Open Records Act Coordinator job Fort Worth Texas
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Open Records Act Coordinator Job

Employer Name: Tarrant Regional Water District SpiderID: 10097082
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Date Posted: 1/26/2021
Wage: Category: Public Relations
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
This position uses experience and judgment to serve as the Districtís public information coordinator in administering its program of response to requests for information in compliance with the Texas Government Code, Chapter 552. Ensures the District is providing information promptly and is compliant with requirements of the Texas Public Information Act. This position will also serve as the Districtís coordinator for litigation response.

Job Requirements:
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Receive, log, track and fulfill Public Information Act requests
Serve as liaison between requestors and District departments
Serve as liaison between District and attorneys
Provide advice and support to District departmental staff
Assist in information compilation and cost recovery
Redact confidential records before release to the public
Prepare records for Attorney Generalís rulings

Coordinates resolution of requestor complaints to Attorney Generalís Office
Develop cost estimates for copies of public information

Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
Perform other duties as required

Required Experience:

Microsoft Office Suite experience
SharePoint experience
Five (5) years of experience in Public Information Act responses
Knowledge of Texas Public Information Act
Knowledge of Attorney Generalís Public Information Handbook
Strong oral and written communication skills

Desired Experience:

Knowledge of responding to litigation discovery
Experience using SharePoint eDiscovery tool
Knowledge of Attorney Generalís Open Records Division resources
Ability to extract, analyze and manipulate data into usable reports
Ability to perform email exchange searches

Required Education/Certification/License:

Associates degree with course work in business administration, or a related field

Valid Texas driverís license

Desired Education/Certification/License:

Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university with course work in business administration, or a related field

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

Ability to think ahead and plan
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Maintain a high degree of tact, discretion, diplomacy, and people skills with a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the District
Meeting deadlines and performing tasks efficiently; and developing and completing assignments with minimal supervision
Assuring compliance with regulations governing requests for public information

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 5
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement

Company Profile:
For more than 90 years, TRWD has improved the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing a reliable and sustainable water supply, vital flood protection and an outstanding variety of recreational opportunities

Contact Information:
Contact Name: John Gunter Company Type: Employer
Company: Tarrant Regional Water
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Zip: 76102
Web Site:

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