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King County 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 complete the Application and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Committee and its activities, please contact email@example.com.
The application due date is Friday, April 20, 2018.
Economic Opportunity and Empower Program Advisory Board
The King County Finance and Business Operations Division is soliciting applications for its existing Economic Opportunity 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 Executive and confirmed by the 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 completion of the project that is anticipated in 2020. Meeting times, and frequency will be determine 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 for the Children and Family Justice Center. Please click here to download the application form.
For more information about the board and its activities, please visit our webpage by click on the link: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The application due date is Friday, April 27, 2018.