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Junior Government Information Specialist The candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation for of the Departmentâ€™s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and records management policies, and administers the State Archiving System the Departmentâ€™s FOIA website, FOIA processing database and the Records Service Center. Coordinates the processing of FOIA and Privacy Act Requests for information. Prepares detailed Litigation Report for use by Office of Legal Advisors (L) and DOJ attorneys representing FOIA/PA lawsuits. Reviews incoming requests for clarity and reasonableness and responds effectively. Works closely with Office of Legal Advisor (L) on FOIA cases that have gone into litigation. Serves as a contact and coordinator for all FOIA issues relating to litigation cases. Drafts, reviews, and edits a variety of legal documentation to include status reports, motions, and declarations. Utilizes electronic recordkeeping systems and other sophisticated tools to monitor/track cases progress, review release/denial decisions, generate reports and out process cases. Tracks deliverables and due outs using deadlines communicated by Office of Legal Advisors (L), and internal processing deadlines. Conducts organizational assessments of projects/programs designed to improve and streamline. Assists with training as needed pertaining to exemptions and nuances of FOIA law, documents analyses and techniques for processing records subject to appeal or litigation. Must have two year Paralegal degree with 0-2 yearsâ€™ experience or a bachelorâ€™s degree in Political Science, Foreign Affairs, International Affairs/Relations, History, Law or related field study. Experience working in and/or demonstrated expertise in foreign affairs or national security is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of E.O. 13526, the FOIA, the Privacy Act, and other information access programs is required. Demonstrated knowledge of E.O. 13526, the FOIA, the Privacy Act, and other information access programs is needed.
Requisition Number: 2012192
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