Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson


We feel it is important to share our return to work plans as you consider joining our team.  The location of each position is noted on every posting; however currently all staff, whose duties permit, are teleworking. The AGO is planning to re-open its offices for visitors and staff beginning September 13, 2021. Additionally, a draft policy is being reviewed for possible adoption that will require all staff to be vaccinated as a qualifying fitness for duty.  Staff precluded from vaccinations due to medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs will have opportunity to engage with Human Resources to explore reasonable accommodation. Applicants or candidates being considered for employment shall not share their vaccination status with hiring managers or interview panels.

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Washington Management Service

Current Job Postings:

There are no open Washington Management Service positions at this time.

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What is the Washington Management Service?

The Washington Management Service (WMS) is a personnel system designed specifically for management-level positions in Washington State government. The WMS:

  • Recognizes the unique nature of management positions and the importance of strong management skills to effective state government
  • Provides greater flexibility and responsibility in all areas of hiring, employee development, career advancement, and compensation

What are the most important features?

  • Focuses on individual accountability for program results
  • Emphasizes management training and development
  • Provides flexibility in setting and changing salaries
  • Provides for flexible hiring procedures
  • Facilitates interagency and upward mobility

How is it different from traditional civil service?

  • Managers have greater ability and responsibility to directly manage their own careers.
  • Job assignments can be tailored to better use current skills or to develop new skills
  • Agencies can adjust salaries to reflect changes in the position's responsibilities and the demonstrated growth and development of the manager
  • Recruitment and hiring are handled by individual agencies, based on program and customer needs.

 The Attorney General's Office respects and encourages diversity in the work force

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability.  Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at (360) 586-7698.  Those in need of accommodation for a hearing impairment may contact Telecommunication Relay Services, a resource for TTY users, by dialing 711 or (800) 833-6388.