Government Information Specialist (FOIA) GS-306-13 (FPL 13) MP

US Government, Department of Education

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Executive Secretariat. The incumbent ensures that the Department complies with governmental requirements for information requests, particularly those within the purview of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA).

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Job Grade: 13
Total Openings: 1

Duties:

APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 50th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first. We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application. As a Government Information Specialist, GS-306-13, you will be responsible for: Review and analyze incoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests, which includes determining search parameters, responding to public inquiries by providing guidance on the various statues, and researching, analyzing, and evaluating data for response to information requests. Respond to public inquiries or requests, provides guidance to the public on these statutes, works with the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) to implement policies and procedures for managers and clients within the Department and clarifies and resolves issues. Assist with matters involving document and record searches and reviews in response to FOIA or PA requests, including: conduct searches for OS records in a variety of document management systems, such as correspondence tracking systems and SharePoint. Review search results to determine if they are within the scope of the FOIA request. Conduct searches using e-Discovery tools.

Qualifications:

Specialized Experience for the GS13 One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-12 performing two (2) out of three (3) of the following duties or work assignments: 1) Experience reviewing and analyzing incoming FOIA/PA requests, which includes determining search parameters, responding to public inquiries by providing guidance on the various statues; and researching, analyzing, and evaluating data for response to information requests. 2) Experience performing technical and administrative duties and responsibilities involved with collecting and analyzing electronically stored information relevant to requests received or for use in litigation. 3) Experience making determinations about disclosure and access to Federal agency records, and providing guidance relating to the collection; use and dissemination of government information and the maintenance and management of Government records. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement). Knowledge of the body of laws, regulations, precedents, policies and principals to assess compliance with Federal government information. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing of new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve significant issues. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate data for responses to Federal government information.

Job Requirements:

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week. 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). Conditions of Employment: TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: If selected for a non-remote position, you may be eligible for occasional telework and you are required to report to the office on a regular basis. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor, and Participation must be requested and approved by the supervisor and there must be a signed telework agreement.

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