GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington Navy Yard, D.C
Posted
Dec 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 11, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will be responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating of NAVSEA's Privacy Act (PA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) programs for the Command, including field activities and PEOs supported by the command.
  • You will serve as case action officer on requests for records (e.g., contract/procurement, technical data, investigative reports/hotline complaints, asbestos information, and classified records) involving documents under the cognizance of NAVSEA.
  • You will process PA/FOIA requests, coordinate responses to PA/FOIA requesters acknowledging receipt of requests.
  • You will log requests in automated database, receive and post payments, and maintain an official record of actions.
  • You will retrieve, review, and redact records requested under PA/FOIA to ensure correct and uniform application of exemptions and pertinent access statutes/regulations are applied.
  • You will ensure the release of appropriate and accurate information, and denials and deletions are consistent, authoritative and defensible.
  • You will assist in the compilation of the FOIA/Privacy annual report and coordinate with field activities for a consolidated product.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.


Qualifications

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower pay band (NH-02) or grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Advising on Privacy Act (PA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters; processing Freedom of Information Act requests; and preparing a variety of correspondence relating to Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act requests (e.g. final response letters, denial letters, referral letters) to ensure the release of appropriate information.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

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