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Exempt Employee Benefits

Why Work at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges?

A small state agency, we employ staff in the areas of education, administrative services, accounting and finance, and information technology services. Headquartered in Olympia, our environment is diverse, high-energy and service-oriented.

Our vision

We build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. We support and empower Washington state community and technical colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise and effective communication. We are committed to promoting and enhancing diversity. 

Total Work/Life Package

Pay, benefits, flexibility and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life.


Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package. Employees also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

Health Insurance

A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents by high-value medical, dental and vision insurance. The state’s low employee premiums make high-quality insurance plans affordable. Basic life and long-term disability insurance plans are also provided by the state. Additional insurance coverage, like auto insurance, is available to state employees at reduced rates. Visit Washington Health Care Authority's Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) Program for more information. 

Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)

The FSA is a PEBB-sponsored benefit that allows you to redirect a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for your out-of-pocket health care expenses. The funds are deducted from your pay before FICA and Federal income taxes are calculated and can result in savings up to 40 percent. Learn more about FSA.

Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)

The DCAP allows you to redirect a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for your qualified day care costs for your dependents. This can include preschool, babysitting, before/after school care, in-home care for a disabled dependent. The funds are deducted from your pay before FICA and Federal income taxes are calculated and can result in savings up to 40 percent. Learn more about DCAP.


We help you prepare for life after your career by offering an excellent retirement plan, which includes employer contributions. In addition, employees have the option to participate in two tax-deferred retirement investment programs.

  1. State Board Retirement Plan
  2. Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS Plan 3)


To give employees better control over their time, SBCTC makes alternative work arrangements possible on a case-by-case basis. These arrangements might include flexible schedules, paid time off and unpaid leave of absence.

Paid Time Off

Leave benefits include:

  • 25 days of vacation
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 12 days of paid sick leave per year
  • newborn, adoptive and emergency child care leave
  • leave without pay for maternity and education
  • paid leave for jury or other civil duties and leave for military service

Professional Development and Career Advancement

SBCTC encourages staff development, and personal and professional growth and promotion. Internal and external training opportunities are offered each year to build employee competencies and develop leadership capacity. An employer-sponsored tuition reimbursement program and participation in the State Employee Tuition Waiver program provide further potential for personal and career growth.

Employee Assistance

Employees may seek confidential professional help with personal or work-related problems through the Employee Assistance Program at no charge.

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More Information

For more information, contact the Human Resource Office.

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Last Modified: 9/10/21, 2:12 PM

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