This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U. S. Department of Justice. Incumbent serves as a Government Information Specialist responsible for analyzing and evaluating requests for information under FOIA and PA. This is a Competitive Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement within 90 days of certificate issuance.
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Job Grade: 11
Total Openings: 5
Duties include but are not limited to the following: Coordinates the processing and release of information responsive to request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA). Analyzes data for response to FOIA requests and discovery and information related to requests in litigation and/or emanating from audits and investigations. Analyzes and researches precedents and regulations regarding requests not clearly covered by the FOIA/PA to determine the proper course of action. Coordinates assessments of highly complex FOIA actions. Presents recommendations for the resolution of the dispute to supervisor or directly to the parties involved on matters involving unsatisfied responses to FOIA requests. As the Federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
In order to qualify for the Government Information Specialist position, you must meet the following time in grade requirements and minimum qualifications: TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-9 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. Please see Required Documents for additional information). Time-in-grade requirements also apply to VEOA applicants having held a GS position in the past year. AND FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties: Assisting with reviewing request under the FOIA/ (PA) ; Analyzing data for response to FOIA requests and discovery and other requests related to litigation and or emanating from audits and investigations; Conducting extensive and complex record searches; and Executing and developing final appeal package for review. (Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience) -OR- Education: Applicants must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in law, business or government. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts and identify qualifying coursework for verification.
NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification. -OR- Combination: Applicants must have the appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience. To determine combination, first compute experience as a percentage of the experience listed in A above; then determine education as a percentage of the education listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate education in excess two full years (36 hours) may be used to qualify. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification. -OR- FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties: Reviewing and analyzing appeals requested under FOIA/PA; Analyzing and researching precedents and regulations regarding requests not clearly coved by FOIA/PA to determine the proper course of action; Serving as a liaison to external customer and receipts to clarify and resolve issues; and Providing work product consistent with established organizational programs, polices, and/or operations. (Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience) Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here.