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Our Executive Office of the President and Provost has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Rules Coordination .This individual will work collaboratively with UW executive staff, Attorney General's staff and the UW Board of Regents to initiate or facilitate the coordination of all WAC rulemaking as specified per the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). This position coordinates the codification and publication of University orders and policies; and is responsible for the reporting, personnel and operations management of the Rules Coordination Office. This position is critical to maintaining compliance at the highest level of University rule adoption, creation and revision, and maintaining complete records of required publications for the UW Policy Directory. As a state agency, the role and responsibility of this position is required by the RCW 34.05.312.
This position requires complete and advanced historical knowledge of University policies, procedures, rules and governance, as well as RCW code and law-making provisions. This position works directly with the Executive Office cabinet and Board of Regents to advise on previous rule revisions and acts as a subject matter expert on procedural implementation of desired rule creation and change.
Coordination of University Rule Making:
As the agency's rules coordinator, works with UW executive staff, Attorney General staff, and the UW Board of Regents staff to initiate or facilitate all WAC rulemaking as specified in Chapter 34.05 RCW.
Produces the UW rule-making docket and maintains rule-making files for each rule that is being proposed or prepared within the University and for each rule that is adopted as specified in RCW 34.05.370.
On behalf of the University, files all rule-making notices and semi- annual agendas with the Washington State Office of the Code Reviser as specified in the Administrative Procedure Act.
Plans and facilitates public hearings, and functions as the public hearing officer for WAC public hearings. Responsibilities include publishing legal notices in the press (as specified in RCW 34.05.320); having a record made of the public hearing by electronic means for the Board of Regents; and providing the Board of Regents, the President, and the executive staff pursuing the rule changes with a hearing officer's report that summarizes all comments and provides an analysis and any related recommendations based on these comments.
Develops and maintains indices of the University's final orders, declaratory orders, interpretive statements, and policy statements as defined by RCW 34.05.220, 42.56.070(5), and WAC 478250060.
Publishes the UW's Washington Administrative Code for Title 478 WAC on the UW Policy Directory website.
Responds to petitions from the public for the creation, amendment, and repeal of UW WAC rules as required by RCW 34.05.330 and Chapter 8205 WAC.
Responds to questions from members of the UW community or public concerning pending or adopted rules, or directs the inquirer to personnel who can answer such questions.
Maintains rosters of individuals or organizations interested in receiving notification of new and revised rules, and/or interpretive and policy statements issued by the University; notifies the state Office of the Code Reviser of new and revised statements per RCW 34.05.230.
Monitors and stays current with ongoing legislative changes to Chapter 34.05 RCW, Administrative Procedure Act. Attend legislative briefings, continuing legal education, and conferences with other agency rules coordinators regarding pending or proposed changes to the Act; may lobby legislature in coordination with the UW State Relations Office.
Publishes rule-making policy and procedures for the office, and provides presentations at campus meetings and programs regarding the requirements of the state's Administrative Procedure Act.
Codification and Publication of University Orders and Policies:
Coordinates the review, revision, or rescission of existing University orders and policies and codifies new orders and policies according to the University's established delegations of authority. Understands and stays knowledgeable about the University's organization and the individuals or groups responsible for policy formation, review, and approval (as outlined in EO No. 47).
Coordinates the publication of the University's orders, codes, and policies in the UW Policy Directory. Oversees the drafting, editing, review, and approval processes as necessary with the appropriate University personnel for new or revised orders and policies, including housekeeping changes according to specific criteria.
Coordinates review of orders and policies that have gone 10 years or longer without review as indicated in Executive Order No. 47, Section 2.
Works closely with the President's staff and with the staff of the Faculty Senate as a technical editor in producing and updating the Presidential Orders (both Executive Orders and Administrative Orders) and Class A and B legislative actions of the Faculty Senate.
Serves as a consultant to the University's administration and departments for researching current University policies and orders and makes recommendations for codification of new policies and orders. Assist in the coordination between centrally published policies and departmentally published procedures.
Coordinates the annual update of the University's official Organization Chart (APS 1.1) and Leadership List (APS 1.2) on behalf of the President's Office for use in accreditation as well as other governance and organizational purposes.
Maintains completeness and integrity of archival files containing information on University rules, orders, and policies in accordance with Chapter 40.14 RCW.
Stays informed and knowledgeable about electronic publication, indexing, and record-keeping methods, technologies, and tools.
Management of the Rules Coordination Office:
Writes reports, notices, instructions, business correspondence, information brochures, web content and office procedures as needed to inform the University and public about the functions, publications, and procedures of the Rules Coordination Office.
Manages and supervises the work of the Rule Coordination Office Web Information Specialist; including hiring and performance management.
Oversees operations budgets for the Rules Coordination Office. Maintains general budget spending and oversees monthly budget reconciliation of expenses.
Performs related duties as assigned.
| - Bachelor's Degree in Administrative Law, Information Management, Technical Communication, Government Relations, or equivalent. |
- Requires five to seven years of administrative experience in a complex university or government agency setting, including;
-The ability to exercise independent judgment and demonstrated skill in communication (both written and oral), planning, organization, and public relations.
- Experience with website content development, editing and indexing standards.
- Experience working with budgets
- Supervisory experience
- Knowledge of standard office technologies and software.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process :
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.