King County is offering a fellowship opportunity for those who have a demonstrated commitment to public service. The Ruth Woo Emerging Leaders Fellowship is named after the revered community leader Ruth Woo. Ruth Woo was not only a community leader, but a mentor to many elected officials, and dedicated her life to public service. In her honor, King County is offering this one year, paid, full-time position. The person selected for this fellowship will demonstrate their commitment to furthering the achievements of Ruth Woo and others, who embraced empowering and advocating for youth from communities that are economically disadvantaged and historically have lacked opportunities to further their education goals and career aspirations.

The fellow will be assigned to work in several county agencies for periods of three to four months at a time. These agencies include; Executive’s Office of Performance Strategy and Budget (PSB), King County Council, Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP), and the Department of Executive Services/Facilities Management Division (FMD). Projects will be subject to the specific needs of the host department at the time of the internship and the fellow’s interests.

Work assignments will vary and can include; providing project support for government initiatives, assisting with strategic planning activities, external communications support to include social media and seeking public input, tracking legislation, supporting internal business operations, goal tracking and measurements. These assignments will provide the fellow with an opportunity to perform real work under the guidance of experienced County employees, learn new skills, and gain experience while working on important efforts King County is embracing to further the health and well-being of our region and further our goals of equity and social justice. The position is nonexempt (hourly) and is overtime eligible with supervisory pre-approval. Typical hours are Monday – Friday8am-5pm.

Applicants should complete the online application and attach or paste a resume and cover letter outlining why you are the most qualified to be selected as a fellow. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Tips On Applying at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.

For additional questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Lisa Longdon at [email protected] or (206) 477-3258.

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