Government Information Specialist
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $83,398) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level performing duties such as: implementing policies and procedures to manage Government information and provide information related assistance and services to the general public and other agencies regarding the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act; administering, analyzing, advising and making determinations regarding disclosures, denials, redactions, and access to federal agency records. Preparing and presenting complex briefings, papers, and other documents on major privacy compliance initiatives and issues.
GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $ 99,172) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as: implementing policies and procedures to manage Government information and providing information related assistance and services to the general public and other agencies regarding the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act; administering, analyzing, advising and making determinations regarding disclosures, denials, redactions, and access to federal agency records. Preparing and presenting complex briefings, papers, and other documents on major privacy compliance initiatives and issues. Developing and preparing new privacy compliance procedures, operations and guidance applicable for the impact on privacy of current and emerging technologies.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience)Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. A score will automatically be calculated based on your answers to the vacancy specific questions. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered. If the one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not qualified. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
- Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies surrounding E-Government Act of 2002, particularly the Privacy Impact Assessments provisions in Section 208, and knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, and other privacy statues, guidelines, policies and procedures.
- Ability to identify and analyze privacy compliance issues; weigh relevance and accuracy of information, generate and evaluate alternative solutions; and make recommendations.
- Ability to research and analyze privacy information to draft and finalize documents such as Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs), Systems of Record Notices (SORNs), Privacy Act Statements and privacy compliance reports.
- Skill in oral and written communications in order to provide expert guidance regarding privacy and privacy incidents.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. Veteran’s preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets.
Military Spouse Appointing Authority: Executive Order 13473, dated September 28, 2008, authorized the noncompetitive appointment of certain military spouses to competitive service positions. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) codified implementing regulations at 5 CFR 315.612, effective September 11, 2009. For more information click here.
Interview Requirement : Interviews are required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points will be assigned.
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