Employment at WDVA

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Direct Line (360) 725-2200 
E-mail at recruiters@dva.wa.gov

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Join the WDVA Team!


Enjoy the benefits of working for Washington

We offer a family-friendly package of pay, benefits, paid time off, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life.

Total compensation

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. Eligible employees also have access to a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement, and vacation benefits.

Health insurance

As an eligible state employee, you can choose from several medical and dental plans. The state's employee premiums make high-quality medical coverage affordable, and the state fully pays for employees' dental premiums.

The state also provides basic life and long-term disability insurance at no cost to employees, with the option to purchase additional coverage.


We help you prepare for life after your career by offering an excellent retirement plan, which includes employer contributions. In addition, employees may participate in the Deferred Compensation Program for a tax-deferred retirement investment.

Paid time off

This leave and holiday benefit information is intended to provide a general overview. For more information, visit Vacation, Leave and Holidays webpage.
Leave benefits may include (depending on hours worked and length of service):

  • 14-25 days of vacation per year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 1 personal holiday (depending on length of service)
  • 12 days of sick leave per year
  • Newborn, adoptive, and emergency child care leave
  • Leave without pay for maternity and education
  • Paid leave for jury or other civil duties
  • Leave for military service 

Employee Assistance Program

Employees may seek confidential, professional help through the Employee Assistance Program at no charge.

Flexible Spending Account

State and higher-education employees can choose to enroll in a flexible spending account to save money on certain health expenses by paying for them with pre-tax dollars.

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)

DCAP allows you to save on child or elder care expenses such as babysitting, daycare, or in-home care for an older dependent by setting aside pre-tax dollars from your paycheck.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, and meet the qualifying criteria, you may be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Military spouse friendly hiring employer


For current employment opportunities visit www.careers.wa.gov where you can:

  • Search for opportunities with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Apply for those positions that interest you and for which you qualify.
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WDVA Job Opportunities

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers job opportunities in the following job categories:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Health Care Support
  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Purchasing
  • Communications IT and Computers
  • Records Management
  • Custodial
  • Maintenance
  • Recreation
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Social Services
  • Education, Training & Library
  • Mental Health
  • Trades
  • Executive Management
  • Nursing
  • Transportation
  • Facility Management
  • Nutrition
  • Veteran Services
  • Food Services
  • Office & Admin Support
  • Warehouse
  • Grounds & Landscaping
  • Physicians
  • Water Treatment

If there are currently no opportunities listed within the job categories that interest you, complete a Job Interest Card to be notified of future recruitment's published in that category over the next 12 months.

Sign up for job alert For more information, please contact the Human Resources Office.