UTemp Employment Opportunities

University of Washington
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
UTemp Employment Opportunities Req #:202262Department:UTemp StaffingAppointing Department Web Address:http://hr.uw.edu/jobs/temporary-workJob Location: Bothell Campus, Harborview Medical Center, Health Sciences Center, Other Location, Seattle - Downtown, Seattle - Northgate, Seattle - Sand Point, Seattle - South Lake Union, Seattle Campus, Tacoma Campus, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, UW Medicine Primary Care Job Location Detail:Varies depending on specific position Posting Date:05/07/2022 Closing Info:Open Continuous Salary:Varies depending on specific position Shift:Alternate Work Shift UTemp Staffing’s mission is to provide the University of Washington community with quality temporary staff through exceptional service, and to offer boundless opportunities to a diverse population of job seekers.

UTemp Staffing may be the answer you are seeking, even if you have never considered temporary employment before. Temporary work is a fantastic way for you to explore the University environment, contribute your talents, and help us make a difference in our local communities and around the world!

Individuals in our UTemp pool of qualified and available candidates may be assigned to a variety of temporary assignments across UW disciplines, departments, and locations. There are several reasons departments need temporary help, but the most common are due to open vacancies, coverage for leaves, or other special projects. UTemp is a service hiring clients can utilize to help them find skilled workers for a limited duration. When a department submits a temporary request to UTemp, we look to our pool of prescreened, available, and qualified candidates to see who is available and has the specific skills and experience for that role. Our individual positions are not published to the UW job site.

What is UTemp?

UTemp Staffing provides temporary employment services to departments throughout the entire University of Washington (UW). The job opportunities we have available vary day to day and are dependent on current projects and assignments.

The University offers boundless positions. Do not assume your qualifications are not a good fit—our positions range from entry-level to professional. This includes administrative and clerical, managerial and fiscal, labor and warehouse, IT, technical, creative, and healthcare.

Job assignments range from a day to several months. Anytime you complete a temporary assignment, or find yourself available for work, please check in with us for a new opportunity. Once an assignment is complete, you are welcome to be considered for additional full time and part time temporary work.

Looking for new work opportunities at the University?

Working as a UTemp Staffing employee provides exposure to the University and its culture while you are waiting to hear back on other, longer-term positions to which you have applied.

It is an excellent way to get acquainted with one of Washington’s largest employers and to learn more about what this institution has to offer. It is also a way to keep your skills sharp and add experience to your resume as you earn income and receive other UW perks and benefits.

Due to the immediate and temporary nature of UTemp Staffing assignments, please apply only if you are presently in the market for work at one of our Seattle or greater metro area locations. We are only able to place candidates that can begin working within 1-2 weeks. If you are not available within that timeframe, we encourage you to not apply until you are. If you are currently employed full time, our available positions may not be the best fit for you, as we seek individuals who are ready to start at a moment’s notice. However, if you intend to leave your current position, after providing notice, we would be happy to talk with you about the next steps to becoming eligible for our temporary pool.

>REQUIREMENTS:• Proof of documentation showing your eligibility to work in the United States.
• Successful completion of professional references and background checks.
• Adherence to the University of Washington’s administrative policies and guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should my resume be one page? Our applicant tracking system does not have a page limitation. We recommend creating a comprehensive resume highlighting all of your education, skills, experience, and qualifications.

What happens after I apply? Your application will always remain as “Applied/In Review” for UTemp in your UW Jobs profile. If our team identifies skills and experiences on your resume that match current job requests, we may contact you to find out more about your interests and availability. If you possess competencies we are looking for, you will be invited for an interview. Upon successful completion of an interview, we require satisfactory references and background checks prior to moving forward with job placement or being added to the UTemp pool.

How long until I hear from someone? Our team is continually recruiting from this job posting. You will be contacted if your skills and experience align with the job orders we are currently working on. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we may not be able to contact every applicant. Please do reach out to [email protected] if you have not heard back within 2-weeks after applying.

How will I be contacted? UTemp may contact you by phone or email. Please keep your contact information current to avoid missed opportunities. You can edit your contact information on the “Edit My Profile” tab of your UW Jobs profile. Please make sure your current contact information is up-to-date on your resume as well.

Where do available UTemp jobs get posted? Due to the immediate need of job requests that we receive from departments, UTemp does not post specific temporary positions on the UW job site. If you are brought into our temp pool, you will be contacted about jobs that match your skills and experience. Specific temporary jobs that are posted on the UW Jobs website are not filled by UTemp. To be considered for those, please apply directly.

Can a temporary assignment become a permanent position? The UW does not have direct “temp-to-hire” opportunities. However, if you are actively temping in a position which has an open vacancy, and the job is posted on the UW job site, you may apply. To be hired, you must apply directly for a position for which you believe you are qualified and proceed through the open competitive process for that position. While on an assignment, you are considered an employee of the UW and are eligible to apply for positions open to UW employees only. Working as a UTemp employee can enhance your skillset and make you a more competitive candidate for UW jobs than someone who has not worked at the University of Washington.

What are the perks or benefits of being a Temp? As a temporary employee, you are eligible to purchase a bus pass at a discounted rate to use on public transportation, enjoy free access to University Libraries, participate in WholeU events, and more! Eligibility for health and retirement benefits depends on the duration of the assignment. If you reach eligibility, you will be contacted about enrollment. It is important that you respond immediately, as you will need to make irrevocable decisions that could affect your future benefits at the University.

How long does a temporary job assignment last? There is no guarantee of length of employment and end dates are subject to change. Job assignments range from a day to several months. Anytime you complete a temporary assignment, or find yourself available for work, please check in with us so we may see if we may find a new opportunity for you. Our positions are considered at-will. This means they can end, or be extended, at any time.

Has COVID-19 brought changes to hiring and employment? UTemp is actively seeking candidates for positions in departments across the university, working both onsite and remotely, although remote opportunities are becoming less available as workers return to campus following the pandemic. Also, employees are required to be fully vaccinated, or receive a medical or religious exemption prior to starting a position at the UW.

Who should I contact with questions? You may email our team at [email protected]
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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