Frequently Asked Employment Questions

Where can I find out about employment opportunities at SNAP?

Positions are posted on this website and in SNAP offices. Each position is posted as it becomes open. Applications are accepted for positions listed during the dates and times indicated on the current job opportunity posting.

SNAP job openings may also be found through Worksource Washington, Americas Job Bank and other local social service agencies.

An application is required for each position for which a candidate would like to be considered. Applications may be downloaded from this site or obtained at any SNAP office. You may submit your completed application materials by mail, fax or hand-delivery by the proper time listed on the closing date of the posted position.

Download an application

Can I submit a resume to indicate interest in a position?

No. We have found applications contain much more detail than resumes. Therefore, we require an application be completed. A resume and cover letter may be included, but cannot substitute for a completed application.

Does SNAP perform a background check on job applicants?

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and review. SNAP adheres to the DSHS Secretary’s List of Crimes and Negative Actions for ALTSA Providers. Download the list

What benefits does SNAP offer?

For regular status, full time employees, SNAP offers:

  • Paid medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance (employees may purchase dependent medical and dental coverage).
  • Annual, sick and personal leave accruals, plus ten paid holidays.
  • A 403(b) retirement plan (to which SNAP contributes an amount equal to six percent of annual salary after one year of employment and employees are immediately vested).

Employees working less than 30 hours per week may be eligible for pro-rated benefits depending on type of position and hours worked.

In addition, SNAP offers a casual, friendly working environment with coworkers who are genuinely dedicated to supporting their community.

SNAP Employee benefits summary

Will you keep my application on file?

SNAP accepts applications only for open positions. Applications are retained in a recruitment file for one year after a position closes. Due to staffing limitations and the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to pull old applications and transfer them for a new opening.

If it is possible, individuals may be interested in and qualified for multiple positions, we suggest candidates complete one application, leaving the job title and signature blank. After making copies, the job title and signature can be filled in for each new position and submitted with a cover letter (and resume, if desired).

Where can I find out about volunteer or internship opportunities?

SNAP has a number of volunteer opportunities. We also support learning opportunities through internships. For information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Does SNAP have work-study positions for eligible college students?

Yes, we regularly have work-study opportunities. They are posted at local colleges. You may also contact Human Resources for additional information regarding work-study positions.