Document Management Specialists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+10.1% (faster than the average)


What Document Management Specialists Do

Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.

Other Job Titles Document Management Specialists May Have

Document Control Manager, ECM Consultant (Enterprise Content Management Consultant), Electronic Content Manager, Records Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Records and Information Management Consultant ,


My typical day involves a heavy amount of auditing departments on their compliance status as well as looking into which record inventories can and should be destroyed. In these processes there is a lot of pre-meeting research into what retention schedules a group may have and what changes have come up. This is info is brought into a number of meetings throughout the day and is specific to each group that I meet with. On the tail end, we track everything for auditing needs.

Senior Process Manager ,

Capital One

I review requirements that the company has to comply with, think about what we can do to implement those directions in the process, monitor the teams that are working to fulfill those processes and work to improve the quality and speed of how we get that done.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assist in determining document management policies to facilitate efficient, legal, and secure access to electronic content.
  • Assist in the development of document or content classification taxonomies to facilitate information capture, search, and retrieval.
  • Implement electronic document processing, retrieval, and distribution systems in collaboration with other information technology specialists.
  • Identify and classify documents or other electronic content according to characteristics such as security level, function, and metadata.
  • Develop, document, or maintain standards, best practices, or system usage procedures.

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