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.

Principal Planner

PSRC is seeking a Principal Planner to be the project lead for the development of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, including management of the project selection process for PSRC’s federal transportation funds and collaboration and coordination with membership from around the region.

Job Description

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.