Leidos has an immediate need for a professional Research Specialist with a solid understanding of industry research techniques and the Intelligence Community. The Research Specialist will join the IMS Search Team and provide a comprehensive review for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and responses. Collections include a variety of forms: hardcopy, microfilm, and on-line full text database. Candidates must have an active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance to be considered.
This position is the focal point for providing intelligence reporting and reference services to the entire Intelligence Community (IC). • Responsible for conducting research and providing assistance in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests • Conduct searches and research based on FOIA requests • Provide results in accordance with customer guidelines • Recognize various types of search criteria and protocols • Work well with members of team and various legal offices • Manage a classified library and archive documents when appropriate • Electronically review a subset of newly processed documents, identify potential duplicate documents in the existing document repository • Review document duplicates and record decisions in the customer's automated system. The customer will provide training in duplicate document detection processing • Create memoranda or written reports documenting the results of quality assurance studies and investigations and associated recommendations including remediation
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution plus at least 2 years of experience; Four (4) years of experience (for a total of six (6) or more years) may be substituted for a degree, with a high school diploma • Strong critical thinking skills • Ability to learn quickly and work independently • Strong collaboration and communication • Willingness to ask questions for clarification • Strong attention to detail • Solid ability to navigate and learn new systems • Technical skills must be solid (not beginning level) • Ability to work under tight deadlines and keep tasks moving • Must be proactive • Ability to provide high quality work performing independently or with minimal supervision (self-starter) • Must have an understanding of security requirements and be able to adhere to them • Ability to be flexible and manage multiple competing priorities and adapt to changing work requirements and priorities • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team member • Excellent working knowledge of computer software with an emphasis on research capability • Excellent at time management and ability to work under pressure • Experience with data calls and quick reaction tasks • Experience with FOIA requests and responses • Ability to communicate effectively with various management levels, proactive experience and approach to delivering high quality services to all stake holders • Demonstrated experience developing excellent relationships with clients and technical teams ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Ability to interact with all levels of management and support of ongoing daily requests • Ability to manage and prioritize the day to day activities to support the various projects at hand, effective time management • General writing skills; analyze information and present in a format that is easy to read and understand, details are important • Communication skills; ability to clearly organize and effectively convey information verbally and written