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Job Title:FOIA Counsel

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Hiring Organization:FOIA office

Job Announcement Number:FOIA Counsel-2014-1

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!

The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet officers and other Federal employees. 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Records, and E-Discovery Office of the Civil Division is an innovative team charged with implementing legally and procedurally strategic approaches to FOIA, records, and e-discovery.  The President and Department of Justice leadership have prioritized the modernization of FOIA, records, and e-discovery processes.  To further these initiatives, the Civil Division established the FOIA, Records, and E-Discovery Office to develop and support innovative and efficient approaches to FOIA, records, and e-discovery.  Among its responsibilities, the FOIA and Privacy Act staff receives, reviews, and processes all FOIA and Privacy Act information requests received by the Division, prepares annual reports, supports litigation when the Division is sued under the FOIA, and serves as a liaison with other divisions and agencies on FOIA and Privacy Act matters. 

 

The Civil Division represents the legal interests of the United States across the whole spectrum of civil law.  The Division's program records come from diverse and significant litigation involving commercial interests, frauds, foreign litigation, the defense and assertion of federal programs, torts claims of any kind, immigration enforcement, and consumer product protection.  The documentation involved typically includes court pleadings, correspondence, reports, evidentiary documentation, expert testimony, and financial accounting records. 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position may require travel.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will work closely with FOIA and other Division staff to respond to information requests from the public.  The FOIA Counsel will be responsible for receiving, assessing, and making recommendations to the Director and Senior Attorney regarding the appropriate release of information in response to FOIA and Privacy Act requests.  The FOIA Counsel will provide legal guidance on the application of these statutes during the administration processing of information requests and support the Division in FOIA litigation involving Civil Division records. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 

 

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least one year of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-12 level; and two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level.  You must also be a U.S. citizen. 

 

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of, and experience in, FOIA and Privacy Act request processing.  Applicants should have excellent writing, negotiating, and interpersonal skills; exhibit good judgment, and have experience in responding to information requests from the public. 

 

 


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 Your application will be evaluated by a reviewing panel. 

 

 


BENEFITS:

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Benefits:

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; situational telework (telework options consistent with the policies and needs of the particular employing office); life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  https://www.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Other Information:

 

You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed to this position.

 

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed to this position.

 

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

 

For more information about the Civil Division visit the Justice Department web site at:  http://www.usdoj/civilindex.html

 

Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:  http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

 

EEO Statement:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 5 pages).  If you are claiming veterans preference, you must also submit your DD-214, and/or other documentation that support your claim.  PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION. 

 

You must  EMAIL your application to:  civilfredo.vacancies@usdoj.gov

 

Please use 'Announcement # FOIA Counsel-2014-1' as your SUBJECT LINE.

 

You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement, Eastern Standard Time

 

 

 

 

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  •  Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (no more than 5 pages)
  • Veteran Preference documentation  (if applicable)

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Crystal Roy
Phone: (202)305-2718
Email: CRYSTAL.ROY@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Civil Division DOJ
PO BOX 14660
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC
20044

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online application is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  All qualified applications will be sent forward to the hiring official for review.  You will be contacted directly if an interview is desired. 

 

 


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Job Announcement Number:

FOIA Counsel-2014-1

Control Number:

371914200