Washington State Communications Consultant 3 (09691) in Olympia, Washington


--This position is Open Until Filled. The Hiring Manager may make a hiring decision at any time, so it's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. First screening will begin the week of Septemeber 26, 2016--

Serving as a model and leader for dynamic innovation and exemplary service, the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) creates an equitable business environment by encouraging the participation of minority and women-owned businesses in public contracting and procurement, working with the purchasing and contracting community to develop successful inclusion strategies. OMWBE provides statewide certification and business development services to minority, women, and social and economic disadvantaged business enterprises. For more information about the OMWBE, go to www.omwbe.wa.gov.

OMWBE's mission is to "promote equity and increase participation in public contracting and procurement for small businesses owned by minorities, women, and disadvantaged persons through education and certification." OMWBE's Results Washington measures are to increase the number of certified firms doing business with the State and dollar amount of expenditures with these firms.

As the Communications Consultant 3, you will implement an effective and efficient records management program that mitigates risk to the agency and is responsive to the public. We are looking for someone who will comply with all State and Federal regulations within required timeframes and is able to act as the agency expert on disclosure and records management issues. The successful candidate will thrive in difficult and stressful situations while maintaining good working relationships. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply now! Duties

In this position, a large portion of your time will be dedicated to fulfilling public records requests including communicating with the requestor, downloading/copying, reviewing and applying necessary redactions and withholdings under RCW 42.56 and other statutes.

Some of what you will enjoy doing will include:

  • Participation in designing and revising manuals and electronic forms, layouts, and screens;
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Policy with rule development and manual writing;
  • Processing routine and complex public records requests;
  • Interpreting and applying public disclosure laws to make determinations to release or deny access to records;
  • Preparing response letters to requests with an explanation of why records were released or denied;
  • Retaining records;
  • Researching State and Federal laws, rules, and case laws;
  • Preside at OMWBE public rules hearings on behalf of the Director when requested; and
  • Responsible for consulting, training, researching, and consistency among staff. Qualifications


A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Communications, Accounting, Government, Archives/Records Management or related field


Two (2) years of professional experience processing public disclosure requests according to RCW 42.56 and/or providing records management services according to RCW 40.14 and other regulations

Note: Travel is mainly in the Thurston County area. Occasional travel to other locations may be required.


Experience in Records Management services


Ability to understand, interpret, apply and communicate (verbal and written) applicable laws and agency policies regarding disclosure of records to a variety of different requestors.

Supplemental Information

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
  • A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and
  • A list of at least three (3) professional references with current telephone numbers. READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY:

  • The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "duties summary" section of your application in Careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and the supplemental questionnaire.

  • A resume will not substitute for completing the "duties summary" section of the application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire regarding work experience must be reflected in the "duties summary" section of the application.
  • By submitting materials you are indicating all information is true and correct. The State will verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible,click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Angie Anderson at (360) 407-8446 or jobs@des.wa.gov

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access theWashington Relay Service.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-09691

Department: Minority & Women's Business Enterprises

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,627.00 - $4,762.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA