Job Title:Government Information Specialist (Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Specialist)
Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:14-0111-DH
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|$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year|
|Monday, March 17, 2014 to Monday, March 24, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-time appointment in the Competitive Service. This position IS/IS NOT in the bargaining unit. - Permanent|
|2 vacancies in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Status eligibles-a current or former federal employee of any department or agency in the Executive Branch who is not a temporary, time-limited employee or is reinstatement eligible. This includes USAID employees on career or career-conditional appointments, individuals eligible for special appointing authorities such as VEOA, ICTAP/CTAP, Schedule A, and individuals on Interchange Agreements with Other Merit Systems.|
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.
This position is located in the Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and Records Division (M/MS/IRD), the agency’s central receipt and processing point for requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA) and Mandatory Classification Review (MCR) programs. The incumbent serves as a Government Information Specialist (GIS) and is responsible for processing FOIA/PA requests. This individual reviews and analyzes FOIA/PA requests exercising discretion and judgment in the application of laws, regulations, and agency practices related to the FOIA/PA; researches case law, analyzes a variety of records and ensures release and disclosure of responsive documents adhere to applicable exemptions and/or exclusions. The incumbent liaisons with offices within the organization to provide advice and guidance on FOIA/PA matters to facilitate responses to requesters; seeks scope clarification from requesters as needed; maintains a complete and accurate administrative record and provides status reports. The incumbent uses information technology such as computers in processing and managing information throughout the government information management lifecycle. Performs other related duties as assigned.
- U.S. Citizen or national
- Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
- Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
- Direct Deposit/Electric Funds Transfer is required