Public Records and Compliance Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on November 15, 2022
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King County's Office of Risk Management Services (ORMS) is seeking an exceptional people leader to become our new Public Records and Compliance Manager.  This position is responsible for leading a team of professionals in the following programs: public records, lobbyist registration, ethics, and financial disclosure.   Our successful candidate will be an effective leader, communicator and will foster collaboration with our internal and external partners. Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equity for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.
KEY DELIVERABLES AND EXPECTATIONS:  Reporting to the Director of the Office of Risk Management Services, this section manager is responsible for managing multiple team members while also providing strategic direction and, removing obstacles.  This person must approach work with a mindset to improve workflows and operating systems while incorporating equity and social justice practices into all aspects of the section’s work.  This person must have a strong customer service focus and will be a key member of the ORMS Management Team.

SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Focus on respect with emphasis on continuous improvement and Equity and Social Justice.
  • Oversee management of public records requests and directly manage the team handling the requests.
  • Support the compliance team in ensuring that the financial disclosure, lobbyist registration and ethics programs are adequately supported and accomplishing their objectives. 
  • Have excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with ability to tailor messages to a wide range of audiences.
  • Reinforce a culture of employee engagement which supports the development, learning, coaching, and team-building necessary for the workforce of the future.
  • Supervise the work of team members. Hire, assign and schedule work, evaluate performance, and initiate disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with office management team to craft and monitor the section’s budget and strategic planning efforts.  
  • Have project management and change management tools and techniques.
  • Are certified Public Records Officer/WAPRO membership or are willing to be a member after employment.
  • Are an experienced and effective manager who can operate within a complex multicultural and diverse government workplace.
  • Is skilled at managing conflict and is comfortable with having crucial conversations with internal and external customers and staff.
  • Have professional experience in records management.
  • Have a continuous improvement mindset, can lead processes to update standard work and create new processes.
  • Is a champion for Equity & Social Justice. Understands that systematic racism and its long-term effects are pervasive in our society. Are comfortable having candid and sincere conversations with all employees about race and equity in the workplace.
  • Can persevere and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and often ambiguous environment.
  • Have experience in budget development and monitoring, preferably in a government setting.
  • Have any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the job duties.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

Are you ready to APPLY?

 If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

 The recruitment for this position is open to King County employees only. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

 If you have any questions, please contact Jen Irwin, Talent Management Supervisor,  by e-mail at, or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with Jen on LinkedIn

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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