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King County Overview

Seattle, WA
10000+ employees
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King County is taking public service to a new level and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Working here exposes you to some of the best practices and most innovative thinking in your field.

Together, we're reinventing ... Read more

Mission: King County's goal is to be the best-run government in the nation. That means we are embracing continuous improvement, instituting best management practices, empowering employees to innovate, and striving for second-to-none customer ... Read more

King County Reviews

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King County King County Executive Dow Constantine
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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Seattle, WA
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    I worked at King County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, many opportunities to grow, and helpful resources were always available.

    Cons

    Finding permanent employment positions can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always stick with methodologies because they've worked in the past or are just the ways you've always done them.

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King County Photos

King County photo of: Volunteers provide nearly 60,000 hours of service in our beautiful King County parks each year. In 2014, 8,500 trees and 10,250 shrubs were planted at 16 different locations by volunteers.
King County photo of: Public Health - Seattle & King County is working hard to ensure high-quality health care for all populations.
King County photo of: King County Metro Transit provides 400,000 daily rides and takes 175,000 cars off the road each weekday, carrying nearly half of downtown Seattle's workforce to and from their jobs.
King County photo of: With 1.2 million registered voters, King County Elections is the largest jurisdiction in the nation to conduct all elections by mail.
King County photo of: The King County Water Taxi connects riders in West Seattle and Vashon Island with the job center in downtown Seattle.
King County photo of: King County is working with regional leaders and community members to find sustainable solutions for funding the rapidly deteriorating bridges and roads in unincorporated King County.
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King County Interviews

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    Confidential Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at King County (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    There is usually at least 2 interviews when trying for a King County job. The first is more to see if you are qualified for the job, the second is more to determine if you are a cultural fit.

    Interview Questions

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