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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 121A
Category: Administrative Services
Salary Range: Special Case

Class Series Concept

Within the Department of Labor and Industries, enforces the Industrial Welfare Law, Public Work Law, Farm Labor Law and the Minimum Wage and Overtime Act and other related statutes.  Investigates wage disputes.  Mediates and/or negotiates settlements between employers and employees.


This is the entry level of the series.  In the Department of Labor and Industries, performs work of graduated complexity in a training capacity in order to achieve journey level status in the Industrial Relations Agent 2. The Industrial Relations Agent 2 is an apprenticeable job that has been approved by the Washington Apprenticeship and Training Council. 

Positions in this class are distinguished by assignment as a registered apprentice trainee for the journey class receiving on the job and academic training to achieve journey status.



Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age


have a high school diploma or GED.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006; Industrial Relations Agent Apprentice 1 (replaces 13730 Apprentice Industrial Relations Agent).
(11/13/2007) Formatting error. First paragraph of Definition and Distinguishing Characteristic language duplicated. Deleted the latter heading and first paragraph.