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Administrative Regulations Analyst 4

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WA State Dept of Labor & Industries

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
May 03, 2017
WA State Dept of Labor & Industries
Tumwater, WA
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
$4,644 to 6095.00

About WA State Dept of Labor & Industries

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.

Contact name
Christine Dominguez

Job description


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Please Note: This is a 12-month opportunity 
Why work for Labor & IndustriesWe 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:

  • Serve as an expert resource on policy and regulatory processes and issues.

  • Analyze Federal and State legislation to determine regulatory impacts.

  • Review proposed regulations and policy to assure conformance with labor law regulations.

  • Compose and edit regulation and policy to meet readability standards.

  • Maintain historic policy and regulatory resources, and conduct research on
    practices and standards.

  • Provide technical assistance to subject matter experts in the creation of policy and

  • Arrange and attend public hearings. Disseminate hearing information and
    proposed rule content to concerned parties statewide.

  • Present technical data, overviews and rule explanations.

  • Gather statistical data, and conduct studies to determine business needs.

  • Work closely with training and coaching staff to ensure training plans contain
    accurate and current regulatory and policy information.

  • Maintain legal opinions received from the AAG's office and significant court cases
    in an organized manner to serve as a reference guide to management staff.

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

  • Understanding of the Washington State legislative process.

  • Knowledge of Washington State laws, rules and budget process.

  • Expertise and experience applying underwriting laws, rules, policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of Washington State labor laws.

  • Proficiency in interpreting complex laws and regulations.

  • Talent to communicate complex information concisely and effectively, and organize facts, arguments and conclusions for written documents or oral presentations.

  • Skill to organize and complete special projects.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage work schedule and work independently.

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:

  •  Letter of interest/cover letter


Supplemental Information

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.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact Trish Lamb at 360.902.5709 or email at  Please do not contact to inquire about the status of your application.



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