Government Information Specialist
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See Other Information for further requirements.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include: interpreting and applying the policies, legislation, and program provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) programs; researching and analyzing FOIA/PA information and exemption issues; managing FOIA/PA cases that require analysis of context, content, scope, and breadth of requests from intake to completion; providing advice and guidance to other individuals regarding the FOIA/PA process; reviewing federal records in connection with active FOIA litigation; and gathering information from multiple sources, identifying and analyzing issues, and making recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of a FOIA/PA program.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as described above will be further evaluated based upon the following technical qualifications:
Ability to analyze Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) issues, regulations, policies, standards, and requests.
Ability to plan and execute work.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act, related portions of the Code of Federal Regulations, and FOIA and Privacy Act policies and procedures.
Ability to meet and deal with others.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade by the closing date.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.
This position is eligible for part time or situational telework.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.
For All U.S. Citizens: Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
In addition, if you are a Status/Merit Promotion/VEOA candidate: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
If you are a CTAP/ICTAP applicant: CTAP/ICTAP applicants must be well qualified to be referred for consideration. If you score 85 or above, you are considered to be well-qualified and will be referred to the selecting official.