State Human Resources

The Washington Military Department employs approximately 280 permanent state employees to support its major operational divisions, including the Emergency Management Division, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and the Washington Youth Academy. These divisions utilize state and federal resources to perform homeland defense, homeland security, and emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities. The majority of our state employees work at Camp Murray in Lakewood, approximately 15 miles north of Olympia. We also have employees in Anacortes, Centralia, Everett, Olympia, Port Orchard, Snohomish, Spokane, Tri Cities, Vancouver, and Yakima. Additionally, we hire project, non-permanent, and disaster reservists, as needed, to support disaster recovery efforts and/or workload peaks.

State Human Resources Contact Information

We try to respond to all e-mail messages within one working day. If you have not received a response within two working days, please contact us again and provide us with an alternate method of reaching you.

Mail to:

Washington Military Department
Human Resource Office
Camp Murray, Building # 33
Tacoma , WA 98430-5006

Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number - (253) 512-7941
Fax - (253) 512-7808


WA Military Department HRO

Washington State TDD Relay Service:

(800) 833-6388