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A special summer for ten students

Crossposted from King County Wastewater Treatment Division  Summer’s over and school supplies are flying off store shelves. For ten students, it’s time to return from a special experience. At the end of August, ten high school students completed internships at King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD). For six weeks, these interns have seen their world…

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Executive Constantine celebrates West Point 50th birthday with employees

On Aug. 18, King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Christie True, Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, and Wastewater Treatment Division employees, former employees and retirees, to celebrate the West Point Treatment Plant’s 50th birthday. West Point, located next to Discovery Park in Seattle, has been helping protect Puget Sound for 50…

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Creating a better workplace, one action plan at a time

King County’s Public Health employees, like many County employees, are on the frontline of providing critical services to help residents live longer, healthier lives. People join Public Health because they want to help other people.  Public Health has a wide range of customers – ranging from restaurant diners to people in medical distress who call…

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Indoor shelter sites reopen, encampment ends

Working in collaboration with the Church Council of Greater Seattle, Catholic Community Services (CCS), Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (better known as SHARE), and the City of Seattle, we have been successful in negotiating an agreement to re-open more than a dozen indoor shelter sites in Seattle that had been closed since early spring. As…

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Blood drive at Chinook September 9 and 16

BloodWorks Northwest will be hosting a blood drive Friday, September 9 and Friday, September 16 in the Chinook Building, room 123, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please sign up at the online scheduling site, contact (800) 398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org for an appointment. For more information about the donation process and the importance and…

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Rev Up For Retirement Seminar September 30

With increased concern over the future of Social Security and the stability of retirement plans, you’re never too young (or too old!) to prepare. Bring a brown-bag lunch and hear what the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington, the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors and the Social Security Administration have to say about planning, PERS,…

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Kudos to the Wastewater Treatment program for empowering high school students!

In the August 27 edition of the Seattle Times, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s Internship Program was mentioned in the “Rant & Rave” section for empowering teens and youth. The mention went as follows: “RAVE For King County’s wastewater treatment high school internship program and their staff. The students started with the thought that government doesn’t…

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Featured Job: Information Technology Projects Manager II

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/11/16 11:59 PM Salary: $102,066.43 – $123,391.01 Annually Job Type:  Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Location: King Street Center – 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, Washington Department: Department of Transportation – Transit Division Description: This position will serve as a project manager on large transit technology projects within the Systems Development & Operations workgroup of Metro Transit. Projects…

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CPR classes available this fall

King County employees are welcome to sign up for available CPR classes hosted in the Chinook building September through December. Class dates are as follows: Basic Heartsaver CPR/AED Training (Open to all King County employees), register with andrew.burns@kingcounty.gov: Tuesday, September 13, 2016  – 9 a.m. to noon, Chinook Bldg, Room 126 Refresher Heartsaver CPR/AED Training (Open to…

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Update on Courthouse Electrical Project

The King County Council has approved the proposal to immediately replace the downtown Seattle Courthouse Building electrical distribution system, and design work is already underway. You can get updates on the project on a new intranet site, where you will find the following information Frequently Asked Questions Project Schedule – a four week look ahead…