The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) strives to be an employer of choice. State employment provides many opportunities for career growth and personal development. Our agency offers tuition assistance and an active employee wellness program. Employees enjoy excellent health benefits, generous leave policies, and secure retirement options.
WSAC is committed to excellence through diversity. Women, veterans, people of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. WSAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact us as early as possible.
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NOTE: Applicants for State Work Study student positions must be eligible for State Work Study (SWS) funding through their college or university. Visit the State Work Study program web page for more information on requirements of the program. State Work Study positions are not eligible for state paid benefit programs, paid leave, or holiday pay.
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Compensation and Benefits: The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that adds approximately 30 percent to employees’ base salaries. As state employees, WSAC employees receive the additional benefits listed below.
Insurance: Employees and their families are covered by medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as basic life and long-term disability insurance plans. Additional insurance coverage is available at special group rates. Visit the Health Care Authority for more information.
Retirement/Deferred Compensation: Employees can choose either a defined benefit plan (PERS 2) or a combined defined benefit/defined contribution plan (PERS 3). In addition, the state offers a Deferred Compensation program for additional tax-deferred retirement investment savings. Visit the Department of Retirement Systems for more information.
Vacation and Leave: Leave benefits for classified employees include 12-22 days of vacation per year; 12 days of paid sick leave per year; 11 paid holidays; newborn, adoptive, and emergency child care leave; leave without pay for maternity and education; paid leave for jury duty or other civil duties; and leave for military service. Exempt staff members receive all of the above leave and accrue the maximum 22 days of vacation per year.
Growth Opportunities: The state offers extensive opportunities for career growth and personal development. WSAC offers tuition reimbursement and tuition waiver programs. Employees also can attend workshops, seminars, and other training opportunities to build skills and develop management capacity.
Additional Benefits: Other benefits include flexible work schedules, an Employee Assistance Program, a Dependent Care Assistance Program, payroll deduction for the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program, and credit union membership.