Free Home Ownership Program classes

Are you interested in buying a home but want to keep your down-payment to a minimum? This seminar is presented by HomeStreet Bank to help you learn about low down-payment programs and strategies, how to use down payment assistance and the eligibility requirements, which down payment assistance programs are in your area, and how to assess your…

Featured Job: Transit Vehicle Maintenance Technical Information Processing Specialist

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 04/04/17 11:59 PM Salary: $20.21 – $28.87 Hourly Job Type: Term Limited Temporary, Full Time, 40 hrs/wk Location: Multiple locations in King County, Washington Department: Department of Transportation – Transit Division Description: This position assists the Transit Vehicle Maintenance Section in support of Metro Transit and Sound Transit revenue vehicle maintenance employees.  The Technical Information Processing Specialist is responsible for…

Kudos! Palliative Mobile Care Program featured in national news

This project, coordinated by King County’s Health Care for the Homeless Network and UW Medicine’s Harboview Medical Center was recently spotlighted for its life-saving work to provide care to King County’s homeless population. The Palliative Mobile Care Program aims to reduce unnecessary or unwanted end-of-life care and to give homeless people a say in the process. Since January 2014, has served more than 100…

A promising local solution to ensure a fair shot at local jobs

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids Blog   Earlier this month, staff from King County’s Natural Resources and Parks were busy getting ready for the upcoming spring and summer season when Pacific Northwesterners experience our parks in full force. This time of year also marks hiring for important jobs to ensure our parks are ready for the season.…

Featured Job: Sustainability Program Coordinator – Project/Program Manager III or II

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 3/24/17 4:30 PM Salary: We are seeking someone qualified at a III level (Range 63: $84,304 – $101,918), but may modify the position to a II (Range 58: ($74,877 – $90,522) if need be. Job Type: Special Duty Assignment Location: 201 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104 Department: Department of Transportation Description: This special duty assignment this is a 6 month…

KCCF Corrections Officer Chris Chu lives for moments of peace and solace   

Shared from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s Employee Spotlight The Chinese New Year in downtown Seattle’s International District can be heard clear across the skyscrapers to the Puget Sound. KCCF Corrections Officer Chris Chu provides the rhythmic drumbeat during the Lion Dance. When he is finished, he walks amongst the participants and onlookers,…

2017 State of the County address

Dear fellow King County employee, In our work together, we are continuing to reinvent how King County does business. We call it Best Run Government, a mindset that embraces innovation, continuous improvement and teamwork to take on challenges, big and small, in our communities. Along the way we’ve been winning national recognition and the support…

Kudos to Career Support Services for helping employees manage careers and improve skills!

Career Support Services offers a variety of services, training and resources to King County employees in the areas of career development and job search, including support for career-service employees facing layoff. It has received rave reviews from employees who spoke with a career coach about their career plan, and also by employees going through layoffs.…