order 19-01"

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.

Working in Olympia!

If you answered yes, then apply for this position and work in Olympia Washington where it is a great place to call home with its distinctive Pacific Northwest "vibe". Residents can walk along the tranquil Puget Sound, stand amongst tall evergreen trees and breathe in fresh air without giving up the convenience of urban life. In 2018, "Livability" ranked Olympia in the "Top 100 best places to live" in the nation and in Forbes Magazine ranked Olympia #16 for the best places for careers".

Why Should You Apply For This Position?

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;
  • IT Specialists who leverage technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications
  • 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"!

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The individual hired for this position may also be qualified for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For information on this program click on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Duties

This is what you will do:

You will be the first contact customers (internal and external) will have with the Property Management Division/Supply Section and our agency performing reception duties. You will assist customers over the phone and in person, assist staff on a daily basis with administrative support, prepare reports, and handle public disclosures.

This position performs complex secretarial duties to include:

  • independently planning, organizing and prioritizing work
  • compiling reports and maintains an electronic database
  • tracking documents
  • draft agenda and take meeting minutes
  • support the agency firearms specialists
  • electronic filing of documents
  • prepares administrative paperwork to surplus agency equipment and work closely with the Department of Enterprise Services Surplus Section
  • handle public disclosures Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED equivalent

* *AND**

Two years of experience in an office, secretarial or general administrative position, which includes at least one year of customer service experience.

*In addition *the most competitive candidates will have the following skills:

  • Ability to perform complex secretarial duties such as public disclosures and editing correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in the performance of this position.
  • Ability to relocate boxes not exceeding 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently, and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must possess a valid non-probationary, unrestricted Washington State driver's license.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook with calendar).
  • Ability to work independently in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work. Apply time management skills. _ **Desired Qualifications:_**

  • Ability to accept responsibility for his/her actions.

  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Be dependable and trustworthy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate in writing.
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Ability to use sound reasoning and good judgement to solve problems.
  • Be proficient and knowledgeable in the agencies rules, regulation and policies
  • Experience with the Washington State Patrol TAS program and Cisco phone systems 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. _


If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Yvette Fabregas at (360) 704-2308 or


Please complete the on-line application process at Please include a resume and 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.


The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.


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.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all position required or applicant specified education must be verified. If High School diploma or equivalent is required but the applicant indicates a degree has been earned, the accredited degree will be accepted in place of the High School diploma or equivalent. 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.


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: $2,799.00 - $3,616.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Washington State Patrol

Job Number: 2021-00346 #1288

Closing: 1/25/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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