Government Information Specialist

US Government, Department of the Army

About the Position: This position is located with the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). The 2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, led by the Office of Personnel Management, showed that USASOC ranked as the #1 best place to work out of all Army subcomponents.

 

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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings: 1

Duties:

Interprets Public Law 93-502 (FOIA Law) and directives implementing the Law. Mediates FOIA issues between various offices, prepares affidavits for use in litigations, research case law, and reviews precedent-setting court cases.

As Chief of Postal Division, supervises a subordinate staff of both government and contract civilians personnel. Reviews and evaluates workflow within the mail/distribution center to improve the quality of service provided

Serves as a FOIA Subject Matter Expert for the sub-unified and component commands, as well as the headquarters staff. Analyzes policies and procedures for conformance with the Law, recommending changes to the Command FOIA Officer.

Qualifications:

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDefense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473People with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes providing legal interpretations, decisions, and precedents pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act; determining appropriate classification and handling procedures to information requests; evaluating techniques used in the identification, consideration, resolution and problems of a Freedom of Information Act request. Experience leading both civilians and military personnel. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
External AwarenessLeadershipProblem SolvingTechnical Credibility Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).

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