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Open Records Officer

Gwinnett County

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Open Records Officer

Salary $60,166+ commensurate with years of experience

The Law Department is currently comprised of a County Attorney, Deputy County Attorneys, Senior Assistant County Attorneys, and a professional legal clerical staff.  The County Attorney reports directly to the Board of Commissioners and is the legal advisor and representative of the County.  
The Law Department seeks a professional to fill the new position of Open Records Officer. The primary responsibility for this position will be to coordinate open records for Gwinnett County.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, composing, formatting, and preparing correspondence; responding to requests for public records in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act; compiling and redacting documents; coordinating and managing an electronic open records system; synthesizing and summarizing information from records and reports; and providing training to County departments on the Georgia Open Records Act and the County’s open records processes and policies. The position will require assistance to outside counsel if legal action is related to an open records act request.  The position will perform these duties and other duties as may be assigned under the general supervision of a Deputy County Attorney.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or related field;
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a records officer, paralegal, office manager, or a related position;
  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job of Open Records Officer.


  • Knowledge of the State of Georgia Open Records Act and records retention;
  • Exposure to litigation through course work, internship, paralegal, or other litigation experience;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills;
  • Ability to interact professionally with County staff and the public;
  • Excellent writing skills;

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations; 
  • Court procedures;
  • Research methods.

Skills in:

  • Operating a computer, applicable software, including hardware to scan documents;
  • Applying laws, rules and regulations;
  • Analyzing complex information;
  • Ability to create electronic documents;
  • Communication: interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, the media, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information obtained or reviewed;
  • Public speaking, sufficient enough to conduct training.

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