The records manager is responsible for maintaining their organization's records and files. They store the records and ensure they are easily accessible. These manager are responsible for creating records in a variety of different areas for their organization, such as files on employees that must be maintained. There may be different requirements for how to record information and store it; the records manager must follow these procedures at all times. They must also follow any relevant privacy laws.
The records manager may need to develop procedures on records organization; if so, they may be required to create instructions and train other employees. They might also be responsible for disposing of information, which may occur on a regularly scheduled basis. In records disposal, the manager must follow all organizational rules and procedures. Records managers typically work in an office setting during regular business hours.
Previous experience in records management is typically required for this position. Employers may prefer a bachelor's degree in a related field, as well as proficiency with the company's record-management system. Excellent organizational skills are essential. Records managers must also have strong interpersonal and multitasking skills, and they must be able to work well on their own with minimal supervision, as well as in a team setting.
Records Manager Tasks
- Assist in the creation and maintenance of corporate SOPs and directives to ensure the accurate definition for physical and electronic records controls.
- Operate an electronic tracking system for files and daily coordination of information needed for appointments.
- Maintain a database of petitions including providing management reports.
- Evaluate current functions and activates to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.