Information Governance Manager (WMS3)
Information Technology Services Division (ITS)
Please Note: Screening of application materials will be
on-going. It is in the applicants' best interest to submit their
application materials as early as possible. The hiring manager
reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. This job
posting may be closed at any time without notice.
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Choosing where to grow your career has a significant impact on
your professional and personal life, so its important that the
company you work for is in alignment with your values. WDFW
staff work to exemplify the following values every day:
- Accountability, we hold ourselves and each other responsible
for acting consistent with our values and mission.
- Service, we add value to Washington communities and seek to
improve the public's experience.
- Professionalism, we serve in a manner that reflects positively
on the Department and on ourselves.
- Integrity, we are consistently open, honest, ethical, and
genuine in our actions.
- Respect, we treat each other with dignity.
- Empathy, we take time to understand and appreciate others.
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With that in mind,
We are seeking candidates, who respect and value the
opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where
every member feels they contribute value to the project and
You will report to the ITS Chief Information Security
Officer and serve as the point of contact for all information
governance initiatives within the agency by providing oversight on
public records, records management, litigation and discovery.
This is an opportunity to demonstrate your excellent
communication and project management skills along with the ability
to interact effectively with agency management, program
administrators, outside organizations and line staff.
The Information Technology Services Division administers
enterprise-level technology services and support. Business and
science operations are enhanced or newly created via effective
internal systems development activity or by assisting and selecting
best-qualified external-developer partners and effecting necessary
integrations with DFW or State technology resources.
As the Information Governance Manager you thoroughly
understand the requirements of the state Public Records Act,
Records Act, RCW 42.56, RCW 40.14, data sharing requirements,
relevant privacy laws, record retention laws and discovery rules
for litigation and will demonstrate strong leadership
attributes and creative problem-solving skills.
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How you will make an impact,
Serving as the agency Privacy Officer and is responsible
for ensuring that the private information of staff members and WDFW
license holders are not produced to unauthorized recipients.
Monitoring new technology or changes to existing technology
applications, products, or operational processes and ensures that
privacy and protection of personal data is appropriately
As the Information Governance Manager, you can be the
central point of contact for matters involving privacy and data
protection with the State's Office of Privacy and Data Protection.
In charge of leading efforts in developing, implementing,
and managing an integrated IG program designed to optimize the
agency's use of its information. Makes recommendations for
associated policy development, processes, procedures, and
guidelines for information governance, enterprise content
management, records management, public records requests/public
disclosure, and privacy issues.
Identifying information management and privacy laws and
regulations and will support implementation actions to ensure
compliance. Effectively represent the agency's positions and
advocate internal and external policy consistent with the agency's
Washington State has a long-standing commitment to open
government, including open access to nonconfidential data from
state agencies. The Information Governance Manager leads the
agency efforts in promoting and facilitating open data.
With your experience,
The Information Governance Manager takes the lead in
promoting a culture of information compliance and information
governance best practices across the agency. Provides technical and
tactical advice and act as the point of escalation for queries and
And indirectly manages public disclosure and records
management across the agency and will have a keen focus on
enhancing agency business operations while meeting the intent of
applicable records and public records laws, regulations, and
You will work routinely with WaTech, and the Office of the
Attorney General, and other internal and external stakeholders to
provide these services.
And lead and Supervise a staff of four to include:
Management Analyst 4 (Public Records Officer) Records Management
Supervisor (Records Officer) Management Analyst 3 (Litigation and
Discovery Coordinator) Management Analyst 3 (Electronic Search)
Work Setting, including hazards: Position's assigned duty
station is at the Natural Resources Building on the Capital Campus
in Olympia. Work performed is almost exclusively indoors in a
fast-paced office environment. Teleworking options may currently be
available for office work.
Schedule (i.e., hours and days): Position is overtime
exempt. The incumbent is expected to schedule their time
within a typical 40-hour work week and will adjust his/her schedule
and work additional hours as needed to meet business demands and
Travel Requirements: Position requires some travel within
the Olympia area and occasionally to offsite WDFW facilities in
various cities across the state. Occasional overnight travel
may be needed to attend or participate in various events.
Tools and Equipment: Office duties require use of Microsoft
Windows and Office Suite of applications.
Customer Relations: Requires frequent contact with customers
within WDFW and external contact with other agencies, members of
the public, etc.
Required Education, Experience, and Competencies.
Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration,
sciences, information technology or other closely allied field.
Four or more years of management/leadership experience,
to include all aspects of workforce and performance
- Experience developing, implementing, and training on policies
- Extensive written and oral communication skills; demonstrated
ability to communicate complex and unusual topics for issues both
verbally and in writing.
- Required Competencies for this position are:
- Demonstrates self-awareness, self-management, ethics,
integrity, and continual growth and learning.
- Demonstrates interpersonal awareness and the ability to be
inclusive and invite a diverse workforce.
- Demonstrates organizational and political awareness,
relationship building skills, and effective decision making.
- Demonstrates fair, accountable, and transparent supervisory
Note: Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted
for the required education on a year by year basis.
PREFERRED/DESIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND
- Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by
- Certified Information Professional (CIP) by AIIM
- Information Governance Professional (IGP) Certification by
- Demonstrated experience with the following subject
Specification of information management decision
Building an accountability framework to encourage
desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use,
archival and deletion of agency information.
The Washington State Public Records Act or Freedom of
- Records retention practices and rules
- Content management practices and systems
- Discovery laws and best practices, including the use of
advanced search and document review tools (eDiscovery
- Executive Order 16-01 by Office of the Governor of the State of
Washington "Privacy Protection and Transparency in State Government
'Modernizing State Agency Privacy Protection'"
Please note: Failure to follow the application
instructions will lead to disqualification.
To apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at
www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before
completing the online application:
- A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of
this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
- A current resume (please make it succinct)
- Three professional references (personal references do not count
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Department of Fish and Wildlife's
priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff,
candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage
you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual
recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.
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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the
most talented people in the natural resource field. We
celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce
composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences
creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive
relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives
and approaches to fulfilling the agency's mission. We value
demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of professionalism,
accountability, empathy, integrity, service, and respect.
WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public
Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and
other Leave, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Public Service Loan
Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life
Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care
Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement
(FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction
Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive,
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To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the
- Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA
signed verification of service letter
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As part of WDFW's efforts to advance respectful and inclusive
work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our
professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we
want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated
fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully
contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity
employer. We strive to create a working environment that
includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation
and gender identity diversity. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
status and are encouraged to apply.
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This recruitment is essential to maintain operations and fulfill
WDFW's legal obligations under the Washington Privacy Act.
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