King County celebrated the best in employee innovation and service excellence at the inaugural Executive’s Performance Excellence Awards, a program created to recognize projects, improvements, and innovations in departments that are driving exceptional, measurable results. Departments were each asked to submit up to two nominations in five key areas – cost, service, people, equity and social justice, and environment. Fifteen projects – three in each category – were named as finalists for the awards. The winning workgroups are: Cost: Fleet Diagnostics (DOT/Fleet) Service: Missed Trip Reduction (Metro Transit) People: Part-Time Employment Program… Read More
Salary: $99,611.20 – $115,939.20 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Regular, Full time, 40 hrs/week Department: King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Job Number: 2018-08914 Closing: 12/3/2018 11:59 PM Pacific King County is seeking an experienced civil litigation attorney to join the Civil Division of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Our Civil Division serves as the law firm for all King County agencies. We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office… Read More
King County employees can save as much as $1,000 to $5,000 through the Provident Funding Mortgage Benefit Program. Employees will receive an exclusive 0.25% closing cost discount on home purchase or refinance loans for primary homes, second homes or investment homes. This also includes closing times of 30-days or less on average, an online account to securely download and upload documents and track loan progress and industry unique Conditional Approval for purchases. Call 888-547-4050 or apply at www.provident.com/KingCountyWA. Be sure to reference discount code: M34BS2835. See all available discounts on the Employee Discount webpage.
Crossposted from Metro Matters King County Metro’s 3,000 drivers make it look easy. They’re master curb huggers and their turning radius down sometimes busy and narrow streets in Seattle and across King County is on point! To get a better sense of the widths and turning radius of buses, the team at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) got together with Metro’s safety and training sections to go for a spin. Read more here or watch the video below.
Crossposted from Keeping Communities Connected For the King County Road Services Division, known as Roads, it’s never too early to begin prepping for snow, ice and other wintery weather. Recently, planning work began with partner jurisdictions, King County Metro, school districts and emergency service providers to determine which routes will be plowed during a major weather event. The priority routes are now mapped and available on the Roads Snow and Ice webpage. Read more at Keeping Communities Connected
The Facilities Management Division (FMD) will be upgrading the county’s security system software December 17 through December 24. To accommodate this work, the ID Access Office will be closed from Wednesday, December 19 through Friday, December 21. During this closure, ID Access will not process new employee badges or issue replacement badges. Please plan ahead if you anticipate needing new or replacement badges. ID Access will reopen on Monday, December 24. The system upgrade should not cause any disruption to building access or security systems. If you do have an emergency access… Read More
Crossposted from Clean Water Stories The King County Industrial Waste (KCIW) program has been working on a proposal to update the structure of its fee system. Changes require a two-step decision-making process. First the King County Council considers updating the King County Code. Pending Council approval, the Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops a Public Rule. Thirty-year old fee structure is out of date KCIW is funded by fees paid by regulated facilities, and the range of facilities we regulate has changed over the last 30 years. These changes follow national… Read More
The King County Office of Equity and Social Justice is hosting two workshops that center on the lived experiences of native employees and employees of color. Strengthening Our Health and Resiliency: Towards Belonging and Co- Liberation, Nov. 26-27: This training seeks to engage a smaller group of leadership of native employees and employees of color at King County. Using lived experience and frames based on belonging, co-liberation, and health, this session will support thinking through what ensuring transformative and racially equitabble programs and strategies could be. The two day session will be grounded in Embodying… Read More
Crossposted from Balanced You November is a time to give thanks. Balanced You is grateful for employee Health Heroes who go the extra mile to create workplaces that support the health and well-being of all employees. In appreciation of their time and effort, Jay Osborne, Director of the Department of Human Resources, sent letters and certificates of appreciation to King County employees who support onsite flu shot events, activity centers, weekly produce deliveries, Weight Watchers meetings, and the Healthy Employee Advisory Team. Read more at Balanced You
We would like to take the time to say how thankful we are for our employees and their dedication to making King County a welcoming community and a great place to live, and for supporting and serving the 2.1 million people who call this part of the world home. You drive the way that we innovate, connect and excel in our service to our community and people across the region. King County never stops serving, and we send a special thank you to the employees – bus operators, corrections officers, sheriff’s deputies,… Read More