KC Employee News
To read the most recent issue of Retirement Outlook with the latest news from the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS), go online to http://www.drs.wa.gov/outlook/active. There, you can also read past issues of the Retirement Outlook newsletter. If you have questions, contact King County Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or email@example.com.
Solid Waste Division’s outreach to the Spanish-speaking community received two awards from the Puget Sound chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at its annual Totem Awards Celebration February 6. The Recicla más. ¡Es facilísimo! Spanish language curbside recycling program received two certificates of excellence this year. One certificate is for radio advertising, multicultural communication category, in which the radio ad was recognized for its research into the audience needs and identification of cultural elements which would resonate with the audience, making the radio ad groundbreaking in its approach. The… Read More
Starting March 10, employees can apply for one of 10 internal Bridge Fellowships that will help them develop their careers, grow their organizational knowledge, and enhance their leadership skills at King County. The Internal Bridge Fellowship Program is a one-year, formal development program that is open to all regular (full-time) and TLT employees. Ten fellows will be selected for the first cohort. Candidates can be individual contributors, supervisors or managers. Each candidate must have leadership potential (demonstrated at work, at home, or in the community) and a desire to advance across the… Read More
The Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) communications and outreach effort also won a Certificate of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Puget Sound Chapter. The award was given in the Community Relations Program category for the communications planning and work that culminated in the successful Public Open House in March 2013. Congratulations to the CFJC communications team on this prestigious honor.
Application deadline: First screen date will be 3/18/14 Salary: $75,400.00 – $95,576.00 Annually Department: Department of Natural Resources & Parks – Director’s Office Description: This position will report to Department of Natural Resources and Park’s Chief Financial Officer as part of a team (including an existing Project/Program Manager IV and a Strategic Development Analyst, with administrative support from an Administrator II) which provides technical guidance and leadership to multi-agency and multi-disciplinary teams within DNRP’s four diverse operating divisions. This team supports the DNRP divisions across a range of functions, including business planning, financial… Read More
Application deadline: Tuesday 02/25/14, 4:30 p.m. Salary: $32.19 – $40.81 Hourly / $66,955.20 – $84,884.80 Annually Department: King County Department of Information Technology Description: King County is in search of two Electronics Communications Specialists (ECS) who will perform highly skilled technical work as an expert in land mobile radio systems and other electronic equipment, including the 800 MHz Regional Public Safety Communications System, digital microwave networks and supporting computer systems and networks. One position is Career Service and the other position is a Term-limited Temporary position with an anticipated end date of… Read More
The 2014 Healthy Incentives program started on February 14, and if you want lower out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, here’s what you can do: Start when you’re ready. Take your wellness assessment and finish an individual action plan any time between February 14 and July 31, 2014. No more separate deadline for the wellness assessment. More ways to earn silver. Complete either the wellness assessment or an individual action plan to earn silver. Enter activity any time online. Once you register for the new StayWell online individual action plan, you can enter activity when… Read More
In the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 24, hundreds of King County residents gathered at dozens of meeting points throughout the County to walk their carefully assigned areas and count the people they saw on the streets, sleeping on benches, huddled in makeshift shelters or camping in cars. It was the annual One Night Count of homeless persons, coordinated by the Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness, with funding support from the Committee to End Homelessness (CEH). On that night, a total of 3,113 people were counted outdoors without safe and secure… Read More
King County Executive Dow Constantine outlined an agenda for addressing what many consider to be the generational challenges of our time in the first State of the County address ever delivered from an unincorporated area of King County. At a special meeting of the Metropolitan King County Council on February 10 at White Center Heights Elementary School, Executive Constantine framed his policy agenda for meeting two of the “greatest generational challenges” of our time: building equity and opportunity, and confronting climate change – Building equity will mean creating access to opportunity – access… Read More
After Beth Gunn’s bicycle was stolen, she was astonished to see it heading toward her on the street—in the bike rack on the front of a D-Line bus. She stopped the bus and told the driver that her stolen bike was in his rack. That driver was Matt Leber (AKA VeloBusDriver), a fellow bike commuter and bike-transit blogger. While they spoke, a couple of passengers left the bus through the rear doors. When Leber asked the remaining passengers who owned the bike on the front of the bus, no one answered. After… Read More