skip navigation

About Us

skip sub navigation

Left Navigation

Why Work Here?

Gina Stark "Coming to work at the Treasurer's Office from the House of Representatives has given me an opportunity to see how policies and budgets passed by the legislature are implemented. I enjoy working here because people come from varying backgrounds and bring to the table a vast amount of knowledge that goes into running the Treasurer's office." - Gina Stark
Alberta Quinlan

"This is a great place to work because it has given me the opportunity to work in different parts of the office from investments to accounts payable. I have enjoyed working with the people in each of the sections. My supervisors in each of the areas have given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and I have benefitted from their knowledge tremendously. Thank you to each of my supervisors." - Alberta Quinlan

Jim Porter

"I feel like I am doing really important work every day that directly benefits the citizens of the state of Washington. There is an amazing, collective wealth of knowledge and experience in this office. Since this is a smaller agency, it is like being part of a family. Everyone gets along and we all help each other like a team. It is a fun place to work." - Jim Porter

Tammy Risner

"Being a small agency is a huge benefit creating a family style environment. The different divisions work very well together with the same goal of making this one of the most customer service friendly agencies in state government. The State Treasurer's Office is truly a great team to be part of." - Tammy Risner

Ed LeRiche

"The Treasurer's staff is rather few in number and there are many and varied tasks to be accomplished. This provides opportunities for most people to be involved in a variety of work, making our jobs more interesting and fulfilling." - Ed LeRiche

Maria Deshaye

"The Washington State Treasurer's Office is an excellent place to work whether you are new talent or seasoned professional. Individuals with a passion for budgeting, finance, and a commitment to exceptional customer service would find a career with the Treasurer's office very rewarding." - Maria Deshaye

 
See what other employees have to say

The Treasurer’s Office is a small agency of approximately 65 employees. Longevity is prevalent amongst the staff here, with many of our current employees having worked at the OST for 20 to 30 years. We even had an employee who worked for the Office for 47+ years before retiring in 2010. We think that says quite a bit about us and our culture. Each year we recognize staff for exceptional contributions to the agency through the presentation of our agency unique Treasury All$tar and T-Note awards. Our employees have the opportunity to participate in various programs including tuition reimbursement (upon approval), commute trip reduction and flexible work schedules, to name a few.

Our offices are located in Olympia, recently ranked 6th in the nation by Kiplinger in their 2009 Best Cities Report. Situated at the south end of Puget Sound, Olympia features Percival Landing, a one mile boardwalk along the water with views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and the Capital Dome. Not far from Percival Landing is Olympia's Farmers Market. Open from April to December you can shop at the market for local produce, baked goods fresh seafood, specialty meats, plants and even enjoy some live entertainment. Olympia's multi-cultural downtown district offers a variety of cuisine, shops, art galleries and a performing arts center. The southern tip of Puget Sound offers multiple marinas for both launching or mooring boats and other watercraft, as well as park facilities where you can experience the areas unique beaches. Olympia and its surrounding cities of Lacey and Tumwater have reputable schools, both public and private, a vast variety of youth and adult organizations, and much more. Whether you like the idea and feel for city living or want to spread out on your own country dreamland, Olympia is for you!

To the west of Olympia, you will find the Pacific Ocean and pristine Washington beaches. To the east is majestic Mt. Rainier that offers year round outdoor activities from skiing to snowshoeing in the winter to hikes and horseback riding in the summer. Travel either north to Seattle or south to Portland, Oregon and you will be in a major metropolitan city complete with symphony, opera and museums. To learn more about what Washington has to offer, visit Experience Washington.