Job Overview


Become a part of a prestigious and elite Agency created by Congress in 1935, to administer the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the primary law for relations between unions and employees in the private sector.  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal Agency that has daily impact on the way America's companies, industries and unions conduct business. 

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.

This position is located in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch, Division of Legal Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC.  The Freedom of Information Act Officer serves as the head of the Agency's FOIA Branch.  The FOIA Branch handles all FOIA requests and appeals processing for the General Counsel's Offices and Board-side offices in Headquarters and the Field.  The Branch prepares responses to formal FOIA requests and appeals, provides advice to other Headquarters branches with regard to FOIA policy, prepares for distribution by the General Counsel FOIA guideline memoranda and related materials, and prepares for the Chairman's signature the Agency's annual FOIA report to Congress. 

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

This position is in the excepted service.


The Freedom of Information Act Officer serves as the head of the Agency's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch located in the Division of Legal Counsel and is the Agency's designated representative to respond to requests for Agency records under the FOIA and is responsible for handling the Agency's FOIA obligations by responding to requests for records located in the General Counsel's and Board-side offices in Headquarter's and in the Agency's field offices, providing recommendations regarding policy and program directives and implementing directives deemed appropriate by the Associate General Counsel or the Deputy Associate General Counsel of the Division of Legal Counsel.  The FOIA Officer serves as liaison with the litigation branches of the Division for FOIA purposes. The incumbent assist in the analysis and development of a system of information collection, storage, dissemination and retrieval to meet FOIA needs.  The performance of this function requires the application of information support theory and methodology in the development and implementation of an integrated system which will assure the fullest degree of information collection and recovery to support Agency FOIA functions and to ensure transparency, which will support the centralized processing of FOIA requests and FOIA appeals nationwide.  He/she is required to have extensive experience and mastery with Clearwell and other electronic collection, storage, and retrieval systems and must analyze the information, storage and retrieval requirements for all FOIA requests and appeals processing through the Agency's case-handling systems and operations.  The incumbent is required to have a very good understanding of the Agency's maintenance of records in order to direct searches for requested materials.  An in-depth understanding of the FOIA and its exemptions and Agency policy and practices in disclosing documents is required.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No