Located on Puget Sound in Washington State, King County is home to more than 2 million people, making it the 12th most-populous county in the nation. Stretching from the Cascade Range to the Salish Sea, King County covers more than 2,100 square miles of territory, encompassing urban cities, suburban areas, rural farmland and undeveloped natural lands including mountains, forests and waterways.
Water and Land Resources – Who We Are and What We Do
The Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) safeguards King County’s water and land resources by providing services that protect public health and safety and yield significant environmental benefits. WLRD employs scientists, engineers, policy experts, ecologists, and project managers dedicated to protecting the health and integrity of King County’s natural resources, so that they can be enjoyed today and for generations to come.
Choosing a King County career
Make a difference. Join our team.
King County is taking public service to a new level. We are a highly skilled, diverse, and motivated team of employees who work together to meet our customers' needs now and in the future. We provide our employees the foundation needed to excel by supporting each person to grow with us in their career.
We are creating positive change in the community and highlighting how public service makes a difference.
King County is one of the best places to work in Washington and one of the state's largest employers with 14,000 dedicated employees. Together, we are changing the way government does business and delivering vital services for more than 2 million residents. #GoPublic
Our goal is to be the best-run government in the nation by investing in our employees. We will accomplish this by embracing continuous improvement, instituting best management practices and empowering our employees to use their experiences to join us in our goal.
We look to foster an environment of growth and innovation, developing the talent and skills of our employees, especially our student intern
King County is a values-based organization with an empowering work environment, a supportive work-life balance and development opportunities so you never stop learning. We work hard to make sure our benefits reflect our values to support you and your family in a variety of ways.
We value creative thinking that drives us to continuously improve public service. Tap into your desire to serve the public and discover new and better ways to make a meaningful impact.