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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Category: Administrative Services

Class Series Concept

Within the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I): 

Engage primarily in technical advisory and promotional activities, often performed as integrated functions, in connection with the improvement and development of industrial training programs and related workforce development utilization practices on the job.  This work includes obtaining the cooperative support of, providing consultant services to, and coordinating with management and labor, educational, community and other groups and governmental agencies at local, State, and Federal levels.  Apprenticeship Consultants work independently with employers, sponsors, industry groups, employees and apprentices and are involved in the performance, administration or supervision of work and provide professional fieldwork primarily concerned with: 

  • Technical and consultative services to sponsors, programs and committees composed of employer and employee groups on methods for improving and obtaining more effective utilization of worker skills on the job by coordinating efforts to establish, register, operate and maintain Standards of Apprenticeship and Agreements.  
  • Promotion of the National Apprenticeship System and the Washington Apprenticeship Program and other on-the-job training programs and standards to meet the needs for skilled workforce development in industry by marketing, presentation and advisory services.


This is the journey level of the series.  Provides consultative and technical services in the routine development and enforcement of traditional and non-traditional apprenticeship programs, agreements, and standards.

Typical Work

Provides consultation services to Apprenticeship Training Committees (ATCs) regarding establishment, registration, and operation of apprenticeship programs and proper procedures, rules, and policies of the State of Washington Apprenticeship and Training Council; 

Assists ATCs or higher level Apprenticeship Consultants in drafting new and revising existing apprenticeship standards;  

Settles agreement interpretation disputes at the local level;  

Enforces state and federal laws applying to apprenticeship; investigates established programs for conformity to standards; investigates 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 interstate 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; 

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

Journey level standing as a result of completion of an apprenticeship program


two years of experience working for, or providing technical assistance and consultation services to, a registered apprenticeship program.


Two years as a Coordinator/Training Director for a program approved by a state apprenticeship, council or the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. 


A Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience involving apprenticeship. 


Four years of experience developing and implementing apprenticeship programs or pre-apprenticeship programs that have a documented relationship to, and receive guidance from, a registered apprenticeship program(s).       


Equivalent education/experience.


Class Specification History

New class: January 1, 2006
Replaces: 18970 Apprenticeship Coordinator 1
Revise class. Revised definition and typical work; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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