Emergency alert and notification system for King County employees

In light of the recent power outage and gas leak, stay connected to know what’s going on during a significant event or emergency situation. King County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has invested in an emergency alert and notification system, used to communicate to County employees and the public during an emergency. There are two services you can sign up for: ALERT King County for regional public emergency alerts. Subscribers to ALERT King County will receive emergency, life safety and other important messages. The service is free to King County residents. Register… Read More

Juneteenth lunch and learn presentation

King County employees are invited to join us for a panel discussion on the history of Juneteenth and its legacy today. Speakers will include elected officials, an historian and community members. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. It is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The panel discussion will be held Thursday, June 16… Read More

Kudos! KC Metro rider takes to Twitter to praise driver

A recent bus rider had nothing but love for her driver. Kudos to this King County Metro bus driver for making riders feel at home and showing kindness even in difficult or stressful situations!

Wear your t-shirt with PRIDE to the Parade June 26

This is the 2nd year that all of King County has marched together as One King County. Last year over 300 King County employees, their children, partners, dogs and even grandparents joined in the festivities. There will be a bus, and a boat, and music, and bubbles…you don’t want to miss this! Get in the mood with a fabulous t-shirt! There are two ways to get one: Order and pay for one by 6/15 (that way you ensure you get the right size and can match it with your ensemble). Be one… Read More

Play areas and park facilities undergo summer makeover

Just in time for summer, several parks around King County are freshening up their facilities, playgrounds and sports areas. One park involved in this play area rehabilitation is Five Mile Lake Park out near Federal Way and Auburn, in an unincorporated part of the County. “You think of a traditional playground, but there’s nothing traditional about this one,” said Doug Miller, a Park Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) who has been with King County since 1989. “I don’t think the majority of people know what it means… Read More

Improving hiring to reflect our community

The Department of Natural Resources and Parks Human Resources (DNRP HR) is looking for new ways to attract a diverse workforce that is more reflective of the King County community at large, and a new pilot project to address that issue is already paying off. A successful “Direct Hire Fair” on April 7, held at Renton WorkSource and sponsored by DNRP HR and its partners in the King County Employment and Education Resources (KCEER) Division, allowed DNRP divisions to interview job candidates on site. The innovative hiring fair resulted in 25 offers… Read More

Kudos! Linda Nelsen wins Customer Service Hero award for exceptional service

Linda Nelsen in the Department of Executive Services Finance and Business Operations Division recently received “Customer Service Hero” recognition for going above and beyond in providing excellent customer service to County Customers. Linda exemplifies our commitment to providing proactive, “no wrong door” service to customers. As a Business and Finance Officer in Treasury Operations, Linda works to provide great service day in and day out to customers. But recently, a customer wrote about the extraordinary help Linda provided with challenges he had after purchasing an historic cabin from the federal government on… Read More

Cascadia Rising earthquake exercise underway

Crossposted from KC Emergency News Our region is vulnerable to earthquakes. A major threat lies just off the Pacific Coast, in an area known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone. This fault, when it ruptures, could cause a catastrophic magnitude 9.0 earthquake. A quake of that size would also cause a massive tsunami that would inundate the coast. This week, King County Emergency Management will join with federal, state, and local partners to test earthquake response and recovery plans in the Cascadia Rising exercise. More than 20,000 first responders, emergency management professionals, military… Read More

Featured Job: Registered Nurse – Juvenile

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 06/28/16 4:30 PM Salary: $33.82 – $47.35 Hourly, $70,345.60 – $98,488.00 Annually Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Location: King County Youth Service Center – 1211 East Alder Ave, Seattle, Washington Department: Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention Description: Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is seeking a highly motivated individual to occupy the position of Registered Nurse for our Juvenile Division, located at 1211 E. Alder in Seattle. This position is responsible for providing nursing services to detained youth that may possess a range of physical,… Read More

Social Media Spotlight: Quiero Una Familia Sana Y Segura Facebook

This Spanish language page shares information on how to protect families from everyday household hazards so Hispanic families can live a healthy lifestyle, and be safe at home, at work and in the environment. Follow Quiero Una Familia Sana Y Segura on Facebook today! Click here to view all King County social media pages.