Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Public Disclosure Assistant-State of WA

State of Washington Dept. of Natural Resources invites applications for the position of:
Public Disclosure Assistant - Forms &
Records Analyst 2
SALARY: $2,724.00 - $3,549.00 Monthly
$32,688.00 - $42,588.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/25/15
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Service, Science, Sustainability
Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public’s interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.
DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.

The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $187 million and has over 1200 permanent employees with approximately 300 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.
We have some of the most talented people in the industry. We honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by
visiting our DNR website.

Forms and Records Analyst - 2 Public Disclosure Assistant
Recruitment # 2015-02-7342-01816
SALARY RANGE: $2,724 – $3,549 - per month
TYPE OF POSITION: Permanent, Full-time. This position is represented by the WPEA.
Important Note: Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.
LOCATION: Olympia, Washington
CLOSES: OPEN UNTIL FILLED; First review begins March 4, 2015

Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner than later. (Recruitment may close at any time without prior notification)

This position serves as the direct point of contact with the public who submit public records requests. Conducting records research, data compilation and associated critical analyses and interpretation leading to problem resolution. The position assists the Public Disclosure Officer research and communications focused on a wide range of natural resource programs.
This position:
Responds to and communicates with members of the public requesting agency records, conducts records research, compiles responsive records, and assures agency compliance with Public Records Act obligations.
Coordinates with divisions, regions, and agency management to ensure records request responses meet strict legal processing timelines.
Implementation of agency training regarding records requests and records management.
Communicates with a variety of stakeholders external to agency related to agency records. Maintains and updates Public Disclosure Access database tracking system and producing several reports.

A four (4) year degree in any field.
Proficiency with several computer software programs, including, at a minimum; Word, Excel, Access
Database, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the ability to maintain databases, and Academic or professional experience reviewing written research materials and analyzing and interpreting research data; and
Demonstrated ability to understand Public Records Act requirements; and
Demonstrated ability to produce clear, concise, and cogent written and oral communications.
The following may be substituted for a four year degree if in a position that meets all other required knowledge and skills:
Two (2) years of experience as a Forms & Records Analyst 2 or similar position.

Degree in natural resource science
Extensive experience interacting with public Washington Public Records Act training

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.

This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.

To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov.
Carefully review your application materials before submitting.
You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.

For more information and how to apply, please CLICK ON THE APPLY BUTTON ABOVE and submit the following
Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements Attach your

Resume – do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment. The names of three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.

Questions? Please contact Debbie Nelson at phone number (360) 902-1542 or debbie.nelson@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.