Government Information Specialist – FOIA

US Government, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

The Senior Information Disclosure Specialist performs a variety of functions in support of the Board’s Information Disclosure Section (IDS) and works to ensure the Board’s compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA), the Board’s Rules Regarding Availability of Information (Board Rules), and relevant Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance.

 

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Job Grade: 25
Total Openings: 1

Duties:

Incumbent performs end-to-end processing of FOIA/PA requests and appeals; provides subject matter expertise to internal and external stakeholders regarding the Board’s information disclosure policies and procedures; and processes comments and proposals for posting on the Board’s website.

Qualifications:

FR-25: Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of related experience, preferably directly processing FOIA/PA requests at a federal government agency; or a master’s degree and 3 years of related experience, preferably processing FOIA/PA requests at a federal government agency. Must possess strong analytical ability to carry out the Board’s statutory obligation to provide access to information as well as strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously. Must possess and demonstrate subject matter expertise regarding applicable laws, regulations, and guidance (e.g., FOIA requirements, case law, OIP guidance, Board-specific policies and procedures, etc.). Must be able to obtain working knowledge of the functions of other program areas in the Division and throughout the entire Board to ensure appropriate searches and or distribution of searches are conducted when locating documents responsive to FOIA/PA requests and appeals. Must be able to learn and remain current on all relevant information technology used by the section and the Board. Must have strong interpersonal skills to interact with a breadth of Board staff at all levels and build relationships as appropriate. Must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to construct arguments and both clearly and concisely communicate complex findings or information. FR-26: Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, preferably directly processing FOIA/PA requests at a federal government agency; or a master’s degree and 4 years of related experience, preferably processing FOIA/PA requests at a federal government agency. Must possess advanced analytical ability to carry out the Board’s statutory obligation to provide access to information as well as excellent attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously. Must possess and demonstrate strong subject matter expertise regarding applicable laws, regulations, and guidance (e.g., FOIA requirements, case law, OIP guidance, Board-specific policies and procedures, etc.). Must be able to obtain strong knowledge of the functions of other program areas in the Division and throughout the entire Board to ensure appropriate searches and or distribution of searches are conducted when locating documents responsive to FOIA/PA requests and appeals. Must be able to quickly learn and remain current on all relevant information technology used by the section and the Board. Must have advanced interpersonal skills to interact with a breadth of Board staff at all levels and build relationships as appropriate. Must demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to construct arguments and both clearly and concisely communicate complex findings or information. Additional Requirements: Cover letter required. Writing sample required. JD strongly preferred.

Job Requirements:

Full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless a legally required exception applies.

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