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    Summary

    This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of the General Counsel (OGC).  The employee works with appropriate OGC office to review and assist with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and provides the day-to-day coordination and oversight, and ensures statutory compliance with the FOIA.  The employee also processes FOIA requests, consultations, and appeals on behalf of the OGC.

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    Responsibilities

    This position serves as a senior Government Information Specialist with responsibility for managing a substantive and comprehensive FOIA program and assists in Privacy Act requests for the OGC. The incumbent initiates and formulates the development of FOIA regulations, directives, policies and procedures for implementation, and ensures they are conformed to the Department's policies and Federal laws governing FOIA and information privacy.

    • Manages a substantive and comprehensive FOIA program.
    • Coordinates among OGC staff nationwide to prepare final responses to FOIA request 
    • Coordinates the overall release and denial of OGC agency records to ensure compliance with the FOIA, the PA, Department of Justice FOIA guidance, the Departmental FOIA policy, and amplify case law.  
    • Makes reasonable recommendations for improvements or consideration and determine a plan of action.
    • Oversees the initial analysis and evaluation of requests to determine FOIA requests validity and assure requests are accurately and fairly addressed.
    • Researches, gathers, and analyzes background information, reviews responsive records, and completes and signs information packages in response to FOIA requests
    • Processes OGC FOIAs in the Department automated platform

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517550300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.