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Fair Workers Needed!

​Come be a part of Thurston County’s agricultural heritage and a great community event – come work at the Fair!  The Thurston County Fair runs from July 27-31, 2022.  Fair workers must be at least 16 years old.  Apply online at Thurston County Human Resources.  We are currently seeking 25-30 fair workers for the Service Operations, Administrative Operations, and Facilities Operations. Some positions start earlier and may go later than the fair.  If you have questions on the positions, please contact Kari Bodnar at (360) 786-5453.  

Legal Financial Obligation Reconsideration Day
Thurston County law and justice partners are hosting a Legal Financial Obligation Reconsideration Day on Monday, August 15, at the Thurston County Courthouse! If you have legal financial fines or fees, you may be eligible to have them waived or reduced. City of Olympia criminal fines and fees are not eligible for this event. Registration is required. Please register at You can learn more about this event here:

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Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Gopher Review Status
The county’s HCP is not yet approved, but the federal agency U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), published a final environmental report which may be a sign they will approve it. The HCP is how the county government will locally manage HCP-species-related building permits and conservation so county applicants won’t need federal permits. The Board of County Commissioners approved 2022 Gopher Inspections for what will hopefully be the final year.

Commissioners Seek Volunteers for Advisory Boards

​The Board of County Commissioners continue to seek citizen volunteers to fill vacancies on the 22 advisory boards, commissions, committees, and councils. 

Check-In for Visitors

Visitors to Building 1, Public Health and Social Services on Lilly Road, and the Clerk's Office in Building 3 must check-in by using the link below, scanning the QRCode before entering the building, or using the Kiosk system upon entry. Check-in is not currently required for the Building Development Center or Commissioner's Office in Building 1. 

Addressing Homelessness As A Region

​On June 14, 2018, the Thurston County Board of Health (BoH) declared homelessness a public health crisis in Thurston County. On February 24, 2021, Thurston County announced the signing of the interlocal agreement between Thurston County and the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm (as the representative of south county) to form the Regional Housing Council. 

Thurston County Employment Opportunities

Looking for a new career? Thurston County wants you! Check out our job openings with competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages! 

COVID-19 Information

For the most updated COVID and vaccination information, visit the PHSS COVID-19 page

Recruiting - Civil Service

​The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions.

Contact Information​

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-1045

County Directory: (360) 754-3800

Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440