FOIA Analyst

EPA · Washinton, D.C., District of Columbia
Department EPA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

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
  • 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.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s 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

 

Additional Eligibility 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 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552), its procedural requirements and application of FOIA Exemptions
  • Knowledge of The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. §552a), its procedural requirements and application of FOIA Exemptions
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 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)
  • Possess the capability to read, write, speak, and understand
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess and maintain all required training as stated throughout this PWS.
  • Possess skills/knowledge of performing office automation work that includes word processing, electronic mail, spreadsheets, presentations, and other personal computer applications; typing a variety of materials from rough draft into final form including narrative and tabular material, e.g., correspondence, reports, and forms; maintaining records, historical records, survey results, reference library of training catalogs, regulations and other miscellaneous publications; establishing and maintaining office functional files and reference files; knowledge management applications e.g.,

 

Other Duties:

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:

  • Possess a public trust security clearance and maintain the required security clearance throughout the life of the contract.

  

Work Environment:

Normal hours for conducting business between the hours of 0800 to 1700, with personnel schedules staggered to allow for classroom availability between the hours of 0700 to 1800

Monday thru Friday except Federal Holidays or when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closings. Shift work may be required. Anticipated shift schedule is as follows:

Day Shift: 0800-1700

Swing Shift: 1530-0030

Midnight Shift: 2300-0800

In the event personnel assigned to this contract are required for early/late/weekend school retraining of students or needed for classroom observation the anticipated hours are:

Alternate Day Shift: 0630-1030 and 1500-1900

Alternate Swing Shift: 1300-1700 and 1900-2300

Alternate Midnight Shift: 2100-0100 and 0300-0700

Weekend Shift: 0830-1330 on Saturdays, with five (5) hours shifted from weekday work

These operating hours and days may vary based on the requirements of the agency. Personnel work schedules may be “flexed” to meet the training needs of the Cyber School for weekend and extended duty periods during regular training and exercises, while still adhering to the standard five-day work week. Overtime will not be authorized.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Instructor/Writer position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, but only after full disclosure by the applicant.

  • Position generally requires light work with occasional lifting of up to (30) pounds or more, carrying supplies, equipment.
  • The job requires varying amounts of sitting, standing, and walking.
  • This position requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to communicate clearly with an excellent comprehension of the English language is essential.
  • Work is generally performed in an indoor setting.

 

Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties described in the work environment.

 

Travel:

Travel within the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) to support tasks and requirements may be required.  

 

AAP/EEO Statement:

ATL provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, veteran status, or other protected class status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. The Company also prohibits retaliation against any employee who exercises his or her rights under applicable anti-discrimination laws. Veterans with expertise in these areas are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Benefits:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans offered to all employees.

401K plan with up to 4% matching

Long-term and Short-term Disability

Standard Life Insurance

Training and Tuition Assistance

Paid Time Off (PTO)

 

Apply online at www.at-leaders.com and click on Careers.

 

**This position is in support of current opportunities.**

 

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  • Location
    Washinton, D.C., District of Columbia
  • Department
    EPA
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced