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King County Boards and Commissions Recruitment

King County accepts applications for appointment to King County boards and commissions at any time. To apply for a position on a King County board or commission, applicants must complete a basic application form (PDF) and complete a King County Board of Ethics financial disclosure form (PDF).  Occasionally, some King County boards and commissions conduct recruitment to solicit for qualified candidates.

King County seeks to create an inclusive and accessible process for individuals who wish to serve on a King County board or commission.  We strive to ensure that King County boards and commissions are representative of the communities we serve.

Currently recruiting for qualified candidates are the following boards and commissions:

Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee

The King County Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee is a volunteer citizen advisory board serving King County government. King County is currently seeking individuals who are interested in the acquisition and protection of open space lands to serve on the Committee.

King County Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) funds are used to purchase or preserve open space lands, including natural areas, passive-use parks, urban green spaces, wildlife habitat, trails, farms and forests in unincorporated King County and its cities. The Committee reviews applications for CFT funds, and recommends the allocation of CFT funds to the King County Executive and Council which makes the final funding awards.

Individuals with a knowledge of, experience with, or interest in open space protection are invited to apply. Minimum position requirements:

  1. Attend six or more mid-week evening committee meetings on Mercer Island between January and May; attend three to six field trips on mid-week afternoons or Saturdays to applicant sites in April; and otherwise actively participate in and contribute to the efforts of the Committee. The schedule is subject to change depending on the Committee’s workload.

  2. Evaluate regional and local needs and opportunities, especially to balance the unmet needs for open spaces in cities, where many county residents live; the provision of regional open spaces that are often visited by residents who live further away; the protection of habitat, farmland and working forests; and providing regional trails and natural parks (active recreation such as ballfields are not eligible with this funding source).

  3. Commit to Committee membership for community improvement and environmental quality purposes, not for personal financial interest.

  4. Live within King County or one of its cities

  5. Committee terms are typically for four years, and members may serve two terms.

Two positions are available. Please contact Ingrid Lundin, Conservation Futures Program Coordinator, with questions or letters of interest (Ingrid.Lundin@kingcounty.gov, 206-477-4578), and/or work directly with the following Councilmember offices.

  • Council District 7 Position (for residents of Council District 7). Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, District 7, to serve in this position (Councilmember von Reichbauer’s office may be reached at 206-477-1007).

  • Council-at-Large Position. Candidates must be nominated by King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, District 8 representative, to serve in this position (Councilmember McDermott’s office may be reached at 206-477-1008).

More information may be found on these websites: Conservation Futures (www.kingcounty.gov/CFT) and King County Boards & Commissions (https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/executive/boards.aspx).

Economic Opportunity and Empower Program Advisory Board

The King County Finance and Business Operations Division is soliciting applications for its existing Economic and Empowerment Program Advisory Board.  This Advisory Board was established by Ordinance 17973 to advise and assist King County via an Administrator in developing plans to achieve or exceed the hiring and training goals for apprentices and the utilization goals for small contractors and suppliers for construction of the Children and Family Justice Center.  Advisory Board members are appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council.

The original board consisted of 11 members and began meeting in 2015.  Current board members include representatives from the building trades, construction industry, labor, community organizations and pre-apprenticeship providers.  The board currently has several vacancies.  We are looking for individuals who have experience with providing diverse communities access to family wage careers, in the construction industry, and/or experience with small business inclusion or apprentice participation on large capital construction projects.

The advisory board is anticipated to exist through project completion of the project that is anticipated in  2020. Meeting times, and frequency will be determined at a later date, but it is anticipated the Board will meet at least twice a year.

Please fill out the following application form to apply for consideration to become a member of the Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Program Advisory Board Member for the Children and Family Justice Center.  Please click here to download the application form: EOEP_Advisory_Board_Fillable_Application-2018

For more information about the board and it's activities, please visit our webpage by clicking on the link below:

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/facilities-management/major-projects-capital-planning/current-projects/children-family-justice-center/economic-opportunity-empowerment-program.aspx

For questions please contact Daniel Peterson, Apprenticeship and Labor Equity Coordinator, at 206-263-1870 or email Opportunity@kingcounty.gov 
The application due date is by C.O.B., Friday, April 27, 2018.

King County Immigrant & Refugee Commission

On February 27, 2018, King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of the King County Council signed legislation creating an Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a permanent body committed to integrating, strengthening and valuing immigrant and refugee communities and upholding the county's commitment as a welcoming community.

Learn more about the commission and details of the application at www.kingcounty.gov/irc

 Priority Hire Advisory Committee

The King County Finance and Business Operations Division is soliciting applications for its new King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee.  This committee will operate in an advisory role for the implementation and effectiveness of the County’s Priority Hire program.

The Priority Hire program is designed to prioritize the recruitment and placement of economically disadvantaged local workers on King County public works construction projects estimated at $15 million or more. The program is intended to help address construction workforce shortages, diversify the construction workforce and improve the well-being of individuals who live in geographic areas of economic distress.

The King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee will consist of eight to twelve members, to be appointed by the Executive and confirmed by the King County Council.

