Thank you for you patience as Balanced You finalizes the 2019 Balanced You Worksite Fund review process. This announcement helps to share the updated timeline with applicants. This year, the Worksite Fund received an overwhelming response, with 159 applications. That is a 59% increase from last year! The Balanced You team worked with leadership to adjust the timeline to extend the review period due to the increased number of applications. This also allows more time to work with departments to identify alternate funding streams for some of the projects. Balanced You now plans to announce… Read More
The Facilities Management Division and KCIT have been working on a joint project to upgrade the video conferencing technology in the Chinook first floor conference rooms 115, 121, 123 and 124 to the KCIT standard. KCIT is hosting employee open house events to showcase the new technology and provide onsite training that includes the specific audio-visual systems in each room. Drop by for some quick Q&A or stick around for some in-depth training with the new tech. Training and Q&A Sessions: Room 115: Thursday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday, Sept…. Read More
Crossposted from DES Express You may have heard some buzz about the U.S. Census in the news lately. Whether the “citizenship question” can be included in the Census has been the focus of much debate. While the Supreme Court ruled that the question can’t be included, many communities still feel uneasy about participating in this important, once-a-decade civic event. “It leaves the immigrant communities to believe that the [federal] government is still after information that could endanger them,” Denise Hulett of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund told Slate magazine. King County made early decisions… Read More
Crossposted from Metro Matters King County Metro seeks community feedback on its proposed future transit options to connect Renton, Kent, and Auburn, with faster, more frequent, and more reliable bus service and innovative travel options. This effort is a follow up to the public survey issued in March that identified transportation needs for people who live, work and play in the impacted area. Metro is now proposing transit options to address those needs. Community summer events, an online open house and a new survey, which closes August 25, will help Metro understand which… Read More
The Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Committee is recruiting new committee members for the 2020– 2022 term. The committee is employee-based and serves in an advisory capacity to the county executive; developing and reviewing strategies, systems, policies and guidelines to implement and enhance executive branch EEO/AA plans. The committee is actively recruiting representatives from: Department of Natural Resources and Parks Elections King County Sheriff’s Office Metro The application period closes Sept. 6. Please visit www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for additional information regarding qualifications and to apply. For questions, contact Lisa D. Longdon, Workforce Equity Program Manager at 206-477-3258… Read More
Janine Anzalota, Equity and Civil Rights Manager in the Office of Equity and Social Justice, will be honored with the Hubie Jones Urban Service Award, a Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Award. Janine will receive the award in September. This prestigious award is named after Hubert Eugene Jones, better known as “Hubie,” who shaped and defined the civic and social landscape of Boston, MA, for more than 45 years. He played a leadership role in the formation, building, and rebuilding of at least 30community organizations within Boston’s Black community and across all neighborhoods in the city. He… Read More
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC Say hello to Logan, our Pet of the Week! This young, handsome boy is a big goober of a guy who could use some help gaining his confidence and being the best dog he can be. Logan would benefit from a positive reinforcement training course so he can learn his manners and people skills. He is still learning how to trust people and can be a little fearful of new folks. It may take him some time to become friends with them. Although he is still learning to… Read More
On July 30, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a $7.5 million initiative that will provide specially trained Pathfinders and Navigators to connect more veterans, servicemembers, and their families to a network of supportive services. The community-based Pathfinders and Navigators will reach out to veterans, servicemembers, and their families throughout King County, focusing on those who face the greatest barriers, including veterans who are women, transgender, Native Americans, people of color, veterans who are experiencing homelessness, and their families. In addition to services, the Pathfinders and Navigators will connect veterans who experience… Read More
Crossposted from King County Parks Plog Join us as we celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local, and sustainable at our 5th annual CHOMP!, King County’s local food and sustainable living festival. Taking place in the Willowmoor Farm at Marymoor Park on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., our annual event is free to attend and offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy! This year’s event is packed with many great activities such as hands-on workshops, zucchini races, a farmers market, an upcycle bazaar, a scavenger hunt, and so much more! Check out… Read More
King County is helping low-level offenders get their lives back on track and building safer communities through a program called Community Court. The Community Court Program is an alternative problem-solving court that can help low-level offenders avoid the traditional court system if they adhere to a plan, access community services, and create positive changes in their lives and their community. “It warms my heart to have people succeed and to see the change in them,” King County District Court Judge Lisa Paglisotti said in a recent video about the program. “This is the one program that,… Read More
Salary: $3,092.87 – $3,920.40 Biweekly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DJA – Judicial Administration Job Number: 2019EH10368 Closing: 8/11/2019 4:30 PM Pacific The Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) is an innovative, forward-looking agency using technology to help perform tasks better, more efficiently and reliably. DJA (also known as the Superior Court Clerk’s Office) performs a variety of services for the court, litigants and the public. DJA’s mission is to provide professional, high-quality Superior Court record services and justice system programs, while ensuring access to justice and… Read More
This weekend our nation once again witnessed the senseless loss of life in two mass shootings, this time in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. These cities join the heartbreakingly long list of places whose residents have endured unthinkable violence, whose families have suffered unbearable losses; our nation’s leaders stand idly by while the epidemic of gun violence affects more and more communities. This is a difficult period in our nation’s history, one where words of fear and hate are being used to divide us. There are consequences to hateful rhetoric. Creating… Read More
Enjoy quick eats and free tunes this August with the new schedule of food trucks at City Hall Park, on 4th Ave and Yesler Way, and fun outdoor concerts, schedule here. For more information about the food trucks visit www.seattlefoodtruck.com.
