King County introduced this option earlier this year, which joins KingCare and Kaiser Permanente’s SmartCare Connect as one of three medical plan options available to King County employees. Learn more here.
Conflict Awareness, Jan. 25: We all encounter difficult people. Whether you are a supervisor, a customer service professional, or have a challenging co-worker, it’s important to know how to rise above your initial emotional reaction and turn negative situations into positive outcomes. Topics include understanding why we label people as difficult, types of difficult people, tools and techniques for resolving issues, coping strategies for dealing with the effects of difficult people, and conflict management strategies. Read more and register. Introduction to Mindfulness, Feb. 14: In this workshop we will review the various aspects of mindfulness practice,… Read More
Assistant Archivists Jill Anderson and Amanda Demeter worked with an internal researcher on finding historic maps of the Comet Lodge Cemetery in order to show its changing boundaries over the years. In researching this request, they discovered the cemetery’s colorful history and agreed that the Archives holdings would be a good topic for a future a blog post. Jill and Amanda located a few records that the requestor, an experienced property history researcher, hadn’t found yet himself, and offered some future strategies for getting detailed information about tracing the property size history…. Read More
In addition to discounts for the Summit at Snoqualmie 2018-2019 Season Passes (available through Jan. 7, 2019), employees can now purchase single day tickets at a discounted rate, starting Friday, Dec. 13. For information about how to access these discounted tickets, click here. Click here for more information about Summit at Snoqualmie hours and snow conditions and cameras. See all available discounts on the Employee Discount webpage.
Please join us in honoring our nation’s foremost human rights leader and our County’s namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this year is “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” This year’s keynote speaker is Ijeoma Oluo, local New York Times bestselling author of “So You Want To Talk About Race.” The celebration will take place Thursday, January 10 from noon to 1 p.m at The Sanctuary Seattle, located at 811 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Program includes music, spoken word and comments from King County Executive Dow Constantine. For more… Read More
King County bus operator Nathan Vass was profiled in a recent KUOW article. It focused on his experiences driving a bus throughout different parts of Seattle and his community engagement work as a filmmaker, writer and photographer. The article quotes Nathan saying: “If I say hi to people on the 7, they will say something in response. I don’t drive that route because it’s more cool, or more dangerous, or something like that, but because the people are more friendly. If I’m going to spend eight hours in one neighborhood, I want… Read More
Salary: $102,777.38 – $130,276.64 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT) Department: King County Department of Information Technology Job Number: 2018-08628 Closing: 12/16/2018 11:59 PM Pacific King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT), the central information technology provider for King County, delivers smart and innovative technology solutions that engage, empower, and serve our residents, businesses, and communities. As our region has grown, we are looking for multiple IT Project Managers to join our team. In this role, you will provide project management support for various… Read More
Crossposted from the Downstream Blog On the night of Saturday, Nov. 10, a four-alarm fire started at a lumberyard right across from the King County Environmental Lab. The fire was the largest Seattle has seen since 2010 with flames shooting over 100 feet into the air, according to the Seattle Fire Department blog. In the end, the fire that burned two buildings to the ground and damaged three others was determined to be arson. That night, in addition to the 142 firefighters that helped fight the fire, King County employees were coordinating their own… Read More
RASKC partner Seattle Meowtropolitan was named “Best Cat Café in America” by a national online news magazine, Hoodline. The café in Wallingford was recognized for its work to find new homes for cats, as well as its financial contributions to animal welfare organizations. The ranking was also based on its Yelp reviews, which are some of the highest in the nation. RASKC shared the honors on its social media channels, and the Executive also shared the good news with his social followers, saying, “One of the ways we increased the pet adoption rate by a record… Read More
As part of King County’s recruitment efforts we have produced a series of videos featuring employees talking about why they chose a King County career and how they are making a difference in our community. Meet Yuka, Treatment Case Manager. Learn more about our careers at www.KingCounty.gov/jobs.