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FOIA Analyst (Current Telework Position)

Company: Central Research
Location: Hyattsville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Central Research, Inc. is seeking a FOIA Analyst that has knowledge of the FOIA and the Privacy Act (PA) and has experience with processing complex FOIA/PA requests for a federal agency. This position will be telework/work from home until COVID-19 safety precautions change. With limited supervision, the FOIA Analyst shall review, organize, and analyze documents for production in response to FOIA requests using an eDiscovery platform, including determining responsive records, identifying confidential business information, intra-agency, pre-decisional and deliberative information, or attorney work product, and personally identifying information. Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Review a large volume of documents using an eDiscovery system.
  • Identify document responsiveness to FOIA request.
  • Make recommendations regarding the disclosure or nondisclosure of highly sensitive documents responsive to complex FOIA requests by researching and analyzing the content of the records.
  • Redact all portions of records for which an applicable FOIA exemption would apply to withhold release to the requesters.
  • Identify the Freedom of Information Act exemptions used.
  • Identify the Privacy Act (PA) exemptions used.
  • Perform legal support functions which require discretion and recommendations regarding laws, precedent, regulations, Agency policies, and judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • Process incoming FOIA and PA requests and monitor responses for legal and other requirements.
  • Maintain detailed administrative case notes for all assigned work.
  • Other duties, as assigned, relating to the efficient processing of FOIA requests
  • Identify and correct document deficiencies as directed by the COR or the Contracting Officer.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and tables as directed.
  • Provide a daily/ weekly progress report to COR. Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 3 years of technical experience in processing complex information requests under the FOIA/PA
    • Proficient use of eDiscovery software and Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • Ability to successfully obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance Preferred Qualifications:
      • FOIA and PA processing experience with the following agencies: EPA, DOE, Dept of Transportation, Department of Treasury
      • Knowledge of EPA Regulations 40-CFR Part 2
      • Knowledge of OMB Circular A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
        • Knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), its procedural requirements and application of Privacy Act Exemptions
        • Knowledge of The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), its procedural requirements and application of Privacy Act Exemptions
        • Strong research and analytical skills
        • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all organizational levels
        • Ability to handle multiple tasks within specified deadlines
        • Proficiency in managing and processing FOIA/PA requests in FOIAXpress/ eDiscovery software systems
        • Working knowledge of personal computers and software (Microsoft Word and Adobe) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. .NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the Company. PI216734041

Keywords: Central Research, Silver Spring , FOIA Analyst (Current Telework Position), Professions , Hyattsville, Maryland

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