IT Manager

Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is seeking a highly motivated IT Manager. This is an opportunity to manage and shape the future of TRPC’s IT systems and services. The IT Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the agency management team. As the IT Manager, you will exercise a high degree of independent judgement in managing the agency’s IT systems. 

TRPC believes in fostering a supportive work environment for staff and values diverse points of view, inclusion, belonging, and autonomy. We are dedicated to developing a diverse workforce who value their work and are committed to TRPC’s mission and core values. For more information visit or phone (360) 956-7575. This position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by October 31, 2023. 


TRPC is a Regional Transportation Planning Organization and Metropolitan Planning Organization with approximately 20 staff members and is governed by a 23-member intergovernmental board.  Located in Olympia, Washington, TRPC is approximately 60 miles south of Seattle and 120 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Residents of the region enjoy a high quality of life and reasonable cost of living amid beautiful natural surroundings.  With a current county-wide population of around 303,400, we are one of the fastest growing regions in Washington, making our area an exciting place for regional planning. 


The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A broad range of IT knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrable IT experience
  • Excellent IT problem solving skills
  • Motivation to provide outstanding customer service 
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to collaborate with team members and adapt to change
  • Experience in working with diverse stakeholders and users
  • A strong desire to serve the public interest


For the position of IT Manager, the candidate will have at a minimum:

  • A bachelor’s degree or associate degree in computer science or information technology or closely related field.
  • Five years of hands-on progressively responsible experience in IT such as IT management, systems administration, network administration, and/or cybersecurity.


  • Any demonstrated combination of experience and education, which provides the applicant with the required knowledge and abilities.


The IT Manager position is an exempt at-will position operating under minimal supervision. This position exercises considerable professional judgement and has a high level of responsibility and independence in the design, operation, management, cybersecurity, and maintenance of the agency’s network, IT services and associated technology. Tasks may include:

  • The design, procurement, implementation, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of agency IT systems and services
  • Managing agency cybersecurity 
  • Network and system administration, including monitoring, securing, tuning, updating, and configuring systems and services to ensure performance, security, and reliability
  • Managing agency cloud services
  • Managing the annual IT budget, directing strategic IT objectives and procurement, working with vendors
  • Providing user support 

A successful candidate could expect to:

  • Work under minimal supervision 
  • Work within a team environment
  • Juggle multiple tasks and competing deadlines


The salary range for the IT Manager position is $7,323 - $9,147 per month.  Salary placement within the range is dependent on qualifications.


TRPC offers a full benefits package which includes: 

  • Work-Life Balance: supports flexible work schedules, telecommuting, membership to Employee Assistance Program     
  • Retirement: employees are participants in the Washington State PERS system and Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health Insurance: employer paid health insurance for individuals and generous coverage for dependents through Washington State’s Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)
  • Paid Leave: a minimum of 12 hours per month, 11 paid holidays, including 1 floating holiday 


Find full application information and materials on the agency’s website at, or phone Thurston Regional Planning Council at (360) 956-7575. Email application materials to Thurston Regional Planning Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity throughout the organization. If special accommodations to apply for this position are needed, please telephone and ask for our ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the State’s toll-free relay service by calling (800) 833-6388 and ask the operator to dial (360) 956-7575.

To be considered, applicants must submit all the following:

  1. Letter of interest that addresses how your education, experience, knowledge, and abilities address the duties listed in the IT manager job description and make you an ideal candidate for the position.
  2. Resume
  3. Completed TRPC application

During the recruitment process, applicants may make inquiries by e mail to The most qualified applicants will be invited to take part in an interview process.

Subject to state and federal law, reference and background checks are part of TRPC’s recruitment process for this position.