Telling the stories of King County employees
With snow forecast for many parts of King County beginning Monday morning, make sure you have a plan for your commute and for your family, and expect slushy or icy road conditions for the Monday morning commute. King County is currently under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon Monday which means that periods of snow could cause traffic difficulties. The Advisory will be elevated up to a Winter Storm Warning for Monday afternoon through late Monday night which means that there is potential for snow, sleet or ice accumulations to impact travel. Intermittent… Read More
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 01/15/17 4:30 PM Salary: $42.56 – $53.95 Hourly, $88,524.80 – $112,216.00 Annually Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Location: King County Courthouse – 516 3rd Ave, Seattle, Washington Department: Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention Description: The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is currently seeking a Project/Program Manager. This position provides technical expertise, strategic planning services, and leadership to senior management and multi-agency teams in the areas of criminal justice research, planning, conducting complex analysis in support of departmental projects (e.g. annual budget) and county wide data development, legislative analysis,… Read More
Join us in a monthly Lunch and Learn Series to discuss Climate Preparedness and what King County is doing to prepare. Thursday, December 8, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m. – King Street Center, Sixth Floor, Rooms King/Chinook All King County employees are welcome. For more information, please email Jessica Engel or call 206-477-3132.
King County’s work in enhancing the sustainability and livability of local communities has been recognized for national excellence by an independent certification program. STAR Communities granted King County a Certified 4-STAR Community Rating and recognized the County for national excellence in sustainability. “King County embraces a comprehensive approach to sustainability, coordinating our environmental, land-use, transit and cultural resources to help build strong communities,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We also look for opportunities to expand equity and economic opportunity in all that we do. We are proud of our partnership with… Read More
We value and appreciate the many employees who gave up their holiday and time with family and friends to serve our King County community. Whether you are a jail guard, sheriff, medic or other employee, we THANK YOU for your commitment. Your promise to serve King County on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and all other 362 days and nights of the year highlights your dedication to public service and commitment to creating a warm and welcoming home for all.
Dear fellow King County employee, Each day, you help set an example of what a creative, forward-thinking government can accomplish. You do it not for the public recognition, but for the satisfaction of knowing we’re making our community a better place to live. Still, it’s nice when our work is recognized, particularly on a national stage. Tonight at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., I will receive a Public Official of the Year award from Governing magazine. I will be joined by the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Denver, and a few… Read More
The 13 employees who recently completed the 16-week Bridge Fellowship program developed new skills, expanded their leadership abilities, and came away better positioned to grow their careers in service of the people of King County. The November 16 graduation ceremony was attended by almost 100 leaders, colleagues, former graduates and friends from around the County to congratulate the employees who competed the intensive professional development program. “We have 13 employees from across the County who signed up for this Bridge Fellowship, and they were selected to participate in the program as part… Read More
The Employee-Based Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Committee recently held a reunion to celebrate their work and connect with current and former members. On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 the group met in the Chinook Building and held an informal networking event and potluck where departments from all across the County were represented. Current members were introduced, with committee Chair Ceci (Cynthia) Chiu (Department of Public Defense) kicking off the event. She was joined by Vice-Chair Velma Valdez (Department of Transportation), Secretary Lorrie Alfonsi (Department of Transportation), At-Large officer Breen Lorenz (Department of… Read More
With fall officially here, the Meowtropolitan Cat Café is a popular place to relax and enjoy the rain. Located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, the café is a partnership between Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), located in Kent, and two private owners. Officially opened in December 2015, the café has been an instant success. Some weekends are even booked full with reservations, which are needed to visit and enter the ‘Cat Lounge.’ Cats are fostered from the RASKC Pet Adoption Center, and hang out in a separate area, behind… Read More
Have you ever noticed outdated or incorrect information on the King County website? Are you unsure about who can fix or make changes to it? Here’s how you can request an edit be made to current content on a website page. Submit a request to our Web Team Support through this online form. Please note you must be logged in to SharePoint to do so. When sending an edit, be as specific as possible and always include the following information: The link to the page that needs the change The revised, correct… Read More
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 12/05/16 4:30 PM Salary: $52.69 – $66.79 Hourly, $109,595.20 – $138,923.20 Annually Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Location: Chinook Building – 401 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington Department: King County Department of Information Technology Description: Currently, we are seeking a User Centered Design and Civic Engagement Manager to lead our eGovernment team. This position will be accountable for making decisions to improve the overall customer and employee experience with our technology solutions and platforms while implementing strategies, tools and models that align with the business needs of… Read More
Crossposted from The Centerline Thanks to the Puget Sound Business Journal, aviation writer Andrew McIntosh, and photographer Anthony Bolante for their up-close and personal look (sign-in required to read the full interview) at our new Airport Director, Randy Berg in the November 18 issue. Andrew and Anthony sat down with Randy last month, and drew out Randy’s story of coming full circle from his first career job 40 years ago at the Auburn Municipal Airport, and his very first job in high school as a “gas boy” at the Van Nuys Airport… Read More
Crossposted from Public Health Insider Health insurance navigators are everywhere in King County, but with so many choices, you might need help navigating the list, too. We’ve made it easy by putting details about our biggest up-and-coming events and opportunities right here. Read more at Public Health Insider
We would like to take the time to say how thankful we are for our employees and their dedication to making King County a beautiful, welcoming and civic minded region. It is with you that we can innovate, connect and provide excellent service to our community and people across the community. Enjoy the holiday and the time with your loved ones. We look forward to continuing to forge ahead with you, the King County employee, by our side.
Crossposted from Public Health Insider Ever since the election, people are wondering whether their health insurance coverage will survive next year, if the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”) is targeted for repeal. The short answer is, Yes. Your insurance should stay the same all through 2017, whether you are enrolled through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange or through Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Open Enrollment has already started, for people with incomes that qualify for discounted plans on the Exchange. There are two deadlines coming up. The first deadline – to complete… Read More
Crossposted from King County Wastewater Treatment Division Over four days in early Nov, area firefighters and wastewater employees participated in hands-on training in rescuing people from hard-to-reach, potentially hazardous spaces. These “confined spaces” are defined by how hard it is to get in and out of them, and can have poor or even dangerous air quality. Each day, about 12 firefighters participated in drills along with Brightwater treatment plant employees. “It gives everyone – the firefighters and our plant employees – a chance to practice our procedures for responding to a potential… Read More
This year an Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) project team in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks organized a series of four literary readings called “Reflecting on Race and Racism through Spoken Word, Story, and Conversation” that was open to all King County employees. The purpose was to provide a forum for employees to discuss issues of race and racism to help reject stereotypes, practice empathy, and come to a greater understanding of the roots of inequity and injustice that the county’s Equity and Social Justice Initiative seeks to address. Following… Read More
Crossposted from Inside Transportation After months of hard work, I want to thank the King County Council for embracing many of the Executive’s proposals and adopting our $1.9 billion biennial operating budget and $1.2 billion capital investment plan for 2017-2018. The adopted budget makes significant investments in 88 Metro Transit bus routes to reduce crowding, improve reliability and increase the frequency of trips on key corridors. It includes infrastructure funding for 2017-18 and a six-year plan of capital investments outlined in Transit’s long range plan, METRO CONNECTS. The budget also invests in… Read More