Careers

The Puget Sound Regional Council is a regional planning agency with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the central Puget Sound region. PSRC is widely recognized as one of the best regional agencies of its type in the nation and is a great place to work. We are an equal opportunity employer.

PSRC is seeking applicants for two open positions in its Data Department:

  1. An Assistant/Associate Data Analyst to join the Data Science group, and

  2. An Assistant Planner to join the Data Applications group.

Qualified candidates for both positions will have excellent technical and communication skills, keen interest in applying data analytics to support complex planning and policy questions, and enthusiasm for learning new techniques and tools to tackle dynamic problems with data.

The Assistant/Associate Data Analyst will perform data analytics and data engineering tasks under supervision. This will include statistical evaluations, scripting, data analyses, visualization, and other data-related tasks using demographic, economic, land use, and transportation datasets. The position also involves written and oral communication of analytic needs, processes, and findings, and provides general assistance for data engineering work in support of modernizing the agency’s technical capabilities.

Job Announcement

The Assistant Planner will perform  technical planning activities under general supervision. The position will conduct data analytics and other planning-related tasks using different datasets, with a focus on transportation data. This person should have  strong skills in written, oral, and visual communication of data trends, findings, processes, and other technical subjects to non-technical audiences. Key responsibilities include database development and maintenance tasks, quantitative and qualitative research, and general data analysis and technical assistance in support of the agency’s various planning programs.

Job Announcement

(Interested applicants are welcome to apply for one or both positions.)

Data and Planning Intern

PSRC is seeking up to two Interns to join its Data and Planning Departments to perform a variety of technical tasks and support planning activities under general supervision. Qualified candidates will have excellent analytic and communication skills, as well as a keen interest in advancing a variety of regional planning projects. 

Job Announcement

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and completed and signed application.

Completed application materials may be submitted in one of the following ways:

Email: hrdept@psrc.org

Mail: Puget Sound Regional Council
Attention: Human Resources
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-1035

FAX: 206-587-4825
Attention: Human Resources

The voluntary, confidential Equal Employment Opportunity form is appreciated for applicant tracking purposes.

Application Materials

Employment Application Form

Equal Employment Opportunity Form

Voluntary Forms

More Information

Benefits

PSRC’s compensation package includes salary and benefits. Benefits represent approximately 30% of an employee’s total compensation package. Benefits-eligible employees receive a wide range of benefits, including:

Health Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision

Income Protection

  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short-Term Disability (STD)
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)

Retirement Benefits

  • Washington State Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS)
  • Employer-match 457 Deferred Compensation

Paid Time Off and Leave

  • Personal Time Bank (PTB)/Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Leave

Life/Work Benefits

  • Transportation Incentive Plan (TIP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Life Assistance Program (LAP)
  • Long-Term Care (LTC)
  • Flexible Work Schedules

Diversity and Inclusion

PSRC’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity is reflected in its cultural values and norms, and its work within the region. At PSRC, diversity covers the full spectrum of differences among people, including: age, gender, size, race/ethnicity, national origin, work style, sexual orientation, political ideology, reasonable accommodation for ADA, military/veteran status, religious affiliation, communication style and family status.

“In carrying out our responsibilities, we will . . . respect diversity, acknowledging that we all have differences and similarities, strengths and weaknesses, and gifts and attributes that make us unique, and that all of us, individually and collectively, are important partners in the agency’s success.”

PSRC’s underlying professional philosophy is one of respect, inclusion and equity. Internally, this is represented through recruitment and hiring practices, and training and professional development opportunities. Externally, PSRC seeks out diverse interest groups, encouraging participation in the agency’s planning efforts.

Vision Statement

PSRC serves both the public and private sectors in the central Puget Sound region, creating and implementing growth and transportation policies, developing and disseminating information, and providing a forum for collaborative decision making.

In carrying out our responsibilities, we will:

  1. Maintain a standard of excellence for all products and services.
  2. Manage resources efficiently and effectively.
  3. Encourage practical, environmentally sustainable work practices throughout the agency.
  4. Be responsive, accessible and accountable to our constituents, and encourage their involvement and ownership in the agency.
  5. Use a positive team approach that extends from within the agency to the community.
  6. Emphasize integrity, professionalism and respect as we conduct our business and interact with one another.
  7. Respect diversity, acknowledging that we all have differences and similarities, strengths and weaknesses, and gifts and attributes that make us unique, and that all of us, individually and collectively, are important partners in this agency’s success.
  8. Foster an open, communicative and congenial atmosphere that promotes creativity, flexibility, risk taking and innovation.
  9. Encourage excellence in job performance through recognition, opportunities for growth, and employee participation in decision making.