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Job Title:Government Information Specialist, CG-0306-13

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-HQD-0706

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$91,503.00 to $151,395.00 / Per Year


Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Thursday, July 11, 2013




Competitive Service, - Permanent, Full-Time




2 vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map


All United States Citizens.     

Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement 2013-HQ-0707.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)  


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1  best place to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Legal Division, Corporate, Consumer, Insurance & Legislation Branch, Corporate & Legal Operations Section, Opinions Unit, FOIA/PA Group, Arlington, VA of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and performs a variety of analytical and management support duties related to the administration of the FDIC's Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act programs.



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-  Reviews agency records proposed by divisions and offices to identify information exempt from disclosure in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests.  Processes complex and sensitive requests and cost estimates associated with requests.

-  Drafts responses consistent with established policies and procedures to FOIA and Privacy Act requests for signature by the Deputy General Counsel or Supervisory Counsel.  Reviews proposed responses to FOIA or Privacy Act requests submitted by other divisions and offices for signature by the FOIA/PA Group.

-  Provides advice and assistance to FOIA contacts and agency staff, with policy interpretations, the applicability of exemptions and procedural matters, and information in response to requests.

-  Researches and compiles information in response to FOIA and PA requests directed to the Legal Division.  Reviews, makes recommendations to Legal senior management, and processes sensitive agency records in the custody of the Legal Division to identify information exempt form disclosure under FOIA and the Government in the Sunshine Act.  Consults with the Legal Division and other senior corporate officials regarding proposed recommendations under direction of the Supervisory Counsel (FOIA).

-  Negotiates with outside contractors, businesses, or their legal counsel for the release of information contained in complex transactional documents submitted to the FDIC, in accordance with Executive Order 12, 600, and related laws, regulations, and policies.

-  Conducts searches of electronic database(s) to compile information, statistics, and data in response to specific requests.


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Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 level or above in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience performing a variety of analytical and management support duties related to the administration of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) programs.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.   

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position.  For more information, click here.

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1.  Skill in analyzing written requests for information to determine the nature of a request, it’s exempt or non-exempt status under FOIA and/or Privacy Act, and the best source for the requested information.

2.  Ability to explain the applicability of the FOIA and Privacy Acts, and Corporation policies and procedures related to the Acts or the administration of the FOIA/PA program.

3.  Knowledge of the Corporation’s mission, functions, activities, procedures and policies in order to administer the FOIA and Privacy Act programs.

4.  Ability to perform research and identify information responsive to FOIA/PA requests.

5.  Ability to conduct negotiations with requesters and agency staff in responding to FOIA/PA requests.

6.  Ability to interpret and apply FOAI/PA policies, procedures and directives.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

To find out more, click here.

Relocation benefits may be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.  


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.




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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Sharon Pearson
Phone: 703-562-2162
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 1-800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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