Like all King County departments and agencies, the Human Resources Division is working on multiple wide-ranging programs and requests at any one time, and its employees rely heavily on the support of its administrative professionals to deliver services to County employees and customers.
Ask any HRD employee and they’ll likely tell you that the reason the division is able to run smoothly is administrator Kimberly Robinson, who recently celebrated 10 years with King County and HRD.
Robinson is a member of the HRD Administrative Team that provides high level administrative support to the Director’s Office. She is the office manager for the division, coordinating and submitting communications and transmittals on behalf of the Director’s Office. She also coordinates work orders with Facilities Management Division and KCIT as well as outside vendors, and serves as a resource for all customers who contact the division online, by phone or in person.
Robinson was recently recognized by a group of her peers as Administrative Professional of the Month, an honor reinforced by HRD Director Nancy Buonanno Grennan.
“We have so many employees countywide that do great work, using every ounce of discretionary effort to get the job done,” Buonanno Grennan said. ”Some do it so well you might overlook it because they are uber-talented and, while extremely passionate about their work, they are quiet about their accomplishments. Kimberly is one of those – she epitomizes every day excellent work.”
Robinson said that her biggest challenge in her work is coordinating the various requests that she receives to ensure that they all receive the attention they deserve.
HRD has recently undergone some significant changes to the configuration of its location on the fifth floor of the Administration Building, something that Robinson was integral in overseeing.
“I enjoy working on space planning and facilitating day-to-day operations that helps to keep the office running smoothly,” Robinson said.
Buonanno Grennan said that Kimberly is the glue for the division. “She spots issues and helps employees before they know they have an issue. Daily, I have employees tell me about how Kimberly went above and beyond to help them get what they need, whether is getting the equipment, space or materials to do their jobs well. She juggles a lot behind the scenes to make our jobs easier.”