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    Serve as a Program Specialist to the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer (CPCLO) and the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL). This position is located in OPCL, which supports the duties and responsibilities of the CPCLO and protects privacy and civil liberties through review, oversight, and coordination of the Department's operations. OPCL provides legal advice and guidance to the Departmental leadership and all components, and ensures the Department's privacy compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the privacy provision of the E-Government Act of 2002 and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, as well as with administration policy directives issued in furtherance of those Acts. OPCL is an office with 12-16 staff - attorneys, analysts, interns, and contractors - has a fast-paced environment and faces novel legal and policy issues virtually every day, often collaborating with privacy teams across the Department and the US Government. This position would provide administrative and management support to the CPCLO and OPCL, for example, drafting reports, memoranda, correspondence, web content, and other communications; acting as continuity of operations manager, facilities manager, records manager, and security program manager; tracking responses to data calls and synthesizing results; supporting privacy training activities; and supporting budgeting activities. OPCL is seeking someone who is an excellent writer and is detail-oriented, learns quickly, can analyze and synthesize information, can multi-task and quickly adapt to changing priorities, act independently and also collaborate well in a team, and use discretion and sound judgment in handling highly sensitive information.

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    The incumbent will serve as a Program Specialist for OPCL performing the following duties:

    • Drafting, analyzing, and processing specialized correspondence, communications, material for the internet, presentations, responses to complaints and/or reports on substantive matters for formal audiences, such as Congress or the heads of other US Government agencies.
    • Tracking activities, deadlines, records, responses to data calls, and/or other matters with attention to detail, analyzing the information tracked, preparing summaries and written analysis of the information for supervisors or colleagues, orally communicating the analysis and following up to ensure that deadlines for matters are being met.
    • Researching records, references, and material; problem-solving, i.e., anticipating and addressing problems, using logic to identify alternatives to solve complex problems; analyzing substantive issues; and summarizing issues orally and in writing.
    • Training other individuals on various matters, e.g. formally training individuals, or informally training colleagues on management or administrative policies and procedures.
    • Collaborating with others on a team or working group to meet specific objectives.
    • Forecasting expenses, preparing budgets, and monitoring expenses to ensure they are within budget.
    • Managing paper and electronic records, ensuring maintenance of records in appropriate recordkeeping systems and timely archiving and disposing of records.
    • Serving as OPCL's continuity of operations manager, security program manager, facilities manager, and records manager, liaising with Department personnel on these areas and responding to Department data calls as needed.
    • Supporting procurement, retention, and oversight of contractors, and handling human resources on-boarding and off-boarding activities for OPCL staff.

    Travel Required

    Not 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/501048100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.