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Government Information Specialist

Company: Treasury, Departmental Offices
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

This position is located at Departmental Offices, Terrorist and Financial Intelligence-Office of Foreign Assets Control, OFAC. As a Government Information Specialist, you will be responsible for researching, reviewing and processing requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA).
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Overview

  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      10/27/2021 to 11/10/2021
    • Salary

      $60,129 - $134,798 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 9 - 13
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      Location

      3 vacancies in the following location:
      • Washington, DC
      • Telework eligible

        Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
      • Travel Required

        Not required
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

        No
      • Appointment type

        Permanent
      • Work schedule

        Full-time
      • Service

        Competitive
      • Promotion potential

        13
      • Job family (Series)

        0306 Government Information Specialist
      • Supervisory status

        No
      • Security clearance

        Sensitive Compartmented Information
      • Drug test

        No
      • Announcement number

        21-DO-785
      • Control number

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        This job is open to
        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
        • Family of overseas employees

          Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.
        • Federal employees - Competitive service

          Current or former competitive service federal employees.
        • Individuals with disabilities
        • Land & base management

          Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
        • Military spouses
        • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
        • Special authorities

          Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
        • Veterans Clarification from the agency

          All candidates who are: Current or former federal employees qualifying as Status Candidates, Federal employees currently serving on a VRA, VEOA eligibles, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement), or VRA eligibles or Land Management employees eligible under Public Law 114-47.

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              Duties

              The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
              • Serving as a key person for the processing of, and responding to, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
              • Determining which records are responsive; determining applicability of FOIA/PA exemptions; applying redactions and FOIA exemption codes to responsive documents; preparing FOIA response letters and case files; determining which documents to release and withhold pursuant to the FOIA/PA, Treasury Implementing Instructions, applicable laws and regulations, and OFAC FOIA processing guidance.
              • Keeping track of time spent on FOIAs for accurate reporting purposes. Help
                Requirements

                Conditions of Employment

                This opportunity is also open to any US citizen to apply under Announcement 21-DO-786-P. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

                The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
                Key Requirements:
              • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
              • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
              • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
              • Top Secret/SCI background investigation will be required.All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.

                Qualifications

                You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

                Specialized Experience:

                For the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as ALL of the following as they relate to federal records;
                • Reviewing records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) and FOIA Implementing Instructions. Examples of this could include, but are not limited to interpreting and applying laws, regulations, legal decisions, policies, procedures and directives pertaining to the protection and release of FOIA and PA information; AND
                • Coordinating and tracking FOIA/PA requests to ensure that the responses are accurate, legally sufficient and timely; AND
                • Explaining the redaction of sensitive issues such as national security, commercial and financial information. Examples of this could include, but is not limited to evaluating varied records to determine the application of the FOIA and PA, communicating orally and in writing with employees, leadership, other organizations and/or the public regarding FOIA/PA issues; AND
                • Applying redactions to records. Examples of this would include using Adobe, FOIA Express or a similar redaction tool to excise information from records, and annotate the appropriate exemptions code near the redacted material. For the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as ALL of the following:
                  • Reviewing Federal records pursuant to FOIA laws and regulations. Examples of this could include, but is not limited to timely redacting and annotating records, preparing timely responses, and ensuring confidentiality; AND
                  • Supporting general office operations. Examples of this could include, but is not limited to managing a database, compiling reports, drafting correspondence, directing communications, and serving as a public liaison; AND
                  • Applying redactions to records. Examples of this would include using Adobe, FOIA Express or similar redaction tool to excise information from records and annotate the appropriate exemptions code near the redacted material. For the GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
                    • Redacting Federal agency records; AND
                    • Communicating with the public and using time management to process responses to FOIA requests. OR

                      Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field related to the position; OR
                      3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
                      LL.M., if related to the position

                      OR

                      You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

                      For the GS-9: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
                      • Reviewing Federal agency records and updating databases; AND
                      • Using time management to process responses to FOIA requests. OR

                        Master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR
                        2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
                        LL.B. or J.D., if related

                        OR

                        You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.

                        Time in Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks. For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks. For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-??????..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Treasury, Departmental Offices, Washington DC , Government Information Specialist, Government & Protective Services , Washington, DC

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