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Facebook premiere of "She's Had Every Job"

Thursday, January 24 @ 2:00 p.m.

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(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County's Human Resources Department (HR) is premiering a new video Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2pm on Facebook. The video highlights different career paths available working for Kitsap County. Holly Lawrence, a Manchester resident, stars in the video as she tries several different jobs before finding the perfect fit in Kitsap County.

"We work closely with local high schools and colleges sharing information about careers in the public sector. We've found that many students there don't consider public service as they explore career options and are surprised about the variety of positions we have here," said Nancy Buonanno Grennan, HR Director. "This video highlights just a handful of the professions available working for local government," Buonanno Grennan added.

Tim McManus, vice president at the Partnership for Public Service, said in a recent interview that young people tend to dream about specific professions. They want to be leaders, lawyers, scientists and explorers.  And though government hires for all these roles, they don't envision assuming them in the public sector.

"Working for local government provides the best of all worlds. We get to do challenging work while making a tangible difference in the lives of residents," said Buonanno Grennan.

The light-hearted video is a parody of Johnny Cash's song "I've Been Everywhere" with new lyrics. Over 50 employees and Kitsap County residents appear in the video, along with K9 Officer Titan! The video was produced in-house, and filmed and edited by Jacob Hollis, an intern with HR this past summer and Olympic College student. Kitsap County actively recruits about 200 regular and seasonal positions each year.  "We hope this video encourages prospective employees to look at Kitsap County when considering career choices," added Buonanno Grennan.

Join us, online at 2pm as we premiere the video for the first time to the public. County staff is available online before and during the premiere to chat about the video. You can set yourself a reminder now by visiting the page and clicking on the "Get Reminder" button below the video image.

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