Telling the stories of King County employees
Community members and King County employees are invited to join in honoring our nation’s foremost human rights leader and King County’s namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for the 2020 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is “Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. We are on the move now.” They keynote address will be given by john a. powell, Director, Othering & Belonging Institute, University of California, Berkeley. The program also includes music and spoken word. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, noon to 1 p.m.,… Read More
Crossposted from King County Emergency News Pacific Northwest winters can bring rain, wind and power outages, cold and icy roads, and sometimes, snow flurries or epic snowstorms. Are you ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store? Winter weather preparedness includes three simple steps: Build a kit. Create an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for your home, office and car. Read more from King County Emergency News
Salary: $76,689.39 – $97,208.38 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DCHS – Community & Human Services Job Number: 2019SC10987 Closing: 12/23/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC Put some spice into your life – adopt Pepper, our Pet of the Week! This six-year-old female shorthair cat has a “Bashful Blue” personality, meaning she is a gentle and loving cat who likes to take things slow. Pepper may get nervous in new situations, so she is looking for a family who understands that she might need some time to warm up. Once this girl comes out of her shell, she is such a sweetheart! Read more from Tails from RASKC
Crossposted from Metro Matters Over the past few weeks, King County joined with other plaintiffs to challenge Initiative 976, which reduces car tab fees and cuts transportation and transit projects across the state. The county’s lawsuit sought an injunction to halt the immediate and irreparable harms of an initiative that violates the state constitution. Read more from Metro Matters
When did you start in your role with King County, and what is your official title? I started at King County in March 2019. I am the Manager for the Service Partnership Program within the Department of Local Services (DLS). The department works to ensure the local service needs of unincorporated communities are met. We have created service partnerships with other King County departments to help determine needs, better coordinate services, and monitor service delivery in the unincorporated areas. These partnerships help to define the relationship, services and processes in unincorporated King… Read More
Nominations are now being accepted for the Executive’s second-annual Performance Excellence Awards. The recognition program – the first of its kind at the County – honors employees and workgroups for their exceptional contributions in performance, leadership, and innovation. Anyone in the Executive Branch can nominate a team or individual for a Performance Excellence Award until Jan. 10. You’ll find information about the awards here, including nomination categories, criteria, and forms. Executive Constantine introduced the Performance Excellence Awards last year, and five teams were recognized for their outstanding performance in 2018. The awards program… Read More
As our Annual Giving Drive winds down, you can still make a difference through the Employee Giving Program. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving powered by social media and collaboration. To join the movement, and make it easy to give all year round, we’ve reopened the online pledging system for payroll donations for one day only! Give now. More than 500 past contributors have yet to renew payroll for 2020. Renewal is easy — but not automatic. Renew now. If you’ve already pledged — thank you for your generosity! On… Read More
The push to upgrade all Windows 7 operating system computers to Windows 10 operating systems continues, and King County Information and Technology (KCIT) is on track to meet a Jan. 14 Microsoft deadline. On that date, Microsoft will stop supporting the Windows 7 system. Only a limited number of county devices will be allowed to continue with the Windows 7 system, as they run specialized software not compatible with the Windows 10 system. Because of the switchover to Windows 10, KCIT will not allow devices with the Windows 7 system to connect… Read More
Crossposted from Metro Matters King County Metro continues making your transit experience better and easier with the launch of its improved web-based Puget Sound Trip Planner. The new site includes upgraded accessibility features and a responsive design for mobile users, along with a list of other notable enhancements. The new web-based Trip Planner is live and ready for use now. Read more from Metro Matters
Salary: $88,416.84 – $112,073.11 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DNRP – Natural Resources & Parks Job Number: 2019MK10902 Closing: 12/10/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC You’re killin’ me Smalls – with your cuteness! Our Pet of the Week is a seven-year-old pittie mix. This handsome boy came to us in early October. At the Pet Adoption Center, Smalls is a bit scared of his surroundings. However, when you talk to him and take him for walks, his nervousness eases a little. He does take a bit of time to relax around new people, but once he does he’ll stick to you like glue. Read more from Tails from RASKC
A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of our King County employees. The work you do, supporting one another and enriching our community, makes a real difference in creating a beautiful, welcoming region for everyone to thrive. Enjoy this time with loved ones and know that we appreciate you.
Crossposted from GIS & You At the State of Washington GIS Day event in Olympia last week, King County’s Peter Keum was awarded the first ever ‘Government Helping Government GIS Recognition Award.’ The award recognizes extraordinary GIS professionals who work for a government agency, but who go beyond their normal duties and outside their normal working days and hours to help other government agencies in Washington State. Peter was nominated by his peers for volunteer activity that included organizing user groups, promoting the use of drones for spatial data collection by government agencies, and supporting Native American… Read More
The City of Seattle is seeking feedback from people working or living in Seattle in its annual Seattle Public Safety Survey. The survey is conducted independently by Seattle University researchers, and asks a series of questions to determine safety and security concerns in Seattle. The results of the survey will be reported to the Seattle Police Department and “be used in conjunction with crime data to direct Seattle police resources and services to target unique needs of Seattle’s micro-communities,” according to the City of Seattle. The survey is open to people 18 years of age… Read More
The Family Support Division (FSD) in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office had some good news recently. In the third quarter of 2019, they collected more than $900,000 in child support from non-custodial parents which brings the total collections for 2019 to just over $2.6 million dollars. FSD team members said that this figure is great news for families in our caseload who need the money, but said that focusing on this number is not the most important part of the story. The backstory Child support collection has historically been very cold,… Read More
Salary: $47,340.80 – $67,620.80 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: MTD – Metro Transit Job Number: 2019AH10877 Closing: 12/1/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
A record-breaking crowd of 170+ attended the 8th annual Winter Weather Seminar on Oct. 29, hosted by King County Emergency Management and regional service providers. As critical partners in winter weather preparedness, response, and recovery, the event brought together businesses, non-profits, and public professionals to discuss preparations for the coming winter storm season, review lessons learned from “Snowmageddon”, and talk about building partnerships to stay resilient. Fresh on everyone’s mind was flooding on the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers and forecasts for possible early snow, which may have contributed to the high turnout. Participants were welcomed by King County Executive Dow Constantine… Read More
Dear employee, Cold, wintry weather is forecast for this week, with freezing rain and snow possible at higher elevations. While the potential for impacts to business operations are low, please dress warmly and be prepared for possible delays to your commute. Make sure you’re getting the latest King County information at work and at home in the event of inclement weather: Call the Employee Hotline—206-205-8600 (save it to your phone now!). Check your King County email for specific directives and updates. Log on at owa.kingcounty.gov/. Contact your supervisor for instructions. Follow King County on… Read More
King County Metro invites Kirkland and Bellevue transit riders and residents to take a survey to tell Metro where they want to see high-quality, frequent, and reliable RapidRide bus service from Kirkland to Bellevue. Metro is looking for specific feedback on route options between Totem Lake, downtown Kirkland, and the South Kirkland Park-and-Ride. In 2025, Metro plans for RapidRide K Line service to connect eastside riders between communities and to Sound Transit’s Link light rail Blue Line, I-405 Bus Rapid Transit, and the RapidRide B Line. Metro is developing RapidRide K Line service for riders in the fast-growing communities between Totem Lake,… Read More