Government Information Specialist (FOIA/PA/CL)
Defense Contract Audit Agency
Summary Reemployed annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants. Responsibilities This position is located in the Office of General Counsel, Headquarters, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Serves as the agency officer for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), and Civil Liberties (CL) programs for the DCAA. Manages, plans, initiates, develops, and executes agency-wide policy and program development, administration, evaluation, efficiency, and effectiveness for the FOIA, PA and CL programs. Monitors current developments, court decisions, and policy changes and analyzes any impact to current DCAA policies and procedures. Ensures proper implementation of FOIA, PA and CL programs and compliance with regulations, provides guidance, resolves conflicts, and applies internal controls. Reviews, analyzes, makes decisions, and processes FOIA, PA, and CL requests to ensure proper handling and compliance. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp. Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent level. Specialized experience must be documented in your resume. Specialized experience includes knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA), and assisting or managing an agency-wide policy program for FOIA, PA or Civil Liberties. Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level. Additional Information DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute. Relocation expenses will be offered based on agency staffing needs and budgetary availability. Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 1 year if one has not already been completed. Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered with the Selective Service System or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level. Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You must provide your two most recent performance appraisals, see the required document section for instructions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 90 or above will be considered “well qualified”. For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp#ictap Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.