The Washington State Department of Transportation serves people in every community, economic class and cultural group throughout the state. As such, we will meet our mission and vision only when the work we do reflects the principles of equal opportunity, diversity, affirmative action and cross-cultural respect.
The Department of Transportation is committed to Washington's statewide affirmative action and diversity efforts. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is not only the law, but it is fundamental to the Department's operations and success in meeting the transportation needs of Washington state and providing the best possible service to the people of Washington.
The Department of Transportation will take steps to ensure equitable participation in all business and employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. In doing so, the Department will strive to establish a workforce representative of the public we serve by promoting a program of Affirmative Action and outreach to identify and eliminate employment barriers to women, minority groups, veterans and persons with disabilities.
All employees, supervisors and managers will be held accountable for their actions in carrying out the expectation to maintain a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
WSDOT's commitment to diversity
Testimonials of the benefits WSDOT offers to our employees: telework/flex schedules, work-life balance, in-training opportunities, infants at the workplace program, etc.
We at WSDOT are stewards of a transportation system, not just a highway system. We have a responsibility to plan, design, build, operate, and maintain a transportation system that works safely and conveniently for the people we serve, regardless of how they get around. Take a look at what our people have to say about WSDOT and the work that they do.
A day in the life
A day in the life of a WSDOT Materials Laboratory Technician, Sean Verlo.
A day in the life of a WSDOT Environmental Specialist, Jessica Giblin.
A day in the life of a WSDOT Administrative Assistant, Laura Thompson.
A day in the life of a WSDOT Equipment Technician, Paul Belliveau.
A day in the life of a WSDOT Transportation Technician, Krissy Kauffman.
A day in the life of a WSDOT Communications Manager, Steve Peer.