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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 120D
Category: Administrative Services


Positions at this level reports to the Program Manager for the Apprenticeship and Training Program, serves as the statewide expert in the area of Apprenticeship and Training and/or coordinates and oversees the statewide Apprenticeship compliance and enforcement activities and actions. Provides interpretation of rules and regulations and participates in the development or revision of laws, standards, rules, regulations and policy. Positions are designated in writing by an Assistant Director.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the supervisory or expert level of the series. Under administrative direction, Apprenticeship Consultants at this level serve as supervisor to lower-level Apprenticeship Consultants, or as Apprenticeship Technical specialist for all complexity levels; to include:

  • Conduct investigations
  • Draft rule and law language in response to federal and state regulations
  • Provide consultative, technical and compliance services
  • Technical review of Apprenticeship standards

Typical Work

Acts as a statewide technical specialist on apprenticeship laws, rules and related processes; 

Advises Apprenticeship Consultants, apprenticeship program staff, and employers on state and federal laws and rules applying to apprenticeship, as well as WA State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC) policies and procedures; 

Coordinates and oversees the statewide apprenticeship compliance and enforcement activities and actions; 

Conducts complex employer consultations and investigations involving apprenticeship programs, standards or apprenticeship, and employers; 

Conducts complex compliance reviews at employer’s job sites to ensure employer and apprenticeship program compliance with approved standards of apprenticeship; 

Monitors Apprenticeship Training Committee’s (ATCs) action plans for attaining and staying in compliance; 

May act as supervisor of lower level Apprenticeship Consultants. 

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

Two years experience as an Apprenticeship Consultant 3.


Four years experience as an Area Representative for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. 


Four years experience in program review, development and implementation for a state’s Apprenticeship and Training Council. 


Equivalent education/experience

Class Specification History

New class adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revise class. Revised, definition, add distinguishing characteristics, revise typical work, desirable qualifications and salary, adopted June 13, 2019, effective July 1, 2019.