“A good faith effort shall be made to include representatives with experience in the construction industry from: contractors; The Associated General Contractors of Washington; labor union representatives; small contractor and supplier businesses; pre-apprentice and apprentice training providers; and local community or business organizations.” (King County Ordinance, File #: 2017-0450, Section 5, Page 10)

It is the intention of the Executive to appoint members who represent the diverse communities of King County and to provide a balance of race, sex, disabilities, point-of-view, geographical area, and the specific needs of the board/committee. The recruiting methods employed by staff shall include strategies to achieve this balance.

Meeting times, and frequency will be determined at a later date, but it is anticipated that the Committee will likely meet more frequently at its outset in order to provide input prior to the County negotiating the master CWA.

If you are interested in being considered for the King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee, please click on following link

Application and submit to opportunity@kingcounty.gov    The deadline to submit your application is Monday, April 30, 2018.

For more information on the Committee and its activities, please contact opportunity@kingcounty.gov

Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board

The King County Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board is a King County Council nominated board - meaning each King County Councilmember nominates one individual residing in their district to serve as their council district representative. In addition, the King County Executive nominates and appoints three individuals who currently serve on the Veterans Advisory Board to serve as at-large representatives.

The board is responsible for monitoring the expenditure of levy proceeds designated for services for veterans, military personnel and their families, ensuring it is in accordance with the adopted Levy Service Improvement Plan. The primary criterion for membership is an interest in improving the lives of veterans, military personnel, and their families in our community. This board welcomes applicants with specific experience in veteran services.   

The Board is currently recruiting to fill the following district representative positions

District 6 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, District 6, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember Balducci's office if you are interested in serving as the district 6 representative.  Her office number is 206-477-1006; 

District 7 representative  - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, district 7, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember von Reichbauer's office if you are interested in serving as the District 7 representative.  His office number is 206-477-1007;

District 8 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, District 8, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember McDermott's office if you are interested in serving as the District 8 representative.  His office number is 206-477-1008.

For more information on the Board and its activities, please visit our webpage: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/initiatives/levy/human-services-board.aspx or contact April Yee, Staff Liaison, at 206-477- 7560 or April.Yee@kingcounty.gov

To locate your Council District, please visit: https://kingcounty.gov/council/councilmembers/find_district.aspx

Seattle Ferry Advisory Committee

The Ferry Advisory Committee reports to the Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) and reports on problems experienced within the area served by the Washington State Ferries, particularly when the DOT is conducting a review of the tariffs and other ferry service questions.

The committee is comprised of 3 representatives serving four-year terms.

The committee must have at least one person representing an established ferry user group. Each member shall reside in the vicinity of the terminal they represent. Members are frequently asked to represent ferry patrons by serving on Ferry Planning Committees. At the time of appointment, not more than two members shall be from the same political party. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Rick Ybarra, Liaison for Boards & Commissions at 206-263-9651 or via email at rick.ybarra@kingcounty.gov

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The King County Solid Waste Advisory Committee is soliciting applications for the following positions:

  • Agriculture Representative
  • Recycling Industry Representative

The SWAC provides convenient transfer and disposal services, innovative waste reduction and recycling programs, environmental monitoring of one active and a number of closed landfills throughout King County.  The division works with ratepayers, private industry, and cities to plan, develop, and implement solid waste and recycling programs.  Average time commitment is usually no more than 5 hours per month.

For more information on the Board and its activities, or to apply for an appointment to the board, please contact Roxanne.Malatesta@kingcounty.gov You can also apply for membership by clicking on the following link:  https://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/about/swac.asp.

Veterans Citizen Oversight Board

The King County Veterans Citizen Oversight Board is a King County Council nominated board - meaning each King County Councilmember nominates one individual residing in their district to serve as their council district representative. In addition, the King County Executive nominates and appoints three individuals who currently serve on the Veterans Advisory Board to serve as at-large representatives.

The board is responsible for monitoring the expenditure of levy proceeds designated for services for veterans, military personnel and their families, ensuring it is in accordance with the adopted Levy Service Improvement Plan. The primary criterion for membership is an interest in improving the lives of veterans, military personnel, and their families in our community. This board welcomes applicants with specific experience in veteran services.   

The Board is currently recruiting to fill the following district representative positions:

District 3 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, District 3, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember Lambert's Office if you are interested in serving as the District 3 representative.  Her office number is 206-477-1003.

 District 5 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County  Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, district 5, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember Upthegrove's office if you are interested in serving as the district 5 representative.  His office number is 206-477-1005;

 District 6 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, District 6, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember Balducci's office if you are interested in serving as the district 6 representative.  Her office number is 206-477-1006; 

District 7 representative  - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, district 7, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember von Reichbauer's office if you are interested in serving as the District 7 representative.  His office number is 206-477-1007;  

For more information on the Board and its activities, please visit our webpage: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/initiatives/levy/veterans-board.aspx or contact April Yee, Staff Liaison, at 206-477- 7560 or April.Yee@kingcounty.gov

To locate your Council District, please visit: https://kingcounty.gov/council/councilmembers/find_district.aspx