On-the-Job Training

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRCs)

Complete the OJT Information Request and Recommendation form (F280‑032‑000) to:

  • Learn more about an on-the-job training (OJT).
  • Suggest an OJT.
  • Tell us about the types of OJTs you're looking for.

Tell the employers you work with about providing on‑the‑job training (F280‑033‑000).

Remember that workers can't use Option 2 training funds for OJTs.


New OJT language

We request that VRCs include the following specific language in “volunteer” OJT agreements. The new language helps to ensure that workers receiving OJT are provided a safe workplace:

Volunteer on-the-job training for government or private non-profit employer: Trainer responsibilities for injured worker trainees

The Trainer will not pay a wage. The Trainer will not be liable for any new injuries or aggravations to existing conditions, because an employer-employee relationship does not exist related to industrial insurance. However, the employer-employee relationship does exist related to safety and health rules covered by the Labor & Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). The Trainer must provide a safe workplace and comply with all worker safety and health regulations required by the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act. For further information on safe workplace responsibilities, please visit the local L&I office or contact 1-800-423-7233.

On-the-job training opportunities

Legal Assistant posted on September 3, 2014

  • OJT ID: 32.
  • Region: 4.
  • County: Thurston.
  • City: Olympia.
  • Contact: Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel, Pamela Hipp, 360-754-4897.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary to light position inside office work. Files and records legal documents, maintains case files, scans files into data base. May prepare pleadings to include e-filing with Superior Court. Assist attorneys with redacting documents. Open files with Superior Court unit and Close files in data base. This is a 15-20 hours per week 12 month OJT. The job requires basic reading, writing, math, computer skills as well as a background check and drug screening.

Inside Sales Associate posted on March 12, 2014

  • OJT ID: 31.
  • Region: 3.
  • County: Pierce.
  • City: Tacoma.
  • Contact: Performance Radiator, Tim Pavolta, 253-606-7610.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary to light position inside sales work. The position entails answering telephone calls, providing information to customers regarding services and parts needed for repairs and providing quotes. The qualified applicant will need to have intermediate speaking, writing, math and computer skills. The training length and terms and conditions need to be negotiated with the training site representative.

Office Support Specialist posted on August 20, 2013

  • OJT ID: 30.
  • Region: 3.
  • County: Pierce.
  • City: University Place.
  • Contact: City of University Place, Lisa Petorak, 253-460-2515.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary position performing routine clerical work. The position entails answering telephone calls, providing information to the public, maintaining data bases, spreadsheets, record keeping, filing, proofreading and other duties as assigned. Operates standard office equipment including computers, phones, fax and copy machines. The qualified applicant will have a high school diploma and basic to intermediate computer skills. This is a 12 months OJT that could lead to employment.

General Office Clerk reposted on August 21, 2013

  • OJT ID: 28.
  • Region: 4.
  • County: Thurston.
  • City: Lacey.
  • Contact: Department of Fish and Wildlife, Katherine Waldrop, 360-902-2279.
Capacities and requirements

This is a sedentary position with lifting of files and binders with a maximum of 10 – 20 pounds or less. Repetitive motion can be broken up as needed as there are a variety of duties available. Duties will include filing, answering a multiline telephone and backing up the agency receptionist, enter records into a database, perform research and generate reports from databases, process mail, copy and collate projects, order supplies and sundry items, compile payment orders and may assist with Road Access Entry Program and other ADA projects/tasks.

Field Service Technician reposted on August 21, 2013

  • OJT ID: 29.
  • Region: 2.
  • County: King.
  • City: Kent.
  • Contact: Cook Security Group, Annie Liang, 503-974-5780.
Capacities and requirements

This is a heavy position with routine maintenance and trouble-shooting on client security equipment (alarm systems, access control, CCTV systems, vault doors, drive up systems & under counter steel). Knowledge and experience with Hamilton Safe, Mosler, DMP, March DVR, 3VR, and/or Lenel Access control and LEA preferred. The qualified applicant will have strong communications skills and customer service focus as well as the ability to coordinate a variety of details. Open to appropriate job modifications to accommodate physical demand requirements.

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