Salary: $3,821.00 – $5,136.00 Monthly
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

EFSEC was created in 1970 to provide “one stop” siting and permitting for large energy projects. By establishing the Council, the state legislature centralized the evaluation and oversight of large energy facilities within one state agency. The legislature cited the necessity of balancing the need for new energy facilities with the broad interests of the public. As part of the balancing process, the Council must take into account protection of environmental quality, the safety of energy facilities, and concern for energy availability.

The Council’s responsibilities are listed in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 80.50. These responsibilities include siting large natural gas and oil pipelines, thermal electric power plants that are 350 megawatts or greater and their dedicated transmission lines, new oil refineries or large expansions of existing facilities, and underground natural gas storage fields. Energy facilities of any size that exclusively use alternative energy resources (wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, wave or tidal action, or biomass energy) can opt-in to the EFSEC review and certification process as with certain electrical transmission lines. EFSEC’s authority does not extend to hydropower plants or thermal electric plants that are less than 350 megawatts.

For facilities under its jurisdiction, EFSEC has been delegated authority by the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency to issue permits under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Federal Clean Air Act. EFSEC also ensures that effective and coordinated nuclear emergency response plans are in place and satisfactorily tested for the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant located on the Hanford Site in central Washington.

What you will be doing:
You will support the agency through assisting the Forms and Records Supervisor with the development and maintenance of the records system and all records. You will maintain retention and retention schedules, develop and maintain agency open records processes, manage Public Records Requests (PRR), design and develop agency forms and storage/accessibility of the forms, as well as train agency staff on PRRs and records management.

Some of what you’ll enjoy doing includes:

  • Developing and maintaining a records retention system that promotes an open records structure allowing the public to access information through the EFSEC website.
  • Ensuring retention schedules with Secretary of State are established and followed for both electronic and physical records.
  • Ensuring records are archived according to established Washington State Archives procedures and facilitates the retrieval of Records Center records when necessary.
  • Training staff on management and retention requirements, identifying Public Records Requests, and the established agency procedures to follow.
  • Accepting, interpreting and responding to requestors of agency records per Chapter 42.56 RCW. 
  • Assisting PRR requestors in defining the scope of the request, assisting staff in identifying records that are responsive, identifying and redacting information exempted by law, and retaining a copy of the request and responsive records for a specified period of time.  
  • Supporting EFSEC’s adjudicative processes ensuring systems for filings are maintained and communicated to respective parties.
  • Developing and maintaining agency forms for internal and external users.
  • Ensuring forms meet all accessibility, Title 6 and plain talk requirements.
  • Ensuring appropriate forms are accessible on the EFSEC intranet and internet for staff and public use.
  • Ensuring all forms are reviewed on an established schedule and that staff input is incorporated for best results.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma; AND
  • Six (6) years of experience with records management systems and practices and managing public records responses.


  • An Associate’s degree; AND
  • Four (4) years of experience with records management systems and practices and managing public records responses.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, industrial engineering, or related field; AND
  • Two (2) years of experience in forms and/or records management. 

**The ideal candidate will also have the ability to deal effectively with all levels of management, the ability to analyze processes and flows, possess excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal with difficult customers.
Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, accounting or a related field; AND
  • Two (2) years of experience with records management and public records responses.

Application Details

  • letter of interestdescribing how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting; 
  • current resume, detailing experience, and education; 
  • A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)

For more information and to apply:

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