2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan – All employee briefing opportunities 

King County employees are invited to come learn about the County’s proposed 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) at either of two free, Zoom “Lunch and Learns.” The 2020 SCAP is the County’s five-year blueprint for climate action, integrating climate change into all areas of County operations and work with King County cities, partners, communities, and residents. The plan outlines King County’s priorities and commitments for climate action for decision-makers, employees, partners, and the public. On August 27th, Executive Constantine transmitted his recommended plan to the County Council. 

All King County employees are invited to participate in either of two briefings to get an overview of the new plan, priorities, and the work aheadRegistrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting by email a few days before the event. 

For questions and more information, contact ClimateChange@kingcounty.gov or visit www.kingcounty.gov/SCAP. 

King County’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts gain strength 

Crossposted from Public Health Insider 

The case investigators at Public Health—Seattle & King County are able to reach the vast majority of people who test positive for COVID-19 in King County. And most people are taking the important step of isolating themselves during their contagious period. 

new data dashboard shows the numbers, and it demonstrates the rapid growth of Public Health’s contact tracing efforts. Highlights include: 

  • Since the spring, the team has grown to 61 members who investigate over 500 cases each week (roughly 95 percent of all cases in King County). 
  • Each week, the team interviews roughly 85% of those positive cases and reaches over 90% of their named contacts. 

Read more. 

Featured Job: Racial Equity Planner (Project/Program Manager II) 

Salary$88,937.06 – $112,732.88 Annually 

LocationSeattle – Regional area, WA 

Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week 

DepartmentDNRP – Natural Resources & Parks 

Job Number2020DP12048 

DivisionWLRD -Water & Land Resources 

Closing10/5/2020 11:59 PM Pacific 

Learn more about this position or view all available positions. 

A heavy lift as Archives staff prepare for construction 

Crossposted from the DES Express 

Congrats to the Archives team for their work protecting and preparing records for temporary storage during upcoming construction. 

The mighty team of seven staff at King County Archives has packed up, protected and stacked 322 pallets worth of records! Many of the records have been sent to storage, some in the Archives’ new environmentally-controlled dark storage, in preparation for a long-awaited remodel of the Archives facility. Others are sitting on pallets at the King County Records Center until construction is completed sometime in late winter or early spring next year. 

Read more.

Tech Tip: Are you on-board with PeopleSoft Simple Sign-on? 

Tired of remembering multiple passwords? Worn-out waiting for a PeopleSoft password reset from the Help Desk? The answer is simple: Get on-board with PeopleSoft Simple Sign-on! Once registered, login to PeopleSoft with the same username and password you use to access the King County network. Check out instructions to register here – it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 

National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15  Oct. 15 in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. This month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the long, important presence and contributions of Hispanic and Latino and Latina (Latinx) Americans.  

A video to celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage month was produced by Latino Northwest Communications in collaboration with Utopia Media and Entertainment and King County Metro, Sound Transit, and Seattle Department of Transportation and will be airing on Univision. 

View the video in English below and in Spanish here. 

Leading with racial justice in King County 

Crossposted from Public Health Insider 

On June 11, 2020, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, and Public Health Director, Patty Hayes, declared racism is a public health crisis. They heard the call-to-action from the community and have resolved to hold all of King County to a higher standard. 

King County is committed to providing the resources needed to equitably address the damaging effects of racism and will do the necessary work, long-term, to create and affect tangible change.   

Read more. 

Pet of the Week: Addy 

Meet 2 ½ year-old, Labrador Retriever Addy!  She is a playful, loving puppy that truly can’t give or get too much affection.  Her favorite inside activities include belly rubs and sleeping with a paw against you.  Her favorite backyard activities include endless ball throwing, mastering the Kong toy and running.  Addy is extremely smart and needs to be in a home that will provide stimulation and training.  She will do well with an active family or an owner who is on the move and plans to incorporate her into activities.  She is friendly with other dogs as she was raised with an older dog and she cherishes making human connections.  She won’t just be your pet but a member of your family. 

Read more and view all available pets at www.kingcounty.gov/adoptapet. Have you or someone you know adopted a pet from RASKC? Let us know. We’d love to tell your story. 

Featured Job: SMS Implementation Manager (Project Program Manager III) 

Salary: $93,250.56 – $112,732.88 Annually 

Location: Seattle, WA 

Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT) 

Department: MTD – Metro Transit 

Job Number: 2020MC12091 

Division: General Manager 

Closing: 9/20/2020 11:59 PM Pacific 

Learn more about this position or view all available positions. 

King County TV wins 12 government programming awards 

natoa gpaKing County TV (KCTV) recently earned eight National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards and won four Awards of Honor. These awards are similar to the Emmy Awards for government TV programming. The station earned 12 awards total, including one for Video Journalism and top honors for its profile of Family Treatment Court.

  • In Category 24 – Public Health, KCTV won an Award of Distinction for “Should I get a flu shot? | Ask Public Health.” View the three-part series herehere, and here.
  • In Category 27 – Profile of a City/County Dept. or Employee, KCTV won an Award of Excellence for “A family lost and found in King County Treatment Court.” View the video here.
  • In Category 30 – Profile of a Person, Business or Organization, KCTV won an Award of Distinction for “Looking for hand sanitizer? Duvall Distillery has you covered!” View the video here.
  • In Category 32 – Public Safety, KCTV won an Award of Honor for “Being prepared means getting engaged | DISASTER-READY DANNY.” View the video here.
  • In Category 41 – Community Awareness, KCTV won two awards: an Award of Honor for “Meet King County’s emerging leaders.” View the video here. And also an Award of Distinction for “King County Apprenticeship Program.” View the video here.
  • In Category 42 – Partnership Production, KCTV won an Award of Excellence for “Northwest Railway Museum – Snoqualmie.” View the video here.
  • In Category 44 – Best Use of Video on Social Media, KCTV won an Award of Distinction for “County Beat.” View the video here.
  • In Category 47 – Public Information Series, KCTV won an Award of Honor for “Being prepared means getting engaged | DISASTER-READY DANNY.“ View the video here.
  • In Category 57 – Public Service Announcement Campaign, KCTV won an Award of Distinction for “Census 2020 Campaign.” View the four-part series hereherehere, and here.
  • In Category 59 – Editing, KCTV won an Award of Honor for “King County Apprenticeship Program.” View the video here.
  • In Category 61 – Video Journalism, KCTV won an Award of Distinction for “Looking for hand sanitizer? Duvall Distillery has you covered!” View the video here; for “Meet King County’s emerging leaders.” View the video here; and for “King County Apprenticeship Program.” View the video here.

For more information about KCTV, visit them on the King County website. Below are still images from the videos, and a shot of the KCTV control room.