Washington State Urban Planner Volunteer - Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee (CCDAC) in Olympia, Washington


Volunteer Urban Planner Olympia

The mission of the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is to implement a world-class, customer-focused organization that provides valued products and services to government and state residents. Our goal in every transaction is to deliver smart business solutions and services that meet the needs of those we serve.

Within DES, the Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee (CCDAC) was established as an advisory group to the State Capitol Committee and the Director of DES. CCDAC reviews programs, planning, design, and landscaping of state capitol facilities and grounds. The Committee makes recommendations that contribute to the attainment of architectural, aesthetic, functional, and environmental excellence in design and maintenance of facilities on campus and located in neighboring communities.

We are looking for a Volunteer Urban Planner to serve on our Advisory Committee. As a committee member, this position provides a valuable service to state government and the citizens of Washington State to ensure responsible stewardship of our beautiful and historic State Capitol buildings and grounds.

LEAN CULTURE: DES is on the leading edge in adapting Lean principles and methods to state government. We are fully committed to continuous process improvement and invite you to join our team. Once on board, you will become an integral part of our journey to transform DES into a world class, customer focused organization. To learn more about DES Lean culture, visit Lean Culture at DES.


As a member of the CCDAC, you will serve alongside two appointed architects and a landscape architect. Other members of the advisory group include the Secretary of the State, two members of the House of Representatives, one from each caucus, and two members of the Senate, one from each caucus.

The advisory committee reviews plans and designs affecting state capitol facilities and provides advice on:

  • The solicitation and selection process of appropriate professional design services including design-build proposals;
  • Compliance with the Capitol Campus Master Plan and design concepts as adopted by the State Capitol Committee;
  • The design, siting, and grouping of State Capitol facilities relative to the service needs of state government and the impact upon the local community's economy, environment, traffic patterns, and other factors;
  • The relationship of overall State Capitol facility planning to the respective comprehensive plans for long-range urban development of the cities of Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater, and Thurston county; and
  • Landscaping plans and designs, including planting proposals, street furniture, sculpture, monuments, and access to the capitol campus and buildings.

The CCDAC is required, by statute, to meet at least once every ninety (90) days and at the call of the chair. Meetings typically begin at 10:00 a.m. and last for about two to three hours. Some travel to Olympia may be required, however when possible the committee meetings are conducted by teleconference. For more information about the CCDAC, including the current schedule, committee members, meeting minutes, and reference materials, please visit CCDAC.


In order to be considered for this opportunity you must be a Registered Urban Planner.


The most successful applicants will also have at least five years of urban planning experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Supplemental Information

How to apply: Complete the online application at www.careers.wa.gov. You must attach a current resume detailing your education and experience and a letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications for this position and why you would like to be considered as volunteer and active member of the Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee.

Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Kim Buccarelli at (360) 407-9312.

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Ashley Harris at (360) 407-8074 or jobs@des.wa.gov.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access theWashington Relay Service.

Job Type: Volunteer

Job Number: 2016-DFPM-002

Department: Dept. of Enterprise Services

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

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Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA