Crossposted from King County Superior Court blog The King County Drug Diversion Court (KCDDC) Program began in August 1994 as the twelfth drug court in the country. Currently, there are drug courts in every state and 3,100 nationwide. The mission of King County Drug Diversion Court (KCDDC) is to ensure community safety and empower participants to rebuild their lives by combining the resources of the criminal justice system, substance use treatment and other community service providers. Read more from King County Superior Court blog
Save 15% on most of the 2019/2020 Seattle Symphony season with Promo Code VIOLIN20. Concerts include Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto to Schumann’s Piano Concerto to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and world-renowned pianists including Lang Lang, Daniil Trifonov, Beatrice Rana, Chick Corea, and more. Get tickets here. See all available employee discounts at www.kingcounty.gov/employeediscounts.
Crossposted from Zero Youth Detention This month, we launched the Zero Youth Detention Implementation Dashboard, where we’re tracking strategies, projects and actions King County and its partners are working on to get us closer to Zero Youth Detention. This Implementation Dashboard is a companion site to the Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard we launched last year to track overall data about the juvenile legal system in King County. Read more from Zero Youth Detention
In 2018, Communities of Opportunity (COO) launched a participatory evaluation to assess existing conditions and early partner efforts toward creating racial, economic and health equity. Over 46 partners shared their perspectives through surveys, focus groups, interviews and a community workshop. Over 4,000 people increased skills through 81 capacity building events, job training and seminars. 275 relationships between organizations were newly developed or strengthened due to COO support. 264 community members held leadership positions within their communities and our region, including 85 youth A snapshot of the findings is now available.
Salary: $112,081.42 – $142,069.61 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DLS – Local Services Job Number: 2019RH10424 Closing: 8/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Are you a senior-level public sector finance professional looking for your next opportunity? Join the Department of Local Services as our new Finance Manager and take your career to a new level! The Road Services Division is seeking a Finance Manager to oversee all budgeting, financial planning, accounting, internal control, financial management, internal and external financial reporting, and data stewardship for the division’s Operating, Capital… Read More
Crossposted from Employee Giving Program Build your resume AND make a difference? Yes, you can have it all. Ambassadors are the most important element of our Employee Giving Program team. You will be the key to making sure that every King County employee has a quality opportunity to support a cause they care about through the program. Register Here You get to: Meet new people, Advocate for your favorite cause, and Build rock star skills. Read more here and learn about being an Ambassador in the video below.
King County capital projects are helping fill the industry shortage for trades workers by partnering with pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs that provide apprentices with career opportunities and hands-on training with journeymen, all while earning family wages. View the video below to hear what apprentices on the Children and Family Justice Center Project have to say about their experience.
The Business Resource Center (BRC) continues to deliver new features, improvements and maintenance to PeopleSoft! With this latest PeopleSoft release, King County employees will now be able to update their benefits and dependent information in Employee Self Service when experiencing one of the following life events: Marriage, Divorce, Birth, or Adoption. Learn more in the PeopleSoft Knowledge Center (network login required). Employees will still have the option to complete and submit paper forms directly to the Benefits office, but for those that would like to go paperless and submit faster online you may do so from your… Read More
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC Bring some color into your life with Gray, our Pet of the Week! This eight-year-old female shorthair came to us because her previous owners were moving. While her name is Gray, her personality color is “Bashful Blue,” meaning she is a gentle and loving cat who likes to take things slow. Gray likes to approach new friendships with caution, but once she warms up to you she is just a big, affectionate lovebug who loves to hang out with her favorite people. Read more from Tails from… Read More
Michelle Mihail, a Juvenile Probation Counselor in King County Superior Court’s Renton unit, was recently featured in My Northwest magazine, discussing how important it is to never give up on kids who have lost their way. My Northwest highlights the different services and resources the program offers, following Michelle for the day to see the different ways she works with young people to ensure they develop the skills and behavior needed to succeed. “The kids are why I show up. You know, they’re … generally very talented, smart young kids who just have kind of lost… Read More
Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids Blog Kids watched in wonder last week as King County Executive Dow Constantine sprayed water on a model town, simulating a rainstorm. “There it goes!” one child exclaimed as water gathered and flowed through storm drains and into the imaginary Puget Sound. “That affects salmon,” explained Larry Reymann, a Volunteer Educator with the Environmental Science Center, “And who eats salmon?” A chorus of voices chimed in, “Bears! Whales! Us!” Read more from Best Starts for Kids Blog
Crossposted from Metro Matters As you may have read, on Thursday, August 15, southbound routes heading to West Seattle, Burien, and neighboring areas that normally go through Pioneer Square along First Avenue are being rerouted for one day only. This reroute is to evaluate alternate routing designed to save time for those routes, while still providing a bus stop in the Pioneer Square area. The data we collect will be compared against current routing and last week’s temporary reroute and used to determine options to improve pathways during the “Seattle Squeeze.” Read more… Read More
The King County Water Taxi began operating out of the new passenger ferry terminal at Pier 50 on Monday, Aug. 12, featuring a new covered facility, ADA improvements, and expanded space. Commuters, travelers, and tourists pass through the terminal on their way between downtown Seattle and West Seattle, Vashon, Bremerton, Kingston, and coming next year, Southworth. “The King County Water Taxi represents the best of our region: an innovative mobility solution that gets people out of traffic and where they need to be, rain or shine, with an on-time record that is… Read More
