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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Office of the Deputy Undersecretary for Mission Readiness (DUSMR), Privacy/Intelligence Oversight Branch (PIOB). The Primary purpose of this position is serve as a Government Information Specialist (Privacy Act/Freedom of Information Act) supporting the public's right to federal government information as required by the Freedom of Information Act of 1966 (FOIA), as amended; the Privacy Act of 1974 (PA), as amended; OPEN Government Act of 2007 and 2009; Section 222 of the Homeland Security Act; Office of Management and Budget guidance; and DHS policies outlining PA and FOIA program requirements.

    Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to GS-13.

    This is a permanent appointment in the Excepted Service and will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Employees hired under an Excepted Service appointment may be required to serve a two (2) year trial period.
    This position does not confer non-competitive conversion to the competitive service. Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding when voluntarily leaving the competitive service. Veteran's preference requirements do not apply to Title 50 appointment authority.

    All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.

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    As a Government Information Specialist GS 0306 11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Support the I&A privacy program as a Privacy Analyst supporting the I&A Deputy Privacy Officer sustain privacy protections and establish a culture of privacy awareness and compliance.
    • Assist in privacy-related matters involving privacy compliance, including the development of compliance documentation, including Privacy Threshold Analyses and Privacy Impact Assessments, and handling Privacy Act-related incidents, inquiries and investigations.
    • Support the I&A FOIA program as an Analyst supporting the I&A Deputy FOIA Officer.Receive incoming information requests and works with requestors to perfect their requests.
    • Create working files and enter request data in the FOIA tracking database.Review, research, analyze, and evaluate requests for appropriate handling.Identify and task responsible I&A offices that maintain responsive information.Assemble responsive documents; apply exemptions and exclusions; draft response letters and other FOIA correspondence for review by the I&A Deputy FOIA Officer.
    • Formulate and present findings, briefings, project papers, status reports, and correspondence to foster understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight Travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496651800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.