Nonprofit Applications for inclusion in 2014 Employee Giving Program due April 25

Didn’t see your favorite nonprofit in last year’s Annual Giving Drive? Now is the time to get them in for 2014! Check out the Employee Giving Program Website or call 206-263-9405 for more information. Email the link to your favorite nonprofit today. Even if they have been in before, nonprofits must reapply every year. Applications are due April 25.

Five Questions with Deborah Kennedy, Manager for Archives, Records Management, and Mail Services, Dept. of Executive Services

1. What was your first role with King County? I came to King County in the fall of 2000 as the County Archivist. As Archivist I was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Archives including caring for and building the County historical records collection. Records become eligible for disposition when they reach the end of their retention period. If records are determined to have archival value, transfer to the Archives is one of the possible dispositions. In general, records are considered archival if they have a research use beyond the use… Read More

Protecting Our Waters: New Look, Same Great Program

Wastewater Treatment Division’s (WTD) Combined Sewer Overflow Control (CSO) Program is sporting a new look and feel, with the goal of helping the public and people outside WTD better understand their work. “Protecting Our Waters” is the new name of a program to prevent pollution caused by excess stormwater in the sewer system on rainy days. Through 2030, WTD will be building nine pollution control projects to keep stormwater mixed with small amounts of sewage out of the Duwamish River, Lake Washington Ship Canal and Puget Sound. These projects complete the program… Read More

What Does Respect Mean to You?

We recently asked King County employees to tell us what respect in the workplace means to them in one word. The way we treat one another is just as important as the way we treat our customers, and helps define the type of workplace that we want. Some of the words that resonated the most with employees were Consideration, Kindness, Communication, Trust, Listening, Value, Acknowledgement, Dignity, Acceptance and Appreciation. You can see all the results displayed in a Word Cloud below.

New Video: What does it mean to be a King County Employee?

What does being a King County employee mean to you? What values do we embrace as an organization? What do we want new and prospective employees to know about working at King County? A new video featuring employees from across the County highlights five key elements of King County culture – Outstanding Customer Service, Continuous Improvement, Equity and Social Justice, Healthy Employees, and Teamwork and Collaboration. The employees featured in the new video discuss what it means to them to work at King County, and how they incorporate the County’s core values… Read More

Metro Sets PACE for Comprehensive Equity

When the leaders of ATU Local 587, King County Metro, and Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 launched the Partnership To Achieve Comprehensive Equity, or PACE, in September of 2013, it signaled a binding commitment to build and enhance the processes, tools, and standards for advancing diversity and equal opportunity for all Metro employees. Since this landmark agreement, employees and managers serving on the Steering Committee have met regularly and have worked together to create a work plan for the coming year.  Because the work of this effort is substantial, and because… Read More

Recorder’s Office Moves to Fourth Floor of Administration Building

The King County Recorder’s Office is now located on the fourth floor of the King County Administration Building, making it easier for customers to access documents, records, and marriage licenses and certificates. The Recorder’s Office made the move from the third floor of the Administration Building to put its services in easy reach of customers who enter the building from Fifth Avenue. “Our previous location on the third floor of the Administration Building was not easy for some customers to find, and the third floor had a split level with two separate… Read More

Helping Foster Kids Find Forever Families on Adoption Day

On National Adoption Day King County Superior Court Judge Dean Lum presides over the King County Presiding Court as dozens of King County foster parents legally adopt their foster kids. For Judge Lum, this festive day holds a special place in his heart. Watch a short KCTV video to learn more.

Featured Job: Administrative Specialist III

Application deadline: Monday 3/24/14 Salary: $21.51 – $27.27 Hourly / $1,720.80 – $2,181.60 Biweekly Department: Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention Description: This position with the King County Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention (DAJD), Community Corrections Division, provides administrative support to the Community Work Program (CWP) which includes supporting one program manager, two program coordinators, and eight work crew supervisors.  The position is critical to the functioning of the Community Work Program.  Duties include performing lead clerical, data entry, filing, and office support utilizing independent judgment in working with complex and/or sensitive information…. Read More

Kudos! Priscilla Harper, King County Recorder’s Office, Dept. of Executive Services

Hi Jon (Scherer, Recording Manager), I wanted to give a big thank you to Priscilla Harper for helping me with a critical situation and I asked for your information that I might let you know what she did for me.  I believe recognition is important and here’s my story:  My wife and I were married back in May, 2013 and we went through the normal process to send in our application and certificate of Marriage. Somehow, our documentation never arrived at the Recorder’s Office in time. I had paid for and kept receipts of when… Read More