L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health and security of Washington's 2.5 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards. As administrators of the state's workers' compensation system, we are similar to a large insurance company, providing medical and limited wage-replacement coverage to workers who suffer job-related injuries and illness. Our rules and enforcement programs also help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, that children's and teens' work hours are limited, and that consumers are protected from unsound building practices. We serve customers in 19 offices throughout Washington, and have approximately 2,800 skilled employees, including safety inspectors, claims specialists, nurses, researchers, accountants, labor experts and support staff.
Please Note: This is a 12-month opportunity
Why work for Labor & Industries? We have a flexible work environment! Your work/life balance is respected, your voice matters, and Washington State provides one of the most competitive benefit packages in the nation. In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health, and security of Washington's 2.5 million workers.
You will make a difference for Washington State citizens by networking with L&I stakeholders to create RCWs and WACs that will adequately reflect the intent of labor law regulations. You will excel as you work in a collaborative and high performing environment, with an emphasis on rule writing, research, building quality relationships and work products.
This Administrative Regulations Analyst 4 (ARA4), will work in the Department's Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards division, partnering with subject matter experts to develop, compose, edit and revise regulations and policy related to labor law regulations. Additionally, the ARA4 will prepare regulations for hearings and adoption, in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act. You will research and analyze legislative changes, court and board decisions, and AGO advice, as it relates to labor law regulations, recommending policy and regulatory updates to ensure compliance. You will also interact closely and collaboratively with the agency's Legislative Office and Division executives.
Some of what you'll do:
Who should apply?
Individuals with a Bachelor's degree involving major study in employment law, public administration, political science, public policy or closely allied field, OR three years of direct experience working on rules projects as an Administrative Regulations Analyst 3 or equivalent, with experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.
Additional qualifying experience may be substituted, year for year, for education.
What we are looking for
Consideration will be given to complete applications. In addition to your application, the process requires that you include the following, please attach while in the on-line application process:
L&I strives to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which our differences are respected and valued to better meet the needs of the diverse customers we serve. L&I fosters an inclusive environment that promotes safety, collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all employees can participate and contribute to their full potential.
Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact Trish Lamb at 360.902.5709 or email at LAMW235@lni.wa.gov. Please do not contact to inquire about the status of your application.