Here's your opportunity to be a key part of how we live our
vision and BUILD the nation's best and most future ready workforce
- starting right here at ESD!
Who We Are and What We Do: Here at the Employment Security
Department (ESD), we believe in the Power to Help when people need
it most. We provide economic security to the people of Washington
every day and in every corner of the state. We help people find
jobs, provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions
and now provide paid family medical leave. If our mission motivates
you, please apply to be a part of our team!
Why it's a great department/business unit: Our Unemployment
Insurance (UI) Claim Centers provide timely and accurate
unemployment benefits, information and referrals to appropriate
resources. This ensures the accuracy, efficiency, fairness and
accessibility of UI Benefits for our customers.
An excellent Non-permanent Opportunity: We are seeking to
hire multiple, full-time/non-permanent UI Specialist (UIS4)
Adjudicator positions within our Claim Center Operations. In
response to COVID-19 these positions will work remotely per the
Governors directive, unless otherwise directed by the hiring
manager. These positions can be located anywhere within the
state of Washington, if selected, you may need to travel to
pick up equipment and receive instruction while observing
social distancing. As a subject matter expert, you'll be
relied upon for your thorough understanding of unemployment
insurance law and policy. Working independently you will
issue determinations that either allow or deny unemployment
insurance benefits that involve separation issues such as quits,
discharges, availability, suitability, fraud and routine
over-payments. You'll also advise claimants of final rights
and responsibilities and represent the agency in appeal hearings.
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we hope
you'll consider joining our team in making a difference in our
Please Note: First Reviews will be immediate and
We encourage you to learn more about our Unemployment Insurance
Core Daily Responsibilities:
- Write decisions regarding unemployment insurance
- Apply complex laws and policies, rules, regulations, and
procedures applicable to the unemployment insurance program.
- Detect unemployment insurance issues.
- As required, review claimant appeals and determine if appeal or
redetermination is appropriate.
- Research, gather, and analyze required information to make an
- Interview claimants, employers and third parties to obtain
facts related to complex unemployment insurance eligibility issues
and produce clear, logical determinations for non-monetary
- Determine rebuttal requirements and the need for additional
- Communicate unemployment insurance benefit adjudication
information to claimants, employers, and third parties.
For a full description of duties - please click here to request
from recruiter: PDF Request.
A combination of education and/or professional unemployment
insurance claims experience equivalent to seven (7) years.
OR One of the following qualifying experience or educational
Education to Experience Equivalences:
Associate Degree = 2 years | Bachelor Degree = 4 years | Masters
or Higher = 5 years
NOTE: Applicants must be willing to work within the state
- The information provided in your Application must support your
answers in the supplemental questionnaire. Responses not supported
in your application may disqualify you for consideration.
- Applications with blank fields, such as reasons for leaving,
supervisor's name, employer phone numbers, etc. may be considered
- Supplemental question responses with comments such as "see
attachments" may be considered incomplete.
If invited for interview, these will be held virtually using
Skype, Zoom or phone interviews.
To apply, attach a letter of interest, and resume to your
on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).
- A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section
of the application.
- Applications with comments such as "see attachments" in the
supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
- Final external candidates must be able to pass the Unemployment
Insurance (UI) Fraud Check.
- This recruitment may be used to fill additional agency-wide
positions in accordance with Article 4 of the WFSE Collective
- The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity
employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon
request to individuals with disabilities.
- If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or
completing your application, please contact email@example.com
or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.
We are diligent and remain focused on creating a modern
workplace designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. We
have wellness programs, telework policies and flexible schedules.
We're working to update our facilities all over the state to
enhance both the client and employee experience.
Opportunity for All
The Washington Employment Security Department is an equal
opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment
that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual
orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic
minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age,
veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual
orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please
include your name and pronouns in your application, to ensure we
address you appropriately throughout the application process.
If you are a person with a disability needing assistance in the
application process, if you need this job announcement in an
alternate format, or if you have general questions about this
opportunity, please contact Jeanette Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Talent Acquisition Team at HRRecruiting@esd.wa.gov or
360-742-6924, Washington Relay Service 711.