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Assistant Legislative Liaison (TPS3)

The Department of Revenue Executive division is seeking a dynamic professional with tax administration or legislative policy experience to fill the role of Assistant Legislative Liaison (Tax Policy Specialist 3) in Tumwater, WA. This position supports the Legislative & External Affairs Liaison legislatively and administratively to develop and advance the agency's legislative priorities.


The hiring manager may start screening applicants as early as May 23, 2024, and make a hiring decision at any time after. It will be to your advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.


Revenue is a dynamic learning organization where you will experience a remarkable work-life balance, with amazing leadership and talented co-workers ready and focused to achieve the agency's goals. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences. We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans. This unique culture of respect promotes a professional family of cohesive groups maximizing potential through opportunity. We offer a generous benefits package that includes defined benefit retirement plans; health, dental and vision coverage, deferred compensation plans, and as a public service employee, you may also be eligible for student loan forgiveness

Visit these links to watch our recruitment video to find out more about our agency and see what our employees say about why Revenue is a great place to work.


Please review the opportunity details below and forward this message to others you feel may be qualified.



The Department of Revenue (DOR) is responsible for maintaining a legislative program under RCW 82.01.060.  Executive leadership is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight of the two divisions responsible for this work.  This position contributes to those efforts through legislative action and strategy and administrative support.

 Central to this position are the following activities:

  • Representing the department, the director, and executive leadership supplementary to or in the stead of the legislative and external affairs liaison (“liaison”) in interactions with legislators, legislative staff, lobbyists, and stakeholders.
  • Analyzing legislative proposals that directly affect the department and recommending policy solutions to the liaison, executive leadership, governor’s office staff, and legislators.
  • Communicating with and keeping the Legislation and Policy (L&P) and Research and Fiscal Analysis (RFA) divisions, the liaison, and executive leadership apprised of legislation affecting the department and of politically sensitive issues.
  • Assisting in the management of the agency’s legislative program and maintaining strong working relationships with the governor’s staff, legislators, legislative staff, caucus staff, other state agencies, lobbyists and advocates, and other stakeholders to advance agency priorities.


Please ensure that your application materials address the following qualifications~

A bachelor's degree in business, political science, public administration, accounting, public finance, or closely-related field;


Four years of professional experience in tax administration or tax program/policy analysis, or legislative policy development, analysis, or advocacy.

Please note: A Master's degree or equivalent in a Ph.D. program or JD or LLM in business or public administration, accounting, public finance, or closely-related field will substitute for two years of experience.

Throughout the assessment process, we will be looking for candidates who have comprehensive knowledge of the following areas:

  • Legislative process and protocol, both formal and informal, as well as other government and political processes.
  • Political understanding.
  • Public policy and legal concepts and principles.
  • Principles of statutory construction.
  • Departmental tax policies and procedures as expressed in or supported by statute, administrative rule, court decisions, tax advisories, and other tax law and/or policy announcements.
  • Federal laws, concepts, and principles affecting state legislation and taxation.

To be considered:

  • Complete your online application in detail.
  • Attach a current resume.
  • Attach a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the available position.
  • Attach a writing sample (no more than one page in length and in the form of committee testimony) testifying on behalf of the department either for or against Senate Bill 5483.
  • Provide a list of three professional references.

*Note - Incomplete applications and applications received without requested attachments may be disqualified.*


To take advantage of Veteran's preference, please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please blackout your social security number and date of birth before attaching.


Hello, my name is Lance, and I will be assisting with this announcement. As a 20-year Department of Revenue employee, I understand the importance of finding a rewarding career with a work-life balance. At Revenue, we pride ourselves in connecting talented individuals with opportunity and would like to answer any questions you have.  

Please contact any part of the Staffing team at or give me a call (360) 704-5725.

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