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.

Senior/Principal Planner

PSRC is seeking a Senior or Principal Planner to join the Transportation team within the Planning Department. PSRC distributes over $500 million of Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funding every two years to priority transportation projects throughout the region through merit-based competitions based on adopted regional policies. This position will play a key leadership role in developing and implementing these processes and working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to achieve consensus outcomes. The position is open until filled, with applications reviewed beginning September 29, 2021.

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Data and Planning Intern (2 positions)

PSRC is seeking two Interns to join its Data and Planning Departments. Depending on qualifications and interests, the successful candidates may support one or both departments and work on a range of data analysis and planning activities. These positions are an excellent opportunity to gain technical proficiencies, contribute to the development of regional plans, learn more about local and regional policies, and help address key regional issues such as social equity, land use and transportation planning, and shared economic prosperity. The positions are open until filled, with applications reviewed beginning October 4, 2021.

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Information Center Intern

PSRC is seeking an Information Center Intern to join its Communications Department. This is a great opportunity to experience the variety and challenges of a small special library. The Intern will be involved in several key projects, such as helping to create and implement a new knowledge database on the employee intranet, supporting PSRC’s transition to a new website, and cataloging agency reports. The position is open until filled, with applications reviewed beginning October 1, 2021.

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Communications Intern

PSRC is seeking an intern to assist the Communications Department in a variety of tasks to support its mission to develop effective visual, written and electronic communications materials for the agency’s work program and to assist in reaching out to and effectively involving member jurisdictions, members of the public, and other interests throughout the region. The position is open until filled, with applications reviewed beginning October 1, 2021.

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Senior/Associate Planner

PSRC is seeking a Senior or Associate Planner to join the Growth Management planning team. PSRC recently adopted VISION 2050, the central Puget Sound region’s long-range growth strategy for the next three decades. This position will play a key role in implementing regional policy and coordinating across 86 cities and counties in the region. The position is open until filled with applications reviewed beginning September 7, 2021.

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Assistant/Associate Planner

PSRC is seeking an Assistant/Associate Planner to join its Data Department to perform a variety of technical planning activities. The position will be primarily responsible for supporting the agency’s Census and housing data work program and related planning applications, among other tasks. The position is open until filled, with applications reviewed beginning September 8, 2021.

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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.

Internships

Internships are available to current high school, undergraduate and graduate students and to emerging professionals. Interns will have the opportunity to develop professional skills with valuable hands-on, real-world experiences at PSRC. Visit our Internships page to learn more.