DSHS launches new Military Skills Translator job-search tool

Release Date: 
Nov 09 2017
DSHS Office of Communications
Mindy Chambers
(360) 902-0265

Veterans or those leaving military service have a new tool to use when searching for employment with Washington state.

The Military Skills Translator is an easy-to-navigate search engine. Users enter their branch of service and military operations code to look for employment opportunities at all Washington state agencies that match their skills and expertise. The translator was developed by the Department of Social and Health Services.

“It is so wonderful that we can release this tool so close to Veterans Day,” said DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange. “DSHS is committed to hiring veterans for the many fine qualities and skills they bring to the workforce. This tool will help them find where they can put their experience to good use.”

Credit for this new tool goes to Ben Lloyd, Senior Recruiter with DSHS’ Human Resources Division who had the vision for the project and identified resources to make it happen, and Ben Hitchcock, an HRD Human Resources Information Systems Data Analyst who built the translator tool.


DSHS does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status or the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability.