Government Information Specialist (Senior FOIA/PA Specialist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located within the U.S. Treasury Departmental Offices (DO), within Privacy, Transparency and Records Office (PTR) of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency and Records (DASPTR). As a Government Information Specialist (Senior FOIA/PA Specialist), you will be responsible for leading the handling and processing of FOIA and Privacy Act requests within DO and participating in the administration and implementation of the FOIA within Treasury.

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Responsibilities

As a Government Information Specialist (Senior FOIA/PA Specialist), you will:
  • Conduct studies to analyze a wide variety of complex matters and issues that impact DO's FOIA and Privacy Act programs, with responsibility for the administration of the FOIA within Departmental Offices.
  • Actively participate in the planning and administration of the FOIA in program areas, and in other disclosure program areas, such as the Privacy Act, as designated by the Director of FOIA and Transparency or the DASPTR.
  • Keep up to date on all aspects of the FOIA and Privacy Act and evaluates the office's FOIA and Privacy policies and programs. Analyze and evaluate new or revised legislation, regulations, judicial decisions, and procedures related to the operation of the departmental disclosure program advising the Director of FOIA and Transparency and the DASPTR on new developments in the law that may affect operations or programs.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



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
  • Public Trust 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.

    To qualify at the GS-14, you must have the following: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as:
    • Developing, implementing and monitoring programs supporting department-wide compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act; AND
    • Conducting final reviews of redactions applied to records by employees in response to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests; AND
    • Serving as an advisor and technical expert on Federal disclosure requirements.

    Time in Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.

    Education

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Communication, and Administrative Management.

    Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.

    Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package.

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
    - You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
    - If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge ( Member 4 ) and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
    - Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).
    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.
    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA , Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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