Telling the stories of King County employees
Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids Blog We’d like to thank the 4,000+ parents and caregivers who have completed the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Health Survey! The BSK Health Survey is still open, and we’ve extended the deadline to late January to make sure all voices are heard. We asked Sheila Capestany, King County Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth and lead of Best Starts for Kids, to answer some of the common questions we are hearing from families. Read more at Best Starts for Kids Blog
Cirque du Soleil returns to Marymoor Park with LUZIA, a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture of Mexico. Like in a waking dream, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. King County employees can get 15 percent off on price level 1 and 2 seats during the first three weeks of the show, through this link. Premium seats are also available, but offered at regular price. No code needed with link. Opens March 30, under the Big Top, at King County’s… Read More
Are you a graduate of a HBCU, or a Native American or Tribal College or University? Are you a Morehouse Man or a Spelman Woman? Did you graduate from Diné College or Northwest Indian College? The county’s Workforce Equity Manager would love to talk to you about recruiting at your alma mater. For more information, please contact Paula Harris-White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-263-2444.
Crossposted from KC Employee Giving If you are interested in joining the EGP Committee, know that coffee is on us! What? You read that right. A cup of coffee on us. The King County Employee Giving Program (EGP) is currently recruiting for 5 open slots on the EGP Committee. The Committee is made up of King County Employees from across the County and provides the strategic vision of the program and are key participants in its success. Additionally, the Employee Giving Program provides leadership and development opportunities that may not otherwise… Read More
On Thursday, January 12, King County’s 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration was held at the 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle. The celebration recognizes the impact that Dr. King had on our community and our nation, and reminds us to keep striving toward his dream of equity and justice. The event featured keynote speaker Alexs Pate of the Innocent Classrooms program, which strives to help teachers connect more effectively with students of color, and the Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project as guest performers. For more information about the annual celebration of King County’s namesake, visit the King County website…. Read More
Crossposted from Clean Water Stories With over 20 years in the water quality industry, Suzanne Potts, process laboratory specialist, has garnered the reputation of going “beyond the call of duty.” From mentoring new staff to being the go-to person for key projects like a Laboratory Information Management System update, she’s recognized as a role model not only for the laboratory, but for the entire utility. This is apparent by a recent award she received after being nominated by five of her co-workers. “She keeps me on my toes. Sometimes when I just… Read More
King County employees can receive a 30 percent discount on tickets to two upcoming Seattle Symphony concert performances this January: Shostakovich Concerto Festival I and II – Held January 19 at 7:30 p.m. or January 20 at 8 p.m. Mendelssohn and Schubert – Held January 26 at 7:30 p.m. or January 28 at 8 p.m. To receive the discount, please use promo code Ludovic1617 when purchasing tickets online, via phone at 206-215-4747, or in person at the Benaroya Box Office, located at Third Ave and Union Street (hours here). Find all King County employee discounts on the Employee Discount webpage.
King County’s food safety employees want to ensure that the County’s restaurant safety ratings are as simple and user-friendly as possible for residents so they turned to a new system that everyone understands: emojis. “[Diners] were telling us that they wanted the information to be easy to understand, and to see it at the restaurant, helping them make decisions on the spot,” Becky Elias, Food Program Manager with Public Health – Seattle & King County, said. “People can walk down the street, see a window sign outside of a restaurant and be able… Read More
King County is harnessing the power of the sun and the innovations of its employees to provide lighting at its bus shelters. King County Metro Transit is one of the largest transit systems in the country, and its network of more than 8,000 bus stops and 1,800 bus stop shelters is growing! Metro’s employees are using solar power as a climate- and budget-friendly solution to providing lighting at bus shelters. Solar lighting is being installed in about 50 new shelters each year, as well as in another 50 shelters through refurbishment. “Solar… Read More
Come learn about the variety of services and benefits available to veterans, spouses and dependents offered through the VA, other government agencies and local community service organizations. You will learn about the benefits and services related to housing, employment, education, medical, dental, burial and pension. You will also learn the processes used in connecting with VA benefits earned as a result of military service and receive applications for accessing these earned benefits. Thursday, February 9, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. Chinook Building, Rooms 121/123, 401 Fifth Avenue This information will be relevant to… Read More
Flooding is the most common winter weather disaster and one which many residents are unprepared. From river flooding to urban drain and stream flooding, “Be Flood Ready” is a print resource available in 21 languages to raise awareness about available resources and best practices for reducing risks associated with flooding. The brochure is available as a PDF online at www.kingcounty.gov/floodservices or in print, by request. The web site also has videos in the same 21 languages on flood preparedness that are available for sharing to your web site, social media or in communications.
From Tuesday, January 3 through mid-February, crews will close the sidewalk on the east side of 4th Ave S between S Washington and Jefferson streets. This sidewalk closure is in addition to the sidewalk closure on the west side of 4th Ave S, check out the detour map here. Crews will be widening the bridge footings (beneath the sidewalk) during the weekdays, and other crews will be installing a large electrical utility duct bank next to the eastern bridge abutment on weeknights. The right lane on 4th Ave S will be closed during weeknights to… Read More
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 01/24/17 11:59 PM Salary: $89,502.40 – $116,251.20 Annually Job Type: Career Service Location: Harborview Medical Center – Seattle, Washington Department: Department of Public Health–Prevention Description: This position is responsible for the clinical oversight, supervision and management of TB Clinic and case management staff and allied health services for the King County Tuberculosis Program. The position plans, implements and evaluates programs within the tuberculosis control program. The position selects new staff and assures appropriate training and orientation for staff. This position engages in strategic planning and quality improvement efforts within the program and participates in the… Read More
Dear fellow King County employee, On Monday, January 16, our nation will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is unique in that it is the only national holiday also designated as a National Day of Service. I hope you will be able to contribute your time and effort on Monday to help your community. You can find more information on volunteer events at www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday (national website) or, locally, at the United Way of King County site, www.uwkc.org/events/mlk-day-of-service. At this time of political upheaval, it is… Read More
KCIT recently outfitted 30 Chinook Conference Rooms with varying levels of smart technology. The technology allows for better, smarter and more efficient collaboration. Gabriela Aranda, a member of the project team, shows off what the conference rooms can do and how to schedule a training. Training session dates are as follows: January 17 January 18 January 19 January 24 January 25 January 26
Crossposted from Inside Transportation The new Communications Manager for King County DOT is a self-described “military brat,” who has just retired from a remarkable career in which he helped legitimize the government of Afghanistan, advised a Presidential appointee at the Pentagon, and spoke for the Army on the integration of women into combat duty. Jerome Pionk was born in Seoul, Korea, to a Korean mother and an American combat engineer. Over his 22-year military career he held a variety of leadership and staff positions around the world, and since 2004 served as an Army spokesman… Read More
by KingCountyTV Launching Best Starts for Kids and working with the Trump White House, in this video Enrique Cerna talks with Executive Constantine about challenges and opportunities in the New Year.
Hear from our Wastewater Treatment Division about the biosolids programs and how biosolids are preparing us for climate change. Learn how biosolids sequester carbon and how the biosolids team does their carbon accounting. Thursday, January 12, from noon to 1 p.m. King Street Center, 6th Floor, King and Chinook Rooms All King County employees welcome, but space is limited. Please sign up here.