Work at PLIA

Current Opportunities

If you have a passion for public service, providing excellent customer service, and furthering economic development and protecting the environment, then the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA) is the ideal workplace for you. PLIA offers a dynamic work environment that fosters teamwork, diversity, inclusiveness, and opportunities for continued learning and professional growth.

No current opportunities at this time.

PLIA Internship

Are you interested in a career related to public service, the environment, and/or government operations? If so, PLIA may have an opportunity for you to receive on-the-job experience to help you reach your career goals in these areas.

PLIA provides an effective and efficient government funding model to support owners and operators in meeting financial responsibility and environmental cleanup requirements for underground storage tanks.

Our agency:

  • Provides loans and grants for upgrading petroleum underground storage tanks (UST) infrastructure, cleaning up petroleum contamination, and installing alternative fueling infrastructure.
  • Reinsures more than 80% of UST.
  • Reinsures more than 57,000 heating oil tanks.
  • Verifies required financial responsibility for Washington State’s regulated UST population.
  • Provides technical assistance to heating oil tank owners who clean up contamination.


We are searching for a candidate to fill an unpaid internship position to assist our agency in communication and outreach to our stakeholders and the general public. This position will remain open until filled and allows for a flexible schedule. The person in this internship position will gain valuable experience in:

  • Working with the public sector, other government agencies, and industry stakeholders.
  • Understanding the state’s cleanup requirements.
  • Developing public outreach and education materials.
  • Interpreting various government rules, regulations, and policies.

The person selected for this position will assist agency staff with:

  • Outreach and communication, including website and social media postings.
  • Program policy and rules development.
  • Database operation including entry, analysis, querying, and generating reports.
  • Maintaining established filing systems.
  • Heating Oil claims processing.


  • Current student with at least two years of college education.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate positive and professional interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and ethical behavior at all times.
  • Focused and flexible, with the ability to be highly productive despite interruptions and multiple projects.
  • Solution and results oriented, able to find options and overcome barriers.
  • Results-driven, self-starters who share ideas, recommend action and take initiative.


To apply, please submit a current resume and Letter of Interest to:

Cassandra Garcia, Deputy Director
Pollution Liability Insurance Agency
PO Box 40930
Olympia, WA 98504-0930

NOTE: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. We encourage interested students to apply right away to ensure their applications receive consideration. For additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact Cassandra Garcia at (800) 822-3905 or by email.