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King County Washington Veteran Fellow in WA 98104, Washington


This position will remain open until filled but the screening process will move quickly.* * In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, please submit your application materials no later than November 1, 2019, before 11:59 p.m.**

King County is taking public service to a new level and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.** King County as an organization has 40+ lines of business, 13,000+ employees and a $9+ billion biennial budget. Working here gives you a chance to have fun and make an impact in your community. Together, we're innovating government in ways that give you the opportunity to use your talents, develop new skills, and see the difference you make in your community every day.

We strongly value the leadership skills, teamwork, problem-solving, mission orientation and multi-cultural awareness that military service personnel offer. We created the Vets 4 HIRE Program to support Veterans in making a successful transition from military to civilian employment and to provide a pipeline of skilled military talent for positions within King County.

This position will be:

  • in the King County Council; AND
  • in Council Administration and Hearing Examiner Departments; AND
  • full-time, AND
  • one year in duration . Candidates will be screened for meeting the*Vets 4 HIRE eligibility requirements*. Those candidates who meet eligibility requirements will be placed in an eligible candidate pool for King County Council. **

Administrative experiences are a great way to gain knowledge of various career fields. Learning objectives and practical hands-on experience could include: General administrative support; prepare, proofread, edit documents; enter data and maintain a variety of databases; organize and update records/manuals; provide information and assistance to internal/external customers by phone, email or in person; plan and coordinate event logistics; other assignments or projects as needed. Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking individuals whose behavior aligns with the County's core values:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration – can learn from the diverse viewpoints of others; works cooperatively and partners with others to achieve shared objectives
  • Respect and Valuing Differences – seeks to understand different perspectives and cultures; sensitive to cultural norms and ways of communicating; treats others with mutual respect, dignity, fairness, patience and professionalism
  • Customer Focus – builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations
  • Innovation – seeks new ways of looking at problems; encourages diverse thinking, comes up with new and better ideas
  • Drive for Results – has a strong bottom-line orientation; has a track record of successfully exceeding goals; pushes self and helps others to achieve results We also seek individuals with demonstrated ability to:
  • Work independently and as a member of a team
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Prioritize one's workload and adapt to changes in workload demands
  • Follow through on assignments as directed
  • Have predictable and reliable attendance **Additional Administrative requirements include:

  • Maintain inventory and provide a list of items to be ordered. Distribute supplies, and/or equipment

  • Perform data entry
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Provide customer service by answering multiple phone lines, providing basic information, transferring calls to appropriate personnel, and greeting guests and visitors
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Sort, stamp and take mail to mail room
  • Sort and distribute mail to staff when mail clerk is not available
  • Update and maintain new employee manual
  • Function as a member of the administrative team; participate in team projects as assigned and back up other administrative staff as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of this position Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Knowledge and Skill

  • Knowledge of general office principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of and skill in using personal computers, copiers, scanners and printers and common desktop productivity software
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communication
  • Strong organizational skills and dedication to completing projects in timely manner
  • Proficient in MS Office with a good grounding in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and a basic knowledge of Sharepoint Supplemental Information

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Bending, squatting, and reaching Possession of a valid driver's license or ability to get to King County office locations not served by public transportation may be required for some positions.
  • King County employees work in an alcohol and drug free environment.
  • Must be at least 18 years old. REQUIRED MATERIALS: On-line King County application form which details your military, civilian and volunteer experience. *Your application is the first item reviewed so make sure it is detailed, complete, includes your military experience and any technology, software or equipment skills you possess. _(See below if unable to submit an on-line application form)_*
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Application
  3. Resume
  4. Responses to the Supplemental Questions
  5. A copy of your DD 214 or other proof of military service will be required upon hire WHO MAY APPLY:

The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified Veterans and members of the Reserve or National Guard. *Those who are current King County residents AND who have been discharged within the past five years will be given first consideration. *Please see the Vets 4 HIRE Program for further eligibility information.

COMPENSATION is based on highest military rank held OR education level.

  • Range 26 - $17.26/hr - $21.88/hr -- High School graduate; OR pursuing BA; OR enlisted grade E4 or lower
  • Range 31 - -$19.43/hr. - $24.63/hr. -- Possess BA; OR pursuing Masters; OR enlisted grade E5 or higher
  • Range 41 - $24.63/hr. - $31.23/hr. -- Completed Masters OR Officer rank

Salary: $17.26 - $31.23 Hourly

Location: WA 98104, WA

Job Type: Veteran Fellowship

Department: KCC - King County Council

Job Number: 2019-10788

Closing: Continuous

Agency: King County

Address: King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104

Phone: 206-477-3404