Information Release Technician (OA)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Quantico, Virginia
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 30, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Receive and review all incoming Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) requests.
  • Search all law enforcement databases for responsive records to requests.
  • Prepare correspondence and memorandums.
  • Conduct inquiries and special interest requests received under authority of law or policy.
  • Determine additional contacts and refer requesters to appropriate agencies to coordinate and re-adjust requirement and provide interim replies when unexpected data is revealed, no results are realized, or replies are subject to unavoidable delay.
  • Use knowledge and experience of procedures, record keeping, and automated system search procedures employing variations of search criteria to locate potentially responsive records.
  • Mail correspondence/memorandums/records - utilizing the appropriate method (especially for CLASSIFIED docs), i.e, Registered, Certified.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • Position is designated Critical-Sensitive (3) which requires access to classified information and requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a single scope background investigation (SSBI) and a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Required to sign a DA Form 5019-R (Condition of Employment for Certain Positions Identified as Critical Under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Employee of the position will be required to complete a Form SF 313, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience is defined as:

GS-06: I have one year of specialized experience which includes: perform record keeping, utilize automated systems, assist with Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts requests, and provide clerical support at the GS-05 level.

GS-07: I have one year of specialized experience which includes: perform record keeping and retrieval, utilize automated systems, prepare memorandums, assist with Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts requests, and provide administrative support at the GS-06 level.

GS-08: One year of specialized experience which includes: review and analyze records, utilize automated systems, prepare memorandums, assist with Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts requests and appeals, compile information for reports and provide administrative and clerical support at the GS-07 level.

These definitions of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Information Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication


Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and minimum qualification requirements prescribed by OPM within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 19- Physical Security and Law Enforcement position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


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