Mindful Eating, September 10: In this four-hour workshop, held over the lunch hour, we’ll explore mindfulness and how it’s application to eating helps us become wiser and more joyful in our approach to eating. Mindfuless is the capacity to bring full attention and awareness to one’s experience, in the moment, without judgment. Mindful Eating brings mindfulness to food choice and the experience of eating. Mindful eating helps us become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating, reconnecting us with our innate inner wisdom about hunger and satiety. This course is sponsored by… Read More
Thank you for you patience as Balanced You finalizes the 2019 Balanced You Worksite Fund review process. This announcement helps to share the updated timeline with applicants. This year, the Worksite Fund received an overwhelming response, with 159 applications. That is a 59% increase from last year! The Balanced You team worked with leadership to adjust the timeline to extend the review period due to the increased number of applications. This also allows more time to work with departments to identify alternate funding streams for some of the projects. Balanced You now plans to announce… Read More
The Facilities Management Division and KCIT have been working on a joint project to upgrade the video conferencing technology in the Chinook first floor conference rooms 115, 121, 123 and 124 to the KCIT standard. KCIT is hosting employee open house events to showcase the new technology and provide onsite training that includes the specific audio-visual systems in each room. Drop by for some quick Q&A or stick around for some in-depth training with the new tech. Training and Q&A Sessions: Room 115: Thursday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday, Sept…. Read More
Crossposted from DES Express You may have heard some buzz about the U.S. Census in the news lately. Whether the “citizenship question” can be included in the Census has been the focus of much debate. While the Supreme Court ruled that the question can’t be included, many communities still feel uneasy about participating in this important, once-a-decade civic event. “It leaves the immigrant communities to believe that the [federal] government is still after information that could endanger them,” Denise Hulett of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund told Slate magazine. King County made early decisions… Read More
Crossposted from Metro Matters King County Metro seeks community feedback on its proposed future transit options to connect Renton, Kent, and Auburn, with faster, more frequent, and more reliable bus service and innovative travel options. This effort is a follow up to the public survey issued in March that identified transportation needs for people who live, work and play in the impacted area. Metro is now proposing transit options to address those needs. Community summer events, an online open house and a new survey, which closes August 25, will help Metro understand which… Read More
The Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Committee is recruiting new committee members for the 2020– 2022 term. The committee is employee-based and serves in an advisory capacity to the county executive; developing and reviewing strategies, systems, policies and guidelines to implement and enhance executive branch EEO/AA plans. The committee is actively recruiting representatives from: Department of Natural Resources and Parks Elections King County Sheriff’s Office Metro The application period closes Sept. 6. Please visit www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for additional information regarding qualifications and to apply. For questions, contact Lisa D. Longdon, Workforce Equity Program Manager at 206-477-3258… Read More
Janine Anzalota, Equity and Civil Rights Manager in the Office of Equity and Social Justice, will be honored with the Hubie Jones Urban Service Award, a Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Award. Janine will receive the award in September. This prestigious award is named after Hubert Eugene Jones, better known as “Hubie,” who shaped and defined the civic and social landscape of Boston, MA, for more than 45 years. He played a leadership role in the formation, building, and rebuilding of at least 30community organizations within Boston’s Black community and across all neighborhoods in the city. He… Read More
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC Say hello to Logan, our Pet of the Week! This young, handsome boy is a big goober of a guy who could use some help gaining his confidence and being the best dog he can be. Logan would benefit from a positive reinforcement training course so he can learn his manners and people skills. He is still learning how to trust people and can be a little fearful of new folks. It may take him some time to become friends with them. Although he is still learning to… Read More
On July 30, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a $7.5 million initiative that will provide specially trained Pathfinders and Navigators to connect more veterans, servicemembers, and their families to a network of supportive services. The community-based Pathfinders and Navigators will reach out to veterans, servicemembers, and their families throughout King County, focusing on those who face the greatest barriers, including veterans who are women, transgender, Native Americans, people of color, veterans who are experiencing homelessness, and their families. In addition to services, the Pathfinders and Navigators will connect veterans who experience… Read More
Crossposted from King County Parks Plog Join us as we celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local, and sustainable at our 5th annual CHOMP!, King County’s local food and sustainable living festival. Taking place in the Willowmoor Farm at Marymoor Park on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., our annual event is free to attend and offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy! This year’s event is packed with many great activities such as hands-on workshops, zucchini races, a farmers market, an upcycle bazaar, a scavenger hunt, and so much more! Check out… Read More
King County is helping low-level offenders get their lives back on track and building safer communities through a program called Community Court. The Community Court Program is an alternative problem-solving court that can help low-level offenders avoid the traditional court system if they adhere to a plan, access community services, and create positive changes in their lives and their community. “It warms my heart to have people succeed and to see the change in them,” King County District Court Judge Lisa Paglisotti said in a recent video about the program. “This is the one program that,… Read More
Salary: $3,092.87 – $3,920.40 Biweekly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DJA – Judicial Administration Job Number: 2019EH10368 Closing: 8/11/2019 4:30 PM Pacific The Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) is an innovative, forward-looking agency using technology to help perform tasks better, more efficiently and reliably. DJA (also known as the Superior Court Clerk’s Office) performs a variety of services for the court, litigants and the public. DJA’s mission is to provide professional, high-quality Superior Court record services and justice system programs, while ensuring access to justice and… Read More