Jay Osborne to serve as Interim Director of HRD 

Jay Osborne has accepted the position as interim Human Resources Division (HRD) Director, and will start full time on December 18, 2017. Jay has been with the County for nearly 30 years and comes with a wealth of skills and experience. Jay started his career as a summer hire with the Parks Division in 1988, and now he is the Deputy Director for the Road Services Division in DOT.

Jay offers strong leadership skills, vast budget process knowledge, and a solid operations background in HR as a people manager and deputy director. He also possesses collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, extensive experience building teams and developing people, particularly in the midst of transition. His empathy and understanding, along with his straightforward and decisive style, are some of the qualities that will support HRD in moving forward and building on our Investing in You work.

With Jay serving as Interim Director, the recruitment for the permanent HRD Director remains on track. The position is currently posted on King County’s website, and executive search firm Ralph Anderson & Associates begins active recruitment on January 2.