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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Records and Information Management Specialist in Golden, Colorado

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Records and Information Management Specialist



CO - Golden


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Hours Per Week



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Employment at NREL is contingent upon your compliance with all NREL and DOE safety protocols and mitigation efforts directed at the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, NREL requires all employees to be immunized against COVID-19. Upon hire, new employees must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination on your first day of employment. All employees must have completed vaccinations by November 1, 2021.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.

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Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, is looking for an electronic records expert focused primarily on developing, implementing, and maintaining NARA and DOE compliant electronic recordkeeping functionality and controls into our existing and future electronic environment, while fostering an inclusive and integrity focused work environment. NREL specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility, and is funded through the United States Department of Energy.

At NREL, we focus on creative answers to energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean energy technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.

This position reports to the Associate General Counsel, Compliance but will work principally under the direction of the Records and Information Governance Manager.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing compliant electronic functionality for Microsoft 365 Apps (primarily SharePoint and Outlook) and other distributed electronic systems

  • Acting as the primary interface between the NREL records program and the information technology organization to enable electronic recordkeeping requirements to be embedded and operational, and interfacing with individual system owners to guide their deployment of electronic recordkeeping requirements into new and existing systems.

  • Functional subject matter expert for electronic records to monitor NREL’s compliance to federal laws, DOE Orders and NARA regulations.

  • Organize, monitor, classify, and review electronic records for appropriate arrangement, metadata, and workflow.

  • Extensive technical expertise and experience with Microsoft 365.

  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the records and information management field.

  • Experience developing, implementing, and administering enterprise content management, electronic recordkeeping, and electronic document management systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of information technology principles, concepts, theories, and techniques pertaining to system development and lifecycle; electronic information system architecture and infrastructure, including data management and storage; imaging technologies; programs and applications used to create, retrieve, store, and distribute records and information.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 8 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 6 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant JD and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.


Additional Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated and relevant successful experience performing the analysis, design, implementation, and administration of a records and information management program.

  • 10 or more years of professional level records and information experience in a Federal Government or Federal Contractor environment, preferably within the US Department of Energy.

  • Experience managing projects or initiatives in electronic records and information management and viewed as an electronic recordkeeping subject matter expert.

  • Working knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) requirements.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to convey ideas through all forms of correspondence are strongly favored.

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment and communicate effectively with colleagues, NREL leadership and staff.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with, form strong working relationships with, learn from, and communicate frequently and respectfully with all levels of NREL personnel.

  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills, able to multi-task, and able to work independently while exhibiting outstanding interpersonal skills and team orientation.

Preferred Qualifications


Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Annual Salary Range: $73,900 - $133,100

Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

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