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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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This is the senior, specialist, or lead worker level of the series.  In the Department of Labor and Industries, positions have the responsibility to provide consultation and technical services for the development and enforcement of complex apprenticeship training programs.  

For the purposes of this specification, complex apprenticeship training program are those programs which include two or more of the following:

  • Multiple trades, crafts, and functions;
  • Multiple technical/industrial operations and processes;
  • Multiple political, or high visibility media/legal issues;
  • Consulting and establishing networks and articulations between multiple educational institutions (high schools, community and technical colleges, and other post-secondary training and education institutions).

Typical Work

Contacts employers and representatives of employee and employer groups and post-secondary training and education institutions market the State of Washington Apprenticeship Program and encourage the establishment of apprenticeship standards;  

Works with multiple state and federal agencies and representatives of various technical disciplines to provide consultation services to Apprenticeship Training Committees (ATCs) for the establishment, registration, and operation of apprenticeship programs; works with similar agencies and representatives to promote multi-party supported apprenticeship programs;  

Assists ATCs in drafting new apprenticeship standards and revising existing standards;  

Develops and presents registered apprenticeship and/or on-the-job training programs for employer and industry groups;  

Enforces state and federal laws applying to apprenticeship; investigates established programs for conformity to standards and complaints of individual apprentices regarding quality of instruction; checks payroll to see that apprentices are properly paid;  

Maintains current files of agreements between registered apprentices and their programs and current files of agreements related to apprenticeship programs and apprentices;   

Provides liaison services between educational and workforce development entities and ATCs to develop and maintain the following types of state and federal programs: pre-apprenticeship training, apprenticeship training, school-to-work, and technical preparation; coordinates and develops programs as provided by state and federal law;  

Assists apprenticeship programs in meeting their equal employment opportunity goals through outreach, development, and promotion;  

Provides liaison services to assure proper reciprocity between inter-7841 state apprenticeship agreements as provided by state and federal law;  

Consults with high schools, community and technical colleges, and other institutions of post-secondary education regarding course and curriculum development and articulation relative to apprenticeship programs; facilitates joint agreement and collaboration on these issues among school, industry, and apprenticeship organization officials;  

Serves on task forces or advisory commissions to promote registered apprenticeship and develop vocational education policies and procedures, or as a statewide or regional specialist on these issues;  

May supervise or direct the work of others.

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

Three years experience as an Apprenticeship Consultant 2.


Three years experience as an Area Representative for the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.


Three years experience in program review, development and implementation for a states Apprenticeship and Training Council.


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class:  Effective January 1, 2006
Replaces:  18971 Apprenticeship Coordinator 2
Revise class.  Revised definition and typical work; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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