Salary: $82,347.20 – $120,348.80 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Multiple job types-career service and/or temp Department: DNRP – Natural Resources & Parks Job Number: 2019-10373 Closing: 8/22/2019 11:59 PM Pacific The Capital Planning and Land Management Section in the Parks and Recreation Division is currently seeking highly qualified candidates to fill two current vacancies: a Career Service/FTE Real Property Agent IV position and a Term Limited Temporary or Special Duty Assignment Real Property Agent III position. This recruitment will also be used to fill future vacancies over the next six months…. Read More
La Cultura Cura Philosophy Overview, Sept. 17: The National Compadres Network in partnership with King County’s Office of Equity and Social Justice presents La Cultura Cura Philisophy Overview: A Training on the National Compadres Network Healing Informed Philosophy and Framework with Jerry Tello. La Cultura Cura is a transformative health, learning, justice, and healing philosophy that recognizes that within individuals’, families’ and communities’ authentic cultural values, traditions and indigenous practices exist the path to healthy development, restoration and lifelong well-being. Register and learn more. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Crossposted from King County Superior Court Blog On July 24, 2019, the King County Council voted to name the new Children and Family Justice Center in honor of the late Judge Patricia Hall Clark. Her family was on hand to speak of her commitment to our youth and the court. The late Patricia H. Clark received her JD from the University of Washington in 1987, recognized for her outstanding abilities as an oral advocate. She joined the King County Prosecutor’s Office Criminal Division before leaving to teach at the Seattle University Law Clinic…. Read More
Crossposted from DES Express Show your King County pride! If you’re at lunch or on break, meet us at the Administration Building on the Fifth Avenue side at noon on Thursday, Aug. 15. We’ll take a group photo and post it on the county’s social media feeds to celebrate #CityHallSelfie Day. (Just because we’re a county doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with this!) If you work elsewhere around King County, hop in front of your building, snap a picture, and send it to email@example.com and we’ll share it. You can also feel free to… Read More
King County employees can now take advantage of two new discounts: University of Washington football: UW vs. Eastern Washington University, Saturday August 31 and UW vs. USC, Saturday, Sept. 28. To access the discount, visit this link here. Seattle Symphony: Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Use promo code 1920FINAL for no fees on ticket purchases. To order tickets visit www.seattlesymphony.org and enter the promo code, order by phone at 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 and give the operator the promo code, or purchase tickets in person at the Benaroya Hall Box Office. See all available… Read More
Come out for GoGreen Night during King County Parks’ Movies@Marymoor on Wednesday, August 7, for the screening of Incredibles 2. Multiple programs and services will host informational booths to help people learn about King County’s great programs and services for a chance to win a pair of Marymoor Park Concert tickets.
Join us at Cine en el Parque on Saturday, August 10 for the screening of Spider-Man: Un Nuevo Universo. “Cine en el Parque” is a free outdoor movie at Dick Thurnau Park in White Center. Movies are projected onto a 40-foot-tall inflatable movie screen (bigger than most indoor theatres) that turns the Park into a spectacular outdoor cinema under the stars. The movie is free, so grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors or co-workers, and head to our fourth-annual “Cine en el Parque.” There will be games, music, prizes, snack booths and much more.
Crossposted from Metro Matters King County Metro will begin charging $20-$90 a month to reserve a parking space at some of the busiest park-and-ride lots and garages, providing more parking options to transit riders who can’t arrive early enough to find a spot. Monthly permits are scheduled to go on sale this fall for the Aurora Village Transit Center and park-and-rides at Bear Creek, Bothell, Issaquah Highlands, Kenmore, Redmond, South Kirkland, Tukwila, and Shoreline. These lots are regularly 90% or more full early in the morning on weekdays. Read more from Metro Matters
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC A kitty by any other name would be just as sweet – meet Rosie, our Pet of the Week! Rosie is a 5-year-old shorthair calico cat. This gorgeous girl has a “Rambunctious Red” personality, meaning she is a spirited cat with a fun-loving personality. Rosie is such a sweet girl and just loves hanging out with her human friends. She loves attention and will even reach out to you as you pass by to get your attention. Read more from Tails from RASKC
In order to better serve you, King County has partnered with InVerify, an Income and Employment Verification service, to meet all of your verification of employment needs. By automating this process, we are ensuring speedy, secure, auditable, and legally compliant responses to assist you in obtaining: Loans, home mortgages, new jobs, rental qualifications, and Social Service benefits such as temporary assistance, housing assistance, child support, or nutrition assistance. It’s one more way we’re Investing in YOU by providing workplace processes and systems that support you. For more information, or to access employment verification self-service, visit our Verification… Read More
Crossposted from King County Local Road Services Division Director Rick Brater has been named the Washington State County Road Administration Board’s “County Engineer of the Year.” He received the award at the Board’s Summer Conference in June. Nominated by King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, Brater was recognized as a strong manager and leader who is responsible for a regional transportation system of 1,500 miles of roads and 182 bridges, and a staff of 400 people, including six maintenance divisions. Read more from King County Local
Over the next few decades, our region will spend billions of dollars to protect water quality in our rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound. The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is preparing a Clean Water Plan so we make the right water quality investments at the right time. King County needs to update its wastewater plan and understand other ways to achieve clean water in the region. We are having a conversation about the plan because we want to hear from you about the best ways to make these investments. Join us today… Read More