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General Assistant

Currently open to Puget Sound ESD Professional Support Association (PSA) members; external applicants may apply beginning January 21, 2022.

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a General Assistant to provide clerical and customer service support for our direct service Early Learning programs in White Center: Educare & Heritage Head Start. The position is based in White Center and located in the Educare/Heritage building, where 6 hour and full-time childcare-based Head Start and Early Head Start programming is offered to provide services to children and families in the multicultural communities of White Center and Burien.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

In support of public health and Proclamation 21-14.1 (COVID Vaccination Requirement), employment with Puget Sound ESD requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious accommodation.  For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  There is no need for applicants to submit supporting documents.  Individuals that are offered positions will be informed of the process to submit their documents at the time of offer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED/Equivalency
  • Progressively responsible job-related experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts may be required as part of a complete application.

Location: Educare Early Learning Center, White Center/Seattle
Job Type: School Schedule, 30 hours per week (July & August off, winter break, spring break), Union represented position
Salary: $17.38 – $18.71 Hourly (PSA Salary Band Ia)
Department: Early Learning

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 sick days, pro-rated for .6FTE
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by January 30, 2022. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of February 7 via videoconference.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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