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    Summary

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In our dynamic environment, the OIG conducts investigations, audits, evaluations, and inspections to enhance program effectiveness and efficiency and to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DHS programs and operations.

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    Responsibilities

    Being a Government Information Specialist makes you a valuable member of the Office of Counsel, OIG. You will be responsible for processing and administering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA) requests, ensuring that each request follows the appropriate process, and responding to matters of the upmost tremendous complexity and that require utmost sensitivity to competing public and privacy interests and policies. Typical assignments include:

    - Administering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy ACT (PA), ensuring each request follows the appropriate process.
    - Responds to matters of tremendous complexity that require utmost sensitivity to competing public and private interests and policies.
    - Conducts detailed analysis of request and prepares responses for the signature of the OIG official(s) delegated authority to sign such denial letters.
    - Assist Agency Attorneys by preparing legal documents, including affidavits, declarations and evidentiary material in support of decisions to withhold and disclose information under the FOIA and PA for use in court proceedings, appeals, and litigation involving the OIG

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603738500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.